Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to stanza

7. Anonymous Poems, Lilja, 100 [Vol. 7, 676-7]

[All]: This st. is an exact repetition of st. 1, and its status is somewhat contested. The text in Bb concludes with an abbreviation stroke after the word þjóða (l. 2). Ms. 99a does not repeat the first st., but there is a colophon on fol. 19v that reads: lof Guði Lilja er úti ‘praise to God, Lilja is completed’. 622 does not repeat the first st., but the l. is filled out with the capitals A. M. E. N. Finnur Jónsson prints only l. 1 in Skj B, but in Skj A gives ll. 1-4 from AM 706 4°ˣ, with l. 4 added in the hand of ÁM. Kock (Skald) prints the whole st. in italics, a procedure he elsewhere adopts with refrain sts.


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