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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Pétrsdrápa (Pét) - 54

Pétrsdrápa (‘Drápa about the Apostle Peter’) — Anon PétVII

David McDougall 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Pétrsdrápa’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 796-844.

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Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 7]. En drape om apostlen Peder, Pétrsdrápa (AII, 500-8, BII, 545-58)

SkP info: VII, 799

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3 — Anon Pét 3VII

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Cite as: David McDougall (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Pétrsdrápa 3’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 799.

Hulin* mín hyggju báli
hrekkjóttu jörð slóttig
hefir mest hrunið í ástar
hyr með glæpum fyrri.
Fals, ágirni og fúlust
flærð mig þannveg lærði,
synd mier sæt kendiz
seimvín líkt hjá eimi.

 

Formerly {my cunning land of thought}, [HEART] enveloped in treacherous flame, has plunged altogether into love’s fire through sins. Deceit, cupidity and foulest guile taught me in such a way that sin seemed sweet to me, like honeyed wine in comparison with smoke.

notes: [7]: See NN §2874. Finnur Jónsson (Skj B) translates: at den søde synd syntes mig som ... ‘that the sweet sin seemed to me like ...’.

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 7]. En drape om apostlen Peder 3 (AII, 501; BII, 546); Skald II, 299, NN §§1711, 2874, 3371; Kahle 1898, 78-9, 109.

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AM 621 4° (621) 57v, 11 - 57v, 14 (Pétr)  transcr.  image  
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