Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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VII. Pétrsdrápa (Pét) - 54

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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, 822-3

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30 — Anon Pét 30VII

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Cite as: David McDougall (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Pétrsdrápa 30’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 822-3.

Útan bækr hefir ítra
öll ritninga vitni;
kann því mætr í máta
megnstærir fólk læra.
Breyzku holdi og hetskum
heims stríðandi fjanda
mettaz saðning sætri,
sanndyggr, heilags anda.

 

He knows by heart [lit. without books] all the testimonies of glorious scriptures; therefore {the excellent increaser of strength} [APOSTLE] can instruct people properly. The truly worthy fighter against the frail flesh and {the malignant enemy of the world} [= Devil] is sated with the sweet feast of the Holy Spirit.

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 7]. En drape om apostlen Peder 30 (AII, 505; BII, 552); Skald II, 302; NN §§1732, 2997C; Kahle 1898, 84, 110.

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AM 621 4° (621) 58v, 26 - 58v, 28  transcr.  image  
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