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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, 837-8

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46 — Anon Pét 46VII

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Cite as: David McDougall (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Pétrsdrápa 46’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 837-8.

Leitar lífs á brautir
lærisveinn næra
sína önd og sýnir
sæmiligust oss dæmi.
Gleðr því gramr í hljóði
glyggranns brjóstið * hryggva,
(fystum) harmi og hæstum
hirt (kallmanna birtiz).

 

The disciple seeks after the paths of life to nourish his soul, and shows us the finest examples. Therefore {the king {of the storm-house}} [SKY/HEAVEN > = God (= Christ)] gladdens in silence his breast, sorrowful and castigated with the deepest grief; he reveals himself [to him] first among males.

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 7]. En drape om apostlen Peder 46 (AII, 507; BII, 556); Skald II, 304, NN §1748; Kahle 1898, 88, 111.

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AM 621 4° (621) 59v, 9 - 59v, 11  transcr.  image  
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