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, 802-3

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8 — Anon Pét 8VII

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Cite as: David McDougall (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Pétrsdrápa 8’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 802-3.

Þjóð öll hyggin hlýði;
hátt vill eg guðs dýrð vátta;
strokin er lífs með laukum
lofsmíð Pétri víða.
Felli flaum og kalli
fljóð og börn á góðan
postula* Krists, en prestar
palls siðlætis gæti.

 

Let all thoughtful people listen; I wish to bear witness out loud to the glory of God; the work of praise for Peter is at many points furbished with the flowers of life. Let women and children cast off levity and call on the good Apostle of Christ, and let priests preserve the step of virtue.

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 7]. En drape om apostlen Peder 8 (AII, 501-2; BII, 547); Skald II, 300, NN §1716; Kahle 1898, 80, 109.

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AM 621 4° (621) 57v, 26 - 57v, 28 (Pétr)  transcr.  image  
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