Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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VII. Plácitusdrápa (Pl) - 59

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Plácitusdrápa (‘Drápa about S. Eustace’) — Anon PlVII

Jonna Louis-Jensen and Tarrin Wills 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Plácitusdrápa’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 179-220.

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Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XII]: G [1]. Plácítúsdrápa, Digt fra det 12. årh. (AI, 607-18, BI, 606-22)

SkP info: VII, 197-8

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26 — Anon Pl 26VII

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Cite as: Jonna Louis-Jensen and Tarrin Wills (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Plácitusdrápa 26’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 197-8.

Ok þás heiptar hnekkir
harmtvistr sona missti,
dýrðar vôttr — við dróttin
dælt gerði sér — mæ*lti:
‘Éls, halt við mik máli
(míns freistat nú) þínu,
frægr valderir foldar
(framar en Jóbs ins gamla).

Ok þás {harmtvistr hnekkir heiptar} missti sona, mæ*lti {vôttr dýrðar} — gerði sér dælt við dróttin —: ‘Halt við mik máli þínu, {frægr valderir {foldar éls}}; nús mín freistat framar en ins gamla Jóbs.

And when {the sorrow-muted subduer of wrath} [HOLY MAN] lost his sons, {the witness of glory} [MARTYR] spoke — addressed the Lord familiarly —: ‘Keep your promise to me, {renowned ruler {of the ground of the storm}} [SKY/HEAVEN > = God]; now I have been tried harder than Job the old [was].

Mss: 673b(3r)

Readings: [4] mæ*lti: ‘metlte’ 673b    [6] ns: ‘mier’ 673b    [7] foldar: ‘f[...]dar’ 673b, foldar 673bÞH, 673bFJ

Editions: Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XII], G [1]. Plácítúsdrápa 26: AI, 612, BI, 613, Skald I, 298, NN §1248; Sveinbjörn Egilsson 1833, 21-2, 50, Finnur Jónsson 1887, 236, Louis-Jensen 1998, 105-6.

Notes: [1] heiptar ‘of wrath’: Ms. ‘heifstar’. The ‘s’ may be etymological (cf. ANG §291, Anm. 2 and §237, Anm. 2). Cf. 31/3. — [3] vôttr dýrðar ‘witness of glory’: With this expression for a martyr, cf. the same phrase in ESk Geisl 62/3 and Note ad loc. — [3] við dróttin ‘the Lord’: Kock (NN §1248) points out that this prepositional phrase could just as well belong to the cl. with mælti, i.e. ‘... spoke to the Lord – addressed [him] familiarly...’.

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