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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Líknarbraut (Líkn) - 52

Líknarbraut (‘The Way of Grace’) — Anon LíknVII

George S. Tate 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Líknarbraut’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 228-86.

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Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: C. 1. Líknarbraut (AII, 150-9, BII, 160-74)

SkP info: VII, 239-40

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9 — Anon Líkn 9VII

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Cite as: George S. Tate (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Líknarbraut 9’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 239-40.

Hróðr stofna ek heiðar
hjálmspennanda þenna
bæði hryggr ok blíðan
bjartr ok glaðr í hjarta,
ok mun árum þykkja
eggmóts, of hvárttveggja
vísi ljóss ef vissi,
vera sök til þess nökkur.

Bæði hryggr ok bjartr ok glaðr í hjarta stofna ek þenna blíðan hróðr {{heiðar hjálm}spennanda}, ok mun þykkja {árum {eggmóts}} vera nökkur sök til þess, ef ljóss vísi vissi of hvárttveggja.

Both sorrowful and bright and glad at heart, I begin this joyful encomium {for him who spans {the heath’s helmet}} [(lit. ‘helmet-spanner of the heath’) SKY/HEAVEN > = God], and it will seem {to messengers {of the edge-meeting}} [BATTLE > WARRIORS] that there is some cause for this, if a bright prince might know of both [i.e. sorrow and joy].

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: C. 1. Líknarbraut 9 (AII, 152; BII, 162); Skald II, 86, NN §§1390-1; Sveinbjörn Egilsson 1844, 37-8, Rydberg 1907, 13, 48, Tate 1974, 54.

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AM 757 a 4° (B) 11v, 8 - 11v, 10 (Líkn)  transcr.  image  image  image  image  image  
JS 399 a-b 4°x (399a-bx) -  
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