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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Sól 31VII

Carolyne Larrington and Peter Robinson (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Sólarljóð 31’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 316-17.

Anonymous PoemsSólarljóð

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Úlfum líkir        þykkja allir þeir,
        sem eiga hverfan hug;
svá mun gefaz,        þeim er ganga skal
        þær inar glæddu götur.

Allir þeir, sem eiga hverfan hug, þykkja líkir úlfum; svá mun gefaz, þeim er skal ganga þær inar glæddu götur.
‘All those who have a changeable heart seem like wolves; it shall turn out thus for the one who has to tread the glowing-hot paths.

notes and context



Text is based on reconstruction from the base text and variant apparatus and may contain alternative spellings and other normalisations not visible in the manuscript text. Transcriptions may not have been checked and should not be cited.

editions and texts

Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XII], G [6]. Sólarljóð 31: AI, 632, BI, 640, Skald I, 311; Bugge 1867, 362, Falk 1914, 14, Björn M. Ólsen 1915, 12-13, Fidjestøl 1979, 64, Njörður Njarðvík 1991, 64-5, Njörður Njarðvík 1993, 37, 112.


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