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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Sól 68VII

Carolyne Larrington and Peter Robinson (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Sólarljóð 68’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 344.

Anonymous PoemsSólarljóð

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Allar ógnir        fær þú eigi vitat,
        þær sem helgengnir hafa;
sætar synðir        verða at sárum bótum;
        æ koma mein eptir munuð.

Þú fær eigi vitat allar ógnir, þær sem helgengnir hafa; sætar synðir verða at sárum bótum; mein koma æ eptir munuð.
‘You will never get to know all the terrors which those who have gone to Hell have; sweet sins turn into bitter compensations; injuries always come after pleasure.

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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 68: AI, 638, BI, 646, Skald I, 315; Bugge 1867, 367, Falk 1914, 39, Björn M. Ólsen 1915, 20, Fidjestøl 1979, 69, Njörður Njarðvík 1991, 95, Njörður Njarðvík 1993, 74, 142.


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