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Anon Lil 7VII

Martin Chase (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Lilja 7’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 569-70.

Anonymous PoemsLilja
678

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Mektarfullr, er af bar öllum
í náttúruskærleik sínum,
skapaður góðr og skein í prýði
skapara næstr í vegsemd hæstri.
Eigi liet sier alla nægjaz
eingill mekt, þá er hafði feingið;
með ofbeldi öðlaz vildi
æðra sess og virðing bæði.

Mektarfullr, er í sínum náttúruskærleik bar af öllum, skapaður góðr og skein í prýði í hæstri vegsemd næstr skapara. Eingill liet eigi alla mekt, þá er hafði feingið, nægjaz sier; með ofbeldi vildi öðlaz bæði æðra sess og virðing.
 
‘The one full of might, who in his natural brightness surpassed all, [was] created good and shone in glory, in highest honour next to the Creator. The angel did not let all the might, which he had received, be a source of contentment to him; with pride he wanted to win for himself both a higher seat and regard.

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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.

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Skj: Eysteinn Ásgrímsson, Lilja 7: AII, 365, BII, 392, Skald II, 213, NN §§1421A, B, 1517, 2358, Anm.

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