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Anon Sól 24VII

Carolyne Larrington and Peter Robinson (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Sólarljóð 24’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 311.

Anonymous PoemsSólarljóð
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Sál hans bað        inn sanni guð
        í sinn fögnuð fara;
en sökudólgar        hygg ek síðla myni
        kallaðir frá kvölum.

Inn sanni guð bað sál hans fara í fögnuð sinn; en ek hygg sökudólgar myni síðla kallaðir frá kvölum.

The true God commanded his soul to journey into his joy; but I think that his enemies will be summoned late from torments.

Mss: 166bˣ(46v), papp15ˣ(3r), 738ˣ(81r), 167b 6ˣ(2v), 214ˣ(150r), 1441ˣ(583), 10575ˣ(4r), 2797ˣ(232)

Readings: [1] bað: bauð 738ˣ, 10575ˣ, 2797ˣ    [2] inn: heim papp15ˣ, heim inn 10575ˣ, 2797ˣ    [4] en: om. papp15ˣ, 738ˣ, 167b 6ˣ, 214ˣ    [5] síðla: corrected from ‘síðar’ 738ˣ;    myni (‘mune’): so papp15ˣ, 167b 6ˣ, 214ˣ, 1441ˣ, 2797ˣ, munu 166bˣ, muni corrected from ‘mun’ 738ˣ, ‘mano’ 10575ˣ

Editions: Skj AI, 631, Skj BI, 639, Skald I, 310-11; Bugge 1867, 360-1, Falk 1914, 10, Björn M. Ólsen 1915, 11, Fidjestøl 1979, 63, Njörður Njarðvík 1991, 59-60, Njörður Njarðvík 1993, 30, 107.

Notes: [3] fögnuð ‘joy’: Also describes heaven in Anon Líkn 52. — [5-6]: An example of litotes; the speaker thinks that the man’s assailants will never be released from torments. — [6] kallaðir frá kvölum ‘summoned from torments’: Cf. st. 45/6.

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. Skald = Kock, Ernst Albin, ed. 1946-50. Den norsk-isländska skaldediktningen. 2 vols. Lund: Gleerup.
  3. Fidjestøl, Bjarne, ed. 1979a. Sólarljóð: Tydning og Tolkningsgrunnlag. Nordisk Instituts skrifteserie 4. Bergen, Oslo and Tromsø: Universitetsforlaget.
  4. Björn Magnússon Ólsen, ed. 1915a. Sólarljóð: gefin út með skíringum og athugasemdum. Safn til sögu Íslands og íslenzkra bókmenta 5.1. Reykjavík: Prentsmiðja Gutenberg.
  5. Bugge, Sophus, ed. 1867. Norrœn fornkvæði. Islandsk samling af folkelige oldtidsdigte om nordens guder og heroer. Almindelig kaldet Sæmundar Edda hins frøda. Christiania (Oslo): Malling. Rpt. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget 1965.
  6. Falk, Hjalmar, ed. 1914a. Sólarljóð. Videnskapsselskapets skrifter II. Hist.-filos. kl. 7. 2 vols. Kristiania (Oslo): Dybwad.
  7. Njörður P. Njarðvik, ed. 1991. Sólarljóð. Útgáfa og umfjöllun. Íslensk Rit 10. Reykjavík: Bókmenntafræðistofnun Háskóla Íslands og Menningarsjóður.
  8. Njörður P. Njarðvik. 1993. Solsången. Akademisk avhandling för filosofiedoktorsexamen i nordiska språk. Göteborgs universitet: Institutionen för svensk språket.
  9. Internal references
  10. George S. Tate (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Líknarbraut 52’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 286.
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