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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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7. Anonymous Poems, Pétrsdrápa, 35 [Vol. 7, 826-7]

[1-4]: Finnur Jónsson’s emendation of ms. lítilæti to lítilætis, and ms. himirrikis to himinríki is unnecessary and produces awkward sense. Cf. Skj B: Ydmyghedens befordrer fandt ... en sådan kval, idet han lyster at vende hovedet nedad mod jorden og fik himmerig ‘The promoter of humility found ... such a torment, in that he desires to turn his head down towards the earth and obtained heaven’. The interpretation given here follows NN §1737.


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