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Lilja (‘Lily’) — Anon LilVII

Martin Chase 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Lilja’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 544-677.

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Skj: Eysteinn Ásgrímsson: Lilja (AII, 363-95, BII, 390-416)

SkP info: VII, 589-90

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23 — Anon Lil 23VII

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Cite as: Martin Chase (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Lilja 23’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 589-90.

Tendraz öll og tala með snilli,
tunga mín, af herra þínum!
Um stórmerkin áttu að yrkja
yfirspennanda heima þrennra.
Bjúg og sár í bandi værir,
bandi riett ins nezta fjanda,
nema hjálpræði guðs ið góða
giefið á jörð mig leystan hefði.

Tunga mín, tendraz öll og tala með snilli af herra þínum! Áttu að yrkja um stórmerkin {yfirspennanda þrennra heima}. Værir bjúg og sár í bandi, riett bandi ins nezta fjanda, nema ið góða hjálpræði guðs, giefið á jörð, hefði leystan mig.

My tongue, be all kindled and speak with skill of your Lord! You must compose poetry about the miracles {of the over-spanner of three worlds} [= God]. You would be bent and bound in a fetter, right in the fetter of the lowest devil, except that the good salvation of God, given on earth, had released me.

editions: Skj Eysteinn Ásgrímsson: Lilja 23 (AII, 370-1; BII, 396); Skald II, 215-16, NN §3312.

sources

Holm perg 1 fol (Bb) 114ra, 34 - 114rb, 1  transcr.  image  image  
AM 720 a VIII 4° (720a VIII) 2v, 4 - 2v, 6  transcr.  image  image  
AM 99 a 8° (99a) 5v, 3 - 5v, 9  transcr.  image  image  
AM 622 4° (622) 27, 8 - 27, 11  transcr.  image  
AM 713 4° (713) 7, 33 - 7, 35  transcr.  image  image  
Vísnabók (Vb) 249 - 249  
DKNVSB 41 8°x (41 8°x) 112, 1 - 112, 7  transcr.  image  
AM 705 4°x (705x) 7r - 7r  transcr.  
BLAdd 4892 (4892) 28r - 28r  transcr.  image  
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