This is a backup server for skaldic.abdn.ac.uk. Any changes made here will be lost.

Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

login: password: stay logged in: help

Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Lilja (Lil) - 100

not in Skj

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.

 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19   20   21   22   23   24   25   26   27   28   29   30   31   32   33   34   35   36   37   38   39   40   41   42   43   44   45   46   47   48   49   50   51   52   53   54   55   56   57   58   59   60   61   62   63   64   65   66   67   68   69   70   71   72   73   74   75   76   77   78   79   80   81   82   83   84   85   86   87   88   89   90   91   92   93   94   95   96   97   98   99   100 

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

SkP info: VII, 642-3

old edition introduction edition manuscripts transcriptions concordance search files

71 — Anon Lil 71VII

edition interactive full text transcriptions old edition references concordance

 

Cite as: Martin Chase (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Lilja 71’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 642-3.

Upprísöndum allra landa
íbyggjurum við dóminn hryggva
Jésú munu þá sárin sýnaz
súthrærandi og píslarfæri.
Orð og hugsan, allar gjörðir,
eru kannaðar hvers sem annars;
bjóðaz hvörki blót nie eiðar;
byrgjaz úti gjafir og mútur.

Við dóminn hryggva, þá sýnaz súthrærandi sárin og píslarfæri Jésú munu upprísöndum íbyggjurum allra landa. Allar gjörðir, orð og hugsan hvers sem annars eru kannaðar; hvörki blót nie eiðar bjóðaz; gjafir og mútur byrgjaz úti.

At the sorrowful Judgement, then the grievous wounds and torture-tools of Jesus will be shown to the rising inhabitants of all lands. All deeds, words and thoughts of each man as well as the next will be probed; neither sacrifices nor oaths will be offered; gifts and bribes will be excluded.

Mss: Bb(115vb), 99a(14r-v), 622(36), 713(12), Vb(253), 41 8°ˣ(128), 705ˣ(17v), 4892(36r)

Readings: [1] Upprísöndum (‘Upp risaundum’): Upprísundum 99a, Vb, 41 8°ˣ, 705ˣ, 4892, Upprísendum 622    [2] íbyggjurum: so 99a, 622, 713, 41 8°ˣ, 705ˣ, 4892, ‘ibygguer’ Bb, ‘íbyggerum’ Vb;    við: um 622    [3] Jésú: so 713, Jésús Bb, 99a, 622, Vb, 41 8°ˣ, 705ˣ, 4892;    munu: mun 99a, 622, 713, Vb, 41 8°ˣ, 705ˣ, 4892;    þá: sín Vb, 41 8°ˣ;    sýnaz: sýna 99a, 622, 713, Vb, 41 8°ˣ, 705ˣ, 4892    [4] súthrærandi: og sín hrærandi 622, 4892, sín hrærandi 713, og súthrærandi Vb, 41 8°ˣ, sitt hrærandi 705ˣ;    og: om. 713, Vb, 41 8°ˣ, 4892    [5] og: om. Vb, 4892;    hugsan: hugsan og 622, Vb, 41 8°ˣ, 4892, huskan 705ˣ    [6] kannaðar: so 622, 713, Vb, 41 8°ˣ, 705ˣ, 4892, ‘kannadadar’ Bb, kannaðar þá 99a;    sem: og 4892    [8] byrgjaz: enn byrgjaz 99a;    gjafir: gæfr Vb, gafur 41 8°ˣ

Editions: Skj: Eysteinn Ásgrímsson, Lilja 71: AII, 386, BII, 408-9, Skald II, 224.

Notes: [1-4]: Skj B and Skald follow a different interpretation, in which Jésús (l. 3) is the subject of the cl., the main verb is sg. and the dependent inf. active in voice (mun sýna ‘will show’). — [4] súthrærandi ‘grievous’: Lit. ‘exciting grief’. The epithet can be applied either to sárin og píslafæri ‘wounds and instruments of torture’ or to Jésú. The alternative reading for sút, sín, yields the sentence Jésús hrærandi sín píslarfæri ‘Jesus, raising up his torture-tools, i.e. showing the instruments with which he was tortured’ (JH). The image is an allusion to Rev. I.7: ecce venit cum nubibus et videbit eum omnis oculus et qui eum pupugerunt et plangent se super eum omnes tribus terrae ‘behold, he cometh with the clouds, and every eye shall see him: and they also that pierced him. And all the tribes of the earth shall bewail themselves because of him’. In medieval literature and art, this image is often expanded to include the showing of the instruments used to torture Jesus. Cf. similar treatments in Has 33/5-8 and Líkn 27. — [5-6]: An allusion to Rev. II.23: et scient omnes ecclesiae quia ego sum scrutans renes et corda et dabo unicuique vestrum secundum opera ‘and all the churches shall know that I am he that searcheth the reins and hearts. And I will give to every one of you according to your works’. The formula ‘I have sinned in thought, word, and deed’ was (and is) a standard liturgical formula, used both in the mass and the divine office (cf. Brev. Nidr., h.iiir: peccaui nimis in vita mea / cogitatione / locutione / opere / et omissione ‘I have sinned exceedingly in my life, in thought, in speech, in deed, and by omission’).

© Skaldic Project Academic Body, unless otherwise noted. Database structure and interface developed by Tarrin Wills. All users of material on this database are reminded that its content may be either subject to copyright restrictions or is the property of the custodians of linked databases that have given permission for members of the skaldic project to use their material for research purposes. Those users who have been given access to as yet unpublished material are further reminded that they may not use, publish or otherwise manipulate such material except with the express permission of the individual editor of the material in question and the General Editor of the volume in which the material is to be published. Applications for permission to use such material should be made in the first instance to the General Editor of the volume in question. All information that appears in the published volumes has been thoroughly reviewed. If you believe some information here is incorrect please contact Tarrin Wills with full details.

This is a backup server for skaldic.abdn.ac.uk. Any changes made here will be lost.