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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, 669-70

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94 — Anon Lil 94VII

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Cite as: Martin Chase (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Lilja 94’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 669-70.

viðr og grjót sem steinar, stræti,
streingir, himnar, loft og einglar,
orma sveit og akrar hvítir,
jurtir, málmr sem laufgir pálmar,
augabragð þó aldri þegði
allar þær, af fyrnsku væri
móðar, fyrr en Máríu prýði
mætti skýra fullum hætti.

viðr og grjót sem steinar, stræti, streingir, himnar, loft og einglar, sveit orma og hvítir akrar, jurtir, málmr, sem laufgir pálmar, þó þær allar þegði aldri augabragð, væri móðar af fyrnsku fyrr en mætti skýra Máríu prýði fullum hætti.

wood and rocks, and stones, streets, streams, the heavens, air and angels, hosts of serpents and bright fields, herbs, metal, and leafy palms, though all those were never silent for the twinkling of an eye, they would be weary with old age before they could proclaim Mary’s splendour in full measure.

editions: Skj Eysteinn Ásgrímsson: Lilja 94 (AII, 393; BII, 415); Skald II, 227-8, NN §3318.

sources

Holm perg 1 fol (Bb) 116va, 28 - 116va, 33  transcr.  image  image  
AM 99 a 8° (99a) 18v, 12 - 18v, 19  transcr.  image  image  
AM 622 4° (622) 40, 7 - 40, 10  transcr.  image  
AM 713 4° (713) 14, 24 - 14, 26  transcr.  image  image  image  
Vísnabók (Vb) 255 - 256  
DKNVSB 41 8°x (41 8°x*) 134, 19 - 135, 4  transcr.  image  
DKNVSB 41 8°x (41 8°x*) 421 - 421  
AM 705 4°x (705x) 22v - 23r  transcr.  
BLAdd 4892 (4892) 40r - 40r  transcr.  image  
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