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VII. Pétrsdrápa (Pét) - 54

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Pétrsdrápa (‘Drápa about the Apostle Peter’) — Anon PétVII

David McDougall 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Pétrsdrápa’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 796-844.

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Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 7]. En drape om apostlen Peder, Pétrsdrápa (AII, 500-8, BII, 545-58)

SkP info: VII, 821

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29 — Anon Pét 29VII

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Cite as: David McDougall (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Pétrsdrápa 29’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 821.

Víst trú varðmaðr lýsti
várr, er giekk á bárum;
ván tárblómguð vænust
varð yfir neiting harðri.
Ást, þóað andar misti,
ítr kvaz mundu níta
aldri skýja skjaldar
skjöldungi þegn jungum.

Víst lýsti várr varðmaðr trú, er giekk á bárum; vænust ván varð tárblómguð yfir harðri neiting. Ítr þegn kvaz aldri mundu níta ást {jungum skjöldungi {skjaldar skýja}}, þóað andar misti.

Certainly our guardian showed faith when he walked on the waves; most promising hope became adorned with tears on account of hard denial. The glorious man said that he would never deny his love {for the young king {of the shield of the clouds}} [SUN > = God (= Christ)], though he should lose his life.

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 7]. En drape om apostlen Peder 29 (AII, 504; BII, 552); Skald II, 302, NN §§1729, 1730, 1731, 2997C; Kahle 1898, 84, 110.

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AM 621 4° (621) 58v, 24 - 58v, 26  transcr.  image  
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