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Anon Sól 49VII

Carolyne Larrington and Peter Robinson (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Sólarljóð 49’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 329-30.

Anonymous PoemsSólarljóð
484950

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Sinna verka        nýtr seggja hverr;
        sæll er sá, sem gótt gerir;
auði frá        * mér ætluð var
        sandi orpin sæng.

Seggja hverr nýtr verka sinna; sæll er sá, sem gótt gerir; frá auði var * mér ætluð sæng orpin sandi.
 
‘Every man benefits from his deeds; fortunate is he who does good; away from riches there was intended for me a bed heaped up with sand.

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Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XII], G [6]. Sólarljóð 49: AI, 635, BI, 643, Skald I, 313, NN §2564B; Bugge 1867, 365, Falk 1914, 20, Björn M. Ólsen 1915, 16, Fidjestøl 1979, 66, Njörður Njarðvík 1991, 78-9, Njörður Njarðvík 1993, 55, 125.

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