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Icelandic poems, written in the 18th cent.

MS. Boreal 118

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  1. (fol. 4) 'Aar klyder', a moral poem on the six-fold division of the year, applied to man's life
  2. (fol. 56) '... Kross Rymur ...' by Sigurd Jonsson: at end 'Ender Adams Hymna', the poem being partly about Adam
  3. (fol. 72v) 'Spakmæla Rymur', by Jonas Thorsteinsson, A.D. 1625, philosophical maxims in verse
  4. (fol. 80) 'Elle kvæde', by Jón Magnusson.


  • written in the 18th cent.


88 Leaves

Language of Materials



MS. Boreal 118

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. IV, no 20759

A catalogue by Magnusen, dated 1828, is in the Library, and was printed in 1832 with the title 'Catalogus...codicum cliii manuscriptorum Borealium præcipuæ Islandicæ originis, ...autcore... Finno Magnæo, Islando'.

Physical Facet

On paper


6 3/4 × 4 1/2 in.

Repository Details

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