Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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VII. Máríuvísur III (Mv III) - 30

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Máríuvísur III (‘Vísur about Mary III’) — Anon Mv IIIVII

Kari Ellen Gade 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Máríuvísur III’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Brepols, Turnhout, pp. 718-38.

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Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 6]. Et digt om et tredje Maria-jærtegn, Máríuvísur III (AII, 496-500, BII, 538-45)

SkP info: VII, 726

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13 — Anon Mv III 13VII

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Máríuvísur III 13’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Brepols, Turnhout, p. 726.

Máría kom til móts þar;
móðurliga hun hjá stóð;
dökkr hafði djöfulsflokkr
dregið hann á kvalaveg.
Hrygðarfull, ‘Höfuðslægð,
hverju valdi taki þier
meinafullir minn þjón?’
mærin talar guði kær.

Máría kom til móts þar; hun stóð móðurliga hjá; dökkr djöfulsflokkr hafði dregið hann á kvalaveg. Hrygðarfull mærin talar, kær guði, ‘Höfuðslægð, hverju valdi taki þier, meinafullir, þjón minn?’

Mary came to meet them [lit. to the meeting] there; she stood motherly by; the dark devil-throng had dragged him onto the road of torments. Mournful, the Virgin speaks, dear to God, ‘Principal slyness, by what authority do you, full of evil, take my servant?’

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 6]. Et digt om et tredje Maria-jærtegn 13 (AII, 498; BII, 541); Skald II, 296; Kahle 1898, 45, 101, Sperber 1911, 18, 66, Wrightson 2001, 72.

sources

AM 721 4° (721) 16r, 18 - 16r, 19  transcr.  image  image  
AM 1032 4°x (1032x) 148v, 12 - 149v, 2 (Mv I)  transcr.  
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