Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Allra postula minnisvísur (Alpost) - 13

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Allra postula minnisvísur (‘Celebratory Vísur about All the Apostles’) — Anon AlpostVII

Ian McDougall 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Allra postula minnisvísur’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 852-71.

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Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 9]. Allra postula minnisvísur (AII, 509-11, BII, 559-62)

SkP info: VII, 870-1

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13 — Anon Alpost 13VII

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Cite as: Ian McDougall (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Allra postula minnisvísur 13’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 870-1.

Hieldr Matthías mildi
mætr postuli sæti;
hlaut hann hlaðinn af ítri
hlutskifti það giftu.
Og á Sýrlandi sendi
sína önd frá pínu
guðs til göfgra náða;
gæti húss og sætis.
Signi hier sveit öll inni
sæls Matthías minni.

 

Matthias, the worthy Apostle, holds the seat of mercy; full of glorious grace, he got that share by lot. And in Syria he sent his soul from torment to God’s noble mercies; may he watch over our house and bench. Let all the company herein bless a memorial toast for the blessed Matthias.

notes: [1-4]: Lines 1-4 are strikingly reminiscent of the opening ll. of the hymn for the feast of S. Matthias (14 May, see Ordo Nidr. 321): Mathia iuste, duodeno solio residens sorte ‘Just Matthias, sitting on the twelfth throne by lot’ (AH 51, 122, no. 107, v. 9; DH, 114). The same detail is included in prayers to S. Matthias; cf. Gjerløw 1980, I, 185 [Mortemer].

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 9]. Allra postula minnisvísur 13 (AII, 511; BII, 562); Skald II, 308.

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AM 721 4° (721) 15v - 15v (Alpost)  image  image  
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