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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Vitnisvísur af Máríu (Vitn) - 26

Vitnisvísur af Máríu (‘Testimonial Vísur about Mary’) — Anon VitnVII

Kari Ellen Gade 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Vitnisvísur af Máríu’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 739-57.

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Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 3]. Vitnisvísur af Maríu (AII, 483-7, BII, 520-6)

SkP info: VII, 747-8

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11 — Anon Vitn 11VII

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Vitnisvísur af Máríu 11’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 747-8.

Vitjar veglig sæta
virktafríð um síðir
sinn elskuga sannan,
— svá spyrr — er var fyrri:
‘Hví vartu svá, hirtir,
hverflyndr, að við fyndumz,
mjög reynir þú, manna,
mín, unnustu þína.’

Veglig, virktafríð sæta vitjar um síðir sannan elskuga sinn, er var fyrri; spyrr svá: ‘{Hirtir manna}, hví vartu svá hverflyndr mín, að við fyndumz? Þú reynir unnustu þína mjög.’

The magnificent, very beautiful woman finally visits her true lover, the one who was [her lover] before; she asks thus: ‘{Chastiser of men} [RULER], why were you so fickle to me concerning the fact that we two should meet? You test your beloved very much.’

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 3]. Vitnisvísur af Maríu 11 (AII, 484; BII, 522); Skald II, 286 NN §2858; Kahle 1898, 52, 102, Sperber 1911, 25, 70-1, Wrightson 2001, 32.

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AM 713 4° (713) 84, 9 - 84, 11  transcr.  image  image  
AM 721 4° (721) 12r, 11 - 12r, 12  transcr.  image  image  
AM 711 a 4°x (711ax) 60, 9 - 60, 16  transcr.  
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