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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, 746

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9 — Anon Vitn 9VII

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Vitnisvísur af Máríu 9’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 746.

Leið um langar tíðir;
lundr fór burt frá sprundi
auðs, því arfrinn fríði,
alsæmdr, honum tæmdiz.
Burgeis var hann í borgum
brátt og nógligt átti
gull, en guðvefs þellu
gleymdi hann með eymdum.

 

Long times passed; {the very honourable tree of wealth} [MAN] went away from the woman because a [lit. the] fair inheritance was allotted him. He was soon a citizen in the cities and owned plenty of gold, but {the fir of precious cloth} [WOMAN] he now forgot miserably [lit. with miseries].

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 3]. Vitnisvísur af Maríu 9 (AII, 484; BII, 521-2); Skald II, 286; Kahle 1898, 51, Sperber 1911, 25, Wrightson 2001, 31.

sources

AM 713 4° (713) 84, 3 - 84, 5  transcr.  image  image  
AM 721 4° (721) 12r, 6 - 12r, 8  transcr.  image  image  
AM 711 a 4°x (711ax) 58, 11 - 58, 18  transcr.  
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