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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Brúðkaupsvísur (Brúðv) - 33

Brúðkaupsvísur (‘Vísur about a Wedding’) — Anon BrúðvVII

Valgerður Erna Þorvaldsdóttir 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Brúðkaupsvísur’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 527-53.

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19   20   21   22   23   24   25   26   27   28   29   30   31   32   33 

SkP info: VII, 548-9

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27 — Anon Brúðv 27VII

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Cite as: Valgerður Erna Þorvaldsdóttir (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Brúðkaupsvísur 27’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 548-9.

Síðan náði sverðrjóðr
— sveinninn girntiz vera einn —
— skildiz hann við fira fjöld —
fara, þar er auðn var.
Hæstri unni höll Krists
helga sig lagar elgs
hei…, unz önd liet;
endar þar manns sögu kendr.

 

Afterwards {the sword-reddener} [WARRIOR] managed to go where there was wilderness; he parted from the multitude of men; the youth wanted to be alone. {The … {of the elk of the sea}}, [SHIP > SEAFARER] belonging {to the highest hall of Christ}, [= Mary] loved to make himself holy, until he gave up life; there the man’s story ends.

notes: The prose versions of the legend are not much more forthcoming about the young man’s later life of ascesis. The D version does not mention how he spent the rest of his life, while C tells of his life of penance and prayer (Mar 1871, 775), but does not specify that it was spent in a wilderness. — [5-8]: The ed. is grateful to Ólafur Halldórsson for some very useful suggestions regarding the interpretation of this helmingr.

editions: Skj Not in Skj; ÍM II, 134.

sources

AM 721 4° (721) 15r, 3 - 15r, 4  transcr.  image  image  
AM 1032 4°x (1032x) 109v, 5 - 109v, 12  transcr.  
JS 399 a-b 4°x (399a-bx) 11, 11 - 11, 18  transcr.  
Lbs 2166 4°x (2166x) 11, 9 - 11, 16  transcr.  
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