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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Brúðkaupsvísur (Brúðv) - 33

not in Skj

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

Valgerður Erna Þorvaldsdóttir 2007, ‘ Anonymous, Brúðkaupsvísur’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 527-53. <> (accessed 5 December 2021)

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SkP info: VII, 551

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30 — Anon Brúðv 30VII

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Cite as: Valgerður Erna Þorvaldsdóttir (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Brúðkaupsvísur 30’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 551.

Aldri láttu, mær mild,
mig, ef eg bið þig,
fyrir víti var ljót
verða með svikaferð.
Því æsti eg þig trausts;
þú hjálp mier við nú,
seggja — em eg Drótt dygg,
djarfastr — er eg mjög þarf.

Láttu mig aldri, mild mær, verða var fyrir ljót víti með svikaferð, ef eg bið þig. Því æsti eg þig trausts; hjálp þú mier nú við, er eg þarf mjög; eg em djarfastr, {dygg Drótt seggja}.

Never let me, gentle maiden, become a shelter for hideous sins with multitudes of deceits, if I petition you. Therefore I ask you for support; help me now, when I need [it] greatly; I am very arrogant, {faithful Drótt <queen> of men} [= Mary].

editions: Skj Not in Skj; ÍM II, 135.


AM 721 4° (721) 15r, 9 - 15r, 10  transcr.  image  image  
AM 1032 4°x (1032x) 110v, 12 - 111v, 2  transcr.  
JS 399 a-b 4°x (399a-bx) 12, 15 - 12, 22  transcr.  
Lbs 2166 4°x (2166x) 12, 14 - 13, 2  transcr.  
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