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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

II. 3. Poem about Magnús lagabœtir (Mlag) - 3

2.1: Poem about Magnús lagabœtir — Anon MlagII

Kari Ellen Gade 2009, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Poem about Magnús lagabœtir’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 809-11.

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Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: A. [2]. Et arvekvad om kong Magnús lagabøter, omkr. 1300. (AII, 136-7, BII, 146)

SkP info: II, 810

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1 — Anon Mlag 1II

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2009, ‘Anonymous Poems, Poem about Magnús lagabœtir 1’ in Kari Ellen Gade (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 2: From c. 1035 to c. 1300. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 2. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 810.

Yfirmilding kveðk engla veldis
— óðr magnaz nú — fyrst at ljóðum;
mætr þengill, stýr minni tungu
málkunnigri, frægrar sunnu.
Skyldr emk þess, er æztr var aldar,
jöfra stýris mærð at skýra
(dróttinn styrki mín orð máttigr)
mestri sæmd (um dýrðar festi).

Kveðk fyrst {yfirmilding {veldis engla}} at ljóðum; nú magnaz óðr; {mætr þengill frægrar sunnu}, stýr málkunnigri tungu minni. Emk skyldr at skýra mærð {þess stýris jöfra}, er var æztr aldar, mestri sæmd; máttigr dróttinn styrki orð mín um {festi dýrðar}.

I first summon {the supreme lord {of the angels’ realm}} [SKY/HEAVEN > = God] to the recitation; now the poem becomes powerful; {glorious prince of the famous sun} [= God], guide my eloquent tongue. I am obliged to proclaim the praise {of that controller of princes} [KING], who was the foremost of men, with the greatest honour; may the powerful Lord strengthen my words about {the securer of glory} [KING].

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: A. [2]. Et arvekvad om kong Magnús lagabøter 1 (AII, 136; BII, 146); Skald II, 78, NN §1374; Småstykker 1-16, 289-90.

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