Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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7. Anonymous Poems, Drápa af Máríugrát, 10 [Vol. 7, 767-8]

[7-8]: The emended reading follows NN §1666. The sense is that, since Augustine has been a faithful friend to Christ and Mary, in return she is willing to grant Augustine’s plea so as to make his congregation’s love for him complete (see st. 4 and NN §1666). Skj B posits an unattested hap. leg. hyllir ‘favourer, friend’ (hylli m. acc. or dat. sg.), which is adopted in Wrightson 2001: með helgum hylli lýðs skal eg gjarna fylla vilja þinn ‘I together with the holy favourer of mankind [Christ] shall willingly fulfill your wish’.

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