Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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VII. Drápa af Máríugrát (Mgr) - 52

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Drápa af Máríugrát (‘Drápa about the Lament of Mary’) — Anon MgrVII

Kari Ellen Gade 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Drápa af Máríugrát’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 758-95.

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Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 2]. Máríugrátr (AII, 472-82, BII, 505-19)

SkP info: VII, 774-5

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21 — Anon Mgr 21VII

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Drápa af Máríugrát 21’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 774-5.

‘Þegnar gjörðu þraungva og harða
þyrnis korónu stilli hlýrna;
buðu honum þá með blygð og háði
bannaðir Júðar slíkt og annað.
Hjarta mitt, er eg horfða á þetta,
hræraz tók, því son minn kæri
dýrligr virði miklu meira
mína eymd en píslir sínar.’

‘Þegnar gjörðu {stilli hlýrna} þraungva og harða korónu þyrnis; bannaðir Júðar buðu honum þá og annað slíkt með blygð og háði. Hjarta mitt tók hræraz, er eg horfða á þetta, því kæri son minn, dýrligr, virði eymd mína miklu meira en píslir sínar.’

‘Men made a tight and hard crown of thorns {for the prince of the sun and moon} [= God (= Christ)]; the cursed Jews offered him that and other such things with shame and scorn. My heart began to tremble as I looked at this, because my dear son, the precious one, heeded my anguish much more than his own torments.’

Mss: 713(125), 1032ˣ(65v), 920ˣ(207r)

Readings: [6] því: om. 713, 1032ˣ, ‘(því)’(?) 920ˣ

Editions: Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV], [B. 2]. Máríugrátr 21: AII, 476, BII, 511, Skald II, 279, NN §2686; Kahle 1898, 60, 104, Sperber 1911, 35, Wrightson 2001, 11.

Notes: [2] hlýrna ‘of the sun and moon’: For this determinant, see Note to 2/1. Also note the irregular aðalhending (-yrn- : -ýrn-). — [5-8]: Cf. Mar (1871, 1006): sa ek til hans ok hann til min, ok sa ek, at hann hafdi meiri sorg af minum grꜳt enn sinni pining ‘I looked at him and he at me, and I saw that he had more sorrow from my weeping than from his own torment’. — [6] því ‘because’: This tentative reading is found in 920ˣ and must have been added by the scribe. For því in the meaning því að ‘because’, see NS §265, Anm. 2b. Sperber, Skj B and Skald supply en ‘but’.

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