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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Drápa af Máríugrát (Mgr) - 52

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.

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   34   35   36   37   38   39   40   41   42   43   44   45   46   47   48   49   50   51   52 

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

SkP info: VII, 776

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23 — Anon Mgr 23VII

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Drápa af Máríugrát 23’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 776.

‘* Krisnum á sig lýð til lausnar
lofðung hauðrs tók písl og dauða
sólar; tók sínum vilja
syndalauss með fullu yndi.
Ætti guði þakka þetta
þjóðin öll,’ kvað dróttins móðir,
‘lærðir menn til lofs og dýrðar
laungum prýð*i honum ýmsa saungva.’

 

‘{The lord {of the land of the sun}} [SKY/HEAVEN > = God (= Christ)] took upon himself torture and death for the salvation of Christian people; sinless, he accepted it of his own will with full pleasure. All people ought to thank God for this’, said {the mother of the Lord}, ‘may [= Mary] learned men for a long time ornament various songs to his praise and glory.’

notes: [1-4]: Cf. Mar (1871, 1008): ok til þess let ek festa mik ꜳ krossinn, at ek skylldi med minum dauda leysa mankynit ‘and for this reason I let myself be fastened onto the Cross, that I should save all mankind with my death’.

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 2]. Máríugrátr 23 (AII, 477; BII, 511-12); Skald II, 280, NN §§2680B, 2688; Kahle 1898, 60, 104, Sperber 1911, 35, 75, Wrightson 2001, 12.

sources

AM 713 4° (713) 126, 4 - 126, 7  transcr.  image  image  
AM 1032 4°x (1032x) 66v, 7 - 66v, 14  transcr.  
AM 920 4°x (920x) 207v, 9 - 207v, 16  transcr.  image  
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