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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.

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

SkP info: VII, 778

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26 — Anon Mgr 26VII

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Drápa af Máríugrát 26’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 778.

Máttugr anzar mána stiettar
móður sinni stillir þjóðar:
‘Ítrust, skal þín, jungfrú, gæta
Jón postuli, meðan lifir á fróni.
Grát eigi þú, móðir mætust,
mína kvöl nie sára pínu;
líknarfúss mun eg leysa í þessu
lýð og heim,’ kvað eingla prýðir.

{Máttugr stillir {þjóðar {mána stiettar}}} anzar móður sinni: ‘Jón postuli skal gæta þín, ítrust jungfrú, meðan lifir á fróni. Mætust móðir, grát þú eigi mína kvöl nie sára pínu; líknarfúss mun eg leysa lýð og heim í þessu,’ kvað {prýðir eingla}.

{The mighty prince {of the people {of the moon’s path}}} [SKY/HEAVEN > ANGELS > = God (= Christ)] answers his mother: ‘John the Apostle shall guard you, most splendid Virgin, while you live on earth. Most glorious mother, do not weep for my pain and bitter torment; mercy-eager, I will redeem mankind and the world by this,’ said {the adorner of angels} [= God (= Christ)].

Mss: 713(126), 1032ˣ(67v-68v), 920ˣ(208r)

Readings: [6] nie: so 1032ˣ, 920ˣ, ‘n[...]’ 713

Editions: Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV], [B. 2]. Máríugrátr 26: AII, 477, BII, 512-13, Skald II, 280; Kahle 1898, 61, Sperber 1911, 36, Wrightson 2001, 13.

Notes: [All]: For Christ delivering Mary into the hands of John, see Mar (1871, 1007-8, 1008-9) and John XIX.26-7. For prose parallels to the last helmingr, see 23 and Notes to 23/1-4. For comparable poetry, see Kolb Jónv.

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