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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

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, 762-3

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5 — Anon Mgr 5VII

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Drápa af Máríugrát 5’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 762-3.

‘Veitum lof,’ kvað göfugur gætir
góðra klerka, ‘dróttins móður;
lærðir menn og lýða ferðir,
laugum brár og kinnr í tárum.
Mætust, bið eg, að mier skuli veita
móðir dróttins alt ið góða
jungfrú glödd, er Jésús fæddi,
enn að lýsa heiminn þenna.’

‘Veitum lof {móður dróttins},’ kvað {göfugur gætir góðra klerka}; ‘lærðir menn og ferðir lýða, laugum brár og kinnr í tárum. Eg bið, að {mætust móðir dróttins}, glödd jungfrú, er fæddi Jésús, skuli veita mier alt ið góða, enn að lýsa þenna heiminn.’

‘Let us give praise {to the mother of the Lord} [= Mary],’ said {the glorious guardian of good clerics} [BISHOP = Augustine]; ‘learned men and crowds of people, let us wash eyelashes and cheeks in tears. I ask that {the most magnificent mother of the Lord} [= Mary], the joyous Virgin who gave birth to Jesus, should grant me everything good, yet again to illuminate this world.’

Mss: 713(124), 1032ˣ(58v-59v), 920ˣ(205v)

Readings: [2] móður: so 1032ˣ, 920ˣ, ‘[...]’ 713    [3] lærðir: ‘[...]da’ 713, ‘l..da’ 1032ˣ, ‘.....da’ 920ˣ    [5] Mætust: so 1032ˣ, 920ˣ, ‘[...]’ 713    [7] glödd er: so 920ˣ, ‘[...]’ 713, ‘glödd er’ 1032ˣ

Editions: Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV], [B. 2]. Máríugrátr 5: AII, 473, BII, 506, Skald II, 277, NN §§1663, 3354B; Kahle 1898, 56, 104, Sperber 1911, 31, 73-4, Wrightson 2001, 3.

Notes: [3] lærðir (m. nom. pl.) ‘learned’: <ær> can be conjectured from the internal rhyme (-ærð- : -erð-). Lærða (m. acc. pl.) ‘learned’ (so all mss) is ungrammatical, because the adj. modifies menn (m. nom. pl.) ‘men’. — [7] glödd (f. nom. sg.) ‘joyous’: P.p. of the verb gleðja ‘gladden’ used an as adj. Wrightson gives glöð ‘joyous’ (f. nom. sg. of glaðr), which violates the internal rhyme (-ödd : -ædd-). — [8] enn ‘yet again’: It is also possible that enn means ‘further’ in the present context.

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