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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, 765

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8 — Anon Mgr 8VII

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Drápa af Máríugrát 8’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 765.

Branda hlynr eingi undra,
— Ögustínus rieð slíkt tína
lýða sveit — mær og móðir
mildum lausnara fylgja vildi.
Treysti eg því, og trúir það presta*
tíginn valdr, skildiz aldri
ágætt sprund, er Júðar píndu
eingason, við himna þeingil.

 

{No maple of swords} [WARRIOR] can marvel that the Virgin and mother wanted to accompany the merciful redeemer; Augustine told such to a host of people. I trust in that, and {the esteemed ruler of priests} [BISHOP = Augustine] believes it, that the splendid woman never parted from {the lord of the heavens} [= God (= Christ)] when the Jews tortured her only son.

notes: [5-8]: Earlier eds take the second helmingr as direct speech, uttered by S. Augustine. Such an interpretation is unnecessary if we assume that the poet merely refers to the content of Augustine’s message.

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 2]. Máríugrátr 8 (AII, 474; BII, 507); Skald II, 277; Kahle 1898, 57, 104, Sperber 1911, 32, 74, Wrightson 2001, 4.

sources

AM 713 4° (713) 124, 17 - 124, 19  transcr.  image  image  
AM 1032 4°x (1032x) 59v, 19 - 60v, 7  transcr.  
AM 920 4°x (920x) 205v, 25 - 205v, 32  transcr.  image  
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