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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Máríuvísur I (Mv I) - 29

Máríuvísur I (‘Vísur about Mary I’) — Anon Mv IVII

Kari Ellen Gade 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Máríuvísur I’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 678-700.

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Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 4]. Et digt om Marias jærtegn, Máríuvísur I (AII, 487-92, BII, 526-32)

SkP info: VII, 691-2

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18 — Anon Mv I 18VII

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Máríuvísur I 18’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 691-2.

‘Fel eg nú, frú mín sælust,’
fljóð mælir svá rjóðast,
‘lífs orðinnar æfi
enda þier á hendi.
Gangi öll, þó að illa
eg hafi gjört að segja,
málin, meyja heilög,
mín að vilja þínum.’

‘Nú fel eg, sælust frú mín,’ svá mælir rjóðast fljóð, ‘enda lífs orðinnar æfi á hendi þier. Gangi öll málin mín, heilög meyja, að vilja þínum, þó að eg hafi gjört illa að segja.’

‘Now I commend, my most blessed lady,’ thus speaks the most blushing woman, ‘the end of my life’s spent days into your hands. May all my matters, holy Virgin, proceed according to your will, even though I have told a terrible tale [lit. spoken ill].’

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 4]. Et digt om Marias jærtegn 18 (AII, 490; BII, 530); Skald II, 290, NN §1687; Kahle 1898, 35, 98, Sperber 1911, 5, 59, Wrightson 2001, 48.

sources

AM 721 4° (721) 13r - 13r  image  image  
AM 1032 4°x (1032x) 89v, 1 - 89v, 8 (Mv I)  transcr.  
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