Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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VII. Máríuvísur III (Mv III) - 30

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Máríuvísur III (‘Vísur about Mary III’) — Anon Mv IIIVII

Kari Ellen Gade 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Máríuvísur III’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 718-38.

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Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 6]. Et digt om et tredje Maria-jærtegn, Máríuvísur III (AII, 496-500, BII, 538-45)

SkP info: VII, 727

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15 — Anon Mv III 15VII

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Máríuvísur III 15’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 727.

‘Siða skyldar svá guð
sannan vera hvern mann;
hæfilæti og hreint líf
háleitt er það lögmál.
Hier í móti að hann fór
háðuliga með sitt ráð;
fleiri gjörði hann verk vár
en vili guðs að stóð til.’

‘Svá skyldar guð hvern mann vera sannan siða; hæfilæti og hreint líf, það er háleitt lögmál. Hier í móti fór hann háðuliga að með ráð sitt; hann gjörði fleiri verk vár, en að vili guðs stóð til.’

‘Thus God decrees that each man should be true in morals; moderation and a pure life, that is a sublime law. Against this, he dealt shamefully with his condition; he did more of our deeds than God’s will warranted.’

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 6]. Et digt om et tredje Maria-jærtegn 15 (AII, 498; BII, 541); Skald II, 297, NN §§1698B, 1701, 3367, Metr. §14B; Kahle 1898, 46, 101, Sperber 1911, 18, 66, Wrightson 2001, 74.

sources

AM 721 4° (721) 16r, 22 - 16r, 23  transcr.  image  image  
AM 1032 4°x (1032x) 149v, 11 - 150v, 1 (Mv I)  transcr.  
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