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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Máríuvísur III (Mv III) - 30

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

Kari Ellen Gade 2007, ‘ 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. <> (accessed 28 June 2022)

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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, 719-20

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2 — Anon Mv III 2VII

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Máríuvísur III 2’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 719-20.

Heyrðu, svá að hrein orð
hitti eg og gleði mitt,
æstr, fyrir unað best,
Andréas, hugarland.
Minnumz eg, að mey sönn,
Máría — sú er líkn vár
í hreinum vís vón
verkum — leysti einn klerk.

Heyrðu, æstr Andréas, svá að eg hitti hrein orð og gleði {hugarland mitt} fyrir best unað. Eg minnumz, að sönn mey, Máría, leysti einn klerk; sú er líkn vár, vís vón í hreinum verkum.

Hear, most worthy Andrew, so that I may find pure words and may please {my mind-land} [BREAST] by the best bliss. I remember that the true Virgin, Mary, redeemed a cleric; she is our mercy, trusty hope in pure deeds.

Mss: 721(15v)

Editions: Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV], [B. 6]. Et digt om et tredje Maria-jærtegn 2: AII, 496, BII, 538, Skald II, 295, NN §2871, Metr. §21; Kahle 1898, 43, 100, Sperber 1911, 15, 64, Wrightson 2001, 67.

Notes: [4] Andréas: S. Andrew is invoked in st. 2 of each of Mv I-III and Vitn, something that has prompted some scholars to postulate common authorship (see Wrightson 2001, xvi). — [7, 8] í hreinum verkum ‘in pure deeds’: Skj B connects the prepositional phrase with sú er líkn vár ‘she is our mercy’ (l. 6). — [7] vís vón ‘trusty hope’: Both Skj B and Skald insert the connective ok ‘and’ (‘she is our mercy and trusty hope’). That is unnecessary from a metrical point of view.

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