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, 733-4

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23 — Anon Mv III 23VII

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Máríuvísur III 23’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 733-4.

‘Ginni þier frá guði menn
að gjöra það, eð ilt er;
sárar fyrir sakir þær
síðan að þeir fái stríð.
Einatt skal yðr pín
aktaz, þá frá er sagt,
að þier freistið fira mest
og fáið eigi svikið þá.’

‘Ginni þier menn frá guði að gjöra það, eð er ilt, að þeir fái síðan stríð fyrir þær sárar sakir. Einatt skal pín aktaz yðr, þá er frá sagt, að þier freistið fira mest og fáið eigi svikið þá.’

‘You entice men away from God to do that which is evil, so that they later suffer torment because of those bitter offences. Always shall torture be devised for you when it is told that you tempt people the most and are not able to deceive them.’

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 6]. Et digt om et tredje Maria-jærtegn 23 (AII, 499; BII, 543); Skald II, 298, Metr. §§16B, C, 17A; Kahle 1898, 48, 102, Sperber 1911, 20, 68, Wrightson 2001, 78.

sources

AM 721 4° (721) 16v, 6 - 16v, 7  transcr.  image  image  
AM 1032 4°x (1032x) 153v, 7 - 153v, 14 (Mv I)  transcr.  
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