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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Drápa af Máríugrát (Mgr) - 52

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Drápa af Máríugrát (‘Drápa about the Lament of Mary’) — Anon MgrVII

Kari Ellen Gade 2007, ‘ 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. <> (accessed 5 July 2022)

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Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 2]. Máríugrátr (AII, 472-82, BII, 505-19)

SkP info: VII, 769

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13 — Anon Mgr 13VII

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Drápa af Máríugrát 13’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 769.

‘Lausnara sjálfan lofts og himna
leit eg vísliga bera til píslar
hjálpar sier á herðum stólpa
hölda trie, það er Júðar völdu.
Lietta eg honum, sem mest eg mátta;
mundum tók eg krossinn undir;
helgum guði var eg fús að fylgja
fram mínum til staðarins pínu.

‘Eg leit vísliga {lausnara lofts og himna} sjálfan bera {stólpa hjálpar} á herðum sier til píslar, {trie hölda}, það er Júðar völdu. Eg lietta honum, sem eg mátta mest; eg tók undir krossinn mundum; eg var fús að fylgja helgum guði mínum fram til staðarins pínu.

‘I certainly saw {the redeemer of the air and the heavens} [= Christ] himself carry {the pillar of salvation} [CROSS] on his shoulders to the torment, {the tree of men} [CROSS], which the Jews selected. I relieved him as best I could; I grasped beneath the Cross with my hands; I was eager to follow my holy God forward to the place of torture.

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 2]. Máríugrátr 13 (AII, 475; BII, 508-9); Skald II, 278; Kahle 1898, 58, Sperber 1911, 33, 74, Wrightson 2001, 7.


AM 713 4° (713) 125, 2 - 125, 4  transcr.  image  image  
AM 1032 4°x (1032x) 62v, 2 - 62v, 9  transcr.  
AM 920 4°x (920x) 206r, 33 - 206v, 4  transcr.  image  
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