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Anon Vitn 24VII

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Vitnisvísur af Máríu 24’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 756.

Anonymous PoemsVitnisvísur af Máríu
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Hier mátti nú heyra
hitnað elskuvitni,
það er sannindin sýndi
sönn fyrir guði og mönnum.
Þá mun bjarga beimum
blíð Máría tíðast,
mest í meinum læstir
menn er þurfa hennar.

Hier mátti nú heyra hitnað elskuvitni, það er sýndi sönn sannindin fyrir guði og mönnum. Þá mun blíð Máría tíðast bjarga beimum, er menn, læstir í meinum, þurfa hennar mest.
 
‘Here one now could hear the heated testimony of love, which revealed the real truth before God and men. Gentle Mary will most often save people, when men, locked in misery, need her the most.

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Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV], [B. 3]. Vitnisvísur af Maríu 24: AII, 487, BII, 525, Skald II, 288; Kahle 1898, 55, 103, Sperber 1911, 28-9, 73, Wrightson 2001, 38.

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