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Anon Brúðv 30VII

Valgerður Erna Þorvaldsdóttir (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Brúðkaupsvísur 30’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 551.

Anonymous PoemsBrúðkaupsvísur
293031

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Aldri láttu, mær mild,
mig, ef eg bið þig,
fyrir víti var ljót
verða með svikaferð.
Því æsti eg þig trausts;
þú hjálp mier við nú,
seggja — em eg Drótt dygg,
djarfastr — er eg mjög þarf.

Láttu mig aldri, mild mær, verða var fyrir ljót víti með svikaferð, ef eg bið þig. Því æsti eg þig trausts; hjálp þú mier nú við, er eg þarf mjög; eg em djarfastr, {dygg Drótt seggja}.
 
‘Never let me, gentle maiden, become a shelter for hideous sins with multitudes of deceits, if I petition you. Therefore I ask you for support; help me now, when I need [it] greatly; I am very arrogant, faithful Drótt <queen> of men [= Mary].

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ÍM II, 135.

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