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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Arngr Gd 19IV

Arngrímr ábóti Brandsson, Guðmundardrápa 19 — ed. Guðrún Nordal

Not published: do not cite (Arngr Gd 19IV)

Arngrímr ábóti BrandssonGuðmundardrápa

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The new edition is either unpublished or unavailable. The following is taken from an old edition (Skj where relevant):

Engi skal, þótt illa gangi,
ǫrvilnan sik láta skilja,
dauða stíg, þvíat dæll er at vægja,
dýrligr frá þér himna stýrir;
mætri eru guðs ok miklu betri
miskunnar verk glæpum sterkum;
Máría ok Pétarr megu þat skýra
merkiligast ok dýrir klerkar.


Text is based on reconstruction from the base text and variant apparatus and may contain alternative spellings and other normalisations not visible in the manuscript text. Transcriptions may not have been checked and should not be cited.

editions and texts

Skj: Arngrímr ábóti Brandsson, 1. Guðmundar kvæði (drápa?) byskups 21: AII, 352-3, BII, 377, Skald II, 204, NN §2624; Biskupasögur 1858-78, II, 191, Isberg 1877, 35, 43, 58.


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