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Anon Mgr 28VII

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Drápa af Máríugrát 28’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 780.

Anonymous PoemsDrápa af Máríugrát
272829

Höll ítarlig himna stillis,
hásæti valið aldar gætis
giftu fyld og guðdóms krafti,
giefi mier orð til þinna stefja.
Yfirþjóðkonungs allra jöfra
öllu góðu í himna höllu
ræðr og stýrir mær og móðir
Máría sæl hjá dróttni várum.

Ítarlig höll {stillis himna}, valið hásæti {gætis aldar}, fyld giftu og krafti guðdóms, giefi mier orð til stefja þinna. Mær og {móðir {yfirþjóðkonungs allra jöfra}} ræðr og stýrir öllu góðu í höllu himna, sæl Máría hjá dróttni várum.

May the glorious hall {of the prince of the heavens} [= God (= Christ)], the chosen high-seat {of the guardian of people} [= God (= Christ)], filled with luck and the power of the Godhead, give me words for your refrains. The Virgin and {mother {of the supreme king of all princes}} [= God (= Christ) > = Mary] rules and governs everything good in the hall of the heavens, blessed Mary, next to our Lord.

Mss: 713(126)

Editions: Skj AII, 478, Skj BII, 513, Skald II, 281; Kahle 1898, 61, Sperber 1911, 36, 75, Wrightson 2001, 14.

Notes: [1-2]: For the images of Mary as the hall or throne of Christ, see Note to 2/4. — [3]: This l. recalls Lil 31/5. — [5-8]: This is the second refrain in Mgr.

References

  1. Bibliography
  2. Skald = Kock, Ernst Albin, ed. 1946-50. Den norsk-isländska skaldediktningen. 2 vols. Lund: Gleerup.
  3. Sperber, Hans, ed. 1911. Sechs isländische Gedichte legendarischen Inhalts. Uppsala Universitets årsskrift, filosofi, språkvetenskap och historiska vetenskaper 2. Uppsala: Akademische Buchdruckerei Edv. Berling.
  4. Wrightson, Kellinde, ed. 2001. Fourteenth-Century Icelandic Verse on the Virgin Mary: Drápa af Maríugrát, Vitnisvísur af Maríu, Maríuvísur I-III. Viking Society for Northern Research Text Series 14. University College London: Viking Society for Northern Research.
  5. Kahle, Bernhard, ed. 1898. Isländische geistliche Dichtungen des ausgehenden Mittelalters. Heidelberg: Winter.
  6. Internal references
  7. Kari Ellen Gade 2007, ‘(Introduction to) 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.
  8. Martin Chase (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Lilja 31’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 598-9.
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