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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Mv II 4VII

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Máríuvísur II 4’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 704.

Anonymous PoemsMáríuvísur II

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Sýnaz máttu sögð hjón
sjúku fólki auðmjúk
föðurliga fagrráð
fátækum örlát.
Hævesk og hugljúf
hverjum, þeim í nánd er,
vurðu þau; af velferð
veldi tók að þróaz heldr.

Sögð hjón máttu sýnaz auðmjúk sjúku fólki, fagrráð föðurliga, örlát fátækum. Þau vurðu hævesk og hugljúf hverjum, þeim er í nánd; veldi tók heldr að þróaz af velferð.
‘The said couple could seem humble to sick people, fair-counselling in a fatherly fashion, generous to the poor. They became courteous and kind to anyone who is near; their power began to increase greatly from prosperity.

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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: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV], [B. 5]. En digt om et andet Maria-jærtegn 4: AII, 492, BII, 533, Skald II, 292, NN §3266D; Kahle 1898, 38, 99, Sperber 1911, 10, 62, Wrightson 2001, 56.


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