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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Mv III 19VII

Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Máríuvísur III 19’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 729-30.

Anonymous PoemsMáríuvísur III

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Árum veitti annsvör
unnandi miskunn;
heldr verndar meyin mild
merkiliga sinn klerk.
Ræðir svá rík brúðr:
‘Rietta hefir yðr stiett
dáðum prýddr Dávíð
diktað, er hann saung slíkt:

Unnandi miskunn veitti árum annsvör; mild meyin verndar klerk sinn heldr merkiliga. Rík brúðr ræðir svá: ‘Dávíð, prýddr dáðum, hefir diktað yðr rietta stiett, er hann saung slíkt:
‘Loving mercy gave answers to the messengers; the gentle Virgin defends her cleric quite remarkably. The mighty bride speaks thus: ‘David, adorned with accomplishments, has prepared the right path for you when he sang like this:

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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. 6]. Et digt om et tredje Maria-jærtegn 19: AII, 499, BII, 542, Skald II, 297; Kahle 1898, 47, 101, Sperber 1911, 19, 67, Wrightson 2001, 76.


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