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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Alpost 13VII/9 — öll ‘all’

Hieldr Matthías mildi
mætr postuli sæti;
hlaut hann hlaðinn af ítri
hlutskifti það giftu.
Og á Sýrlandi sendi
sína önd frá pínu
guðs til göfgra náða;
gæti húss og sætis.
Signi hier sveit öll inni
sæls Matthías minni.

Matthías, mætr postuli, hieldr sæti mildi; hlaðinn af ítri giftu, hlaut hann það hlutskifti. Og á Sýrlandi sendi sína önd frá pínu til guðs göfgra náða; gæti húss og sætis. Signi öll sveit hier inni minni sæls Matthías.

Matthias, the worthy Apostle, holds the seat of mercy; full of glorious grace, he got that share by lot. And in Syria he sent his soul from torment to God’s noble mercies; may he watch over our house and bench. Let all the company herein bless a memorial toast for the blessed Matthias.



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