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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Drápa af Máríugrát (Mgr) - 52

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Drápa af Máríugrát (‘Drápa about the Lament of Mary’) — Anon MgrVII

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.

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Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 2]. Máríugrátr (AII, 472-82, BII, 505-19)

SkP info: VII, 762

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4 — Anon Mgr 4VII

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Cite as: Kari Ellen Gade (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Drápa af Máríugrát 4’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 762.

Alloft beiddi inn elskufulli
Ögustínus með bænum fögrum
Máríu öllu fegri og frægri
fyldr af spekt, vitraz skyldi.
Kunna vildi af harmi hennar
hann skýra þjóð sanna,
þeim, er hon fekk, þeingill himna
þoldi nauð og písl til dauða.


Very often the loving Augustine, filled with wisdom, asked Mary, fairer and more famous than anything, with fair prayers, that she should reveal herself. He wanted to be able to explain to people the truth about her grief, that which she received when {the lord of the heavens} [= God (= Christ)] suffered distress and torment until death.

editions: Skj [Anonyme digte og vers XIV]: [B. 2]. Máríugrátr 4 (AII, 473; BII, 506); Skald II, 276-7, NN §§1664D, 2680A, Anm.; Kahle 1898, 56, 103, Sperber 1911, 31, 73, Wrightson 2001, 2.


AM 713 4° (713) 124, 2 - 124, 5  transcr.  image  image  
AM 1032 4°x (1032x) 58v, 6 - 58v, 13  transcr.  
AM 920 4°x (920x) 205r, 25 - 205r, 32  transcr.  image  
AM 713 4° (713FJ) 473 - 473  
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