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Anon Alpost 9VII

Ian McDougall (ed.) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Allra postula minnisvísur 9’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 864-6.

Anonymous PoemsAllra postula minnisvísur
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Borinn var blóms með æru
Bartoloméus að skarta;
Indía liet á landi
lífið, flegið með knífi,
þann er þúsund sinnum
— það er ritningar vitni —
sigrar sæta fegri
sólar guðs fyrir stóli.
Blessi hier blíðr guð inni
Bartoloméus minni.

Bartoloméus var borinn að skarta með blóms æru; liet lífið á Indía-landi flegið með knífi, þann er sigrar þúsund sinnum sæta fegri sólar fyrir stóli guðs; — það er vitni ritningar. Blessi blíðr guð hier inni minni Bartoloméus.
 
‘Bartholomew was born to shine with flourishing honour. He laid down his life in the land of India, [his body] flayed by a knife, that one who surpasses a thousand times the sweet beauty of the sun before the throne of God; — that is the testimony of a written text. May gentle God bless herein a memorial toast for Bartholomew.

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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.

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Skj: [Anonyme digte og vers XIV], [B. 9]. Allra postula minnisvísur 9: AII, 510-11, BII, 561, Skald II, 307; NN §1760.

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