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Lexicon Poeticum

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Anon Mdr 13VII/3 — lýðs ‘of people’

Hrein fyld Máría mildi
mjúk, andvarpa …
til þín, lýðs, á láði
lífsvegr, gumnar fegnir.
Döggva, drottning seggja
dáðvís, paradísar
…eps að geyma
gamals, þó að djöflar hamli.

Hrein, mjúk Máría, fyld mildi, fegnir gumnar á láði andvarpa til þín, lífsvegr lýðs. Dáðvís drottning seggja, döggva … paradísar að geyma gamals …, þó að djöflar hamli.

Pure, gentle Mary, filled with grace, joyful men on earth weep for you, life-path of people. Deed-wise queen of men [= Mary], bedew … of Paradise to heed old …, though devils may wound.

readings

[3] lýðs: lýðr B

notes

[3] lýðs á láði: B’s reading, lýðr á láði, is possibly contaminated by Leið 30/7. The phrase also occurs at Leið 18/1, where the prep. is af. In each case, the phrase occupies the second part of the odd l. of the couplet and supplies the two alliterating stresses. Skj B retains lýðr.

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