Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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VII. Hugsvinnsmál (Hsv) - 151

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Hugsvinnsmál (‘Sayings of the Wise-Minded One’) — Anon HsvVII

Tarrin Wills and Stefanie Gropper 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Hugsvinnsmál’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 358-449.

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for reference only:  56x   65x 

Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: [C. E/5]. Hugsvinnsmál, Isl. oversættelse af Catonis Disticha. (AII, 167-97, BII, 185-210); stanzas (if different): 51/1-3, 67/1-3 | 52 | 53/4-6 | 53/1-3, 51/4-6 | 57 | 58 | 59 | 60 | 61 | 62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 66 | 67 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 | 75 | 76 | 77 | 78/1-3 | 78 [var], 78/4-6 | 79 | 80 | 81 | 82 | 83 | 84 | 85 | 86 | 87 | 88 | 90 | 91 | 92 | 93 | 94 | 95 | 96 | 102 | 103 | 104 | 105 | 106 | 107 | 108 | 109 | 110 | 111 | 112 | 114 | 115 | 116 | 117 | 118 | 119 | 120 | 121 | 122 | 123 | 124 | 125 | 126 | 127 | 128 | 129 | 136 | 137 | 138 | 140 | 141 | 142 | 146 | 147 | 148

SkP info: VII, 438

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131 — Anon Hsv 131VII

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Cite as: Tarrin Wills and Stefanie Gropper (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Hugsvinnsmál 131’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 438.

Fyrir augum vaxa        lát þér aldrigi
        at kenna nýtt ok nema,
þvít holla speki
        lofa hyggnir menn
        en lasta heimskan hal.

Lát þér aldrigi vaxa fyrir augum at kenna ok nema nýtt, þvít hyggnir menn lofa holla speki en lasta heimskan hal.

Never let yourself shrink from teaching and learning something useful, because wise men praise wholesome wisdom and censure a foolish man.

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: [C. E/5]. Hugsvinnsmál 131 (AII, 194; BII, 207); Skald II, 108-9; Hallgrímur Scheving 1831, 30, Gering 1907, 35, Tuvestrand 1977, 143, Hermann Pálsson 1985, 119.

sources

Lbs 1199 4°x (1199x) 75r, 29 - 75r, 30  transcr.  image  image  
AM 723 a 4°x (723ax) 84, 21 - 84, 23  transcr.  image  
AM 624 4° (624) 147, 7 - 147, 8  transcr.  image  
AM 148 8vox (148x) 75r, 17 - 75r, 19  transcr.  
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