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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

VII. Hugsvinnsmál (Hsv) - 151

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.

stanzas:  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19   20   21   22   23   24   25   26   27   28   29   30   31   32   33   34   35   36   37   38   39   40   41   42   43   44   45   46   47   48   49   50   51   52   53   54   55   56   57   58   59   60   61   62   63   64   65   66   67   68   69   70   71   72   73   74   75   76   77   78   79   80   81   82   83   84   85   86   87   88   89   90   91   92   93   94   95   96   97   98   99   100   101   102   103   104   105   106   107   108   109   110   111   112   113   114   115   116   117   118   119   120   121   122   123   124   125   126   127   128   129   130   131   132   133   134   135   136   137   138   139   140   141   142   143   144   145   146   147   148   149 

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, 427-8

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113 — Anon Hsv 113VII

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Cite as: Tarrin Wills and Stefanie Gropper (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Hugsvinnsmál 113’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 427-8.

Þat skaltu gera,
sem þér gegnir vel,
ok við villu varaz;
mildr af þurftum
vertu í mörgum hlutum;
gott er dyggum at duga.

 

You must do what suits you well and beware of error; be in many things generous as necessary; it is good to help the trustworthy.

notes: Lat. parallels: (Dist. IV, 7) Res age quae prosunt, rursus vitare memento, / in quis error inest nec spes est certa laboris ‘Do things which are useful, but on the other hand remember to avoid those in which there is fault and no sure hope of work’; (Dist. IV, 8) Quod donare potes gratis, ne vende roganti, / nam recte fecisse bonis, in parte lucrorum est ‘What you can give for nothing, do not sell to the asker; for to have done right with goods is to be considered as gain’.

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: [C. E/5]. Hugsvinnsmál 113 (AII, 190; BII, 204); Skald II, 107, NN §111; Hallgrímur Scheving 1831, 27, Gering 1907, 31, Tuvestrand 1977, 134, Hermann Pálsson 1985, 107.

sources

Lbs 1199 4°x (1199x) 74v, 28 - 74v, 30  transcr.  image  image  
AM 720 a IV 4° (720a IV) 2r, 4 - 2r, 7  transcr.  image  image  image  image  
AM 723 a 4°x (723ax) 82, 3 - 82, 5  transcr.  image  
AM 624 4° (624) 146, 8 - 146, 9  transcr.  image  
AM 148 8vox (148x) 74v, 3 - 74v, 5  transcr.  
Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated