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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, 428-9

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115 — Anon Hsv 115VII

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Cite as: Tarrin Wills and Stefanie Gropper (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Hugsvinnsmál 115’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 428-9.

Fljóta raun
skaltu við flest hafa,
þat er grunsamligt geriz;
leyndir lestir,
þeir er lengi felaz,
gera mörgum mein.

 

You must have a quick test for everything that is suspicious; secret vices which have been hidden for a long time do many people harm.

notes: Lat. parallel: (Dist. IV, 9) Quod tibi suspectum est, confestim discute, quid sit / namque solent, primo quae sunt neglecta, nocere ‘Whatever is suspect to you, immediately test what it is; for those things which are at first ignored are often accustomed to do harm’. Unusually, 1199ˣ and 624 present identical text for this st., with fairly minor variants occurring in the other mss.

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: [C. E/5]. Hugsvinnsmál 114 (AII, 190-1; BII, 204-5); Skald II, 107; Hallgrímur Scheving 1831, 28, Konráð Gíslason 1860, 552, Gering 1907, 31, Tuvestrand 1977, 135, Hermann Pálsson 1985, 109.

sources

Lbs 1199 4°x (1199x) 74v, 32 - 74v, 34  transcr.  image  image  
AM 720 a IV 4° (720a IV) 2r, 10 - 2r, 13  transcr.  image  image  image  image  
AM 723 a 4°x (723ax) 82, 9 - 82, 11  transcr.  image  
AM 624 4° (624) 146, 11 - 146, 12  transcr.  image  
AM 148 8vox (148x) 74v, 8 - 74v, 10  transcr.  
Runic data from Samnordisk runtextdatabas, Uppsala universitet, unless otherwise stated