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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, 429-30

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116 — Anon Hsv 116VII

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Cite as: Tarrin Wills and Stefanie Gropper (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Hugsvinnsmál 116’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 429-30.

Ofdrykkju forðaz;
* hon drýgir erfiði;
svá skal við vífin varaz;
líkams lestir
tæla lýða hvern,
er í sællífi sitr.

 

Avoid too much drinking; * it causes hardship; thus one must guard against women; vices of the body entrap every man who keeps to a wealthy way of life.

notes: Lat. parallels: (Dist. IV, 10) Cum te detineat Veneris damnosa voluptas, / indulgere gulae noli, quae ventris amica est ‘When the cursed pleasure of Venus holds you in its grasp, do not indulge in gluttony, which is a friend of the stomach’. (Dist. IV, 24) Hoc bibe, quo possis, si vis tu, vivere sanus: / morbi causa mali est homini quaecumque voluptas ‘Drink what you are able, if you wish to live healthy; the cause of bad disease to a man is most frequently some kind of pleasure’. Cf. also Hsv 133. The advice not to drink too much is also expressed in several sts of Hávm (e.g. 11, 12, 19). The advice to beware of physical desire is also mentioned in Sól 71.

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: [C. E/5]. Hugsvinnsmál 115 (AII, 191; BII, 205); Skald II, 107, NN §2593; Hallgrímur Scheving 1831, 28, Gering 1907, 31, Tuvestrand 1977, 135, Hermann Pálsson 1985, 109.

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Lbs 1199 4°x (1199x) 74v, 34 - 75r, 2  transcr.  image  image  
AM 720 a IV 4° (720a IV) 2r, 13 - 2r, 16  transcr.  image  image  image  image  
AM 723 a 4°x (723ax) 82, 12 - 82, 14  transcr.  image  
AM 624 4° (624) 146, 13 - 146, 14  transcr.  image  
AM 148 8vox (148x) 74v, 10 - 74v, 12  transcr.  
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