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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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, 379

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30 — Anon Hsv 30VII

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Cite as: Tarrin Wills and Stefanie Gropper (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Hugsvinnsmál 30’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 379.

Metnað þinn,        þótt þik menn lofi,
        lát eigi magnaz til mjök;
hælins manns orði
        þarftu eigi hverju at trúa;
        sjálfr kunn þú sjálfan þik.

Lát eigi metnað þinn magnaz til mjök, þótt menn lofi þik; þarftu eigi at trúa hverju orði hælins manns; kunn þú sjálfr þik sjálfan.

Do not let your pride become too great, even though people are praising you; you do not need to believe every word of a boastful man; you yourself [must] know yourself.

Mss: 1199ˣ(72v), 723aˣ(78), 696XV(1v), 401ˣ(1r), 624(142)

Readings: [1] Metnað þinn: ‘[...]inn’ 696XV    [2] þótt: þó 723aˣ, 696XV, 401ˣ, 624;    þik menn: so 723aˣ, 624, menn þik 1199ˣ, 696XV, 401ˣ    [3] lát: láttu 696XV, 401ˣ, 624;    magnaz: vaxa við 723aˣ, miklaz 624;    til: so 624, om. 1199ˣ, 696XV, of 723aˣ, því 401ˣ;    mjök: mikit 723aˣ    [4] manns orði: ‘[...]huergí’ 696XV    [5] þarftu: ‘[...]to’ 401ˣ;    at: om. 624    [6] sjálfr: so 723aˣ, 696XV, 401ˣ, 624, sjálfan 1199ˣ;    kunn: kenn 624;    þú: om. 723aˣ;    sjálfan þik: þik sjálfan 624

Editions: Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII], [C. E/5]. Hugsvinnsmál 30: AII, 174, BII, 190, Skald II, 99; Hallgrímur Scheving 1831, 12, Konráð Gíslason 1860, 550, Gering 1907, 9, Tuvestrand 1977, 87, Hermann Pálsson 1985, 45.

Notes: [All]: Lat. parallel: (Dist. I, 14) Cum te aliquis laudat, iudex tuus esse memento; / plus aliis de te quam tu tibi credere noli ‘When someone praises you, remember to be your own judge; do not believe more from others about yourself than you believe of yourself’. The first half is parallelled in Hsv 66. — [6]: This l. has no equivalent in the Lat. text.

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