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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.

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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, 380

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32 — Anon Hsv 32VII

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Cite as: Tarrin Wills and Stefanie Gropper (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Hugsvinnsmál 32’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 380.

Ungr skal venjaz        því er þarf aldraðr at hafa;
        varaztu við löst, meðan lifir;
ávítunarlaust
        máttu eigi elligar
        dæma um seggja siðu.

Ungr skal venjaz því er aldraðr þarf at hafa; varaztu við löst, meðan lifir; máttu eigi elligar dæma ávítunarlaust um siðu seggja.

When young one must get used to what is needed when old; beware of faults while you are alive; otherwise you cannot judge men’s morals without blame.

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

Readings: [1] Ungr skal: ‘[...]skyldi’ 696XV    [2] þarf: om. 723aˣ, skal 696XV;    aldraðr: ‘aldraur’ 696XV, gamall 624;    at: ‘ætte [...]’ 723aˣ    [3] varaztu: ok varaz 696XV, ‘var[...]’ 401ˣ;    við: om. 723aˣ;    löst: so 401ˣ, 624, löstu 1199ˣ, löstu æ 723aˣ, laus 696XV;    lifir: ‘[...]’ 696XV, ‘li[...]’ 624    [4] ávítunarlaust: ‘[...]ítalaust’ 696XV, ávítalaust 401ˣ, þvíat ávítunarlaust 624    [5] eigi: aldri 723aˣ;    elligar: om. 624    [6] seggja: annarra manna 624;    siðu: ‘si[...]’ 401ˣ, siðu alla 624

Editions: Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII], [C. E/5]. Hugsvinnsmál 32: AII, 175, BII, 191, Skald II, 99; Hallgrímur Scheving 1831, 12, Gering 1907, 9, Tuvestrand 1977, 89, Hermann Pálsson 1985, 46/47.

Notes: [All]: Lat. parallel: (Dist. I, 16) Multorum cum facta senex et dicta reprendas, / fac tibi succurrant, iuvenis quae feceris ipse ‘When, having grown old, you censure the deeds and sayings of many, let those things come to your mind that you yourself did as a youth’. The content is quite similar to Has 42.

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