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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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, 380-1

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33 — Anon Hsv 33VII

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Cite as: Tarrin Wills and Stefanie Gropper (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Hugsvinnsmál 33’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 380-1.

Einmæli manna
ræk þú aldrigi;
þarftu eigi til þess at hlera;
um sik ræða
ætla seggja hverr,
hinn er veit á sik sakir.

 

Never pay attention to men’s private conversation; you do not need to listen to it; every man who knows he is guilty thinks [people] are talking about him.

notes: Lat. parallel: (Dist. I, 17) Ne cures, si quis tacito sermone loquatur: / conscius ipse sibi de se putat omnia dici ‘Do not pay any attention if someone talks behind your back [lit. with silent speech]; the guilty man thinks everything is said about him’. Both versions render the Lat. text equally well, but 401ˣ and 1199ˣ correspond better to the rules of ljóðaháttr. 624 is metrically deficient in the first two ll.

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: [C. E/5]. Hugsvinnsmál 33 (AII, 175; BII, 191); Skald II, 99, NN §3166; Hallgrímur Scheving 1831, 12, Gering 1907, 10, Tuvestrand 1977, 89, Hermann Pálsson 1985, 47.

sources

Lbs 1199 4°x (1199x) 72v, 21 - 72v, 22  transcr.  image  image  
AM 723 a 4°x (723ax) 78, 23 - 78, 25  transcr.  image  
AM 696 XV 4° (696XV) 1v, 8 - 1v, 10  transcr.  image  image  
JS 401 4°x (401x) 1r, 18 - 1r, 19  transcr.  
AM 624 4° (624) 142, 8 - 142, 10  transcr.  image  -
AM 148 8vox (148x) 70v, 21 - 70v, 23  transcr.  
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