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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, 383

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37 — Anon Hsv 37VII

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Cite as: Tarrin Wills and Stefanie Gropper (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Hugsvinnsmál 37’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 383.

Öreign þína        lát þér eigi gera
        harðan hugtrega;
minztu þess,
        er þik móðir bar,
        svát þér fylgdi eigi fé.

Lát eigi öreign þína gera þér harðan hugtrega; minztu þess, er þik móðir bar, svát þér fylgdi eigi fé.

Do not let your destitution cause you severe heartbreak; remember this, that your mother bore you [i.e. gave birth to you] in such a way that no money came with you.

Mss: 1199ˣ(72v), 723aˣ(79), 696XV(1v), 401ˣ(1r), 624(142)

Readings: [1] Öreign: öreigu 624    [2] lát: láttu 723aˣ, 696XV, 401ˣ, 624;    þér eigi gera: aldri gera 723aˣ, eigi gera þér 401ˣ, þik eigi hryggvan 624    [3] harðan hugtrega: ‘hriggvann [...]’ 723aˣ, ‘he[...]’ 696XV, hrygt í hug 401ˣ, hryggvan gera 624    [4] minztu þess: þat þú minnz 723aˣ, þú þat minnz 696XV, ‘þess þ[...]’ 401ˣ, ‘hins þu minn[...]’ 624    [5] er: at 723aˣ    [6] svát (‘so ad’): svá 723aˣ, 401ˣ, 624;    eigi fé: ‘[...]’ 696XV

Editions: Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII], [C. E/5]. Hugsvinnsmál 37: AII, 176, BII, 191, Skald II, 100; Hallgrímur Scheving 1831, 13, Konráð Gíslason 1860, 550, Gering 1907, 11, Tuvestrand 1977, 91, Hermann Pálsson 1985, 51.

Notes: [All]: Lat. parallel: (Dist. I, 21) Infantem nudum cum te natura crearit, / paupertatis onus patienter ferre memento ‘Since nature created you as a naked infant, remember to bear the burden of poverty patiently’. The ll. of the Lat. distich are rendered in reverse order in Hsv.

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