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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, 385-6

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41 — Anon Hsv 41VII

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Cite as: Tarrin Wills and Stefanie Gropper (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Hugsvinnsmál 41’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 385-6.

Sinni optar
heittu eigi seggjum gjöf,
þeirri er þú veita vilt;
símálugs orð
þykkja snotrum hal
vindi lík vera.

 

Do not promise people more than once the gift that you intend to give; to a wise man the words of a long-winded man seem like the wind.

notes: Lat. parallel: (Dist. I, 25) Quod praestare potes, ne bis promiseris ulli, / ne sis ventosus, dum vis bonus esse videris ‘That which you are able to lend do not promise twice to anyone, do not be a windbag if you want to seem to be a good man’. This st. is parallelled in Hsv 29. — [1-3]: The first version (i.e. 624) only consists of these ll., but has a similar text to ll. 4-6 in its version of st. 29/4-6. The ll. here also read somewhat differently from the other mss: Sinni optar | skaltu eigi heita gjöf | þeirri er þú at öðrum átt ‘You must not promise more than once a gift which you have due from others’.

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: [C. E/5]. Hugsvinnsmál 41 (AII, 177; BII, 192); Skald II, 100; Hallgrímur Scheving 1831, 14, Gering 1907, 12, Tuvestrand 1977, 93, Hermann Pálsson 1985, 54.

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Lbs 1199 4°x (1199x) 73r, 3 - 73r, 5  transcr.  image  image  
AM 723 a 4°x (723ax) 79, 21 - 79, 22  transcr.  image  
AM 696 XV 4° (696XV) 1v, 22 - 1v, 23 [2-6]  transcr.  image  image  
JS 401 4°x (401x) 1v, 2 - 1v, 3  transcr.  
AM 624 4° (624) 142, 20 - 142, 20 [1-3]  transcr.  image  
AM 148 8vox (148x) 71r, 14 - 71r, 15 [1-3]  transcr.  
BLAdd 4873 (BLAdd 4873) 20r - 20r [4-6]  transcr.  
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