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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, 388-9

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45 — Anon Hsv 45VII

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Cite as: Tarrin Wills and Stefanie Gropper (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Hugsvinnsmál 45’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 388-9.

Ljótlig vömm
ef þú lasta vilt,
drýgðu eigi sjálfr in sömu;
annan samir þér
eigi at lasta,
ef þú ert syndauðigr sjálfr.

 

If you want to censure ugly faults, do not commit the same yourself; it does not beseem you to blame another if you are sinful yourself.

notes: Lat. parallel: (Dist. I, 30) Quae culpare soles, ea tu ne feceris ipse: / turpe est doctori, cum culpa redarguat ipsum ‘Those things you are accustomed to blame do not do yourself; it is bad for a teacher when his fault refutes himself’. The same topic is dealt with in Sól 15.

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: [C. E/5]. Hugsvinnsmál 45 (AII, 178; BII, 193); Skald II, 100-1; Hallgrímur Scheving 1831, 14, Gering 1907, 13, Tuvestrand 1977, 96, Hermann Pálsson 1985, 57.

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Lbs 1199 4°x (1199x) 73r, 10 - 73r, 12  transcr.  image  image  
AM 723 a 4°x (723ax) 80, 6 - 80, 8  transcr.  image  
JS 401 4°x (401x) 1v, 7 - 1v, 9  transcr.  
AM 624 4° (624) 142, 25 - 142, 26  transcr.  image  
AM 148 8vox (148x) 71r, 22 - 71v, 2  transcr.  
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