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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, 400

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64 — Anon Hsv 64VII

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Cite as: Tarrin Wills and Stefanie Gropper (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Hugsvinnsmál 64’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 400.

Ódyggra manna
skaltu eigi atferð nema,
þótt þeim verði flærð at frama;
löstum eigi
megu þeir lengi leyna;
upp koma um síðir svik.

 

You must not learn the behaviour of unreliable people, although deceit may advance them; they cannot conceal vices for long; in time treachery comes out.

notes: Lat. parallel: (Dist. II, 8) Nolo putes pravos homines peccata lucrari: / temporibus peccata latent et tempore parent ‘I do not want you to think that crimes enrich bad men; at times crimes are hidden, but with time they become obvious’. The topic is also dealt with in Hávm 28/4-6 (NK, 21): eyvito leyna | mego ýta sønir, | því er gengr um guma ‘the sons of men cannot keep secret / what’s already going around’ (Larrington 1996, 18). The last l. is very close to the phrasing in Sól 21. 624 contains the same st. twice. Both sts in 624 are so similar in phrasing that the second st. seems to be a correction of the first one. This st. belongs to a small block of three sts quoted twice in 624. The repetition might be due to the fact that, according to the Lat., they should be placed later in the ordering of verses in that ms.

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: [C. E/5]. Hugsvinnsmál 65 (AII, 182; BII, 196); Skald II, 102; Hallgrímur Scheving 1831, 18, Gering 1907, 18, Tuvestrand 1977, 107, Hermann Pálsson 1985, 72.

sources

Lbs 1199 4°x (1199x) 73v, 8 - 73v, 9  transcr.  image  image  
AM 148 8vox (148x*) 244v, 20 - 244v, 22 [1-3]  transcr.  
AM 624 4° (624*) 143, 9 - 143, 11  transcr.  image  
AM 624 4° (624*) 144, 1 - 144, 2  transcr.  image  
AM 148 8vox (148x*) 71v, 20 - 71v, 22  transcr.  
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