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, 400-1

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65 — Anon Hsv 65VII

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Cite as: Tarrin Wills and Stefanie Gropper (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Hugsvinnsmál 65’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 400-1.

Engan þú fyrirlít,
þótt aflvani
eða ljótr ok lágskapaðr;
margr er hygginn,
þótt herviligr sé,
ok mjök lítit megi.

 

You should not look down on anybody, although he may be deficient in strength or ugly and short; many a one is intelligent, although he may be wretched and is capable of very little.

notes: Lat. parallel: (Dist. II, 9) Corporis exigui vires contemnere noli: / consilio pollet, cui vim natura negavit ‘Do not disdain the powers of a small body; [the man] to whom nature denied strength may be strong in counsel’. Cf. Sól 34. Further parallels occur in Hávm 10 and 75.

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: [C. E/5]. Hugsvinnsmál 66 (AII, 182; BII, 196); Skald II, 102; Hallgrímur Scheving 1831, 18, Gering 1907, 18-19, Tuvestrand 1977, 108, Hermann Pálsson 1985, 73.

sources

Lbs 1199 4°x (1199x) 73v, 10 - 73v, 11  transcr.  image  image  -
AM 624 4° (624*) 143, 11 - 143, 12  transcr.  image  
AM 624 4° (624*) 144, 2 - 144, 3  transcr.  image  -
AM 148 8vox (148x) 72r, 1 - 72r, 3  transcr.  
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