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, 413-14

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88 — Anon Hsv 88VII

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Cite as: Tarrin Wills and Stefanie Gropper (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Hugsvinnsmál 88’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 413-14.

Löstum leyna
skaltu, sem lengst má,
þeim er þú veiz með vinum;
halt trú til þess,
ok lát af hljóði fara,
þat er sjálfan sakir.

 

You must, as long as possible, hide the vices you know that friends have; be faithful to that, and let what is harmful to oneself dissipate in silence.

notes: Lat. parallel: (Dist. III, 3) Productus testis, salvo tamen ante pudore, / quantumcumque potes, celato crimen amici ‘When called as a witness, while still keeping your honour safe, as much as you can, hide the offence of a friend’. — [4-6]: The text here, from 1199ˣ, is the same as Hallgrímur Scheving’s. 624’s version, the basis of all other eds, is perhaps more intelligible (taking Skj B’s emendation alt to halt): til þess halt, | ok lát af hljóði fara, | er þeir bæta sínar sakir ‘make a point of it, that they make good their wrongs, but let it happen in secret’.

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: [C. E/5]. Hugsvinnsmál 90 (AII, 186; BII, 200-1); Skald II, 105; Hallgrímur Scheving 1831, 22, Gering 1907, 25, Tuvestrand 1977, 121, Hermann Pálsson 1985, 90.

sources

Lbs 1199 4°x (1199x) 74r, 10 - 74r, 11  transcr.  image  image  
AM 624 4° (624) 145, 6 - 145, 7  transcr.  image  
AM 148 8vox (148x) 73v, 3 - 73v, 5  transcr.  
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