Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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7. Anonymous Poems, Hugsvinnsmál, 1 [Vol. 7, 361-2]

[All]: Lat. parallel: (Epistula) Cum animadverterem quam plurimos graviter in via morum errare, succurrendum opinioni eorum et consulendum famae existimavi, maxime ut gloriose viverent et honorem contingerent ‘Since I am aware of how very many people go seriously astray in the path of morals, I thought I should come to the aid of their understanding and take their reputations into account, so that they might live with greatest glory and obtain honour’. The st. translates the first part of the introductory letter (Epistula) preceding the Lat. poem.

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