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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

III. Málsháttakvæði (Mhkv) - 30

5: Málsháttakvæði (‘Proverb poem’) — Anon MhkvIII

Roberta Frank 2017, ‘ Anonymous, Málsháttakvæði’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1213. <https://skaldic.org/m.php?p=text&i=1029> (accessed 17 October 2021)

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Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: A. [1]. Málsháttakvæði, Et orknøsk(?) digt, omkr. 1200. (AII, 130-6, BII, 138-45)

SkP info: III, 1229

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15 — Anon Mhkv 15III

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The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page. It is included for reference only. Do not refer to this site when using this text but rather consult the original edition (Skj where relevant).

Auðigr þykkir einn sér hvar,
annars rœðir margr of far,
ørgranns erum vér lengst á leit,
lundvær þykkir bezta sveit;
skammæ þykkja ófin ǫll,
ekki mart er verra en trǫll,
eigi spillir hyggins hjali,
hefkat ek spurt at bersa kali.  (runhent)

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: A. [1]. Málsháttakvæði 15 (AII, 133; BII, 141-2); Skald II, 76, NN §3273; Möbius 1874, 7, Wisén 1886-9, I, 75.

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GKS 2367 4° (R) 54v, 36 - 55r, 1 (Mhkv)  transcr.  image  image  image  
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