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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 28 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, 1233

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19 — Anon Mhkv 19III

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The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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).

Lýtin þykkja skammæ skarar,
skrautligt kǫllum nafnit farar,
trautt kallak þann valda er varar,
verða menn þeir er uppi fjarar,
ógipt verðr í umbúð skjót,
élin þykkja mǫrgum ljót,
engi of sér við ǫllum rokum,
jafnan spyrja menn at lokum.  (runhent)

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: A. [1]. Málsháttakvæði 19 (AII, 134; BII, 142-3); Skald II, 76, NN §3274; Möbius 1874, 9, Wisén 1886-9, I, 75.

sources

GKS 2367 4° (R) 55r, 9 - 55r, 10 (Mhkv)  transcr.  image  image  image  
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