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Anonymous Poems (Anon)

III. Málsháttakvæði (Mhkv) - 30

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

Roberta Frank 2017, ‘(Introduction to) 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.

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

Full edition, translation and commentary for this verse can be found in the printed volume III, p. 1234. See the Brepols website for more information. The text below is from a superseded edition (Skj where relevant). Do not refer to this site when using the text below.

20 — Anon Mhkv 20III

Cite as: Roberta Frank (ed.) 2017, ‘Anonymous Poems, Málsháttakvæði 20’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 1234.

The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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

Ástblindir 'ro seggir svá
sumir, at þykkja mjǫk fás gá,
(þannig verðr of mansǫng mælt)
marga hefr þat hyggna tælt.
Ekki var þat forðum farald,
Finnan gat þó œrðan Harald,
hônum þótti sólbjǫrt sú,
slíks dœmi verðr mǫrgum nú.  (runhent)

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: A. [1]. Málsháttakvæði 20 (AII, 134; BII, 143); Skald II, 76; Möbius 1874, 9, Wisén 1886-9, I, 75.

sources

GKS 2367 4° (R) 55r, 11 - 55r, 12 (Mhkv)  transcr.  image  image  image  
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