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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 18 September 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, 1238

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25 — Anon Mhkv 25III

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The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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

Sjaldan hittisk feigs vǫk frørin,
fljóðin verða at ǫldrum kørin,
lengi hefr þat lýst fyr mér,
lítinn kost á margr und sér;
sagt er frá, hvé neflauss narir,
nú verðr sumt þats mangi varir,
(væri betr at þegðak þokks)
þat hefr hverr er verðr er loks.  (runhent)

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: A. [1]. Málsháttakvæði 25 (AII, 135; BII, 144); Skald II, 77, NN §3155; Möbius 1874, 11, Wisén 1886-9, I, 76.

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GKS 2367 4° (R) 55r, 23 - 55r, 25 (Mhkv)  transcr.  image  image  image  
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