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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)

SkP info: III, 1239

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26 — Anon Mhkv 26III

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The following text is from a superseded edition and is not the work of the editor(s) named on this page.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

Þrýtra þann er verr hefr valt,
verða kann á ýmsa halt,
misjafnir 'ro blinds manns bitar,
bǫlit kǫllum vér ilt til litar;
eik hefr þats af ǫðrum skefr,
ekki mart er slœgra en refr,
jafnan verðr at áflóð stakar,
auðfengnar 'ro gelti sakar.  (runhent)

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: A. [1]. Málsháttakvæði 26 (AII, 135; BII, 144); Skald II, 77, NN §3156; Möbius 1874, 11, Wisén 1886-9, I, 76.

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GKS 2367 4° (R) 55r, 26 - 55r, 27 (Mhkv)  transcr.  image  image  image  
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