Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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7. Anonymous Poems, Hugsvinnsmál, 86 [Vol. 7, 412]

[All]: Lat. parallel: (Dist. III, 1) Instrue praeceptis animum, ne discere cessa; / nam sine doctrina vita est quasi mortis imago ‘Instruct your mind with precepts, nor cease to learn; for a life without learning is like the image of death’. This st. begins the main text of Book III, but there is no attempt to translate the preface to this book of the Disticha.


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