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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anonymous Lausavísur (Anon)

III. 2. Stanzas from the Fourth Grammatical Treatise (FoGT) - 47

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2.3: Stanzas from the Fourth Grammatical Treatise — Anon (FoGT)III

Margaret Clunies Ross 2017, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Stanzas from the Fourth Grammatical Treatise’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 570.

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Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: D. 3. Vers af den 4. grt. afhandling (AII, 214-19, BII, 231-6); stanzas (if different): 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25

SkP info: III, 614

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36 — Anon (FoGT) 36III

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Cite as: Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.) 2017, ‘Anonymous Lausavísur, Stanzas from the Fourth Grammatical Treatise 36’ in Kari Ellen Gade and Edith Marold (eds), Poetry from Treatises on Poetics. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 3. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 614.

Hugsan flýtir lysting ljóta,
lysting fæðir samþykt skæða,
samþykt fæðir synd og nauðir,
synd spenr á sig illa venju,
ill venja dregr nauðsyn nóga,
nauðsyn leiðir sál í dauða,
dauði spillir æði öllu
andar lífs með beisku grandi.

Hugsan flýtir ljóta lysting, lysting fæðir skæða samþykt, samþykt fæðir synd og nauðir, synd spenr á sig illa venju, ill venja dregr nóga nauðsyn, nauðsyn leiðir sál í dauða, dauði spillir öllu æði lífs andar með beisku grandi.

Thought hastens ugly desire, desire feeds noxious consent, consent feeds sin and sufferings, sin attracts to itself a bad habit, a bad habit brings with it compulsion aplenty, compulsion leads the soul to death, death destroys the whole nature of the life of the soul with bitter injury.

texts: FoGT 50, Gramm 175

editions: Skj Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: [C]. D. Religiøse og moraliserende vers af den 4. grammatiske afhandling 12 (AII, 165; BII, 182-3); Skald II, 95, NN §2587; SnE 1848-87, II, 234-7, FoGT 1884, 144, 288-9, FoGT 2004, 52, 76, 149, 38-9, 127-8.

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AM 242 fol (W*) 117, 22 - 117, 24 (FoGT)  image  image  image  
AM 242 fol (W*) 120 - 120 (FoGT)  image  image  
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