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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Anon Hsv 18VII

[All]: Lat. parallel: (Dist. I, 2) Plus vigila semper nec somno deditus esto; / nam diuturna quies vitiis alimenta ministrat ‘Always keep more alert, nor be given to sleep; for continuous idleness offers food for vice’. The text of 1199ˣ is closer than that of 624 to the Lat.; in 624 the whole st. seems corrupt. The advice to be alert is also expressed in Hsv 9. Similar advice is also given in Grp 29 (NK, 168).


  1. Bibliography
  2. NK = Neckel, Gustav and Hans Kuhn (1899), eds. 1983. Edda: Die Lieder des Codex Regius nebst verwandten Denkmälern. 2 vols. I: Text. 5th edn. Heidelberg: Winter.
  3. Internal references
  4. Tarrin Wills and Stefanie Gropper (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Hugsvinnsmál 9’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 365-6.


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