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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Note to Anon Hsv 61VII

[4-6]: Cf. Hávm 40 (NK, 23): Fiár síns, | er fengit hefr, | scylit maðr þǫrf þola; | opt sparir leiðom, | þatz hefir liúfom hugat, | mart gengr verr, enn varir ‘On account of the property which he has amassed / a man shouldn’t suffer need; / often what was meant for the lovable is saved for the hateful, / much goes worse than is expected’ (Larrington 1996, 19).


  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. Larrington, Carolyne, trans. 1996. The Poetic Edda. The World’s Classics. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press.
  4. Internal references
  5. Not published: do not cite ()


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