Tarrin Wills and Stefanie Gropper (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Hugsvinnsmál 113’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 427-8.
Þat skaltu gera, sem þér gegnir vel,
ok við villu varaz;
mildr af þurftum vertu í mörgum hlutum;
gott er dyggum at duga.
Skaltu gera þat, sem gegnir þér vel, ok varaz við villu; vertu í mörgum hlutum mildr af þurftum; gott er at duga dyggum.
You must do what suits you well and beware of error; be in many things generous as necessary; it is good to help the trustworthy.
Mss: 1199ˣ(74v), 720a IV(2r), 723aˣ(82), 624(146)
Readings:  sem þér: er þér 720a IV, þér 723aˣ, er 624  ok: en 624; við villu varaz: varaz villu mest 723aˣ  af: at 624  vertu: skalt 723aˣ  er: so 723aˣ, 624, kveða 1199ˣ, kveð 720a IV
Notes: [All]: Lat. parallels: (Dist. IV, 7) Res age quae prosunt, rursus vitare memento, / in quis error inest nec spes est certa laboris ‘Do things which are useful, but on the other hand remember to avoid those in which there is fault and no sure hope of work’; (Dist. IV, 8) Quod donare potes gratis, ne vende roganti, / nam recte fecisse bonis, in parte lucrorum est ‘What you can give for nothing, do not sell to the asker; for to have done right with goods is to be considered as gain’.
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