skaldic

Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

Menu Search

Anon Hsv 69VII

Tarrin Wills and Stefanie Gropper (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Hugsvinnsmál 69’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 403.

Anonymous PoemsHugsvinnsmál
686970

text and translation

Ef þik ríkir menn        dæma rangliga,
        lát eigi þinn hryggja hug;
litla stund        fagna því lýða synir,
        ef þeir sælaz á svikum.

Ef ríkir menn dæma þik rangliga, lát eigi hryggja hug þinn; lýða synir fagna því litla stund, ef þeir sælaz á svikum.
 
‘If powerful men judge you wrongly, do not let it distress your mind; the sons of men rejoice in it for a short time, if they become happy from treachery.

notes and context

Lat. parallel: (Dist. II, 14) Forti animo esto libens, cum sis damnatus inique: / nemo diu gaudet, qui iudice vincit iniquo ‘Be of strong mind with good will when you are wrongly accused; no one is happy for long who wins with an unjust judgement’.

readings

sources

Text is based on reconstruction from the base text and variant apparatus and may contain alternative spellings and other normalisations not visible in the manuscript text. Transcriptions may not have been checked and should not be cited.

editions and texts

Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII], [C. E/5]. Hugsvinnsmál 70: AII, 183, BII, 197, Skald II, 103; Hallgrímur Scheving 1831, 18, Gering 1907, 20, Tuvestrand 1977, 111, Hermann Pálsson 1985, 76.

Close

Log in

This service is only available to members of the relevant projects, and to purchasers of the skaldic volumes published by Brepols.
This service uses cookies. By logging in you agree to the use of cookies on your browser.

Close

Stanza/chapter/text segment

Use the buttons at the top of the page to navigate between stanzas in a poem.

Information tab

Interactive tab

The text and translation are given here, with buttons to toggle whether the text is shown in the verse order or prose word order. Clicking on indiviudal words gives dictionary links, variant readings, kennings and notes, where relevant.

Full text tab

This is the text of the edition in a similar format to how the edition appears in the printed volumes.

Chapter/text segment

This view is also used for chapters and other text segments. Not all the headings shown are relevant to such sections.