Tarrin Wills and Stefanie Gropper (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Hugsvinnsmál 82’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 410.
Áts né drykkju neyt þú aldrigi,
svát þitt minkiz megn;
afl ok heilsu þarft þú við alt at hafa;
lif þú eigi mart at munúð.
Neyt þú aldrigi áts né drykkju, svát megn þitt minkiz; þú þarft at hafa afl ok heilsu við alt; lif þú eigi mart at munúð.
Never enjoy eating nor drinking to such an extent that your strength decreases; you need to have strength and health for everything; do not live [too] much for pleasure.
Mss: 1199ˣ(73v-74r), 624(144)
Readings:  Áts né: ‘Azt ok’ 624  afl ok heilsu: til álfs ok heils 624  þarft þú: þartu 624; við: eigi 624  lif þú: líf áttu 624
Notes: [All]: Lat. parallel: (Dist. II, 28) Fortius ut valeas, interdum parcior esto: / pauca voluptati debentur, plura saluti ‘Be more forceful so that you may be strong, occasionally be more sparing. A few things are owed to pleasure, more to health’. The topic of eating too much is dealt with in Hávm 20. — [4-5]: 624’s reading of these ll. is possibly closer to the Lat.: til álfs [i.e. afls] ok heils | þarftu eigi alt at hafa ‘you do not need to have everything for strength and good fortune’.
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