Tarrin Wills and Stefanie Gropper (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Hugsvinnsmál 132’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 439.
Ill er ofdrykkja; ferr hon eigi einsömul;
fylgir henni mart til meins
angr ok þrætur ok óstilt lostasemi
sótt ok synda fjölð.
Ofdrykkja er ill; hon ferr eigi einsömul; mart til meins fylgir henni: angr ok þrætur ok óstilt lostasemi, sótt ok fjölð synda.
Too much drinking is bad; it does not come alone; much harm accompanies it: grief and quarrels and unsatisfied carnal lust, sickness and a multitude of sins.
Mss: 1199ˣ(75r), 624(147)
Readings:  einsömul: einsömun 624  angr: öfund 624  ok: om. 624  fjölð: fjölði 624
Notes: [All]: Lat. parallel: (Dist. IV, 30) Cum Venere et Baccho vis est et iuncta voluptas: quod lautum est, animo complectere, sed fuge lites ‘Between Venus and Bacchus there is both struggle and pleasure; embrace that which is pleasant in your mind; but avoid the strife’. The warning not to drink too much is also expressed in st. 116. Cf. the commentary there. Once again, the Icel. poet avoids mentioning classical deities.
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