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VII. Hugsvinnsmál (Hsv) - 151

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Hugsvinnsmál (‘Sayings of the Wise-Minded One’) — Anon HsvVII

Tarrin Wills and Stefanie Gropper 2007, ‘(Introduction to) Anonymous, Hugsvinnsmál’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 358-449.

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Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII]: [C. E/5]. Hugsvinnsmál, Isl. oversættelse af Catonis Disticha. (AII, 167-97, BII, 185-210); stanzas (if different): 51/1-3, 67/1-3 | 52 | 53/4-6 | 53/1-3, 51/4-6 | 57 | 58 | 59 | 60 | 61 | 62 | 63 | 64 | 65 | 66 | 66 | 67 | 69 | 70 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 | 75 | 76 | 77 | 78/1-3 | 78 [var], 78/4-6 | 79 | 80 | 81 | 82 | 83 | 84 | 85 | 86 | 87 | 88 | 90 | 91 | 92 | 93 | 94 | 95 | 96 | 102 | 103 | 104 | 105 | 106 | 107 | 108 | 109 | 110 | 111 | 112 | 114 | 115 | 116 | 117 | 118 | 119 | 120 | 121 | 122 | 123 | 124 | 125 | 126 | 127 | 128 | 129 | 136 | 137 | 138 | 140 | 141 | 142 | 146 | 147 | 148

SkP info: VII, 419

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98 — Anon Hsv 98VII

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Cite as: Tarrin Wills and Stefanie Gropper (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Hugsvinnsmál 98’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 419.

Góðra dæma        leiti gumna hverr,
        sá er vill hyggindi hafa;
annars víti
        láti sér at varnaði,
        ok geriz svá góðum líkr.

Hverr gumna, sá er vill hafa hyggindi, leiti góðra dæma; láti víti annars sér at varnaði, ok geriz svá líkr góðum.

Every man who wants to have wisdom, should look for good examples; he should let the punishment of another [be] a warning to him and thus become like good people.

Mss: 1199ˣ(74r), 624(145)

Readings: [2] leiti: leiti sér 624    [3] sá: om. 624    [4] annars: vánds manns 624    [5] láti: lætr 624;    varnaði: varnaði verða 624    [6] geriz svá: verðr 624

Editions: Skj: Anonyme digte og vers [XIII], [C. E/5]. Hugsvinnsmál 98: AII, 187, BII, 202, Skald II, 105; Hallgrímur Scheving 1831, 24, Gering 1907, 26, Tuvestrand 1977, 126, Hermann Pálsson 1985, 97.

Notes: [All]: Lat. parallel: (Dist. III, 13) Multorum disce exemplo quae facta sequaris, / quae fugias, vita est nobis aliena magistra ‘Learn from the example of many what deeds you should emulate and which to avoid; the life of others is a teacher to us’.

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