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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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7. Anonymous Poems, Hugsvinnsmál, 43 [Vol. 7, 387]

[All]: Lat. parallel: (Dist. I, 28) Cum tibi sint nati nec opes, tunc artibus illos / instrue, quo possint inopem defendere vitam ‘When you have sons rather than riches, then instruct them in the arts, by means of which they may be able to maintain a life without riches’. Dist. I, 27 (Noli homines blando nimium sermone probare; / fistula dulce canit, volucrem dum decipit auceps ‘Do not approve too much of men with flattering speech; the pipe sings sweetly, when the fowler deceives the bird’) is not translated in Hsv.


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