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Anon Hsv 129VII

Tarrin Wills and Stefanie Gropper (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Hugsvinnsmál 129’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 437.

Anonymous PoemsHugsvinnsmál
128129130

text and translation

Vertu eigi svá aumr,        at þú eigi gáir
        at vænta ins vildara hlutar,
né svá auðugr,        at þér örvænt sé
        meins á marga vega.

Vertu eigi svá aumr, at þú gáir eigi at vænta ins vildara hlutar, né svá auðugr, at sé þér örvænt meins á marga vega.
 
‘Do not be so miserable that you do not remember to expect the more pleasant fate, nor so wealthy that you are not dismayed by injury in many ways.

notes and context

Lat. parallel: (Dist. IV, 26) Tranquillis rebus semper adversa timeto: / rursus in adversis melius sperare memento ‘In peaceful circumstances always be on the lookout for adverse things, and again, in bad times, remember always to hope for better’. The same idea is expressed in several other sts of Hsv, as for instance in sts 24, 25, 80.

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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 128: AII, 193-4, BII, 207, Skald II, 108; Hallgrímur Scheving 1831, 30, Gering 1907, 35, Tuvestrand 1977, 142, Hermann Pálsson 1985, 117.

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