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Anon Hsv 45VII

Tarrin Wills and Stefanie Gropper (eds) 2007, ‘Anonymous Poems, Hugsvinnsmál 45’ in Margaret Clunies Ross (ed.), Poetry on Christian Subjects. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 7. Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 388-9.

Anonymous PoemsHugsvinnsmál
444546

text and translation

Ljótlig vömm        ef þú lasta vilt,
        drýgðu eigi sjálfr in sömu;
annan samir þér        eigi at lasta,
        ef þú ert syndauðigr sjálfr.

Ef þú vilt lasta ljótlig vömm, drýgðu eigi sjálfr in sömu; samir þér eigi at lasta annan, ef þú ert syndauðigr sjálfr.
 
‘If you want to censure ugly faults, do not commit the same yourself; it does not beseem you to blame another if you are sinful yourself.

notes and context

Lat. parallel: (Dist. I, 30) Quae culpare soles, ea tu ne feceris ipse: / turpe est doctori, cum culpa redarguat ipsum ‘Those things you are accustomed to blame do not do yourself; it is bad for a teacher when his fault refutes himself’. The same topic is dealt with in Sól 15.

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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 45: AII, 178, BII, 193, Skald II, 100-1; Hallgrímur Scheving 1831, 14, Gering 1907, 13, Tuvestrand 1977, 96, Hermann Pálsson 1985, 57.

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