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Hávamál 122

Auden-Taylor (1969): But waste no words on a witless oaf, Nor sit with a senseless ape. Notes: Auden-Taylor place these two lines as the final part of St.120. I have transposed them here to match...

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Hávamál 57

Auden-Taylor (1969): Brand kindles till they broun out, Flame is quickened by flame: One man from another is known by his speech The simpleton by his silence. Hollander (1962): Kindles brand from brand, and...

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Hávamál 27

Auden-Taylor (1969):  The ignorant booby had best be silent When he moves among other men, No one will know what a nit-wit he is Until he begins to talk; No one knows less what...

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Hávamál 26

Auden-Taylor (1969):  The fool who fancies he is full of wisdom While he sits by his hearth at home. Quickly finds when questioned by others That he knows nothing at all.  Hollander (1962):  The...

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Hávamál 25

Auden-Taylor (1969):  The fool thinks that those who laugh At him are all his friends: When he comes to the Thing and calls for support, Few spokesmen he finds. Hollander (1962):  The unwise man...