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Anon Hsv 126VII/5 — eigi

Örlög sín        viti engi fyrir
        né um þat önn ali;
flestir þat vita,        at mun flærðvörum
        dauði ok líf duga.

Engi viti örlög sín fyrir né ali önn um þat; flestir vita þat, at dauði ok líf mun duga flærðvörum.

Let no-one know his destiny beforehand, nor show concern about it; most know that death and life will help the deceit-wary.

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