Aumr maðr telr sér einskis vant,
ef sér atvinnu á,
en inn fégjarni sýtir, þótt fullsælu hafi,
ok þykkiz válaðr vera.
Aumr maðr telr sér einskis vant, ef á sér atvinnu, en inn fégjarni sýtir, þótt hafi fullsælu, ok þykkiz vera válaðr.
A poor man thinks he lacks nothing if he has means of subsistence for himself, but the avaricious person complains even if he has great wealth, and thinks he is poverty-stricken.
[2-3]: These ll. are reversed in 1199ˣ, which produces an unmetrical reading.
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