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Anon Hsv 123VII/3 — kosta ‘Try’

Íþróttir margar        þótt þú öðlaz hafir,
        kosta þú at vinna vel;
erfiði drýgja        þurfu alda synir,
        meðan þeir heilsu hafa.

Kosta þú at vinna vel, þótt þú hafir öðlaz margar íþróttir; alda synir þurfu drýgja erfiði, meðan þeir hafa heilsu.

Try to work well, even if you have attained many accomplishments; the sons of men need to endure hardship while they have their health.

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