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Anon Hsv 143VII/5 — hygg ‘think’

Miskunnsamr        skaltu við menn vera,
        ef þú átt þræla þér,
þvít jarðligt eðli        hygg ek jafnt hafa
        þý sem þjóðans mögr.

Skaltu vera miskunnsamr við menn, ef þú átt þér þræla, þvít ek hygg þý hafa jafnt jarðligt eðli sem þjóðans mögr.

You must be merciful with men if you own slaves, because I think a bondwoman has the same earthly nature as the kinsman of a prince.


[5] hygg ek: minztu 624



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