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Anon Hsv 18VII/3 — kosta ‘try’

Ofsvefni tæla        láttu þik aldrigi;
        kosta vakr at vera;
leti ok lasta        verðr, þeim er lengi sefr,
        auðit iðugliga.

Láttu þik aldrigi tæla ofsvefni; kosta at vera vakr; verðr leti ok lasta iðugliga auðit, þeim er lengi sefr.

Never let too much sleepiness entice you; try to stay awake; laziness and vices frequently fall to the lot of the one who sleeps for a long time.

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[3] kosta: kosta þú 720a IV, 696XV, 624

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