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Anon Hsv 42VII/3 — eigi ‘not’

Fláráðs manns orði,        þótt fagrt mæli,
        þarftu eigi þeim at trúa;
glyslig orð        lát þú í gegn koma,
        ok gjalt svá líku líkt.

Þarftu eigi at trúa þeim orði fláráðs manns, þótt fagrt mæli; lát þú í gegn koma glyslig orð, ok gjalt svá líku líkt.

You need not believe the word of a deceitful man, even though he may speak fair; let specious words counter them, and thus repay like with like.

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