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Anon Hsv 75VII/3 — vert ‘deserve’

Ofdrukkinn maðr,        ef hann ilt geri,
        er eigi várkunnar vert;
sjálfr því veldr,        ef hann svá drekkr,
        at eigi at geð síns gáir.

Ofdrukkinn maðr, ef hann geri ilt, er eigi várkunnar vert; sjálfr veldr því, ef hann drekkr svá, at eigi gáir at geð síns.

If a man who has drunk too much does wrong, it does not deserve excusing; he causes it himself if he drinks so much that he is not aware of his senses.



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