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Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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Anon Hsv 91VII/1 — Eigi ‘not’

Eigi skaltu lataz,        ef þú vilt líf hafa,
        þat er drengmanni dugir;
því fleira lýtir,        sem færra nennir
        gott at vinna gumi.

Skaltu eigi lataz, ef þú vilt hafa líf, þat er dugir drengmanni; því fleira lýtir, sem gumi nennir færra gott at vinna.

You must not be lazy if you want to have a life which suits a good man; a man will blame the more, as he is inclined to do less [that is] good.


[1] Eigi skaltu: skal eigi sá 624



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