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Anon Hsv 99VII/2 — eigi ‘not’

Upp at hefja        sómir þér eigi vel
        meiri iðn, en þú megir;
algers verks,        þá er unnit er;
        æ spyrr lýðr at lokum.

Sómir þér eigi vel at hefja upp meiri iðn, en þú megir; lýðr spyrr æ at lokum algers verks, þá er unnit er.

It does not befit you to start a bigger business than you can manage; people always find out about the results of a completed work when it is finished.

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