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Lexicon Poeticum

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Anon Hsv 142VII/1 — Vel ‘well’

Vel skaltu vinna,        ef þú átt í verkum hlut,
        ok geraz hölðum hollr;
sinni sýslu        týnir slægr maðr;
        ilt er verkþjófr at vera.

Ef þú átt hlut í verkum, skaltu vinna vel ok geraz hollr hölðum; slægr maðr týnir sýslu sinni; ilt er at vera verkþjófr.

If you take part in work, you must work well and become loyal to men; a sly man forgets his work; it is bad to be a work-thief.



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