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Orð kvað hitt Högni
hugði lítt vægja—
varr að vættugi
er varð að reyna:
Hirða þú oss hræða,
hafþú það fram sjaldan!
Ef þú eykr orði
illt mundu þér lengja. (eddic or germanic)
(Then said Hogni—he didn’t weigh his words much—
not one whit did he hesitate, as was afterwards proved:
‘Don’t try to frighten us, don’t try that again!
If you drag out your words it will lengthen your miseries.’
editions: Skj Not in Skj;