Gallantly shall he speak and gifts bring Who wishes for woman’s love: Praise the features of the fair girl, Who courts well will conquer.
Fairly shall speak, nor spare his gifts, Who will win a woman’s love, Shall praise the looks of the lovely maid: He who flatters will win the fair.
Soft words shall he speak and wealth shall he offer Who longs for a maiden’s love, And the beauty praise of the maiden bright; He wins whose wooing is best.
Fair shall speak, and money offer, Who would obtain a woman’s love. Praise the form of a fair damsel; He gets who courts her.
Fagrt skal mæla
ok fé bjóða,
sá er vill fljóðs ást fá,
ins ljósa mans,
sá fær, er fríar.
Lessons for Lovers (verses 89-93)