Never reproach another for his love: It happens often enough That beauty ensnares with desire the wise While the foolish remain unmoved.
At the loves of a man to laugh is not meet For anyone ever; The wise oft fall, when fools yield not, To the lure of a lovely maid.
Fault for loving let no man find Ever with any other; Oft the wise are fettered, where fools go free, By beauty that breeds desire.
At love should no one ever Wonder in another: A beauteous countenance oft captivates the wise, which captivates not the foolish.
skyli engi maðr
oft fá á horskan,
er á heimskan né fá,
Lessons for Lovers (verses 89-93)