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Norwegian proverb

From:Anthony M. Miles <theophilus88@...>
Date:Tuesday, August 26, 2003, 16:53
A Lutheran acquaintance of mine has this proverb on her wall, but knows not
what it means:
G/O)jestfrihe(i/t) er husets smykke;
Kjarlighet er hjemmets lykke.

What does it mean? My attempt:
Guestfreedom is the house's smoke;
Charcoallight is the home's light.

"commune id vitium est, hic vivimus ambitiosa
"this is our common fault; here we live in ostentatious poverty"
Juvenal, Satires 3.182-3

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Arnt Richard Johansen <arj@...>