Translations. - Three Pairs And One. (From Genestet.)

A poem by George MacDonald

You have two ears--and but one mouth:
Let this, friend, be a token--
Much should be heard, and not so much
Be spoken.

You have two eyes--and but one mouth:
That is an indication--
Much must you see, but little serves
Relation.

You have two hands--and but one mouth:
Receive the hint you meet with--
For labour two, but only one
To eat with.

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