Thursday, September 6, 2007

Our Lips And Ears

If your your lips would keep from slips,
five things observe with care:
Of whom your speak, to whom your speak,
And how and when and where.

If your your ears would save from jeers,
These things keep meekly his:
Myself and I, and mine and my,
And how I do and did.


A version of this was written to Laura Ingalls by her mother in the book Little Town On the Prairie. This version is found in

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