For wealth maketh to itself wings,
Like an eagle that flieth heavenwards.
Speak not in the hearing of a fool,
For he will despise the wisdom of thy
Egypt and Israel
The Teaching of Amen-em-ope.
They remain not over the night with
They have made for themselves wings
And have flown into the heavens.
Empty not thine inmost soul to
Nor spoil (thereby) thine influence.
Remove not the widow's land-mark.
And enter not into the fields of the
Apply thine heart unto instruction
And thine ears to the words of know-
Remove not the land-mark from the
bounds of the fields . . .
And violate not the widow's boun-
Give thine ears, hear the words that
Give thine heart to interpret them.
Other parallels occur, but these must suffice.
Unfortunately, space forbids our dealing with the many
points of contact between Egyptian love-poems and the Song
W. O. E. OESTERLEY