I Desire a Small Heart

I love the words: my desire is a small [ie, a prudent] heart, but a large liver [ie, the seat of courage].
The Third Year of Kouka, Spring. “Answering the Criticising of Guests.”

5日心は少ならんことを欲
吾れ心は少ならんことを欲し、胆は大ならんことを欲すの語を愛す。
弘化三年春「客の難ずるに答ふ」

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