Wide ears and long tongues (John Jewel)

Reformed Covenanter

Cancelled Commissioner
Let no man among you be a busybody in other men's matters. Be not eaves-droppers, and hearkening what is said or done in your neighbour's house. Wide ears and long tongues dwell together. They that love to hear all that may be told them, do also love to blab out all they hear.

John Jewel, An Exposition upon the Two Epistles of the Apostle St. Paul to the Thessalonians (1584; London: John Hatchard, 1811), p. 111.