quick funny quote from Hawthorne's Wonder Book

This comes from the story "The Gorgon's Head," about Perseus killing Medusa with the aid of "Quicksilver" (Mercury). After the part of the quest where Perseus has had to confront The Three Gray Ladies who share a single eye between them, Hawthorne writes...

"As a general rule, I would advise all people, whether sisters or brothers, old or young, who chance to have but one eye amongst them, to cultivate forbearance, and not all insist upon peeping through it at once." (p.20, 1885 edition)