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    The bee is enclosed, and shines preserved, in a tear of the
    sisters of Phaeton, so that it seems enshrined in its own nectar.
    It has obtained a worthy reward for its great toils; we may
    suppose that the bee itself would have desired such a death.

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As busie as a Bee.

As busie as a Bee.

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The little bee returns with evening's gloom,
To join her comrades in the braided hive,
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The little bee returns with evening's gloom,
To join her comrades in the braided hive,
Where, housed beside their might honey-comb,
They dream their polity shall long survive.

by Charles Tennyson Turner Found in: Bees Quotes,
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"O bees, sweet bees!" I said; "that nearest field
Is shining white with fragrant immortelles
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"O bees, sweet bees!" I said; "that nearest field
Is shining white with fragrant immortelles
Fly swiftly there and drain those honey wells."

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How doth the little busy bee
Improve each shining hour,
And gather honey all the day
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How doth the little busy bee
Improve each shining hour,
And gather honey all the day
From every opening flower.

by Isaac Watts Found in: Bees Quotes,
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His labor is a chant,
His idleness a tune;
Oh, for a bee's experience
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His labor is a chant,
His idleness a tune;
Oh, for a bee's experience
Of clovers and of noon!

by Emily Dickinson Found in: Bees Quotes,
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Seeing only what is fair,
Sipping only what is sweet,
. . . .
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Seeing only what is fair,
Sipping only what is sweet,
. . . .
Leave the chaff, and take the wheat.

by Ralph Waldo Emerson Found in: Bees Quotes,
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Listen! O, listen!
Here come the hum the golden bees
Underneath full blossomed trees,
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Listen! O, listen!
Here come the hum the golden bees
Underneath full blossomed trees,
At once with glowing fruit and flowers crowned.

by James Russell Lowell Found in: Bees Quotes,
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The careful insect 'midst his works I view,
Now from the flowers exhaust the fragrant dew,
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The careful insect 'midst his works I view,
Now from the flowers exhaust the fragrant dew,
With golden treasures load his little thighs,
And steer his distant journey through the skies.

by John Gay Found in: Bees Quotes,
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The solitary Bee
Whose buzzing was the only sound of life,
Flew there on restless wing,
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The solitary Bee
Whose buzzing was the only sound of life,
Flew there on restless wing,
Seeking in vain one blossom where to fix.

by Robert Southey Found in: Bees Quotes,
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