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" ... community; as if the bees would carry through the similitude of their habits with those of laborious and gainful man, I beheld numbers from rival hives, arriving on eager wing, to enrich themselves with the ruins of their neighbors. "
The Saturday Magazine - Page 183
1841
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A Tour on the Prairies

Washington Irving - Indians of North America - 1835 - 199 pages
...wing, to enrich themselves with the ruins of their neighbours. These busied themselves as eagerly and cheerily as so many wreckers on an Indiaman that has...poor proprietors of the ruin, they seemed to have no he^t to do any thing, not even to taste the nectar that flowed around them, but crawled backwards and...
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A Tour on the Prairies, Issue 1

Washington Irving - Indians of North America - 1835 - 335 pages
...wing, to enrich themselves with the ruins of their neighbours. These busied themselves as eagerly and cheerily as so many wreckers on an Indiaman that has...poor proprietors of the ruin, they seemed to have A BEE HUNT. 67 no heart to do any thing, not even to taste the nectar that flowed around them, but...
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The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Volume 25

1835
...neighbours. These busied themselves as eagerly and cheerily as so many wreckers on an Indiaman that had been driven on shore, — plunging into the cells...proprietors of the ruin, they seemed to have no heart to do any thing, not even to taste the nectar that Bowed around them, but crawled backward and forward in...
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A Tour on the Prairies

Washington Irving - Indians of North America - 1835 - 199 pages
...wing, to enrich themselves with the ruins of their neighbours. These busied themselves as eagerly and cheerily as so many wreckers on an Indiaman that has...banqueting greedily on the spoil, and then winging the$jfttvay full freighted to their homes, As to the poor proprietors of the ruin, they seemed to have...
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The Literary Gazette: A Weekly Journal of Literature, Science, and the Fine Arts

William Jerdan, William Ring Workman, John Morley, Frederick Arnold, Charles Wycliffe Goodwin - 1835
...sadness the concluding as eagerly and cheerily as so many wreckers , passage of the eventful history. on an Indiaman that has been driven on shore, — ~ — plunging into the cells of the broken honey- ' The Works of William Cowper, his Life and combs, banqueting greedily on the spoil, and then...
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The Monthly Review

Books - 1835
...appetite of a school-boy. Nay, the bees from rival hives hastily congregated and busied themselves as so many wreckers on an Indiaman that has been driven on shore ; the poor proprietors alone had not heart to do any thing. The capture of the wild-horse is a very...
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My Bee Book

William Charles Cotton - Bee culture - 1842 - 368 pages
...wings, to enrich themselves with the ruins of their neighbours. These busied themselves as eagerly and cheerily as so many wreckers on an Indiaman that has...proprietors of the ruin, they seemed to have no heart to do any thing, not even to taste the nectar that flowed around them, but crawled backwards and forwards,...
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Visitor: Or Monthly Instructor

1843
...wing, to enrich themselves with the ruins of their neighbours. These busied themselves as eagerly and cheerily as so many wreckers on an Indiaman that has...greedily on the spoil, and then winging their way full-freighted to their homes. As to the poor proprietors of the ruin, they seemed to have no heart...
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The Rover, Volume 2

Seba Smith, Lawrence Labree - 1844
...their neighbors. These busied themselves as eagerly and cheerfully as so many wreckers on an Indinman that has been driven on shore ; plunging into the...the broken honeycombs, banqueting greedily on the spoils, and then winging their way full freighted to tht-ir homes. An to the poor propiii'tors of the...
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The District School Reader, Or, Exercises in Reading and Speaking: Designed ...

William Draper Swan - American literature - 1845 - 484 pages
...enrich themselves with the ruins of their neighbors. These busied themselves as eagerly and cheerfully as so many wreckers on an Indiaman that has been driven...proprietors of the ruin, they seemed to have no heart to do any thing, not even to taste the nectar that flowed around them, but crawled backwards and forwards,...
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