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" ... the bees of the bankrupt hive who had been absent at the time of the catastrophe, and who arrived, from time to time, with full cargoes from abroad. At first they wheeled about... "
The Saturday Magazine - Page 183
1841
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The Battersea series of standard reading books for boys, Book 5

Evan Daniel - 1879
...where the fallen tree had once reared its head, astonished at finding it all a vacuum. At length, as if comprehending their disaster, they settled down...lamentations over the downfall of their republic. WASHINGTON IKVING. Harbinger. — A forerunner that gives notice of some expected arrival. Herald....
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British Bee-farming: Its Profits and Pleasures

James F. Robinson - Bee culture - 1880 - 206 pages
...place where the fallen tree had once reared its head, astonished at finding all a vacuum. At length, as if comprehending their disaster, they settled down...scene in which the " melancholy Jacques" might have moralised by the hour. We now abandoned the place, leaving much honey in the hollow of the tree. "...
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The Crayon Miscellany

Washington Irving - Abbotsford (B.C.) - 1882 - 379 pages
...where the fallen tree had once reared its head, astonished at finding it all a vacuum. At length, as if comprehending their disaster, they settled down in clusters on a dry branch of a neighboring tree, whence they seemed to contemplate the prostrate ruin, and to buzz forth doleful lamentations...
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Complete Works, Volume 4

Washington Irving - 1882
...where the fallen tree had once reared its head, astonished at finding it all a vacuum. At length, as if comprehending their disaster, they settled down in clusters on a dry branch of a neighboring tree, whence they seemed to contemplate the prostrate ruin, and to buzz forth doleful lamentations...
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Chambers's graduated readers, Book 5

Chambers W. and R., ltd - 1884
...place where the fallen tree had once reared its head, astonished at finding it gone. At length, as if comprehending their disaster, they settled down...in clusters on a dry branch of a neighbouring tree, whence they seemed to contemplate the prostrate ruin, and to buzz forth doleful lamentations over the...
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The revised series. First (-Sixth) reader, ed. by T. Morrison

Thomas Morrison (LL.D.) - 1884
...time to time with full cargoes from abroad, astonished at finding the place a vacuum. At length, as if comprehending their disaster, they settled down...in clusters on a dry branch of a neighbouring tree, whence they seemed to contemplate the prostrate ruin, and to buzz forth doleful lamentations over the...
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The New Franklin Fifth Reader: With a New Elocutionary Treatise, Essentials ...

Loomis Joseph Campbell - Elocution - 1884 - 432 pages
...where the fallen tree had once reared its head, astonished at finding it all a vacuum. At length, as if comprehending their disaster, they settled down in clusters on a dry branch of a neighboring tree, whence they seemed to contemplate the prostrate^ ruin, and to buzz forth doleful...
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Chambers's Graduated Readers, Book 5

1894
...place where the fallen tree had once reared its head, astonished at finding it gone. At length, as if comprehending their disaster, they settled down in clusters on a dry branch of a neighbouring 166 tree, whence they seemed to contemplate the prostrate ruin, and to buzz forth doleful lamentations...
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Elements of Rhetoric: A Course in Plain Prose Composition

Alphonso Gerald Newcomer - English language - 1898 - 382 pages
...where the fallen tree had once reared its head, astonished at finding it all a vacuum. At length, as if comprehending their disaster, they settled down in clusters on a dry branch of a neighboring tree, from whence they seemed to contemplate the prostrate ruin, and to buzz forth doleful...
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Primer [first-fifth] Reader, Volume 5

Joseph Henry Wade, Emma Sylvester - Readers and speakers - 1908
...wheeled about in the air, in the place where the fallen tree had once reared its head. At length, as if comprehending their disaster, they settled down in clusters on a dry branch of a neighboring tree, whence they seemed to contemplate the prostrate ruin, and to buzz forth doleful lamentations...
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