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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:9354
AUTHOR:Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas (1544–1590)
QUOTATION:For where ’s the state beneath the firmament
That doth excel the bees for government? 1
ATTRIBUTION:First Week, Fifth Day, Part i.
 
Note 1.
So work the honey-bees,
Creatures that by a rule in Nature teach
The act of order to a peopled kingdom.
William Shakespeare: Henry V. act i. sc. 3. [back]
 

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