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Arthur Quiller-Couch, comp.  The Oxford Book of Victorian Verse.  1922.
 
A Merry Bee
By Joseph Skipsey (1832–1903)
 
A GOLDEN bee a-cometh
  O’er the mere, glassy mere,
And a merry tale he hummeth
    In my ear.
 
How he seized and kiss’d a blossom        5
  From its true thorny tree,
Pluck’d and placed in Annie’s bosom,
    Hums the bee!
 
 
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