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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Katydid
 
Thou art a female, Katydid!
  I know it by the trill
That quivers through thy piercing notes
  So petulant and shrill.
I think there is a knot of you
  Beneath the hollow tree,
A knot of spinster Katydids,—
  Do Katydids drink tea?
        Holmes—To an Insect.
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Where the katydid works her chromatic reed on the walnut-tree over the well.
        Walt Whitman—Leaves of Grass. Song of Myself. Pt. 33. L. 61.
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