The Bee (Ann Mounsey)
- Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-09-19). Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 3.02 MB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes:
First published: 1855 Ewer & Co.
Original text and translations
O do not kill that Bee
That thus hath wounded thee!
Sweet, it was no Despite,
But Hue did him deceive:
For when thy Lips did close,
He deemed them a Rose.
What wouldst thou further crave?
He, wanting Wit, and blinded with Delight,
Would fain have kiss’d, but mad with Joy did bite.