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THE PRESENT: OR THE BAG OF THE BEE, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fly to my mistresse, pretty pilfring bee
Last Line: Tole forth my death; next, to my buryall come.
Subject(s): Bees; Insects; Beekeeping; Bugs


Fly to my Mistresse, pretty pilfring Bee,
And say, thou bring'st this Hony-bag from me:
When on her lip, thou hast thy sweet dew plac't,
Mark, if her tongue, but slily, steale a taste.
If so, we live; if not, with mournfull humme,
Tole forth my death; next, to my buryall come.





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