For some excitement, good and hot,
    These lads were fairly spoiling,
When through the bee-hive plunked the shot,
    And set the pot a-boiling!
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  The startled swarm came streaming out
    In temper hot and baleful,
And drove the foe in awful rout,
    With volleys sharp and painful!


Peter Newell, The Hole Book, New York, Harper & Brothers, 1908, plate 21.

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Online edition by Marco Graziosi, December 1999.

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