Philip Freneau

(1752 - 1832)

Poems of Philip Freneau

1. Eutaw Springs 1/1/2004
2. On A Honey Bee 1/13/2003
3. On The Death Of Dr. Benjamin Franklin 1/13/2003
4. The Indian Burying Ground 1/13/2003
5. The Republican Genius Of Europe 1/13/2003
6. The Wild Honey-Suckle 1/13/2003
7. To A New England Poet 1/13/2003

On A Honey Bee

Thou born to sip the lake or spring,
Or quaff the waters of the stream,
Why hither come on vagrant wing?--
Does Bacchus tempting seem--
Did he, for you, the glass prepare?--
Will I admit you to a share?

Did storms harrass or foes perplex,
Did wasps or king-birds bring dismay--

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