Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.


He turned aside to see the carcase of the lion; and behold, there was a swarm of bees in the carcase.
Judges.—Chap. xiv. Verse 8; and see Davidson’s Virgil, by Buckley, Georgic IV.

’Tis seldom when the bee doth leave her comb in the dead carrion.
Shakespeare.—King Henry IV., Part II. Act IV. Scene 4. (The King to Warwick.)

Where the bee sucks, there suck I.
Shakespeare.—Tempest, Act V. Scene 1. (A Song.)

So work the honey bees;
Creatures that, by a rule in nature, teach
The act of order to a peopled kingdom.
Shakespeare.—King Henry V., Act I. Scene 2. (Canterbury.)