Detail: 1878 – The Bee and the Tomtit Book Cover: Chatterbox Album of Animals, 1878
Details: 1878 – The Bee and the Tomtit
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“The Bee and the Tomtit – by Harrison Weir” is a full page book plate image, taken from the “Chatterbox Album of Animals”, published by W.W.Gardner, circa 1878. The short anecdote accompanying the illustration, takes the form of a poem, and reads as follows: ” ‘Bee’ exclaimed a twittering Tomtit, Perched upon a garden wall, ‘Poison lurks in many blossoms, Yet thou gatherest from all.’ ‘True,’ she answered; I discover, Sweets in flowers of every kind; Poison may be present with them, But I leave all that behind.’ “
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