Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
William Holmes McGuffey (180073)
The lark is up to meet the sun, The bee is on the wing; The ant its la-bor has be-gun, The woods with music ring. Shall birds, and bees, and ants, be wise, While I my mo-ments waste? O let me with the morn-ing rise, And to my du-ty haste.
WILLIAM HOLMES MCGUFFEY, The lark is up to meet the sun, McGuffeys Eclectic Primer, newly rev., lesson 81, p. 54 (1849).