| Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.|
|AUTHOR:||William Holmes McGuffey (180073)|
|QUOTATION:||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.
|ATTRIBUTION:||WILLIAM HOLMES MCGUFFEY, The lark is up to meet the sun, McGuffeys Eclectic Primer, newly rev., lesson 81, p. 54 (1849).|