|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|Fair insect! that, with threadlike legs spread out,|
And blood-extracting bill and filmy wing,
Dost murmur, as thou slowly sailst about,
In pitiless ears full many a plaintive thing,
And tell how little our large veins would bleed,
Would we but yield them to thy bitter need.
BryantTo a Mosquito.