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.