|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|Oer folded blooms|
On swirls of musk,
The beetle booms adown the glooms
And bumps along the dusk.
James Whitcomb RileyThe Beetle.
|And often, to our comfort, shall we find|
The sharded beetle in a safer hold
Than is the full-winged eagle.
Cymbeline. Act III. Sc. 3. L. 19.
|And the poor beetle that we tread upon,|
In corporal sufferance finds a pang as great
As when a giant dies.
Measure for Measure. Act III. Sc. 1. L. 79.