Men and Bees
Zoology, Animal Behaviour, Natural History, Human Species, Nutrition, Industry, Class
Opens by describing how 'Working Bees' prepare honey in the summer and thus, 'by their toil', accumulate food to survive the cold winter, so that when they are 'Out of work' they are not 'out of victuals too'. Contrasts this to the less 'happier' 'Working Men', who earn 'Little more than bread and cheese', which they do not 'hoard', and whose 'produce [...] Goes for others to provide'. Ends by noting that while bees can 'sustenance command', 'Men can only help implore'. Calls on 'Masters' to follow the example of bees and 'Give a share to Working Men'.
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