Hybla bees

Julius Caesar, [5.1.30-38]. Antony. “In your bad strokes, Brutus, you give good words./ Witness the hole you made in Caesar’s heart,/ Crying ‘Long live! Hail, Caesar!’ Cassius. “Antony,/ The posture of your blows are yet unknown;/ But for your words, they rob theh Hybla bees,/ And leave them honeyless.” Antony. “Not stingless too?” Brutus. “O, yes, and soundless too./ For you have stol’n their buzzing, Antony,/ And very wisely threat before you sting.”

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