The spectacle [of American politics] resembles that of swarms of insects changing from worms to wings. They must get the wings or ...die. For our salvation, Mr. Wilbur Wright is providing wings. He will also have to provide a new insect to use them.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
We have seen the city; it is the gibbous Mirrored eye of an insect. All things happen... On its balcony and are resumed within, But the action is the cold, syrupy flow Of a pageant.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
Little minds mistake little objects for great ones, and lavish away upon the former that time and attention which only the latter ...deserve. To such mistakes we owe the numerous and frivolous tribe of insect-mongers, shell-mongers, and pursuers and driers of butterflies, etc. The strong mind distinguishes, not only between the useful and the useless, but likewise between the useful and the curious.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »
Happy Insect, happy Thou, Dost neither Age, nor Winter know....
But when thou'st drunk, and danc'd, and sung Thy fill, the flowry Leaves among, (Voluptuous, and Wise withal, Epicurean Animal!) Satiated with thy Summer Feast, Thou retir'st to endless Rest.LESSATTRIBUTION DETAIL »