|Roman beehives from Malta|
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The posture of your blows are yet unknown;
But for your words, they rob the Hybla bees,
And leave them honeyless.
Not stingless too?
Oh yes, and soundless too.
For you have stol'n their buzzing, Antony,
And very wisely threat before you sting.
Julius Caesar, Act 5, Scene 1
by William Shakespeare