Saturday, June 11, 2005

The Bee in the Bonnet

Hi All!

Beware of getting a bee in your bonnet. It happens to me sometimes and it isn't very healthy.

The phrase is thought to have come from Robert Herrick's poem, 'Mad Maid's Song', 1648.

Ah! woe is me, woe, woe is me! Alack and well-a-day!
For pity, sir, find out that bee Which bore my love away.
I'll seek him in your bonnet brave,
I'll seek him in your eyes;
Nay, now I think they've made his grave
I' th' bed of strawberries.


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