The hum of insects, bees buzzing about the flowers, can be one of the most soothing of sounds and George Eliot has a beautiful way to describe this sweet song.

‘… and listen to the hum of insects, like tiniest bells on the garment of Silence.’

 

Source: George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss (London: Oxford University Press, 1963), p. 316

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