Alexander Pope's Heroic Couplet on Spiders, from Essay on Man

203      What modes of sight, betwixt each wide extreme,
204      The mole's dim curtain, and the lynx's beam:
205      Of smell, the headlong lioness between,
206      And hound sagacious on the tainted green:
207      Of hearing, from the life that fills the flood,
208      To that which warbles thro' the vernal wood:
209      The spider's touch, how exquisitely fine,
210      Feels at each thread, and lives along the line:
211      In the nice bee, what sense so subtly true
212      From pois'nous herbs extracts the healing dew.

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