honeyless

honeyless

(ˈhʌnɪləs)
adj
without any honey
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To one learned in Shakespearean hieroglyphics,-learned in the spiritual portion of those lines to which Kean adds a sensual grandeur: his tongue must seem to have robbed "the Hybla bees, and left them honeyless." (apud Bate 1963: 245)
"A thing to dream of, not to tell!" The sensual fife of verse springs warm from the lips of Kean, and to one learned in Shakespearean hieroglyphics,--learned in the spiritual portion of those lines to which Kean adds sensual grandeur: his tongue must seem to have robbed "The Hybla bees, and left them honeyless." There is an indescribable gusto in his voice, by which we feel that the utterer is thinking of the past and the future, while speaking of the instant.
[....] The sensual life of verse springs warm from the lips of Kean, and to one learned in Shakespearean hieroglyphics,--learned in the spiritual portion of those lines to which Kean adds a sensual grandeur: his tongue must seem to have robbed "the hybla bees, and left them honeyless." (Cook 345-46)