Like the love-making of the grasshopper.

from Thomas Hardy – Tess of the D'Urbervilles Chapter 14: "Maiden No More" Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

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Hardy mocks the “Machine,” symbol of Modernity. To him the fancy tractors are nothing more than insects fucking

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