Lady-Birds, or Coccinellidae, a family of small variously coloured beetles. They are usually black, with red or yellow spots, or vice versa. They are of the greatest service to agriculturists, as they feed on plant lice (Aphides).
“God is a skilful physician. He knows what is best. God observes the several tempers of men, and knows what will work most effectually. Some are of a more sweet disposition, and are drawn by mercy: others are more rugged and knotty pieces: these God deals with in a more forcible way. Some things are kept in sugar, some in brine. God doth not deal alike with all, he hath trials for the strong, and cordials for the weak.”
–Thomas Watson, A Divine Cordial