Perishable works of man

William Pashley (rev.), The morning stars : a treatise (en permanence) as  suggested by the Grand Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations, Londres, T. Hatchard, 1851, p. 20.

What are all the lifeless, perishable works of man, from the least to the greatest, compared with all the living and moving, and even the inanimate works of God ? But as insignificant as the works of emmets, or the fabricated works of mason and carpenter bees, and the paper and waw-works of others bees and wasps, and the textile works of insect spinners, and weavers, as caddis and silk-worms and spiders, are compared to those of man ?