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" THERE is a bird, who by his coat, And by the hoarseness of his note, Might be supposed a crow; A great frequenter of the church, Where bishoplike he finds a perch, And dormitory too. Above the steeple shines a plate, That turns and turns, to indicate... "
The Poetical Works of William Cowper - Page 256
by William Cowper - 1854
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Poems, Volume 1

William Cowper - 1782 - 359 pages
...frequenter of the church, Where bifhop-like he finds a perch, And dormitory too. 2. Above the fteeple fhines a plate, That turns and turns, to indicate From what point blows the weather ; Look up your brains begin to fwim, 'Tis in the clouds that pleafes him, ' He choofes it the rather....
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Poems, Volume 1

William Cowper - 1782 - 359 pages
...of the church, Where bifhop-like he finds a perch, . And dormitory too. 2. Above the fteeple fhines a plate, That turns and turns, to indicate From what point blows the weatherj Look up your brains begin to fwim, 'Tis in the clouds that pleafes him, He choofes...
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Poems

William Cowper - 1786
...frequenter of the church, Where bifhop-like he finds a perch, And dormitory too. 2. Above the fteeple fhines a plate, That turns and turns, to indicate From what point blows the weather ; Look up your brains begin to fwim, 'Tis in the clouds that pleafes him, He choofes it the rather....
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Poems: By William Cowper, ... In Two Volumes. ...

William Cowper - 1787
...of the church,. Where bifhop-fike he finds a perch., And dormitory too. II. Above the fleeple fhines a plate, That turns and turns, to indicate From what point blows the weather,. Look up your brains begin to fwim, 'Tis in the clouds that pleafes him* He choofes it the rather....
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Poems, Volume 1

William Cowper - 1788
...Where bifhop-like he finds a perch, And dormitory too. - ' :..> II. Above the fteeple fhines a plate, That turns and turns, to indicate From what point blows the weather, Look up your brains begin to fwim, -:'Tis in the clouds that pleafes him, He choofes it the rather....
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Poems, Volume 1

William Cowper - 1790 - 298 pages
...of the church, Where bifhop-like he finds a perchj., And dormitory coo.. II. Above the fteeple mines a plate, That turns and turns, to indicate From what point blows the weatheiy Look up your brains begin to fwim, 'Tis in the clouds that pleafcs him,. He choofes...
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Poems: By William Cowper, of the Inner Temple Esq. In Two Volumes ...

William Cowper - 1793 - 359 pages
...of the church, Where, bifhop-like, he finds a perch, And dormitory too. II. Above the fteeple fhines a plate, That turns and turns, to indicate From what point blows the weather. Look up your brains begin to fwim, 'Tis in the clouds .that pleafes him, He choofes it the rather....
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Pieces of Poetry, Selected for ...

Vicesimus Knox - 1796 - 1008 pages
...frequenter of the church, Where biihop-like he finds a perch - And dormitory too. About the ftecplc fnines a plate, That turns and turns, to indicate From what point blows the weather ; Look up your brains begin to fwim, Tis in the clouds that plcafcs him, He choofes it the rather....
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The Edinburgh Review, Volume 75

1842
...and bringing to remembrance Cowper's playful lines on the subject ' There is a bird who, by bis coat, And by the hoarseness of his note, Might be...bishoplike, he finds a perch, And dormitory, too.' In their passage up the Zurich-see, the sight of the Righi mountain brings to his mind the disappointment...
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Poems, Volume 1

William Cowper - 1803 - 348 pages
...thoughts to you, Since such a reptile has its gem, And boasts its splendour too. II. THE JACKDAW. i. THERE is a bird, who, by his coat, And by the hoarseness of his note, Might be suppos'da crow ; A great frequenter of the church, Where, bishop-like, he finds a perch, And dormitory...
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