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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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The modern reader and speaker

David Charles Bell - 1879 - 544 pages
...of man — their memory burst its fetters. XXVH. — THE JACKDAW.— Camper. THERE is a bird, that, by his coat, and by the hoarseness of his note, might...indicate from what point blows the weather : look up — your brains begin to swim ; 'tis in the clouds — that pleases him; he chooses it the rather....
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Zoologist: A Monthly Journal of Natural History

1879
...partiality for towers and steeples is alluded to by Cowper in the well-known lines beginning — " There is a bird who by his coat, And by the hoarseness of his note, MAGPIE, Pica caudata. — Yarrell, in his ' British Birds,' says, " In my note-book I have a memorandum...
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Addison to Blake

Thomas Humphry Ward - 1880
...watery glass, And heaven reflected in her face ! THE JACKDAW. [From the Latin of Vincent Bourne.] There is a bird who by his coat, And by the hoarseness of...Where bishop-like he finds a perch, And dormitory too. 1 Miss Shuttleworth. Above the steeple shines a plate, That turns and turns, to indicate From what...
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The English Poets: Addison to Blake

Thomas Humphry Ward - 1880
...watery glass, And heaven reflected in her face ! THE JACKDAW. [From the Latin of Vincent Bourne.] There is a bird who by his coat, And by the hoarseness of...Where bishop-like he finds a perch, And dormitory too. 1 Miss Shutlleworth. Above the steeple shines a plate, That turns and turns, to indicate From what...
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The English Poets: Selections with Critical Introductions by ..., Volume 3

Matthew Arnold - 1881
...watery glass, And heaven reflected in her face l THE JACKDAW. [From the Latin of Vincent Bourne.] There is a bird who by his coat, And by the hoarseness of...Look up—your brains .begin to swim, 'Tis in the clouds—that pleases him, He chooses it the rather. Fond of the speculative height, Thither he wings...
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The English Poets: Addison to Blake

Thomas Humphry Ward - 1881
...watery glass, And heaven reflected in her face l THE JACKDAW. [From the Lai in of Vincent Bourne.] There is a bird who by his coat, And by the hoarseness of...weather; Look up—your brains begin to swim, 'Tis in the clouds—that pleases him, He chooses it the rather. Fond of-the speculative height, Thither he wings...
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The English Poets: Selections with Critical Introductions by ..., Volume 3

M. Arnold - 1881
...watery glass, And heaven reflected in her face ! THE JACKDAW. [From the Latin of Vincent Bourne.] There is a bird who by his coat, And by the hoarseness of...indicate From what point blows the weather ; Look up — your brains begin to swim, Tis in the clouds — that pleases him, He chooses it the rather....
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1881 - 649 pages
...thoughts to you, Since such a reptile has its gem, And boasts its splendour too. THE JACKDAW. THERE is a bird who, by his coat And by the hoarseness of his cote, Might be supposed a crow; A great frequenter of the church, Where, bishop-like, he finds a peroh....
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The Drawing room. Mar

...sounds. Its natural note is harsh and discordant. The poet Cowper says, in reference to it : — There is a bird who, by his coat. And by the hoarseness...Where, Bishoplike, he finds a perch, And dormitory too. ***** He sees that this great round-about, The world, with all its motley rout, Church, army, physic,...
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The poetical works of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1882 - 630 pages
...thoughts to you, Since such a reptile has its gem, And boasts its splendour too. II.-THE JACKDAW. THERE is a bird who by his coat, And by the hoarseness of...great frequenter of the church, Where bishop-like he fmds a perch, And dormitory too. Above the steeple shines a plate, That turns and turns, to indicate...
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