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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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English grammar and analysis of sentences

John Charles Wright - 1882 - 176 pages
...sentences, each containing an Adjective Sentence. MODEL FOR ANALYSING THE ADJECTIVE SENTENCE. There is a bird who, by his coat, And by the hoarseness of his note, Might be supposed a crow. Ex. 23. — Analyse the following sentences : The book that he lent me was entitled " Climbing." Nelson...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 252

1882
...unfavourable literary opinion, when expressed in verse, has always been. Cowper dedicates an ode to — The bird who by his coat And by the hoarseness of his note Might be supposed a crow ; but he is not generous to it, and in his translation of Virgil speaks of a cave where — Birds obscene,...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 252

1882
...unfavourable literary opinion, when expressed in verse, has always been. Cowper dedicates an ode to— The bird who by his coat And by the hoarseness of his note Might lie supposed a crow ; but he is not generous to it, and in his translation of Virgil speaks of a cave...
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The Poets' Birds

Phil Robinson - 1883 - 490 pages
...unfavourable literary opinion, when expressed in verse, has always been. Cowper dedicates an ode to — "The bird who, by his coat, And by the hoarseness of his note Might be supposed a crow ; " but he is not generous to it, and in his translation of Virgil speaks of a cave where — " Birds...
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Wonderful animals

Vernon S. Morwood - 1883
...the sweetest of all music? Our poet Cowper, in playful humour, says of the jackdaw that he is — ' A great frequenter of the church, Where, bishop-like, he finds a perch, And dormitory too.' A SCHOLASTIC JACKDAW.— 'Among my dumb companions,' says WF, 'my chief favourite has long been, and...
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Illustrated poems and songs for young people, ed. by mrs. [L.D.] Sale Barker

Illustrated poems - 1885
...and his eight hundred Shall plough the wave no more. — COWPER. THE JACKDAW. 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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THE CENTURY ILLUSTRATED MONTHLY MAGAZINE MAY 1886 TO OCTOBER 1886

F.Warne - 1886
...into hendecasyllabics, and whose delightful " Cornicula " Cowper translated as delightfully: " There is a bird who by his coat, And by the hoarseness of his note, Might be supposed a crow," etc. Cowper's publisher Johnson, the Johnson of the " Olney Hymns " and of Darwin's " Botanic Garden,"...
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Lyria Elegantiarum: A Collection of Some of the Best Specimens of Vers de ...

Frederick Locker-Lampson - 1889 - 360 pages
...at the door, And taught him never to come there no more. William Cmuper. CCCLXVL THE JACKDAW. THERE is a bird, who by his coat, And by the hoarseness...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 English Poets: Addison to Blake

Thomas Humphry Ward - 1889
...watery glass, And heaven reflected in her face 1 THE JACKDAW. [From the Lalin 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

William Cowper - 1889 - 536 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...shines a plate, That turns and turns, to indicate Look up — your brains begin to swim, 'Tis in the clouds — that pleases him, He chooses it the rather....
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