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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 River-side Naturalist: Notes on the Various Forms of Life Met with ...

Edward Hamilton (M. D., F. L. S.) - 1890 - 401 pages
...his grey head and neck. He is very fond of perching on the vanes of the steeples of churches :— " A great frequenter of the church, Where, bishop-like, he finds a perch And dormitory too." There are two members of this family which, owing to the present rage for high-game preserving, are...
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Lyra Elegantiarum: A Collection of Some of the Best Social and Occasional ...

Frederick Locker-Lampson, Coulson Kernahan - 1891 - 425 pages
...at the door, And taught him never to come there no more. William Cowper. cccxxxv. THE JACKDAW. THERE is a bird, who by his coat, And by the hoarseness...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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An Old Woman's Outlook in a Hampshire Village

Charlotte Mary Yonge - 1892 - 285 pages
...plumage, and seen most to advantage in old towers — as Vincent Bourne, translated by Cowper, says — A great frequenter of the Church, Where, Bishop-like, he finds a perch, And dormitory too, — which unfortunately was too often true of the easy-going Episcopate of Cowper's day. But he is...
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Monthly Packet

1892
...author of the following verse : — ' There is a bird, Who by his note, And by the colour of his coat, Might be supposed a crow ; A great frequenter of the Church, Where, Bishop-like, he makes his perch And dormitory too ; He says — what says he? Caw ! Caw ! Caw ! ' THE MUFFIN MAN. The...
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Bards and the Birds

Frederick Noël Paton - 1894 - 514 pages
...bestow, So they canonized him by the name of Jim Crow ! THOMAS INGOLDSBY (RH BARHAM). THE JACKDAW THERE is a bird, who by his coat, And by the hoarseness...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 Library of Wit and Humor, Prose and Poetry: Selected from the ..., Volume 2

Ainsworth Rand Spofford, Rufus Edmonds Shapley - 1894
...regale themselves with." Dk. M i, ii r i.-r N, !.. 1801. THE JACKDAW. THERE is a bird, who, by hia cont, And by the hoarseness of his note, Might be supposed...indicate From what point blows the weather ; Look up — your brains begin to swim, 'T is in the clouds — that pleases him, He chooses it the rather....
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The English Poets: Selections with Critical Introductions

Thomas Humphry Ward - 1895
...reflected in her face J THE JACKDAW. [From the Lalin of Vincent Bourne. J There is a bird who by his coal, And by the hoarseness of his note, Might be supposed...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 Life and Adventures of George Augustus Sala, Volume 2

George Augustus Sala - 1895
...There is a bird that by his note, And by the blackness of his coat; You might suppose a crow, A strict frequenter of the Church, Where bishop-like, he finds a perch. And dormitory too. and the last— He sees that this great round-about, The world, and all its motley rout, Church, army,...
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Essays

Arthur Christopher Benson - 1896 - 312 pages
...felix cornicula, pennas, Qui sic humanis rebus abesse velit. THE JACKDAW. (Bv WILLIAM COWPER.) 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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Essays

Arthur Christopher Benson - 1896 - 312 pages
...felix comicula, pennas, Qo1 sic humanis rebus abesse velit. THE JACKDAW. (Bv WILLIAM COWPER.) There is a bird, who by his coat. And by the hoarseness...turns, to indicate From what point blows the weather ; 1o8 Vincent Bourne t Look up — your brains begin to swim, 'Tis in the clouds ; that pleases him,...
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