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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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Lectures and Essays, Volume 1

Alfred Ainger - 1905 - 740 pages
...Vincent Bourne. Some of us may have read and remembered, I hope, " The Jackdaw " : THE JACKDAW 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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Bird Life and Bird Lore

Reginald Bosworth Smith - 1905 - 434 pages
...builds in our hollow trees, in our chimneys, in our castles, in our churches, in our cathedrals. " There is a bird who, by his coat And by the hoarseness of...bishop-like, he finds a perch And dormitory too." No ruined castle, no cathedral in England, would know itself without its colony, sometimes its huge...
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The Complete Poetical Works of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1905 - 672 pages
...THE JACKDAW 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 too. 6 Above the steeple shines a plate, That turns and turns, to indicate From what point blows the weather....
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The English Poets: Selections with Critical Introductions by ..., Volume 3

Thomas Humphry Ward - 1906
...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...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 Poetical Works of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1908 - 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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Twelve Centuries of English Poetry and Prose

Alphonso Gerald Newcomer - 1910 - 756 pages
...Ilrltlsh navy, like Campbell's Yc Mariners of HnfllniiA and Tennyson's The Rerenge. THE JACKDAW t 1 THERE honso Gerald Newcomer be finds a perch, And dormitory too. 2 Above the steeple shines a plate, That turns and turns to indicate...
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The Home Book of Verse, American and English ..., Volume 4, Pages 1253-1648

1915 - 3742 pages
...rivers fair: Nature is always wise in every part. Edward Hovell-Thurlow [1781-1829] THE JACKDAW THERE is a bird, who by his coat, And by the hoarseness...to 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, Volume 10; Volume 32

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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The Home Book of Verse for Young Folks

Burton Egbert Stevenson - 1915 - 538 pages
...clover! Bobolincon, Wadolincon, Winterseeble, follow, follow, follow me!" Wilson Flagg THE JACKDAW There is a bird, who by his coat, And by the hoarseness...perch, And dormitory too. Above the steeple shines .3 plate, That turns and turns, to indicate From what point blows the weather; Look up your brains...
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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...the church, Where, Bishop-like, he finds a perch, MAGPIE, Pica caudata. Yarrell, in his ' British Birds,' says, " In my note-book I have a memorandum...
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