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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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Elegant extracts in poetry, Volume 2

Elegant extracts - 1816
...sophistry their sauce they sweeten, Till quite from tail to snout 'tis eaten. The Jackdaw. COWPBR. 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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Poems, Volume 1

William Cowper - 1817
...crow ; A great frequenter of the church, Where hishop-like he finds a perch, And dormitory too. Ahove the steeple shines a plate, That turns and turns, to indicate From what point hlows the weather. Look up — your hrains hegin to swim, 'Tis in the clouds — that pleases him,...
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The minor poems of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1818
...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...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 Minor Poems of William Cowper of the Inner Temple

William Cowper - 1818 - 188 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...to indicate From what point blows the weather. Look up — your brains begin to swim, "F is in the clouds — that pleases him, lie chooses it the rather....
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Poems

William Cowper - 1818 - 420 pages
...Cornicula, pennas, Qui sic hnmanis rebus abesse velit. II. THE JACKDAW. TRANSLATION OF THE FOREGOING. TH ERE is a bird who by his coat, And by the hoarseness of...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 minor poems of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1818
...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...to indicate From what point blows the weather. Look up — your brains begiu, to swim, 'Tis in the clouds — that pleases him, He chooses it the rather....
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Poems, Volume 1

William Cowper - 1818
...pennas, Qui sic humanis rebus abesse velit. II. THE JACKDAW. TRANSLATION OP THE FOREGOING I. There in 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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Poems

William Cowper - 1820 - 24 pages
...crocitatIlle tibi Invideat, felix Cornicula, pennas, II. THE JACKDAW. Translation of the Foregoing. I. THERE is a bird, who by his coat, And by the hoarseness...supposed a crow; A great frequenter of the church. Where bishop-Tike he finds a perch, And dormitory too. II. Above the steeple shines a plate, That turns and...
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A Journal of Travels in England, Holland and Scotland: And of Two ..., Volume 2

Benjamin Silliman - 1820
...morning, by repeating Cowper's pleasant little piece of the Jackdaw, which I had by heart. I. " There is a bird, who by his coat, And by the hoarseness...supposed a crow ; A great frequenter of the church, When bishop-like he finds a perch And dormitory too. II. Above the steeple shines a plate That turns...
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Poems, Volume 1

William Cowper - 1821
...pennas, Qui sic humanis rebus abesse velit. 219 II.— THE JACKDAW. TRANSLATION OF THE FOREGOING. 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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