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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 British poets, including translations, Volume 80

British poets - 1822
...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, 'Tis in the clouds— that pleases him, He chooses it the rather....
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The Works of the British Poets: With Lives of the Authors, Volume 36

Ezekiel Sanford, Robert Walsh - 1822
...FOREGOING. L THERE is a bird, who by bis coat, And by the hoarseness of his note, Might be suppos'da crow ; A great frequenter of the church, Where bishoplike he finds a perch, And dormitory too. n. Above the steeple shines a plate, That turns and turns, to indicate From what point blows the weather....
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Poems

William Cowper - 1824
...pennas, Qui sic humanis rebus abesse velit. II. THE JACKDAW. TBAHStATION OF THE FOBEGOING. L THERE is a bird, who by his coat, And by the hoarseness...great frequenter of the church, Where bishop-like he finda a perch, And dormitory too. JI. Above the steeple shines a plate, That turns and turns to indicate...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton ...

John Milton - 1824 - 131 pages
...pennas, üui sic humanis rebus abesse velit. II.— THE JACKDAW. Tranilation of the foregoing. THERE is a bird, who by his coat. And by the hoarseness of his note, Might be supposed a crow ; A ertat frequenter of the church, Where, bishop.like, he finds a perch, And dormitory too. Above the...
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The poems of William Cowper, with notes from his own correspondence

William Cowper - 1824
...reptile has its gem, And boasts its splendour too. THE JACKDAW. A TRANSLATION FROM THE LATIN. 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 by William Cowper, Esq: Of the Inner Temple

William Cowper - 1824 - 427 pages
...reptile has its gem, And boasts its splendour too. THE JACKDAW. A TRANSLATION FROM THK LATIN. 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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Cowper's minor poems

William Cowper - 1825
...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...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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Poemata Latine partim reddita, partim scripta

Vincent Bourne - 1826 - 296 pages
...thoughts to you, Since such a reptile has its gem, And boasts its splendour too. THE JACKDAW. fi . s i' i 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 tl.e clouds— that pleases him, He ch( oses it the rather....
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The Practice of Elocution, Or A Course of Exercises for Acquiring the ...

Benjamin Humphrey Smart - 1826 - 213 pages
...LIVELY AND COLLOQUIAL EXPRESSION: 1 Narrative manner, * Repining and 3 Distaste, * Alacrity. 1 There is a bird, who, by his coat And by the hoarseness...turns, to indicate From what point blows the weather j Look up — your brains begin to swim — 'Tis in the clouds — that pleases him ; He chooses it...
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Poems, Volume 1

William Cowper - 1826
...Cornicula, pennas, Qui sic hrnnanis rebusse velit II. THE JACKDAW. TRANSLATION OF THE FOREGOING. I. 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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