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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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Ornithologia, or The birds, a poem, in 2 pt., with an intr. to their natural ...

James Jennings (of Huntspill.) - 1828
...beetles." And COwPER has written a pleasing poem called the JACKDAw ; it begins thus : " There is a hird who by his coat, And by the hoarseness of his note,...supposed a crow : A great frequenter of the church, Where hishop-like he finds a perch, And dormitory too." The note, however, of the Jack-daw, is much more...
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Ornithologia, Or The Birds: A Poem, in Two Parts with an ..., Parts 1-2

James Jennings - 1828 - 468 pages
...beetles." And COWPER has written a pleasing poem called the JACKDAW ; it begins thus : " There is a hird who by his coat, And by the hoarseness of his note,...supposed a crow : A great frequenter of the church, Where hishop-like he finds a perch, And dormitory too." The note, however, of the Jack-daw, is much more...
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The Poems of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1828 - 427 pages
...reptile has its gem, And boasts its splendour too. THE JACKDAW. A TRANSLATION PROM 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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The London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of ..., Part 2, Volume 15

Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)
...Justinian's laws, if we may believe a n.ifniamhar, have not the force of laws in France or Holland. There is a bird, who by his coat. And by the hoarseness...Where bishoplike he finds a perch, And dormitory too. C.itr/rr. Hark! heard you not those hoofs of dreadful aete ' Sounds not the clang of conflict on the...
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Moral and Sacred Poetry

Thomas Willcocks - 1829 - 296 pages
...o'er the globe, Companions of the spring. THE JACKDAW. UOWPER. THERE is a hird who hy his coat, And hy the hoarseness of his note, Might be supposed a crow ; A great frequenter of the church, Where hishop-like he fmds a perch, And dormitory too. Ahove the steeple shines a plate, 'ihat turns and turns,...
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Moral and sacred poetry, selected by T. Willcocks and T. Horton

Moral and sacred poetry - 1829
...Might he supposed a crow ; A great frequenter of the church, Where hishop-like he finds a perch, Ahqv* the steeple shines a plate, That turns and turns, to indicate From what point hlows the weather : Look up— your hrains hegin to swim, 'Tts in the clouds — that pleases him,...
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1830
...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 Cowper and Thomson: Including Many Letters and Poems Never ...

William Cowper - 1832 - 537 pages
...thoughts to you, Since such a reptile has its gem, And boasts its splendour too. II. THE JACKDAW. THERE ping o'er the floor, Eyes all the smiling family askance,...table-crumbs Attract his slender feet. The foodless 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 Works of William Cowper: Now First Completed by the ...

William Cowper - 1835
...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...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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Works: Life and Letters, Volume 8

William Cowper - 1835
...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...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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