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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 Parterre, Volume 2

1835
...— dash into Cowper's spirited but somewhat rough translation — especially my two pet stanzas : Above the steeple shines a plate, That turns and turns,...to indicate From what point blows the weather: Look up ! your brains begin to swim, — 'Tie in the clouds — that pleases him, He chooses it the rather....
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The Parterre of fiction, poetry, history [&c.]., Volume 2

1835
...but somewhat rough translation — especially my two pet stanzas : Above the steeple shines a phte, That turns and turns, to indicate From what point blows the weather: Look up 1 yonr brains begin to swim, — ' T ia in the clonds— that pleases htm, fie chooses it the rather....
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Miscellaneous poems. Olney hymns. Anti-Thelyphthora. Table talk and other ...

William Cowper - 1836
...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...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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Poems; to which is prefixed a memoir of the author by J. M'Diarmid

William Cowper - 1837
...Cornicula, pennas, Qui sic humanis rebus abesse vclit. II. THE JACKDAW. TRANSLATION OF THE FOREGOING. 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 poetic reciter; or, Beauties of the British poets: adapted for reading ...

Henry Marlen - 1838
...that freemen prize, as great and good, For pomps of death and theatres of blood ! 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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The poetical works, Latin and English, of Vincent Bourne

Vincent Bourne - 1838 - 320 pages
...crow ; A great frequenter of the church, Where bishop-like he finds a perch, And dormitory too. n. Above the steeple shines a plate, That turns and turns, to indicate Frovn what point blows the weather ; Look up — your brains begin to swim, 'Tis in the clouds —...
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1839 - 516 pages
...thoughts to you, Since such a reptile has its gem, And boasts its splendour too. II. THE JACEDAW. THERE is a bird who by his coat, And by the hoarseness of his note, Might be supposed a erow ; A great frequenter of the church, Where bishop-like he finds a perch, And dormitory too. Above...
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Poems

William Cowper - 1841 - 423 pages
...sic humanis rebus abesse velit. II. THE JACKDAW. TRANSLATION OP THE FOREGOING. THERE is a bird, wbo, by his coat, And by the hoarseness of his note, Might...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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Tour in Austrian Lombardy, the Northern Tyrol, and Bavaria: In 1840

John Barrow - 1841 - 375 pages
...reminiscence Cowper's playful lines on the subject, not inapplicable to the present occasion : — " There is a bird who, by his coat, And by the hoarseness...bishop-like, he finds a perch, And dormitory too." We passed the remainder of the day strolling through the different streets of Zurich, in which however...
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Poems. With a Biographical and Critical Introduction by the Rev ..., Volume 2

William Cowper - 1841
...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 the church, Where, bishoplike, he finds a perch, Above the steeple shines a plate, That turns and turns, to indicate From what point blows the weather...
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