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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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Poems, by William Cowper, Esq: Together with His Posthumous Poetry ..., Volume 1

William Cowper - 1841
...crowj; A great frequenter of the etinrchr Where bishop-like he finds a perch, And dormitory too. II. Above the steeple shines a plate, That turns and turns...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. m....
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Woodnotes: For All Seasons

1842 - 144 pages
...may swell, The parrot prate eternally ; But yet no bird man loves so well THE JACKDAW. Cotoper. 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 Edinburgh Review, Volume 41; Volume 75

1842
...association of church and crow, and bringing to remembrance Cowper's playful lines on the subject — ' There is a bird who, by his coat, And by the hoarseness...bishoplike, he finds a perch, And dormitory, too/ In their passage up the Zurich-see, the sight of the Righi mountain brings to his mind the disappointment...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 36

1853
...never read, that they may perceive the perfect fitness and point of the reply : THE JACEDAW. 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, 'T is in the clouds — that pleases him, He chooses it the rather....
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Scenes and Tales of Country Life: With Recollections of Natural History

Edward Jesse - 1844 - 399 pages
...shoulder, cooing, and fondling him with its wings, and exhibiting the utmost pleasure and delight. There is a bird who by his coat, And by the hoarseness of...Where bishop-like he finds a perch And dormitory too. Thrice happy bird ! I too have seen Much of the vanities of men, And, sick of having seen them, "Would...
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Scenes and Tales of Country Life: With Recollections of Natural History

Edward Jesse - 1844 - 399 pages
...shoulder, cooing, and fondling him with its wings, and exhibiting the utmost pleasure and delight. There aa bird who by his coat, And by the hoarseness of his...Where bishop-like he finds a perch And dormitory too. Thrice happy bird ! I too have seen Much of the vanities of men, And, sick of having seen them. Would...
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The Reader's Guide: Containing a Notice of the Elementary Sounds in the ...

John Hall - 1845 - 320 pages
...have three feet each; the others, four. 1. THERE is a bird, which', by his coat', And by the harshness of his note', Might be supposed a crow* ; A great...bishop-like', he finds a perch', And dormitory too. 2. Above the steeple shines a plate', That turns, and turns, to indicate1 From what point blows the...
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Poems, with a memoir of the author

William Cowper - 1847
...pennas, Qui sic humanis rebus abesse velit. II — THE JACKDAAV. TRAXSLATION OF THE FOREGOING THERB is a bird, who, by his coat, And by the hoarseness...of the church. Where bishop-like he finds a perch. Aud dormitory too. Above the steeple shines a plate, That turns and turns to indicate From what point...
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The Complete Poetical Works of William Cowper ...: Including the Copyright ...

William Cowper - 1849 - 672 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...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 Poems of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1849 - 491 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...plate, That turns and turns, to indicate From what pomt blows the weather. Look up — your brains begin to swim, 'Tis in the clouds — that pleases...
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