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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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A Popular Natural History of Quadrupeds and Birds

William Dowling - 1849
...resemblance to his brother the rook in habits and voice, and Cowper might not improperly say of it, " There is a bird, who, by his coat, And by the hoarseness of his note, Might be supposed a crow." In size, the jackdaw yields, of course, to the crow or rook, being seldom above thirteen or fourteen...
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The Edinburgh Topographical, Traditional and Antiquarian Magazine, Volume 1

1849 - 184 pages
...by a stone spire resting on a moulded base, above which, in lieu of the symbolical cock, there " • shines a plate That turns and turns to indicate From what point blows the weather. " The interior of the church is neat and plain, and seems to be kept in commendable cleanliness. In...
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The Edinburgh topographical, traditional and antiquarian magazine. Sept

1849
...stone spire resting on a moulded base, above which, in lieu of the symbolical cock, there - ßliines a plate That turns and turns to indicate From what point blows the weather." The interior of the church is neat and plain, and seems to be kept in commendable cleanliness. In an...
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Poems

William Cowper - 1850 - 514 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, 'Tis in the clouds — that pleases him. He chooses it the rather....
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1850
...thoughts to you, Since such a reptile has its gem, And boasts its splendor too. II. THE JACKDAW. THERE is a bird who, by his coat And by the hoarseness of...turns and turns, to indicate From what point blows the weathei. Look up — your brains begin to swim, "fis in the clouds — that pleases him, He chooses...
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The Works of Cowper and Thomson: Including Many Letters and Poems Never ...

William Cowper - 1851 - 537 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...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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Select English poetry, with notes by E. Hughes

Edward Hughes - 1851
...be at rest. Lo, then would I wander far off, and remain in the wilderness."— Psalm Iv. 6, 7. 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, "lis in the clouds — that pleases him, He chooses it the rather....
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Poems: With a Biographical and Critical Introduction, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1852 - 447 pages
...Cornicula, pennas, Qui sic humanis rebus abesse velit. 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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Poems

William Cowper - 1853
...FOItEGOISO. I. THERE is a bird who by hia 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 too. • II. Above the steeple shine; a plate, That turns and turns to indicate From what point blows the...
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Poems, by William Cowper, Esq: Together with His Posthumous Poetry, and a ...

William Cowper - 1853 - 785 pages
...libi invideat, felix Cornicula, pennae, (226) II. THE JACKDAW. TRANSLATION OF THE FOUEGOIItO. 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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