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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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Summer tours in central Europe, 1853-54

John Barrow - 1855
...the quadrangular gables of a lofty steeple. It may be said of this bird, as of the crow, that he is " A great frequenter of the church, Where bishop-like he finds a perch And dormitory too." I remember seeing a crow's nest on the apex of one of the towers of the church at Zurich. The road...
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Hymns and poems for little folks

Hymns - 1875 - 320 pages
...Softly I sing — Sleeps, sleeps my baby boy, Baby, my king ! REA. BABY, THE KING ! 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. You...
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Cassell's illustrated readings, Volume 2; Volume 67

Cassell, ltd - 1875
...lightniug and the gale. (Drain, bv A. EIWES.) THE JACKDAW. [WILLUM COWPEB. S« Page 39, Vol. I.] 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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The universal readers. Standard iii

Marshall John and co - 1876
...be good. True hearts are more than coronets, And simple faith than Norman blood. THE JACKDAW. THERE is a bird who by his coat, And by the hoarseness of...Where, bishop-like, he finds a perch And dormitory i too. Above the steeple shines a plate,2 That turns and turns to indicate From what point blows the...
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Geikie's school books. 1st (-6th) reading book, Volume 5

John Cunningham Geikie - 1877
...expression. Cowper's Letters arc the most delightful in the language. Born, 1731; Died 1800. THEBE 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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Favorite Poems

William Cowper - 1877 - 96 pages
...storm with angry brow, But in the sunshine strikes the blow. THE JACKDAW. PROM "VINCENT BOURNE." j|ERE 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, 'T is in the clouds, — that pleases him, He chooses it the rather....
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Macleod's First text-book of elocution

Alfred Macleod - 1877
...may guess, not to say, " Ask mamma," but at once to say " Yes ! " THE JACKDAW. — (Cowper.) 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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A Dictionary of Poetical Illustrations: Specially Selected with View to the ...

Robert Aitkin Bertram - 1877 - 748 pages
...thought — Repined, and groan'd, and wither 'd from the earth. Pollok. 3036. SATIETY. Emblem of THERE You think, no doubt, he sits and muses On future broken bones and bruises, If he should chance to fall....
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Field and Forest, Volumes 2-3

1877
...situation, we must yet regard these aberrations as governed entirely by external conditions. " There is a bird, who by his coat, And by the hoarseness of his note, Might be supposed a crow." This is the jackdaw of Europe, and an interesting example he is for us. Dr. Wood says: "in some of...
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The poetical works of William Cowper, ed. by W.M. Rossetti

William Cowper - 1879
...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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