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" I turned about the cage to get to the door; it was twisted and double twisted so fast with wire, there was no getting it open without pulling the cage to pieces; — I took both hands to it. The bird flew to the place where I was attempting his deliverance,... "
The Works of Laurence Sterne, A. M.: A sentimental journey through France ... - Page 78
by Laurence Sterne - 1805
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A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy

Laurence Sterne - Travel - 2005 - 324 pages
...place where I was attempting his deliverance, and thrusting his head through the trellis, pressed its breast against it, as if impatient. I fear, poor creature...I never had my affections more tenderly awakened; or do I remember an incident in my life*, where the dissipated spirits, to which my reason had been...
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A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy: And, Continuation of the ...

Laurence Sterne - Fiction - 2006 - 252 pages
...the place where I was attempting his deliverance, and thrusting his head through the trellis, press'd his breast against it, as if impatient — I fear,...I never had my affections more tenderly awakened; or do I remember an incident in my life, where the dissipated spirits, to which my reason had been...
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A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy

Laurence Sterne - Fiction - 2006 - 184 pages
...it. The bird flew to the place where I was attempting his deliverance, and thrusting his head through the trellis, pressed his breast against it, as if...creature! said I, I cannot set thee at liberty - 'No, 1 said the starling - 'I can't get out - I can't get out,' said the starling. I vow I never had my...
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Picturing Animals in Britain, 1750-1850

Diana Donald - Art - 2007 - 377 pages
...to the door; it was twisted and double twisted so fast with wire, there was no getting it open ... I fear, poor creature! said I, I cannot set thee at...liberty — 'No', said the starling - 'I can't get out - 1 can't get out', said the starling. Sight of this imprisoned creature 'overthrew all my systematic...
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Arthur Mervyn; Or, Memoirs of the Year 1793: With Related Texts

Charles Brockden Brown, Philip Barnard, Stephen Shapiro - American literature - 2008 - 488 pages
...same words repeated twice over; and, looking up, I saw it was a starling hung in a little cage. — "I can't get out, — I can't get out," said the starling. I stood looking at the bird: and to every person who came through the passage it ran fluttering to the...
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Spirit of Humanity, and Animals' Friend: Extracts from the Enlightened and ...

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - Animal welfare - 1899 - 286 pages
...it. The bird flew to the place where I was attempting his deliverance, and thrusting his head through the trellis, pressed his breast against it, as if...impatient, — " I fear, poor creature!" said I, " I can not set thee at liberty " — "No," said the starling, " I can't get out, 1 can't get out." I vow...
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