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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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Masterpieces of the World's Best Literature, Volume 8

Jeannette Leonard Gilder - Literature - 1910
...the 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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Readings in English Prose of the Eighteenth Century

Raymond Macdonald Alden - English prose literature - 1911 - 724 pages
...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...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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An Anthology of Modern English Prose (1741 to 1892)

Annie Barnett, Lucy Dale - English literature - 1911 - 450 pages
...the 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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Readings in English Prose of the Eighteenth Century

Raymond Macdonald Alden - English prose literature - 1911 - 724 pages
...the 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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Readings in English Prose of the Eighteenth Century

Raymond Macdonald Alden - English prose literature - 1911 - 724 pages
...the 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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Selections for Oral Reading

Claude Moore Fuess - Recitations - 1914 - 326 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;...the starling, "I can't get out ; I can't get out," 20 said the starling. I vow I never had my affections more tenderly awakened ; or do I remember an...
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The Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction, Volume 3

William Allan Neilson - Fiction - 1917 - 511 pages
...poor creature! said I, I cannot set thee at liberty.—"Xo," said the starling— "I can't get out—I can't get out,'' said the starling. I vow 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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Preserving the Self in the South Seas, 1680-1840

Jonathan Lamb - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 345 pages
...one moment they overthrew all my systematic reasonings" [Sterne 1967, 96]); as dialogue in English ("I fear, poor creature! said I, I cannot set thee...— 'No,' said the starling, 'I can't get out.'"), and as mere noise ("an unknown language"). These levels of language correspond roughly to Mandeville's,...
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Fleetwood

William Godwin - Fiction - 2000 - 541 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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Awe for the Tiger, Love for the Lamb: A Chronicle of Sensibility to Animals

Rod Preece - Nature - 2002 - 413 pages
...passage, and seeing neither man, woman, or child, 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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