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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 Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine - Page 291
edited by - 1857
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1839 - 516 pages
...humbler thoughts to you, Since such a reptile has its gem, And boasts its splendour too. II. THE JACEDAW. THERE is a bird who by his coat, And by the hoarseness of his note, Might be supposed a erow ; A great frequenter of the church, Where bishop-like he finds a perch, And dormitory too. Above...
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Tour in Austrian Lombardy, the Northern Tyrol, and Bavaria: In 1840

John Barrow - Bavaria (Germany) - 1841 - 375 pages
...reminiscence Cowper's playful lines on the subject, not inapplicable to the present occasion : — " There is a bird who, by his coat, And by the hoarseness...a crow ; A great frequenter of the church, Where, bishop-like, he finds a perch, And dormitory too." We passed the remainder of the day strolling through...
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Poems

William Cowper - 1841 - 423 pages
...sic humanis rebus abesse velit. II. THE JACKDAW. TRANSLATION OP THE FOREGOING. THERE is a bird, wbo, by his coat, And by the hoarseness of his note, Might...supposed a crow ; A great frequenter of the church, Where bishop-like he finds a perch, And dormitory too. Above the steeple shines a plate, That turns and turns...
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The Edinburgh Review, Volume 41; Volume 75

English literature - 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...a crow— A great frequenter of the church, Where, bishoplike, he finds a perch, And dormitory, too/ In their passage up the Zurich-see, the sight of...
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Woodnotes: For All Seasons

Birds - 1842 - 144 pages
...pride 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...a crow ; A great frequenter of the church, Where, bishop-like, he finds a perch, And dormitory too. Above the steeple shines a plate, That turns, and...
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Scenes and Tales of Country Life: With Recollections of Natural History

Edward Jesse - Country life - 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...supposed a crow ; A great frequenter of the church, Where bishop-like he finds a perch And dormitory too. Thrice happy bird ! I too have seen Much of the vanities...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 36

1853
...forgotten or 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...a crow ; A great frequenter of the church, Where, bishop-like, he finds a perch, And dormitory too. Above the steeple shines a plate. That turns and...
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Scenes and Tales of Country Life: With Recollections of Natural History

Edward Jesse - Natural history - 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...supposed a crow ; A great frequenter of the church. Where bishop-like he finds a perch And dormitory too. Thrice happy bird ! I too have seen Much of the vanities...
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The Reader's Guide: Containing a Notice of the Elementary Sounds in the ...

John Hall - Elocution - 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 frequenter of the church', Where', bishop-like', he finds a perch', And dormitory too. 2. Above the steeple shines a plate', That turns,...
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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...supposed a crow A great frequenter of the church. Where bishop-like he finds a perch. Aud dormitory too. Above the steeple shines a plate, That turns and turns...
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