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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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Cage and Chamber-birds: Their Natural History, Habits, Food, Diseases ...

Johann Matthäus Bechstein - Cage birds - 1856 - 500 pages
...in a poem by VINCENT BOUBNE, well rendered by Cowper. We have only space for the first verse : — " 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." 13. THE JAY. Corma Glandarius, LIN. Le Geai, BUF....
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A collection of poems from various authors, fo young persons

Collection - 1856 - 102 pages
...thee will choose to live. HILTON. The Jackdaw. (Translated from the Latin of Vincent Bourne.) THEEE 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. Above the steeple shines a plate, That turns and turns,...
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper Esq. and Memoir of the Author

G. Standfast - 1856
...Cornicula, pennas, Qui sic humams rebus abesse velit. 167 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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History of Longleat

Rev. John Edward JACKSON - 1857 - 34 pages
...Marquis to whom I have just alluded, about the year 1808, employed Mr. Wyatt, (afterwards Sir Jeflrey Wyatville,) in certain alterations within the house,...bird who by his coat, And by the hoarseness of his nott» Might be supposed a crow: A great frequenter of the church, AVhere canon-like he finds a perch,...
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Principles of Elocution

Thomas Ewing - Elocution - 1857 - 412 pages
...the diadem, boundless the sway, Or kingly the death, which awaits us to-day ! BYRON. 3. THE JACKDAW. 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. Above the steeple shines a plate, That turns and turns,...
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Durack's Latin lesson book

Durack - Latin language - 1857 - 120 pages
...invidcat, felix Cornicula, pennas, Qui sic humanis rebus abesse velit. VINCENT BOURNE. THE JACKDAW. There is a bird, who by his coat, And by the hoarseness...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,...
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the poetical works of william cowper in three volumes

1859
...humbler 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...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,...
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The Poems of William Cowper ...

William Cowper - 1860 - 491 pages
...humbler 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...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 Baddington Peerage: who Won, and who Wore it: A Story of the ..., Volume 3

George Augustus Sala - 1860
...half-buffoon like, and which always makes me think of Yiftny .Bournes' lines on the jackdaw : — " There is a bird, who by his coat, And by the hoarseness of his note, You might proclaim a crow." My good friend, Mr. Lumley of her Majesty's Theatre, is good enough at...
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The Baddington peerage, Volume 3

George Augustus H.F. Sala - 1860
...half-bird, half-buffoon like, and which always makes me think of Vinny Bournes' lines on the jackdaw : — " There is a bird, who by his coat, And by the hoarseness of his note, You might proclaim a crow." My good friend, Mr. Lumley of her Majesty's Theatre, is good enough at...
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