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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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Woodland and Wild: A Selection of Descriptive Poetry

Woodland - Animals - 1868 - 132 pages
...soft hours ; To life new powers ; To the sick and the weary — Rest 1 Barry Cornwall. THE JACKDAW. 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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The Playground and the Parlour: A Handbook of Boys' Games, Sports, and ...

Alfred Elliott - Amusements - 1868 - 354 pages
...water, into which occasionally put a little saffron. THE DAW, OR JACKDAW. — (Corvus monedula.) " 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...
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Holly berries: or, Double acrostics, from the poets, ed. by A.P.A.

P. A. A. - Acrostics - 1869 - 213 pages
...by day, Apollo by night — Bang the field-piece, twang the lyre." " Put it down a wee, my Lord." 1. "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." 2. " Ah ! may'st thou ever be what now thou art,...
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Table talk, and other poems, with illustr. by H.Weir [and others].

William Cowper - 1869
...repining discontent, Lives not, aged though he be, Half a span compared with thee. THE JACKDAW. HERE is a bird who by his coat, And by the hoarseness of...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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Easy poetry, selected poems for schools and families

James Cornwell - 1870
...IN faith and hope the world will disagree, But all mankind's concern is charity. POPU. 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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Poetry for beginners: a selection of short and easy poems

James Cornwell - 1870
...IN faith and hope the world will disagree, But all mankind's concern is charity. Porn. 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 Poetical Works of William Cowper: With Life, and Critical Notice of His ...

William Cowper - 1870 - 516 pages
...humbler thoughts to you, Since such a reptile has its gem, And boasts its splendour too. 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 donitttorj too. Above the steeple shines a platę, That turns and...
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The Century, Volume 32

1886
...Conversation" into hendecasyllabics, and whose delightful " Cornicula " Cowper translated as delightfully: " There is a bird who by his coat, And by the hoarseness of his note, Might be supposed a crow," etc. Cowper's publisher Johnson, the Johnson of the " Olney Hymns " and of Darwin's " Botanic Garden,"...
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The child's book of song and praise

Child - 1871
...friends the men of peace, Thy heritage an angel's lyre, When earthly changes cease. THE JACKDAW. HERE 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 turns...
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Within-doors: a book of games

Alfred Elliott - 1872
...water, into which occasionally put a little saffron. THE DAW, OR JACKDAW. — (Cowus monedulct.) " 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...
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