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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 bishop-like he finds a perch, And dormitory too. Above the steeple shines a plate, That turns and turns, to indicate... "
The Living Age ... - Seite 31
1853
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Poems, Band 1

William Cowper - 1782 - 359 Seiten
...frequenter of the church, Where bifhop-like he finds a perch, And dormitory too. 2. Above the fteeple fhines a plate, That turns and turns, to indicate From what...blows the weather ; Look up — your brains begin to fwim, 'Tis in the clouds — that pleafes him, ' He choofes it the rather. 3: Fond of the fpeculative...
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William Cowper - 1782 - 359 Seiten
...of the church, Where bifhop-like he finds a perch, . And dormitory too. 2. Above the fteeple fhines a plate, That turns and turns, to indicate From what point blows the weatherj Look up — your brains begin to fwim, 'Tis in the clouds — that pleafes him, He choofes...
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Poems

William Cowper - 1786
...frequenter of the church, Where bifhop-like he finds a perch, And dormitory too. 2. Above the fteeple fhines a plate, That turns and turns, to indicate From what...blows the weather ; Look up — your brains begin to fwim, 'Tis in the clouds — that pleafes him, He choofes it the rather. Z Fond 3Fond of the fpeculative...
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Poems: By William Cowper, ... In Two Volumes. ...

William Cowper - 1787
...of the church,. Where bifhop-fike he finds a perch., And dormitory too. II. Above the fleeple fhines a plate, That turns and turns, to indicate From what...blows the weather,. Look up — your brains begin to fwim, 'Tis in the clouds — that pleafes him* He choofes it the rather. in. Fond of the fpecujative...
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William Cowper - 1788
...Where bifhop-like he finds a perch, And dormitory too. • - ' •:..> II. Above the fteeple fhines a plate, That turns and turns, to indicate From what...blows the weather, Look up — your brains begin to fwim, -:'Tis in the clouds — that pleafes him, He choofes it the rather. VoL'1, Z ' Fond HI. Fond...
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William Cowper - 1790 - 298 Seiten
...of the church, Where bifhop-like he finds a perchj., And dormitory coo.. II. Above the fteeple mines a plate, That turns and turns, to indicate From what point blows the weatheiy Look up — your brains begin to fwim, 'Tis in the clouds — that pleafcs him,. He choofes...
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Poems: By William Cowper, of the Inner Temple Esq. In Two Volumes ...

William Cowper - 1793 - 359 Seiten
...of the church, Where, bifhop-like, he finds a perch, And dormitory too. II. Above the fteeple fhines a plate, That turns and turns, to indicate From what...blows the weather. Look up — your brains begin to fwim, 'Tis in the clouds — .that pleafes him, He choofes it the rather. VOL. i. z III. Fond of the...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Pieces of Poetry, Selected for ...

Vicesimus Knox - 1796 - 1008 Seiten
...frequenter of the church, Where biihop-like he finds a perch - And dormitory too. About the ftecplc fnines a plate, That turns and turns, to indicate From what...blows the weather ; Look up — your brains begin to fwim, Tis in the clouds — that plcafcs him, He choofes it the rather. Fond of the fjwculativc height,...
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The Edinburgh Review, Band 75

1842
...and bringing to remembrance Cowper's playful lines on the subject — ' There is a bird who, by bis coat, And by the hoarseness of his note, Might be...bishoplike, he finds a perch, And dormitory, too.' In their passage up the Zurich-see, the sight of the • Righi mountain brings to his mind the disappointment...
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William Cowper - 1803 - 363 Seiten
...thoughts to you, Since such a reptile has its gem, And boasts its splendour too. II. THE JACKDAW. i. 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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