cuckoo shrike quotes - 10 of
Repeat that, repeat,
The finch, the sparrow, and the lark,
The plainsong cuckoo grey, ...
The hedge-sparrow fed the cuckoo so long
That it had its head bit off by its young.
The cuckoo is a merry bird,
He sings as he flies, He brings us glad tidings And tells us no lies.
The cuckoo is a lazy bird,
She never builds a nest, She makes herself busy By singing to the rest.
O Cuckoo! shall I call thee Bird,
Or but a wandering Voice?
In Italy, for thirty years, under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed. But they produced Michelangelo, Leo
This is the weather the cuckoo likes,
And so do I; When showers betumble the chestnut spikes, And nestlings fly:
Switzerland is a small, steep country, much more up and down than sideways, and is all stuck over with large brown hotels built on
Towery city and branchy between towers;
Cuckoo-echoing, bell-swarmèd, lark-charmèd, rook-racked, river-rounded.
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