For the Birds: An Uncommon Guide

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U of Minnesota Press

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My mother was the nature lover in our family, and I inherited this book from her. But as a life-long New York City resident, I do appreciate the field guides she gathered. It's great how they can make ... Leer comentario completo

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Página 23 - When shepherds pipe on oaten straws, And merry larks are ploughmen's clocks, When turtles tread, and rooks, and daws, And maidens bleach their summer smocks, The cuckoo then, on every tree, Mocks married men; for thus sings he, Cuckoo; Cuckoo, cuckoo: O word of fear, Unpleasing to a married ear!
Página 14 - THERE WAS A LITTLE MAN THEEE was a little man and he had a little gun, And his bullets were made of lead, lead, lead ; He went to the brook, and saw a little duck, And shot it through the head, head, head.
Página 12 - I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment while I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance than I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn.
Página 17 - Some keep the Sabbath going to church; I keep it staying at home, With a bobolink for a chorister, And an orchard for a dome. Some keep the Sabbath in surplice; I just wear my wings, And instead of tolling the bell for church, Our little sexton sings. God preaches, - a noted clergyman, And the sermon is never long; So instead of getting to heaven at last, I'm going all along!
Página 14 - It was a lover and his lass, With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino, That o'er the green corn-field did pass In the spring time, the only pretty ring time, When birds do sing, hey ding a ding, ding : Sweet lovers love the spring.

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