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" I should not perhaps find the roaring of lions in Africa, or of bears in Russia, very pleasing ; but I know no beast in England whose voice I do not account musical, save and except always the braying of an ass. The notes of all our birds and fowls please... "
The Life, and Posthumous Writings, of William Cowper, Esqr: With an ... - Sivu 240
tekijä(t) William Hayley - 1806
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Nide 4

1804
...our birds and fowls pleafe me-, without one exception, t fhould not indeed think of keeping a goofe in a cage, that I might hang him up in the parlour, for die faLc of his melody ; but a gooia npon a common, or in a farm-yard, u no bad performer: And as to...

The Literary Magazine, and American Register, Nide 3

Charles Brockden Brown - 1805
...always the braying of an ass. The notes of all our birds and fowls please me, without one exception. I should not indeed think of keeping a goose in a...to insects, if the black beetle, and beetles indeed of all hues, will keep out of my way, I have no objection to any of the rest ; on the contrary, iii...

The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature

Tobias George Smollett - 1805
...always the braying of an ass. The notes of all our birds and fowls please me, without one exception. I should not indeed think of keeping a goose in a cage, that 1 might hang him up in the parlour, for the sake of his melody, but a goose upon a common, or in a...

The life and posthumous writings of William Cowper, by W. Hayley ..., Nide 2

William Cowper - 1806
...except always the braying of an ass. The notes of all ourbirdsand fowlsplease me, without one exception. I should not indeed think of keeping a goose in a...to- insects, if the black beetle, and beetles indeed of all 244 hues, will keep out of my way, I have no objection to any of the rest ; on the contrary,...

The life and letters of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1809
...always the braying of an ass. The notes of all our birds and fowls please me, without one exception. I should not indeed think of keeping a goose in a...performer ; and as to insects, if the black beetle, and 248 beetles indeed of all hues, will keep out of my wayt I have no objection to any of the rest ; on...

Elegant epistles: a copious selection of instructive, moral, and ...

Elegant epistles - 1812
...always the braying of an ass. The notes of all our birds and fowls please me, without one exception. I should not indeed think of keeping a goose in a cage, that I might hang him up in the parlour fur the sake of his melody; but a goose upon a common, or in a farmyard, is no had performer : and...

The Female Speaker; Or, Miscellaneous Pieces, in Prose and Verse: Selected ...

Mrs. Barbauld (Anna Letitia) - 1816 - 392 sivua
...alwa)'s the braying of an ass. The notes of all our birds and fowls please me, without one exception. I should not indeed think of keeping a goose in a...to insects, if the black beetle, and beetles indeed of all hues, will keep out of my way, I have no objection to any of the rest ; on the contrary, in...

The Letters of the Late William Cowper to His Friends

William Cowper, John Johnson - 1817
...always the braying of an ass. The notes of all our birds and flowls please me, without one exception. I should not indeed think of keeping a goose in a...of his melody, but a goose upon a common, or in a farm yard, is no bad performer; and as to insects, if the black beetle, and beetles indeed of all hues,...

The Christian observer [afterw.] The Christian observer and advocate

1819
...only the braying of an ass. The notes of all our birds and fowls please me, without one exception. I should not indeed think of keeping a goose in a...upon a common or in a farm-yard is no bad performer Seriously, however, it strikes me as a very observable instance of providential kindness to man, that...

The Works of Cowper and Thomson: Including Many Letters and Poems Never ...

William Cowper - 1832 - 537 sivua
...always the braying of an ass. The notes of all our birds and fowls please me, without one exception. that I found very pathetic. It would be strange if in these two particul lim up in the parlour f<# the sake of his melody', nit a goose upon a common, or in a farm yard, i»...




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