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THE POETS' BIRDS.

Ballantyne Press ISALLANTYNE, HANSON AND CO.

EDINBURGH AND LONDOV

THE POETS BIRDS

BY

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PHIL ROBINSON

AUTHOR OF "NOAH'S ARK,” “UNDER THE PUNKAH," ETC.

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London
CHATTO AND WINDUS, PICCADILLY

1883
(All rights reserved]

Zo z Rz

FEB 21 1885

CONTENTS.

Note on the British Poets' general treatment of certain large

and the prevailing tone of their references to the particular
species which appear to be conspicuously unpopular with
them, the Crow Family, Owls, Goose, &c. . . .

1-17

CLASSIFIED QUOTATIONS from the Poets on the general aspects

of Bird-lise in the following order :—The variety of Birds-
Their habits-Song-Beauty of plumage-In the Morning
– The Evening — At Night-And “ Birds obscene”– In

Spring, their nesting-In Summer, the young Birds-In

Autumn, their migration-In Winter, their desolation . 37-59

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