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A thrush

The thrushes, family Turdidae, are a group of passerine birds that occur worldwide.



Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations

Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 790-91.
  • Across the noisy street
    I hear him careless throw
    One warning utterance sweet;
    Then faint at first, and low,
    The full notes closer grow;
    Hark, what a torrent gush!
    They pour, they overflow—
    Sing on, sing on, O thrush!
  • O thrush, your song is passing sweet,
    But never a song that you have sung
    Is half so sweet as thrushes sang
    When my dear love and I were young.
  • In the gloamin' o' the wood
    The throssil whusslit sweet.
  • I said to the brown, brown thrush:
    Through the wood's full strains I hear
    Thy monotone deep and clear,
    Like a sound amid sounds most fine."
  • Sing, sweet thrushes, forth and sing!
    Meet the moon upon the lea;
    Are the emeralds of the spring
    On the angler's trysting-tree?
    Tell, sweet thrushes, tell to me,
    Are there buds on our willow-tree?
    Buds and birds on our trysting-tree?
  • Hush!
    With sudden gush
    As from a fountain sings in yonder bush
    The Hermit Thrush.
  • At the corner of Wood Street, when daylight appears,
    Hangs a thrush that sings loud, it has sung for three years.
  • And hark! how blithe the throstle sings!
    He, too, is no mean preacher:
    Come forth into the light of things,
    Let Nature be your teacher.
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