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23 July 2010 no comment

from Laudator Temporis Acti:

Caw, Caw, Caw

James Henry, A Half Year’s Poems (Dresden: C.C. Meinhold and Sons, 1854), p. 44:

Caw, caw, caw,
Blithe Jackdaw,
Come here to me;
Why so shy? Thou and I
May well agree.

I for great
Church and State
Care not one spittle,
And I trow,
Wise bird, thou
Car’st just as little.

And the priests, with awe,
As such freaks they saw,
Said, ‘The Devil must be in that little Jackdaw!’

from “The Jackdaw of Rheims” at Ex-Classics (click on picture for link)

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