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" I SHALL not ask Jean Jacques Rousseau,* If birds confabulate or no ; 'Tis clear, that they were always able To hold discourse, at least in fable ; And e'en the child, who knows no better Than to interpret by the letter, A story of a cock and bull, Must... "
The London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art ... - Seite 292
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Handy-book of Literary Curiosities

William Shepard Walsh - 1892 - 1104 Seiten
...ñutes and fiddles, Of idle tales and foolish riddles. One of Cowper's fables commences as follows : I shall not ask Jean Jacques Rousseau If birds confabulate...always able To hold discourse at least in fable. And ev'n the child who knows no better Than to interpret by the letter A slary of a cock and bull Must...
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HANDY -BOOK OF LITERARY CURIOSITIES

WILLIAM S WALSH - 1892
...foolish riddles. Of cocks and bulls, and flutes and fiddles. One of Cowper's fables commences as follows: I shall not ask Jean Jacques Rousseau If birds confabulate or no ; To hold discourse at least in fablt. 'Tis clear that they were always able And ev'n the child who...
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Bards and the Birds

Frederick Noël Paton - 1894 - 514 Seiten
...his make, Full blisful may they sing whan they awake." . . CHAUCER. PAIRING TIME ANTICIPATED A FABLE. I SHALL not ask Jean Jacques Rousseau If birds confabulate...always able To hold discourse, at least in fable ; And e'en the child, who knows no better Than to interpret by the letter, A story of a cock and bull, Must...
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Fables and Fabulists, Ancient and Modern

Thomas Newbigging - 1896 - 152 Seiten
...the unwisdom of the philosopher's conclusions, and satirized his views in the well-known lines : ' I shall not ask Jean Jacques Rousseau If birds confabulate...always able To hold discourse, at least in fable; And e'en the child, who knows no better Than to interpret by the letter A story of a cock and bull, Must...
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The Complete Poetical Works of Theodore Tilton in One Volume: With a Preface ...

Theodore Tilton - 1897 - 802 Seiten
...warrior's hand, And till the world learn war no more ! PARIS, July, 1893. THE TROCADERO SPARROWS. ' I shall not ask Jean Jacques Rousseau If birds confabulate or no! — ' COWPER. I. YE hungry Sparrows, gamins of the street, Audacious beggars, craving each a crumb,...
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The Collected Writings of Thomas De Quincey, Band 11

Thomas De Quincey, David Masson - 1897
...such fables. It is natural that Peregrine should recall Oowper's playful lines upon this occasion, " I shall not ask Jean Jacques Rousseau If birds confabulate or no," since, in fact, Cowper it was through whom this caprice of Rousseau ever became known in England ;...
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William Cowper, sein naturgefühl und seine naturdichtung: Ein beitrag zur ...

Arthur Max Hantsche - 1901 - 139 Seiten
...Wir müssen wohl ganz Cowpers Ansicht teilen, wenn er gegen die rigorose Ansicht Rousseaus auftritt: »I shall not ask Jean Jacques Rousseau »If birds confabulate or no.« (IX, 345.) Es war eine der bizarren Behauptungen, die dieser Philosoph im »Emile« aufstellte, dass...
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Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced ...

John Bartlett - 1903 - 1158 Seiten
...smile. n» RO*. T is Providence alone secures In every change both miiie and yours. A Fable. Moral. I shall not ask Jean Jacques Rousseau If birds Confabulate Or no. Pairing Time Anticipated. Misses ! the tale that I relate This lesson seems to carry, — Choose not...
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The World's Best Poetry ...

John Vance Cheney, Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts, Charles Francis Richardson, Francis Hovey Stoddard, John Raymond Howard - 1904
...Poet's Tale. HW LONGFELLOW. I shall not ask Jean Jaques Rousseau If birds confabulate or no. 'T is clear that they were always able To hold discourse — at least in fable. Pairing Time Anticipated. w. COWPER. The black-bird whistles from the thorny brake ; The mellow bullfinch...
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Lectures and Essays, Band 1

Alfred Ainger - 1905 - 740 Seiten
...the ludicrous. One of his own delightful fables is prefaced thus : — I will not ask Jean-Jacques Rousseau If birds confabulate, or no. 'Tis clear that...always able To hold discourse, at least in fable ; And e'en the child, who knows no better Than to interpret by the letter A story of a cock and bull, Must...
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