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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 288
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Rural Life in Bengal: Illustrative of Anglo-Indian Suburban Life ... Letters ...

Colesworthey Grant - 1860 - 203 Seiten
...danger of the child mistaking " fairy fiction" for " truth severe." As the poet Cowper says : — " I shall not ask Jean Jacques Rousseau, If birds confabulate or no ; "Pis clear, that they are always able To hold discourse, at least in fable ; And e'en the child who...
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Speculations Literary and Philosophic

Thomas De Quincey - 1863 - 303 Seiten
...such fables. It is natural that Peregrine should recall Cowper'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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The Wild-fowler: A Treatise on Ancient and Modern Wild-fowling, Historical ...

Henry Coleman Folkard - 1864 - 394 Seiten
...without obliging you to continue your aquatic excursions." CHAPTER XIX. THE LANGUAGE OF WILD-FOWL. " I shall not ask Jean Jacques Rousseau If birds confabulate...always able To hold discourse — at least, in fable." COWI'KR. A GOOD ear for ornithological sounds is as necessary to the midnight sportsman, as the natural...
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The poetical works of William Cowper. With life of the author

William Cowper - 1864 - 448 Seiten
...be it what it may), I wish it all fulfill'd. PAIRING TIME ANTICIPATED. I SHALL not ask Jean Jaques Rousseau* If birds confabulate or no ; 'Tis clear,...were always able To hold discourse, at least in fable ; * It was one of the whimsical speculations of this philosopher, that all fables which ascribe reason...
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1864 - 378 Seiten
...no; Chusc not alone a proper mate, 'Tis clear that they were always able But proper time to marry. how thy church may fare [p'reach, The world takes little thought; who w bettor • — • Than to interpret by the letter A story of a cock and bull, THE DOG AND THE WATER-LILY....
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Christian Certainty

Samuel Wainwright - 1865 - 492 Seiten
...object of the remaining portion of this chapter. CHAPTER VI. SECTION II. PRINCIPLES OF INTERPBETATION. " 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 ball, Must...
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The Poems and Fables of Robert Henryson

Robert Henryson - 1865 - 331 Seiten
...Cowper, in his "Pairing Time anticipated— a Fable," says,— I shall not ask Jean Jacques Konsseau If Birds confabulate or no ; 'Tis clear, that they...always able To hold discourse — at least in fable. But in this saving clause Cowper was anticipated by Phaednis : — Calumniari si qnis autem voluerit,...
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper

William Cowper - 1866 - 630 Seiten
...and to be praised in verse. PAIRING TIME ANTICIPATED. A FABLE. I SHALL not ask Jean Jacques Rousseau1 If birds confabulate or no ; 'Tis clear that they...at least in fable ; And even the child who knows no bettor Than to interpret by the letter, A story of a cock and bull, Must have a most uncommon skull....
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Charles Waterton: His Home, Habits, and Handiwork

Richard Hobson - 1866 - 319 Seiten
...one room ; we must also remember that this was a voluntary act on the part of each of these birds. "I shall not ask Jean Jacques Rousseau If birds confabulate or no ; 'T is clear that they were always able To hold discourse — at least in fable." In an unreclaimed...
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The New Jersey Magazine, Band 1

1867
...fabulous narratives of Popery." Cowper thus commences his fable, "Pairing Time Anticipated:"— 375 I shall not ask Jean Jacques Rousseau If birds confabulate or no ; ""Tls clear that they were always able To hold discourse, at least In fable ; And even the child,...
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