|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|The impudent crow with full throat invites the rain, and solitary stalks by herself on the dry sand.|
Davidsons Virgil.(Buckley) Georgics, Book I. p. 45.
|If the old shower-foretelling crow|
Croak not her boding note in vain,
To-morrows eastern storm shall strow
The woods with leaves, with weeds the main.
Francis Horace.Book III. Ode XVII. Line 9.
|It warnt for nothing that the raven was croaking on my left hand.|
Rileys Plautus.Vol. I. The Aulularia, Act IV. Scene 3.
|That raven on the left-hand oak|
(Curse on his ill-betiding croak)
Bodes me no good.
Gay.Fable XXXVII. Farmers Wife and the Raven.