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Linnet
 
Is it for thee the linnet pours his throat?
Loves of his own, and raptures swell the note.
        Pope—Essay on Man. Ep. III. L. 33.
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Perch’d on the cedar’s topmost bough,
  And gay with gilded wings,
Perchance the patron of his vow,
  Some artless linnet sings.
        Shenstone—Valentine’s Day.
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I do sing because I must,
And pipe but as the linnets sing.
        Tennyson—In Memoriam. Pt. XXI. St. 6.
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        Linnets  *  *  *  sit
On the dead tree, a dull despondent flock.
        Thomson—The Seasons. Autumn. L. 974.
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Hail to thee, far above the rest
  In joy of voice and pinion!
Thou, linnet! in thy green array,
Presiding spirit here to-day,
Dost lead the revels of the May;
  And this is thy dominion.
        WordsworthThe Green Linnet.
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