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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Pigeon
 
Wood-pigeons cooed there, stock-doves nestled there;
My trees were full of songs and flowers and fruit,
Their branches spread a city to the air.
        Christina G. Rossetti—From House to Home. St. 7.
  1
With his mouth full of news
Which he will put on us, as pigeons feed their young.
        As You Like It. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 98.
  2
Thou pigeon-egg of discretion.
        Love’s Labour’s Lost. Act V. Sc. 1. L. 75.
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This fellow pecks up wit as pigeons pease.
        Love’s Labour’s Lost. Act V. Sc. 2. L. 315.
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’Tis a bird I love, with its brooding note,
And the trembling throb in its mottled throat;
There’s a human look in its swelling breast,
And the gentle curve of its lowly crest;
And I often stop with the fear I feel—
He runs so close to the rapid wheel.
        Willis—The Belfry Pigeon.
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