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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
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.
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.
Thou pigeon-egg of discretion.
        Love’s Labour’s Lost. Act V. Sc. 1. L. 75.
This fellow pecks up wit as pigeons pease.
        Love’s Labour’s Lost. Act V. Sc. 2. L. 315.
’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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