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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Bat
 
The sun was set; the night came on apace,
And falling dews bewet around the place;
The bat takes airy rounds on leathern wings,
And the hoarse owl his woeful dirges sings.
        Gay—Shepherd’s Week. Wednesday; or, The Dumps.
  1
Far different there from all that charm’d before,
The various terrors of that horrid shore;
    *    *    *    *    *    *
Those matted woods where birds forget to sing.
But silent bats in drowsy clusters cling.
        Goldsmith—The Deserted Village. L. 345.
  2
          Ere the bat hath flown
His cloister’d flight.
        Macbeth. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 40.
  3
On the bat’s back I do fly
After summer merrily.
        Tempest. Act V. Sc. 1. L. 91.
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