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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Thrush
 
Across the noisy street
  I hear him careless throw
One warning utterance sweet;
  Then faint at first, and low,
  The full notes closer grow;
Hark, what a torrent gush!
  They pour, they overflow—
Sing on, sing on, O thrush!
        Austin Dobson—Ballad of the Thrush.
  1
O thrush, your song is passing sweet,
But never a song that you have sung
Is half so sweet as thrushes sang
When my dear love and I were young.
        Wm. Morris—Other Days.
  2
In the gloamin’ o’ the wood
The throssil whusslit sweet.
        Wm. Motherwell—Jeanie Morrison.
  3
I said to the brown, brown thrush:
        “Hush—hush!
Through the wood’s full strains I hear
Thy monotone deep and clear,
  Like a sound amid sounds most fine.”
        D. M. Mulock—A Rhyme About Birds.
  4
The throstle with his note so true,
The wren with little quill.
        Midsummer Night’s Dream. Act III. Sc. 1. L. 130.
  5
Sing, sweet thrushes, forth and sing!
  Meet the moon upon the lea;
Are the emeralds of the spring
  On the angler’s trysting-tree?
  Tell, sweet thrushes, tell to me,
  Are there buds on our willow-tree?
  Buds and birds on our trysting-tree?
        Thomas Tod Stoddart—The Angler’s Trysting-Tree.
  6
Hush!
With sudden gush
As from a fountain sings in yonder bush
The Hermit Thrush.
        John Bannister Tabb—Overflow.
  7
When rosy plumelets tuft the larch,
And rarely pipes the mounted thrush.
        Tennyson—In Memoriam. Pt. XCI.
  8
At the corner of Wood Street, when daylight appears,
Hangs a thrush that sings loud, it has sung for three years.
        WordsworthReverie of Poor Susan.
  9
And hark! how blithe the throstle sings!
  He, too, is no mean preacher:
Come forth into the light of things,
  Let Nature be your teacher.
        WordsworthThe Tables Turned.
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