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" I have found out a gift for my fair; I have found where the wood-pigeons breed; But let me that plunder forbear, She will say 'twas a barbarous deed... "
Essays on Song-writing: With a Collection of Such English Songs as are Most ... - Pagina 86
door John Aikin - 1774 - 286 pagina’s
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The Child and Childhood in Folk Thought: (The Child in Primative Culture)

Alexander Francis Chamberlain - 1895 - 464 pagina’s
...golden age, that other Eden where love is over all. Shenstone, in his beautiful pastoral, says : — " I have found out a gift for my fair ; I have found where the wood-pigeons breed," and the " love of the turtle," " billing and cooing," are now transferred to human affection. Venus,...
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Cowper's Shorter Poems

William Cowper - 1896 - 147 pagina’s
...Stil1. Hence the name is applied to any country fellow. 27. A gift ... fair. Cf. Shenstone's song : " I have found out a gift for my fair ! I have found...breed ; But let me that plunder forbear ; She will say 'twas a barbarous deed." Yorfair see note, p. 70, 1. 26. 28. dray (or drey), a squirrel's nest....
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English Synonymes: Explained in Alphabetical Order, with Copious ...

George Crabb - 1896 - 856 pagina’s
...Love lent the sword, the mother struck the blow, /HhutiuiH she, but more inhuman thon. DETDBN. I hare found out a gift for my fair, I have found where the...wood-pigeons breed, But let me that plunder forbear, She will say 'twas a barbarous deed. SHENSTONE. The play was acted at the other theatre, and the bruhil petulance...
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Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Volume 34

Charles Dudley Warner - 1896
...contemporaries by its mellifluous seesaw, and its jingling resonance comes back to the reader of to-day. " I have found out a gift for my fair: I have found where the wood -pigeons breed." The elegiac form and triple rhythm please the fancy in the still remembered "Yet...
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Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Volume 34

Charles Dudley Warner - 1897
...contemporaries by its mellifluous seesaw, and its jingling resonance comes back to the reader of to-day. "I have found out a gift for my fair: I have found where the wood-pigeons breed." The elegiac form and triple rhythm please the fancy in the still remembered "Yet time may diminish...
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Library of the World's Best Literature: A-Z

Charles Dudley Warner, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Lucia Isabella Gilbert Runkle, George H. Warner, Edward Cornelius Towne - 1897
...contemporaries by its mellifluous seesaw, and its jingling resonance comes back to the reader of to-day. "I have found out a gift for my fair: I have found where the wood-pigeons breed." The elegiac form and triple rhythm please the fancy in the still remembered "Yet time may diminish...
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The Ridpath Library of Universal Literature ...: A Biographical ..., Volume 21

John Clark Ridpath - 1898
...strove With the lilac to render it gay ! Already it calls for my love To prune the wild branches away. I have found out a gift for my fair, I have found where the wood-pigeons breed ;But let me such plunder forbear, She will say 'twas a barbarous deed ; For he ne'er could be true, she averred,...
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Aeneis; Bucolica; Georgica: The Greater Poems of Virgil

Virgil - 1898
...found a gift for my love. ie a wild pigeon's - notavi locum, / have marked the spot. Cf. Shenstone : I have found out a gift for my fair : I have found where the wood-pigeons breed. quo, where (lit. whither). — congessere, have built (lit. have lit together), sc. nidum. The wood-pigeon...
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A History of English Romanticism in the Eighteenth Century

Henry Augustin Beers - 1898 - 455 pagina’s
...four parts and in a tripping anapestic measure. Familiar to most readers is the stanza beginning: " I have found out a gift for my fair, I have found where the wood-pigeons breed." Dr. Johnson acknowledged the prettiness of the conceit: " So sweetly she bade me adieu, I thought that...
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The Listening Child: A Selection from the Stores of English Verse Made for ...

1917 - 408 pagina’s
...than my cattle unfold ; Not a brook that is limpid and clear, But it glitters with fishes of gold. I have found out a gift for my fair, I have found where the wood-pigeons breed; But let me such plunder forbear, She will say 'twas a barbarous deed ; For he ne'er could be true, she averred,...
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