Book of Gramarye quotation puzzle
hannibal at thegates.fsbusiness.co.uk
Sun Apr 10 04:22:56 EDT 2005
Yes, it's a lapwing. I've found a few quotations which talk about them
flying over ponds or lakes, but so far no bulls-eye.
My gut feeling about that quotation is that it has an early-twentieth
century 'feel' to it. Someone like the Irish poet AE, or possibly Walter de
la Mare, or even John Masefield (the latter two being Cooper favourites),
might have written it. But guts can be treacherous indicators.
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