A Sparrow s Life s as Sweet as Ours

A compilation of 60 beautiful screenprints by renowned wildlife artist Carry Akroyd from The Oldie magazine's "Birds of the Month" column.

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Author: Carry Akroyd

Publisher: Bloomsbury Wildlife

ISBN: 1472967143

Category: Art

Page: 144

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A compilation of 60 beautiful screenprints by renowned wildlife artist Carry Akroyd from The Oldie magazine's "Birds of the Month" column. In this sumptuous new art book, renowned wildlife artist Carry Akroyd presents a sequence of screenprints of birds full of variety and color that illustrate British birds in all four seasons of the year. These beautiful prints give full rein to Carry's knowledge of wildflowers, trees, and the modern landscape of Britain, including its wind turbines and passing aeroplanes. And what shines out of Carry's dynamic designs is her deft capturing of each bird's characteristics set beautifully in relation to its habitat. John McEwen's accompanying text is written with elegance and concision, and his columns have been updated where required to keep abreast of the latest research and reports. John's light, eclectic approach connects snippets of ornithology, history, etymology, and cookery, all expressed with wit and knowledge. His writing is spiced with poetry--from Chaucer to the present--as well as facts and stories, while personal and other anecdotes are also included to inform and, above all, entertain the reader.

The Recurrent Green Universe of John Fowles

Fowles misquotes from this poem the following lines (1998: 259): A sparrow's life's as sweet as ours. Hardy clowns! Grudge not the wheat Which hunger forces birds to eat; Your blinded eyes, worst foes to you, Can't see the good which ...

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Author: Thomas M. Wilson

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042019898

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 283

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Ecocriticism is the emerging academic field which explores nature writing and ecological themes in all literature. Thomas M. Wilson's book is the first to consider the work of one of the most critically acclaimed and generally popular post-war English writers from an ecocritical perspective. Fowles is best known as a novelist and author of such works as The Magus, The French Lieutenant's Woman and Daniel Martin. Going beyond the fiction, this book also examines the many profound reflections on the natural world found in his essays, poems and his recently published Journals. John Fowles' writings have cast light on the ways we perceive the natural world, from curious scientific observer to Wordsworthian lover of natural places, as well as many other important and, at this time, crucial themes. This volume will be of interest to critics and readers of contemporary fiction, but most of all, to anyone curious about their place in the recurrent green universe that is our earth.

Poems descriptive of rural life and scenery

Come , poor birds ! from foes severe Fearless come , you're welcome here ; My heart yearns at fate like yours , A sparrow's life's as sweet as ours . Hardy clowns ! grudge not the wheat Which hunger forces birds to eat : Your blinded ...

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Author: John Clare

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0017930658

Category:

Page: 264

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The Eclectic Review

Now the cat has ta'en her seat , With her tail curl'd round her feet ; Patiently she sits to watch Sparrows fighting on the thatch . ... you're welcome here ; My heart yearns at fate like yours , A sparrow's life's as sweet as ours .

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Author: Samuel Greatheed

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:26433983

Category: English literature

Page:

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Poems Chiefly from Manuscript

Come, poor birds, from foes severe Fearless come, you're welcome here; My heart yearns at fate like yours, A sparrow's life's as sweet as ours. Hardy clowns! grudge not the wheat Which hunger forces birds to eat: Your blinded eyes, ...

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Author: John Clare

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 9781776595594

Category: Poetry

Page: 306

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Though he was largely overlooked during his own lifetime, British poet John Clare is now recognized by critics as one of the most significant writers of his generation. Unlike most of the other poets who rose to acclaim during the nineteenth century, Clare came from a humble, working-class family and brought a unique sensibility to his work as a result. This collection brings together an array of Clare's poems, some of which were previously unpublished.

Poems

... Turks, my cottage nigh; Sure my sparrow's are my own, Let ye then my birds alone. Come poor birds! from foes severe Fearless come, you're welcome here; My heart yearns at fate like yours, A sparrow's life's as sweet as ours.

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Author: John Clare

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: EAN:8596547014379

Category: Poetry

Page: 82

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Poems is a lyrical collection by John Clare. Contents: A Spring Morning, A World for Love, Address to Plenty, Approach of Spring, The Autumn, The Ballad, Crab Tree and many more.

Clare s poems

Now the cat has ta'en her seat, With her tail curl'd round her feet; Patiently she sits to watch Sparrows fighting on the thatch. ... you're welcome here; My heart yearns at fate like yours, A sparrow's life's as sweet as ours.

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Author: John Clare

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783748137672

Category: Poetry

Page: 119

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That some of Clare's poems belong of right to the excellent things of this earth admits of no dispute. A worshipper of Nature, by whom he was surely appointed to be one of her chief historians, he revelled in her manifestations, whether they showed in the higher heaven of blue or in the lower heaven of green. He was, if the phrases may pass muster, a gossip of the rainbow, a crony of the flowers. His heart was not less slow than that of Wordsworth to leap up with joy when he beheld standing across the sky, its feet treading the horizon, the most splendid triumphal arch ever devised; and though it was not granted him to render homage to his mistress in such large accents as those which fell from the lips of his great brother in song, he paid for her love and favours in music far from perishable, as may be noted by all who will read the pieces that have been selected for this volume from the "Rural Muse."

Wormholes

A sparrow's life's as sweet as ours. Hardy clowns! grudge not the wheat Which hunger forces birds to eat; Your blinded eyes, worst foes to you, Can't see the good which sparrows do. JOHN CLARE, 'SUMMER EVENING' One September day I was ...

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Author: John Fowles

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446402689

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

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Here, for the first time, is a riveting collection of Fowles's fugitive and intensely personal writings composed sinced 1963, ranging from essays and literary criticism to commentaries, autobiographical statements, memoirs and musings. Wormholes is a delicious sampling of the various matters that have plagued, preoccupied, or delighted Fowles throughout his life; it is a rich mine of essays as art and a `geography' of the mind of one of the twentieth century's greatest novelists.

Broken Wing Sparrow

Our life, our sweetness, and our hope! To thee do we cry, poor banished children ofEve; to Thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us; ...

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Author: Mary Buford

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781491736135

Category: Fiction

Page: 114

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Fr. Lance Tomas was the ideal flawless priest, who's youthfulness and personality gained him fav or in a small Wisconsin town; that is, until an act of God took his memory away, and being a priest, or himself was more of a challenge than a lifestyle. Taking the necessary small steps to regain who he was, Fr Lance Tomas goes on a journey, of his past, the priesthood, and his region; now seeing an entirely new world; instead of pleasantries and smiles; he now sees a world in need of God. Now more determined than ever to regain his knowledge of the priesthood, he struggles with his own thoughts & questions, while befriending a rosary maker, single mother named Tammy. He finds her to be a part of his past, his present, and his future. He soon realizes that he is drawn to her, almost attracted in away, to her religious views and enjoyable personality. Will he be forced to choose between her, the priesthood... or with the stroke of the Pope's pen, will he be able to have both?