A Sparrow s Life s as Sweet as OursA 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.

Author: Carry Akroyd

Publisher: Bloomsbury Wildlife

ISBN: 1472967143

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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 FowlesThe 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 ...

Author: Thomas M. Wilson

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042019898

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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 Chiefly from ManuscriptPoems 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, ...

Author: John Clare

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 9781776595594

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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.

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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.

Author: John Clare

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783748137672

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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."

Broken Wing SparrowBroken 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; ...

Author: Mary Buford

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781491736135

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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?

Reminiscences and Incidents in the Life and Travels of a Pioneer Preacher of the ancient GospelReminiscences and Incidents in the Life and Travels of a Pioneer Preacher of the ancient Gospel



... and contentment , and they have greeted our ears with sweetest song while they labored on in ceaseless toil . ... who made them for their place in creation made us for ours , and while God's Son tells us that not a sparrow falls to ...

Author: Nathan J. Mitchell

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ISBN: COLUMBIA:CR60006340

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Life Histories of North American birds Cardinals grosbeaks buntings towhees finches sparrows and allies pt 1 3Life Histories of North American birds Cardinals grosbeaks buntings towhees finches sparrows and allies pt 1 3



The voice is sweet and clearly musical , and the song often suggests the House Wren or the Purple Finch . ... The Lincoln's sparrows we have observed singing have done little to bolster our faith in the advertising function of song ...

Author: Arthur Cleveland Bent

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ISBN: MINN:31951000115775G

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