Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.
Modest and shy as a nun is she; One weak chirp is her only note; Braggarts and prince of braggarts is he, Pouring boasts from his little throat. Bryant Robert of Lincoln. 1
Robert of Lincoln is gayly drest, Wearing a bright black wedding-coat; White are his shoulders and white his crest. Bryant Robert of Lincoln. 2
One day in the bluest of summer weather, Sketching under a whispering oak, I heard five bobolinks laughing together, Over some ornithological joke. C. P. Cranch Bird Language. 3
When Nature had made all her birds, With no more cares to think on, She gave a rippling laugh and out There flew a Bobolinkon. C. P. Cranch The Bobolinks. 4
The crack-brained bobolink courts his crazy mate, Poised on a bulrush tipsy with his weight. O. W. Holmes Spring. 5 Out of the fragrant heart of bloom, The bobolinks are singing; Out of the fragrant heart of bloom The apple-tree whispers to the room, Why art thou but a nest of gloom While the bobolinks are singing? W. D. Howells The Bobolinks are Singing. 6