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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Bobolink
 
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.
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