Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.
The Jackdaw sat in the Cardinals chair! Bishop and Abbot and Prior were there, Many a monk and many a friar, Many a knight and many a squire, With a great many more of lesser degree, In sooth a goodly company; And they served the Lord Primate on bended knee. Never, I ween, Was a prouder seen, Read of in books or dreamt of in dreams, Than the Cardinal Lord Archbishop of Rheims. R. H. BarhamIngoldsby Legends. The Jackdaw of Rheims.
An old miser kept a tame jackdaw, that used to steal pieces of money, and hide them in a hole, which a cat observing, asked, Why he would hoard up those round shining things that he could make no use of? Why, said the jackdaw, my master has a whole chestfull, and makes no more use of them than I do. SwiftThoughts on Various Subjects.