|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|Wood-pigeons cooed there, stock-doves nestled there;|
My trees were full of songs and flowers and fruit,
Their branches spread a city to the air.
Christina G. RossettiFrom House to Home. St. 7.
|With his mouth full of news|
Which he will put on us, as pigeons feed their young.
As You Like It. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 98.
|Thou pigeon-egg of discretion.|
Loves Labours Lost. Act V. Sc. 1. L. 75.
|This fellow pecks up wit as pigeons pease.|
Loves Labours Lost. Act V. Sc. 2. L. 315.
|Tis a bird I love, with its brooding note,|
And the trembling throb in its mottled throat;
Theres a human look in its swelling breast,
And the gentle curve of its lowly crest;
And I often stop with the fear I feel
He runs so close to the rapid wheel.
WillisThe Belfry Pigeon.