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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Attic Bird (The).
 
The nightingale; so called because Philomel was the daughter of the King of Athens.   1
       
“Where the Attic bird
       
Trills her thick-warbled notes the summer long.”
       
Milton: Paradise Regained, iv. 245–6.
 


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