Excerpt from Ornamental and Domestic Poultry: Their History and Management Epops. - "Epopoi! popopoi! popoi! popoi!Flock hither, flock hither, flock hither, Hilloah! Hilloah!All ye of like feather, Wherever ye be, Whether barley ye gather, Or seed on the lea;With a skip and a bound, And a song of sweet sound, Flock ye hither to me.Ye that twitter the clod around, Tio, tio, tio, tio, tio, tio, tio, tio, Or in ivy-bush dwell'Mid gardens; in mountain or dell;Who dip the beak, or who brush the wing, In reedy pool, or in plashy spring;On berries of wilding-olive feed, Or strip off the arbute's scarlet seed, Come along, come alongTo the voice of my song, Trioto, trioto, trioto, tobrinx;Or on wide fenny flats, Flitting after the gnats, When they re twanging their horn, Snap them up; or at morn, Where the dew lies, are seenGlancing over the greenOf sweet Marathons mead;And with pinion so bright, Hazel-hen, hazel-hen: Or whose tribes take a flightOn the tumbling sea-billow, Where the king-fishers pillow, Come hither and hear, What news we have here; For all our tribes are gathering, Fowls of every plume and wing: And there is amongst us broughtAn elder shrewd of subtle thought, That plans new counsels for our state, Come all, and aid the deep debate: Hither, hither, hither." Cary's Birds of Aristophanes, Act I. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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