Ornamental and Domestic Poultry: Their History and Management

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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 along
To 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 seen
Glancing over the green
Of sweet Marathons mead;
And with pinion so bright,
Hazel-hen, hazel-hen:
Or whose tribes take a flight
On 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 brought
An 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.

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