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Image from page 26 of “Birds of song and story” (1901)
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Identifier: cu31924000168892
Title: Birds of song and story
Year: 1901 (1900s)
Authors: Grinnell, Elizabeth, 1851- Grinnell, Joseph, 1877-1939. joint author
Subjects: Birds
Publisher: Chicago, A. W. Mumford
Contributing Library: Cornell University Library
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN

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Text Appearing Before Image:
iterature of many tongueshas preserved him. Poetry and sculpture have embodiedhim and given him place among the gods and winged beingsthat inhabit the neighbor world. Did he not scorch hisoriginal gray breast by taking his daily drop of water to lostsouls? Did he not stain it by pressing his faithful heartagainst the crown of thorns? Or, did he not burn it in theFar North when he fanned back into flame the dying emberswhich the polar bear thought to have trampled out in hiswrath that white men invaded his shores? Was he not alwaysthe pious bird?—though it must be confessed that hisbeak alone seemed to be possessed of religious tendencies.Was he not the original church sexton who covered thedead, with impartial beak, from eye of sun and man, pilinghigh and dry the woodland leaves about them ? The wander-ing minstrel, the orphan child, or the knight of kingly robe,each shared his sweet charity. The English ballad of the Babes in the Wood immor-talized his memory in poetical sentiment:

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Our Comrade the Robin 19 Their little corpse the robin-redbreast found,And strewed with pious bills the leaves around. Earlier than the pathetic career of these Babes, homagewas paid to the robins, Who with leaves and flowers do coverThe friendless bodies of unburied men. This superstition of the robins art in caring for the deadruns through many of the old poets, Drayton, Grahame,Hood, Herrick, and others. Strict justice in the matterwould have divided the praise of him with the charitablenight winds, for it was they more than he-who coveredfriendless bodies. The sylvan shades of the Old Worldbeing then more comprehensive than now, unburied men,from any cause, found their last resting-place in the lap ofthe forest, sleeping wherever they fell, since no laws ofdecent burial governed the wilds. The night winds, trueto their instincts then as now, swirled the fallen leaves aboutany object in their way, in the fashion of a burial shroud. Asa matter of course, credit was given to the robi

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