Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.


The impudent crow with full throat invites the rain, and solitary stalks by herself on the dry sand.
Davidson’s Virgil.—(Buckley) Georgics, Book I. p. 45.

If the old shower-foretelling crow
Croak not her boding note in vain,
To-morrow’s eastern storm shall strow
The woods with leaves, with weeds the main.
Francis Horace.—Book III. Ode XVII. Line 9.

It warn’t for nothing that the raven was croaking on my left hand.
Riley’s Plautus.—Vol. I. The Aulularia, Act IV. Scene 3.

That raven on the left-hand oak
(Curse on his ill-betiding croak)
Bodes me no good.
Gay.—Fable XXXVII. Farmer’s Wife and the Raven.