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


The attic Warbler pours her throat,
Responsive to the cuckoo’s note.
Gray.—Ode on Spring, Stanza I. Line 5.

It is for thee the linnet pours his throat?
Loves of his own, and raptures swell the note.
Pope.—Essay on Man, Epi. III. Line 33.

Where penn’d like hapless cuckoos in a cage,
The ragged warblers pour their tuneful rage.
Peter Pindar.—The Lousiad, Canto II.

The cicala pours forth his voice.
Hesiod.—Shield of Hercules, Line 396. (Banks’ Transl.)

I taught thee how to pour in song.
Burns.—Miscellaneous Poems.

Pours the melting lay.
Dr. Johnson.—Autumn, V. 5.