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Welsh Ambassador

( The). The cuckoo. Logan, in his poem To the Cuckoo calls it the “messenger of Spring”; but the Welsh ambassador means that the bird announces the migration of Welsh labourers into England for summer employment.

“Why, thou rogue of universality, do I not know thee? This sound is like the cuckoo, the Welsh ambassador.” — Dampet: A Trick to Catch the Old One. iv. 5.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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