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Brewer's: Lark

A spree; a corruption of the Anglo-Saxon lác (play, fun). (See Skylark.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894LarksLarigot A B C D E F G H I J K L …

Brewer's: Larks

When the sky falls we shall catch larks. A way of stating to a person that his scheme or proposal is absurd or ridiculous. French: “Si le ciel tombait, il y aurait bien des alouettes…

Amy Lowell: A Little Song

A Little SongWhen you, my Dear, are away, away, How wearily goes the creeping day. A year drags after morning, and night Starts another year of candle light. O Pausing Sun and Lingering Moon! …

Brewer's: Song

Father of modern French song. Panard: also called the “La Fontaine of the Vaudeville.” (1691-1765.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Song of Degre…

Alfred Lord Tennyson: Song

SongI Every day hath its night: Every night its morn: Through dark and bright Wingèd hours are borne; Ah! welaway! Seasons flower and fade; Golden calm and sto…

Brewer's: Song of Songs

The Canticles, or “Solomon's Song.” Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894SonnaSong of Roland A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T…

Poems and Songs of Robert Burns: Delia, An Ode

by Robert Burns The Wounded HareThe Gard'ner Wi' His PaidleDelia, An Ode "To the Editor of The Star.-Mr. Printer-If the productions of a simple ploughman can merit a place in the same paper…