She was like a linnet
, caught by small boys and imprisoned in a cage.
But one day, I took a thick cudgel, and threw it with all my strength so luckily, at a linnet
, that I knocked him down, and seizing him by the neck with both my hands, ran with him in triumph to my nurse.
It was really only a little linnet
singing outside his window, but it was so long since he had heard a bird sing in his garden that it seemed to him to be the most beautiful music in the world.
I am like a weary linnet
, For my throat has no song in it; I have had my singing minute.
They shall learn kindness early, to the dog, the cat, yes, even the rat, and the pretty linnet
in its cage."
A pound was issued to him weekly, as to the other boys; but as candles were available capital, and easily exchangeable for birds' eggs or young birds, Martin's pound invariably found its way in a few hours to Howlett's the bird-fancier's, in the Bilton road, who would give a hawk's or nightingale's egg or young linnet
It seemed as if a linnet
had hopped to my foot and proposed to bear me on its tiny wing.
That was his most perfect idea of heaven's happiness: mine was rocking in a rustling green tree, with a west wind blowing, and bright white clouds flitting rapidly above; and not only larks, but throstles, and blackbirds, and linnets
, and cuckoos pouring out music on every side, and the moors seen at a distance, broken into cool dusky dells; but close by great swells of long grass undulating in waves to the breeze; and woods and sounding water, and the whole world awake and wild with joy.
There were larks, linnets
, and goldfinches--I should think at least twenty.
But 19 Linnet
Lane in Aigburth played a remarkable part in ensuring the safety of 42 Jewish children during the darkest hours of German history - a story only just coming to light after almost 80 years.
So the children ran away to stay with their Uncle Ambrose, an eccentric, strict, and loveable retired school teacher who was determined to give them an education, but in addition to Greek, Latin, and Literature, the Linnet
children learned much more about nature and magic, the power of the past and Pan, and, of course, the importance of the bees.
Food director at Denmark's Confederation of Industries, Ole Linnet
Juul, said the tax would increase the price of a burger by around 0.09 pounds and would raise the price of a small package of butter by around 0.25 pounds.