[lit-ideas] Re: "A Nightingale Sang..."

  • From: "Stan Spiegel" <writeforu2@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Fri, 28 May 2004 14:07:20 -0400

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Subject: [lit-ideas] "A Nightingale Sang..."


> D. Ritchie:
> >when you turn'd and smiled at me,
> >A flannel wrap, or someone who  cared,
> >sang in Berk'ley Square
> Exactly. Or a _Luscinia megarhynchos_, if you must (Incidentally -- to
speak
> roughly --, Mauschwitz is my favourite lyricist _ever_.). Cheers,
> JL
> ----
> From the OED
> 'nightingale':
> A small reddish-brown migratory thrush, Luscinia megarhynchos, of  western
> Europe and northern Africa, noted for the melodious song of the male
which can
> be heard at night as well as in the daytime.
> Formerly not differentiated by ornithologists from the  thrush
nightingale,
> Luscinia  luscinia.
> Cites:
> 1275 Owl &  Nightingale (Calig.) 4
> An hule and one Antingale [a1300 Jesus  Oxf. nyhtegale]. ...
> 1993 BBC  Wildlife June 34/2
> Ever since early  April nightingales have been migrating back to Europe
from
> their wintering  quarters in tropical  Africa.
>
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