"The finch the ..." Quote of William Shakespeare

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The finch, the sparrow, and the lark, The plainsong cuckoo grey, Whose note full many a man doth mark And dares not answer nay.

William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Bottom, in A Midsummer Night's Dream, act 3, sc. 1, l. 130-3. The cuckoo invades the nests of other birds, and is associated with cuckoldry; Bottom sings because he is afraid.