Friday, March 12, 2010

Two vulgar errors

Fri 12 March 1784: Being at Samuel Rayner’s in Bradford-on-Avon, I was convinced of two vulgar errors: the one, that nightingales will not live in cages; the other, that they only sing a month or two in the year. He has now three nightingales in cages, and they sing almost all day long, from November to August

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