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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4 4 4 Browse Search
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Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Oedipus at Colonus, section 2 (search)
r a propitiatory name, as the Eumenides or Kindly Powers. While the snow still lingers on distant hills (v. 1060), the song of many nightingales is already heard from the thick covert of this grove in the Attic plain; we seem to breathe the air of a bright, calm day at the beginning of AprilThe dates of the nightingale's arrival in Attica, for the years indicated, are thus given by Dr Krüper, the best authority on the birds of Greece (Griechische Jahrzeiten for 1875, Heft III., p. 243):—March 29 (1867), April 13 (1873), April 6 (1874). The dates for several other localities in the Hellenic countries (Acarnania— Parnassus—Thessalonica—Olympia—Smyrna), as recorded by the same observer for two years in each case, all range between March 27 and April 15. For this reference I am indebted to Professor Alfred Newton, F.R.S., of Cambridge. The male birds (who alone sing) arrive some days before the females, as is usually the case with migratory birds, and sing as soon as they come. Thus i