Canary-Birds Naturaliz'd in Utopia. A Canto. Dulce est paternum solum

TitleCanary-Birds Naturaliz'd in Utopia. A Canto. Dulce est paternum solum
Year for Search1709
Date Published1709
PublisherNp
Place PublishedLondon
Annotation

While some sources say that the poem is about the Hanoverian succession, internal evidence is that it is in response to the “Act for naturalizing foreign Protestants” of 1708. The canaries are the foreigners, and they are opposed by a council of some local birds, including the robin, sparrow, linnet, lark, and nightingale, but other local birds, including the crow, magpie, goose, and eagle, support the foreigners.

Info Notes

A few copies are cataloged as 1708, but the copies with a publication date give 1709.

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1709 Canary-Birds Naturaliz’d in Utopia. A Canto. Dulce est paternum solum. London: Np. A few copies are cataloged as 1708, but the copies with a publication date give 1709. L, PSt

While some sources say that the poem is about the Hanoverian succession, internal evidence is that it is in response to the “Act for naturalizing foreign Protestants” of 1708. The canaries are the foreigners, and they are opposed by a council of some local birds, including the robin, sparrow, linnet, lark, and nightingale, but other local birds, including the crow, magpie, goose, and eagle, support the foreigners.