The Animal Story Book - online children's book

Edited By Andrew Lang And With Numerous Illustrations By H. J. Ford

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OF THE LINNET, POPINJAY, OR PARROT 353
Moreover, they would study upon their lessons, and medi­tate all day long; and from day to day come out with new words still, yea, and are now able to continue along speech and discourse. Now for to teach them the better, these birds must be in a secret place apart by themselves, when they can hear no other voice; and one is to sit over them, who must repeat often that which he would have them to learn; yea, and please them also with giving them such meat as they best love.
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