Just then, with a wink and a sly normal lurch, The owl very gravely got down from his perch, Walked round, and regarded his fault-finding critic (Who thought he was stuffed) with a glance analytic.
The Owl-Critic, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
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