Who is unknown. the cuckoo?

Famous quotes containing the words cuckoo and/or unknown:

    When daisies pied and violets blue,
    And lady-smocks, all silver-white,
    And cuckoo-buds of yellow hue
    Do paint the meadows with delight,
    The cuckoo then on every tree
    Mocks married men, for thus sings he:
    Cuckoo!
    Cuckoo, cuckoo—O word of fear,
    Unpleasing to a married ear.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    I thought how sadly beauty of inscape was unknown and buried away from simple people and yet how near at hand it was if they had eyes to see it and it could be called out everywhere again.
    Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–1889)