The goose gives the answers

We hope you enjoyed the bird quiz in our last issue of GanderS.? Here are the answers:

  1. Into it we throw – Cock who doesn?t crow! – Yeomen of course
  2. And if any were fond of pigeon shooting – He’d ask them down to his place at Tooting.? – Tricky one this. It’s Thespis
  3. His Lordship is constitutionally as blithe as a bird – Quite right.?Iolanthe
  4. In tendency to fall in love, resemble I the amorous dove?- and again.?Iolanthe
  5. Jackdaws strut in peacock?s feathers. – – Storks turn out to be but logs – Oh yes Cap’n. It’s HMS Pinafore
  6. Man is of no kind of use ? Man?s a donkey ? Man?s a goose – Who else but Princess?Ida
  7. After, say, a month or two – Robin did as Robins do – Here it is again. That?Thespis
  8. Not at all, the crowing?s done by an accomplished hen!- Got to be Ida. And it is.
  9. Now what would be the good of that? Why, you goose, I should marry again within a month! – Aha! The Grand Duke
  10. Oh, why did you go and defy us, you great geese! – Not quite such a memorable one, but it’s still Iolanthe
  11. On a tree by a river a little tom-tit – A nice easy one for you. The Mikado.
  12. The languid loves – Of turtle doves – These simple joys are all at hand – Another tricky one. Yes, it’s Utopia
  13. Upon thy breast – My loving head would rest – As on her nest – The tender turtle dove – Another from Yeomen
  14. When maiden loves, she mopes apart – As owl mopes on a tree – And again. Yeomen
  15. At once distrust you surely lull – And rook the pigeon and the gull – And finally. We are back with The Grand Duke