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" ... and when that diligent bird has at length taken a fish, and is bearing it to his nest for the support of his mate and young ones, the bald eagle pursues him and takes it from him. With all this injustice he is never in good case, but, like those among... "
The Private Correspondence of Benjamin Franklin ...: pt.I. Letters on ... - Seite 109
von Benjamin Franklin - 1818
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The Friendly Craft: A Collection of American Letters

Elizabeth Deering Hanscom - 1910 - 364 Seiten
...character; h- does not get his living honestly. . . , With all this injustice he in never in good case; hut, like those among men who live by sharping and robbing, he is generally poor, and often very lousy, llcsidcs he is a rank coward ; the little *i'/«^'frii'ii, not bigger than a spanow, attacks him boldly...
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American Eagle Protection, Hearing Before ..., 71-2, January 31, 1930

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Agriculture - 1930 - 28 Seiten
...habits in constantly robbing the osprey, Franklin continues: With all this injustice he is never a good case, but like those among men who live by sharping and lobbying, he is generally poor. Besides, he is a rank coward. The little kingbird, not bigger than...
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Journal of Rudolph Friederich Kurz: An Account of His Experiences Among Fur ...

Rudolf Friedrich Kurz - 1970 - 382 Seiten
...labor of the fishing hawk; and, when that diligent hird has at length taken a fish, and is hearlng It to his nest for the support of his mate and young ones, the hald eagle pursues him and takes it from him. With all this injustice he is never In good care; but,...
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The Most Splendid Carpet

Susan H. Anderson - 1978 - 93 Seiten
...lazy to fish for himself, he watches the labor of the fishing-hawk; and, when that diligent bird has at length taken a fish, and is bearing it to his nest . . . the bald eagle pursues him and takes it from him. . . . Besides, he is a rank coward; the little...
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For the Birds: An Uncommon Guide

Laura Erickson
...eagle had not been chosen as the representative of our country; he is a bird of bad moral character, like those among men who live by sharping and robbing, he is generally poor, and often very lousy." . North Carolina originally designated the Carolina Chickadee as its state bird. Unfortunately, one...
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Natural Lives, Modern Times: People and Places of the Delaware River

Bruce Stutz - 1998 - 390 Seiten
...Fish, and is hearing it to his -*\>1t/or the support of his ^tfate and young ones, the'Bald £agle pursues him, and takes it from him. With all this Injustice he is never in good (Case; hut, like those among >Jfi.en tvho live hy Sharping and gohhing, he is generally poor, and often foery...
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Turkeys, Pilgrims, and Indian Corn: The Story of the Thanksgiving Symbols

Edna Barth - 2000 - 96 Seiten
...Eagle had not been chosen as the representative of our country; he is a Bird of bad moral character; like those among Men who live by Sharping and Robbing, he is generally poor and often very lousy. The Turkey is a much more respectable Bird and withal a true original Native of North America." From...
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Out on the Deep Blue: True Stories of Daring, Persistence, and Survival from ...

Leslie Leyland Fields - 2002 - 368 Seiten
...wrote of the eagle after it was selected as our national symbol over his own favorite, the turkey: "Like those among men who live by sharping and robbing, he is generally poor and often very lousy." In places with clearer water, eagles are known to dive for fish, but here they rarely even circle the...
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G. I. Joe Vs. Anne of Green Gables: How Americans Differ from Canadians

Allan Gould - 2003 - 200 Seiten
...that diligent bird has at length taken a fish, and is bearing it to its nest for the support of its mate and young ones, the bald eagle pursues him and takes it from him. Besides, he is a rank coward; the little kingbird, not bigger than a sparrow, attacks him boldly and...
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The Threadbare Buzzard: A Marine Fighter Pilot in WWII

Thomas M. Tomlinson - 2004 - 304 Seiten
...too lazy to fish himself, he watches the labor of the Fishing Hawk and when that diligent bird has at length taken a fish, and is bearing it to his nest...robbing, he is generally poor, and often very lousy." Strange counsel from a politician, until it is recalled that Old Ben held out for the wild turkey....
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