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" ... 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 men who live by sharping and robbing he is generally poor and often very lousy. Besides... "
The Private Correspondence of Benjamin Franklin ...: pt.I. Letters on ... - Seite 109
von Benjamin Franklin - 1818
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Leaves from the Note Book of a Naturalist

William John Broderip - 1852 - 413 Seiten
...robbing, he is generally poor, and often very lousy. Besides, he is a rank coward : the little king-bird, not bigger than a sparrow, attacks him boldly, and...honest Cincinnati of America, who have driven all the fey-birds from our country, though exactly fit for that order of knights which the French call Chevaliers...
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The Select Works of Benjamin Franklin: Including His Autobiography

Benjamin Franklin - 1853 - 488 Seiten
...robbing, he is generally poor, and often very lousy. Besides, he is a rank coward : the little king-bird, not bigger than a sparrow, attacks him boldly, and...honest Cincinnati of America, who have driven all the king-Urds from our country; though exactly fit for that order of knights which the French call Chevaliers...
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Annual Report of the American Institute of the City of New York

American Institute of the City of New York - 1853
...robbing, he is generally poor, and often very lousy ; besides, he is a rank coward ; the little kingbird, not bigger than a sparrow, attacks him boldly, and...therefore, by no means a proper emblem for the brave Cincinnati of America, who have driven all the king birds from our country. I am on this account not...
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A Vacation Tour in the United States and Canada

Charles Richard Weld - 1855 - 394 Seiten
...he is generally very poor, and often very lousy. Besides, he is a rank coward; the little king-bird, not bigger than a sparrow, attacks him boldly and drives him out of the district. I am, on this account, not displeased that the figure is not known as a bald eagle, but looks more...
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Excelsior: Helps to Progress in Religion, Science, and Literature, Bände 5-6

James Hamilton - 1856
...living honestly." " Besides," adds the shrewd philosopher, " he is a rank coward ; the little king-bird, not bigger than a sparrow, attacks him boldly, and...emblem for the brave and honest Cincinnati of America." In some of our European states the eagle is the national emblem, and under its expanded form — sometimes...
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Things not generally known, familiarly explained

John Timbs - 1856 - 247 Seiten
...is generally very poor, and often very lousy. Besides, he is a rank coward ; the little king-bird, not bigger than a sparrow, attacks him boldly, and drives him out of the district. I am, on this account, not displeased that the figure is not known as a bald eagle, but looks more...
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THE UNITED STATES AND CUBA.

JAMES M PHILLIPPO - 1857
...robbing, he is generally poor, and often very lousy. Besides, he is a rank coward ; the little king-bird, not bigger than a sparrow, attacks him boldly, and...emblem for the brave and honest Cincinnati of America." The great- eared owl (bubo maximus) is chiefly found along the mountainous shores of the Ohio and in...
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Cyclopaedia of the Natural Sciences

William Baird - 1858 - 613 Seiten
...the fishing-hawk ;ind when that diligent bird has at length taken a fish, and is bearing it to bis nest for the support of his mate and young ones, the...honest Cincinnati of America, who have driven all the king birds from our country; though exactly fit for that order of knights which the French call Chevaliers...
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ZOOLOGICAL SCIENCE OR NATURE IN LIVING FORMS

A. M. BEDFIELD - 1858
...is generally poor, and very often lousy. Besides, he is a rank coward ; the little King- bird, iibt bigger than a sparrow, attacks him boldly and drives...and honest Cincinnati of America, who have driven out all the King-Birds from our country, though- exactly fitted for that order of knights which the...
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Natural History for the use of School and families

Worthington Hooker - 1860
...robbing, he is generally poor, and very often lousy. Besides, he is a rank coward ; the little king-bird, not bigger than a sparrow, attacks him boldly and...and honest Cincinnati of America, who have driven out all the king-birds from our country, though exactly fitted for that order of knights which the...
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