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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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Traits and Anecdotes of Animals

William White Cooper - 1861 - 340 Seiten
...sharping and robbing, he is generally poor, and often very lousy. Besides, he is a rank coward ; and the little king bird, not bigger than a sparrow, attacks...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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Life of Doctor Franklin

John Nicholas Norton - 1861 - 258 Seiten
...robbing, he is generally poor, ;>Tid often very lousy. Besides, ho is a rank coward ; the little kingbird, not bigger than a sparrow, attacks him boldly, and...drives him out of the district. He is, therefore, by no neans, a proper emblem for the brave and honest Cincinnatfcof America, who have driven all the kingbirds...
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The New Penny Magazine, Band 1,Ausgabe 1

1861
...sharping and robbing he is generally pool, uui besides lie is a rank coward. The littlo king-bird, not bigger than a sparrow, attacks him boldly, and drives him out of the district." In this respect I believe lie is only like the rest of the Falconidce. I suppose that birds of prey...
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Notes and Queries

1862
...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 [a proposed transatlantic Order of which the philosopher disapproved], who have driven all the King-birds...
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Notes and Queries

1862
...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 [a proposed transatlantic Order of which the philosopher disapproved], who have driven all the King-birdt...
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Things Not Generally Known: Familiarly Explained. A Book for Old and Young

John Timbs - 1867 - 247 Seiten
...is generally very poor, and often very lousy. Besides, ho is a rank coward ; the little king-bird, not bigger than a sparrow, attacks him boldly, and drives him out of tho district. I am, on this account, not displeased that the figure is not known as a bald eagle, but...
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Natural History

Worthington Hooker - 1870 - 382 Seiten
...robbing, ho 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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Johnson's Natural History, Comprehensive, Scientific, and Popular ..., Band 2

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - 1872
...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...fit for that order of knights which the French call Chevalier* <T Industrie" We can, indeed, account for the taste which led to this choice, for the descendants...
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Natural History for the Use of Schools and Families

Worthington Hooker - 1872 - 382 Seiten
...rank coward ; the little king-bird, not bigger than a sparrow, attacks him boldly and drives him eut of the district. He is therefore by no means a prop.er...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 Schools and Families

Worthington Hooker - 1873 - 382 Seiten
...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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