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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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THE BOOK OF HUMOUR, WIT, & WISDOM

1874
...by sharping and robbing, he is generally poor. 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. THE POWER OF IDLENESS. It is a mistake to imagine that only the violent passions, such as ambition...
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The Life of Benjamin Franklin

Jeremiah Chaplin - 1876 - 398 Seiten
...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 drives him out of the district. • • • "I am on this account, not displeased that the figure [on a medal] is not known as a bald...
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The bird world described with pen and pencil, by W.H.D. Adams and H. Giacomelli

William Henry Davenport Adams, Hector Giacomelli - 1878 - 464 Seiten
...by sharping and robbing, he is generally poor Besides, he is a rank coward; the little king-bird, no bigger than a sparrow, attacks him boldly, and drives him out of the district [reminding one of the way in which Drake and Frobisher, with their small but nimble barks, assailed...
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Tit-bits from All the Most Interesting Books, Periodicals and ..., Band 1

1881
...he is generally very poor and often very lousy. Besides, he is a rank coward. The little kingbird, not bigger than a sparrow, attacks him boldly -and drives him out of the district. I am, on this account, not displeased OLD BANK-NOTES. — Bank of England notes are never re-issued,...
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... The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, and a Sketch of Franklin's Life ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1886
...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...have driven all the king-birds from our country." At last he was able to return to America, and in the fall of 1785 he was again in Philadelphia. His...
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: With Notes and a Sketch of Franklin ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1886 - 238 Seiten
...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...proper emblem for the brave and honest Cincinnati J of America, who have driven all the king-birds from our country." At last he was able to return to...
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - 1888 - 192 Seiten
...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...proper emblem for the brave and honest Cincinnati 1 of America, who have driven all the king-birds from our country." At last he was able to return to...
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Handy-book of Literary Curiosities

William Shepard Walsh - 1892 - 1104 Seiten
...pursues him and takes it from him. Besides, he is a rank coward ; the little king-bird attacks him boldly He is therefore by no means a proper emblem for the...who have driven all the king-birds from our country. I am on this account not displeased that the figure is not known as a bald eagle, but looks more like...
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HANDY -BOOK OF LITERARY CURIOSITIES

WILLIAM S WALSH - 1892
...pursues him and takes it from him. Besides, he is a rank coward; the little king-bird attacks him boldly. ESTER. I am on this account not displeased that the figure is not known as a bald eagle, but looks more like...
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin and a Sketch of Franklin's Life from ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1896 - 253 Seiten
...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...proper emblem for the brave and honest Cincinnati 1 of America, who have driven all the king-birds from our country." At last he was able to return to...
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