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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 Most Splendid Carpet

Susan H. Anderson - 1978 - 93 Seiten
...eagle pursues him and takes it from him. . . . 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. ...II am, on this account, not displeased that the figure is not known as a bald eagle, but looks more...
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Eagle's Plume: The Struggle to Preserve the Life and Haunts of America's ...

Bruce E. Beans - 1997 - 318 Seiten
...Robbing he is generally poor and often very lousy. Besides, he is a rank Coward: The little King Bird no bigger than a Sparrow attacks him boldly and drives...honest Cincinnati of America, who have driven all the King birds from our Country. . . . I am on this account not displeas'd that the Figure is not known...
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The Secret Architecture of Our Nation's Capital: The Masons and the ..., Teil 3

David Ovason - 2002 - 528 Seiten
...to represent his country. He recognized that the bald eagle was "cowardly," and claimed that it was "by no means a proper emblem for the brave and honest Cincinnati of America."' Next to George Washington, Benjamin Franklin was probably the most famous of all American Masons, and...
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A Benjamin Franklin Reader

Walter Isaacson - 2005 - 576 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...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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G. I. Joe Vs. Anne of Green Gables: How Americans Differ from Canadians

Allan Gould - 2003 - 200 Seiten
...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 drives him out of the district. . . . For a truth, the turkey is in comparison a much more respectable bird, and withal a true original...
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Reading the Roots: American Nature Writing Before Walden

Michael P. Branch - 2004 - 408 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...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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Primary Source Fluency Activities: Early America

Jennifer Prior - 2004 - 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...no means a proper emblem for the brave and honest Country of America, who have driven all the kingbirds from our country. For in truth, the turkey is...
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Benjamin Franklin's Vision of American Community: A Study in Rhetorical ...

Lester C. Olson - 2004 - 323 Seiten
...attributes of courage that Franklin had long associated with the United States, he lamented that the eagle "is a rank Coward: The little King Bird not bigger...attacks him boldly and drives him out of the District." Franklin next contrasted the eagle's character with that of the Society of the Cincinnati, complaining...
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The Compleated Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Mark Skousen, Benjamin Franklin - 2005 - 256 Seiten
...it from him. With all this injustice, he is like those among men who live by sharping and robbing. Besides, he is a rank coward: the little king bird...honest Cincinnati of America, who have driven all the king birds from our country, tho' exactly fit for that order of knights which the French call Chevaliers...
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A Benjamin Franklin Reader

Walter Isaacson - 2005 - 576 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...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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