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" He is, besides, (though a little vain and silly, it is true, but not the worse emblem for that,) a bird of courage, and would not hesitate to attack a grenadier of the British guards, who should presume to invade his farmyard with a /r^/coat on. "
The Works of Benjamin Franklin: Containing Several Political and Historical ... - Seite 22
von Benjamin Franklin - 1844
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American Ornithology: Or The Natural History of the Birds of the ..., Band 4

Alexander Wilson, Charles Lucian Bonaparte - 1831
...countries, but the turkey was peculiar to ours. He is, besides, (though a little vain and silly, 'tis true, but not the worse emblem for that,) a bird of...presume to invade his farm-yard with a red coat on." But, since the choleric temper and vanity of the tame turkey are proverbial in various languages, in...
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The Living Age ..., Band 26

1850
...served up at the wedding-table of Charles IX. He is, besides, (though a little vain and silly, 'tis true, but not the worse emblem for that,) a bird of...presume to invade his farm-yard with a red coat on. The editor of this interesting correspondence remarks that a learned friend had observed to him, that...
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Fraser's Magazine for Town and Country, Band 41

1850
...and served up at the wedding-table of Charles IX. He is besides (though a little vain and silly, 'tis true, but not the worse emblem for that), a bird of...and would not hesitate to attack a grenadier of the VOL. ЗОЛ. MO. CCXLV. British Guards, who should presume to invade his farm-yard with a red coat...
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Leaves from the Note Book of a Naturalist

William John Broderip - 1852 - 413 Seiten
...and served up at the wedding-table of Charles IX. He is besides (though a little vain and silly, 'tis true, but not the worse emblem for that), a bird of...presume to invade his farm-yard with a red coat on. The editor of this interesting correspondence remarks that a learned friend had observed to him, that...
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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
...countries, but the turkey was peculiar to ours. He is, besides, (though a little vain and silly, 'tis true, but not the worse emblem for that,) a bird of...attack a grenadier of the British guards, who should pregume to invade his farm yard with a red coat on." Messrs. Wilson and Bonaparte say, in their work...
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Things not generally known, familiarly explained

John Timbs - 1856 - 247 Seiten
...is in comparison a more respectable bird, and withal a true original native of America He is besides (though a little vain and silly, it is true, but not...presume to invade his farmyard with a red coat on." " BROTHER JONATHAN." The origin of this term, as applied to the United States, is as follows : When...
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Life of Doctor Franklin

John Nicholas Norton - 1861 - 258 Seiten
...America. Eagles have been found in all countries, but the turkey was peculiar to ours. He is, besides (though a little vain and silly, it is true, but not the 'worst emblem for that), a bird of courage, and would not hesitate to attack a grenadier of the British...
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Notes and Queries

1862
...countries, but the turkey was peculiar to ours._ He is besides (though a little vain and silly, 'tis true, but not the worse emblem for that), a bird of...presume to invade his farm-yard with a red coat on." /3. ENTRIES RELATING TO CLERGYMEN IN THE PARISH REGISTERS OF IIORNCHURCH, CO. ESSEX. The following...
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Notes and Queries

1862
...countries, but the turkey was peculiar to ours. He is besides (though a little vain and silly, 'tis true, but not the worse emblem for that), a bird of...presume to invade his farm-yard with a red coat on." &. ENTRIES RELATING TO CLERGYMEN IN THE PARISH REGISTERS OF HORNCHURCH, CO. ESSEX. The following extracts...
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Things Not Generally Known: Familiarly Explained. A Book for Old and Young

John Timbs - 1867 - 247 Seiten
...true original native of America He is besides (though a little vain and silly, it is true, but not tho worse emblem for that) a bird of courage, and would...presume to invade his farmyard with a red coat on. ' " BROTHER JONATHAN." The origin of this term, as applied to the United States, is as follows : When...
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