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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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The Friendly Craft: A Collection of American Letters

Elizabeth Deering Hanscom - 1910 - 364 Seiten
...K.iglrs have been found in all countries, but the turkey was peculiar to our*. . . . He is, besides, (though a little vain and silly, it is true, but not the worse emblem fi>r that.) a bird of courage, and would not hesitate to attack a grenadier of the liiitish guards,...
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A Handy Book of Curious Information: Comprising Strange Happenings in the ...

William Shepard Walsh - 1913 - 942 Seiten
...turkey is in comparison a much more respectable bird, and withal a true native of America. He is besides (though a little vain and silly, it is true, but not...grenadier of the British Guards, who should presume to enter his farm-yard with a red coat on." See WAi•SH, Hamhjbouk of Lilcrary Curiosities. In New York...
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A Handy Book of Curious Information: Comprising Strange Happenings in the ...

William Shepard Walsh - 1913 - 942 Seiten
...turkey is in comparison a much more respectable bird, and withal a true native of America. He is besides (though a little vain and silly, it is true, but not...worse emblem for that) a bird of courage, and would uot hesitate to attack a grenadier of the British (Juards, who should presume to enter his farm-yard...
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Life in America One Hundred Years Ago

Gaillard Hunt - 1914 - 297 Seiten
...turkey is peculiar to ours. . . . He is, besides (though a little vain and silly, it is true, but none the worse emblem for that), a bird of courage, and...presume to invade his farm-yard with a red coat on." The patriarch had the same idea that possessed all his fellow-countrymen — everything must be our...
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National Floral Emblem. 85-2

United States. Congress. House. House Administration - 1958 - 34 Seiten
...comparison a much 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. The Star-Spangled Banner was not accepted as our national anthem for more than 100 years after it was...
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National Floral Emblem: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on the Library of ...

United States. Congress. House. Committee on House Administration, United States. Congress. House. Committee on House Administration. Subcommittee on the Library - 1958 - 34 Seiten
...respectable bird, and withal a true original native of America. * * * He is, besides, (though a iittle vain and silly, it is true, but not the worse emblem...presume to invade his farmyard with a red coat on. The Star-Spangled Banner was not accepted as our national anthem for more than 100 years after it was...
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American Wildlife in Symbol and Story

Jay Mechling - 1987 - 262 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...should presume to invade his farmyard with a red coat on.1 This defense has been cited frequently as evidence that Franklin championed adopting the bird...
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Eagle's Plume: The Struggle to Preserve the Life and Haunts of America's ...

Bruce E. Beans - 1997 - 318 Seiten
...serv'd up at the Wedding Table of Charles the ninth. He is, besides (tho' a little vain and silly, 'tis true, but not the worse emblem for that) a Bird of...presume to invade his Farmyard with a red Coat on. Franklin's history was a bit muddled, since the first North American turkeys to cross the Atlantic...
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Making the Courage Connection: How People Get from Fear to Freedom and How ...

Doug Hall, David Wecker - 1998 - 240 Seiten
...truth the Turk'y is a much more respectable Bird, a true original Native of America. The Turk'y is a little vain and silly, it is true, but not the worse emblem for that. The Turk'y is a Bird of Courage, and would not hesitate to attack a Grenadier of the British Guards,...
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Catesby's Birds of Colonial America

Alan Feduccia - 1999 - 176 Seiten
...turkey is peculiar to ours. . . . He is, besides (though a litde vain and silly, it is true, but not a worse emblem for that), a bird of courage, and would...not hesitate to attack a grenadier of the British guard, who should presume to invade his farmyard with a red coat on" (1840, 63-64). Audubon also was...
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