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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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Not Your Usual Founding Father: Selected Readings from Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - 2006 - 303 Seiten
...and serv'd up at the Wedding Table of Charles the ninth. He is besides, tho' a little vain and silly, a Bird of Courage, and would not hesitate to attack...the British Guards who should presume to invade his Farm Yard with a red Coat on. I shall not enter into the Criticisms made upon their Latin. The gallant...
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Bird-by-Bird Gardening

Sally Roth - 2006 - 392 Seiten
...Bird, and withal a true original Native of America ... He is besides, though a little vain & silly, a Bird of Courage, and would not hesitate to attack...the British Guards who should presume to invade his Farm Yard with a red Coat on. (continued on page { Great cover, good food: the blue spruce (Picea pungens)....
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Natural Histories: Stories from the Tennessee Valley

Stephen Lyn Bales - 2007 - 261 Seiten
...turkey is, in comparison, a much more respectable bird, and a true original native of America. ... He is (though a little vain and silly, it is true, but not...courage, and would not hesitate to attack a grenadier ol the British guards. Franklin's true feelings about the turkey as national symbol have been debated...
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Amazing... But False!: Hundreds of Facts You Thought Were True, But Aren't

David Diefendorf - 2007 - 256 Seiten
...Franklin, "and withal a true original native of America. He is besides, though a little vain and silly, a bird of courage, and would not hesitate to attack...the British Guards who should presume to invade his farm yard with a red coat on." He of course meant the wild turkey, not the obese, farm-bred specimens...
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: 1706-1757, Band 1;Bände 1706-1757

Benjamin Franklin - 2007 - 228 Seiten
...and serv'd up at the wedding table of Charles the ninth. He is besides, tho' a little vain and silly, a bird of courage, and would not hesitate to attack...the British guards who should presume to invade his farm yard with a red coat on. THIS HAS BEEN A TRICK OF MINE FOR DOING A DEAL OF GOOD WITH A LITTLE...
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Benjamin Franklin: Revolutionary Inventor

Maria Mihalik Higgins - 2007 - 124 Seiten
...besides, though a little vain & silly, a bird of courage, and would not hesitate to attack a [soldier] of the British Guards who should presume to invade his farmyard with a red coat on." Franklin may have been right about which bird had more courage, but he was outvoted. The eagle became...
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Fraser's Magazine, Band 41

James Anthony Froude, John Tulloch - 1850
...served up at the wedding-table of Charles IX. He is besides (though a little vain anil 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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Democracy --- The Painted Whore --- An Extremist Explains War, Drugs, Guns ...

...country... The turkey is ... a much more respectable bird... He is besides, though a little vain and silly, a bird of courage, and would not hesitate to attack...the British guards who should presume to invade his farm yard with a red coat on." Franklin would agree that our national character has come to resemble...
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New Monthly Magazine, Band 7

Thomas Campbell, Samuel Carter Hall, Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton, Theodore Edward Hook, Thomas Hood, William Harrison Ainsworth - 1817
...served up at the wedding-table of Charles the Ninth. 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 llir-.li guards, who should presume to invade his farm-yard with л red coat on. I shall not enter...
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