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" I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen as the representative of our country; he is a bird of bad moral character; he does not get his living honestly... "
Things not generally known, familiarly explained - الصفحة 180
بواسطة John Timbs - 1856 - عدد الصفحات: 247
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Traits and Anecdotes of Animals

William White Cooper - 1861 - عدد الصفحات: 340
...character, given to it by the celebrated Benjamin Franklin : — " For my part (says he) I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen as the representative...character ; he does not get his living honestly. You may have seen him perched on some dead tree, where, too lazy to fish for himself, he watches the labours...

The New Penny Magazine, المجلد 1،العدد 1

1861
...representative of his country. "He is a bird," he remarks, "of a bad moral character. You may have seen him perched on some dead tree, where, too lazy to fish for himself, he watches the labours of the fishing-hawk ; and when that diligent bird has at length taken a fish, and is bearing...

Notes and Queries

1862
...emblem of his country : " For my own part (he wrote in the seventy-eighth year of his age), I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen as the representative...character ; he does not get his living honestly ; you may have seen him perched on some dead tree where, too lazy to fish for himself, he watches the labour...

Notes and Queries

1862
...emblem of his country : " For my own part (he wrote in the seventy-eighth year of his age), I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen as the representative of our country 5 he is a bird of bad moral character ; he does not get his living honestly ; you may have seen him...

Shooting and fishing in the rivers, prairies and backwoods of ..., المجلد 1

Bénédict Henry Révoil - 1865
...countrymen, as the following words will serve to show : — "For my part" (he wrote in 1783), "I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen as the representative...character ; he does not get his living honestly. You may have seen him perched on some dead tree, where, too lazy to fish for himself, he watches the labours...

The Ladies' Repository, المجلدات 37-38

1867
...should have been selected as the emblem of my country." Dr. Franklin says : — "For my part, I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen as the representative...character : he does not get his living honestly." [To be continued.] QOLDELSE. Translated from the German of 0. Marlitt. ET MR*. LP PALMER. CHAPTER X....

Natural History: For the Use of Schools and Families

Worthington Hooker - 1870 - عدد الصفحات: 382
...booty silently away to the Woods." Dr. Franklin thus speaks of this Eagle : " For my part, I wish the Bald Eagle had not been chosen as the representative...character ; he does . not get his living honestly. You may have seen him perched upon some dead tree, where, too lazy to fish for himself, lie watches for the...

Natural History for the Use of Schools and Families

Worthington Hooker - 1872 - عدد الصفحات: 382
...booty silently away to the woods." Dr. Franklin thus speaks of this Eagle : " For my part, I wish the Bald Eagle had not been chosen as the representative...character ; he does not get his living honestly. . You may have seen him perched upon some dead tree, where, too lazy to fish for himself, he watches for the...

Johnson's Natural History, Comprehensive, Scientific, and Popular ..., المجلد 2

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - 1872
...Franklin early uttered his protest against it. His words were as follows : — " For my part, I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen as the representative...character; he does not get his living honestly. You may have seen him perched on some dead tree, where, too lazy to fish for himself, he watches the labors...

Americanisms: The English of the New World

Maximilian Schele de Vere - 1872 - عدد الصفحات: 685
...great oompanyes do fly ;" and Benjamin Franklin wrote almost plaintively : "For my part, I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen as the representative of our country." A double blunder is committed in giving the name of Turkey Buzzard to a bird that is neither a turkey...




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