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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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Americanisms: The English of the New World

Maximilian Schele de Vere - 1872 - عدد الصفحات: 685
...great companyes 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...

THE BOOK OF HUMOUR, WIT, & WISDOM

1874
...This emblem of the United States is thus spoken of by Benjamin Franklin : — 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 labours...

The Life of Benjamin Franklin, المجلد 3

Benjamin Franklin - 1875
...object to the bald eagle as looking too much like a dindon, or turkey. For my own 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 labor...

Life of Benjamin Franklin, Written by Himself, المجلد 3

Benjamin Franklin - 1875
...object to the bald eagle as looking too much like a dindon, or turkey. For my own 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 labor...

The Life of Benjamin Franklin

Jeremiah Chaplin - 1876 - عدد الصفحات: 398
...a letter to his daughter, spewing ° eagle as the national symbol of America, he said: " 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 labor...

Zoology of the Bible

Harland Coultas - 1876 - عدد الصفحات: 292
...received from Franklin on the subject, who thus quaintly expresses himself : " For my part, I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen as the representative...moral character. He does not get his living honestly." It is nevertheless quite true that the eagle is the king of birds, and holds amongst them deservedly...

The Flags of Michigan

Michigan. Adjutant-General's Department - 1877 - عدد الصفحات: 119
...said to have protested against adopting him as the emblem of America, saying; "For my part I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen as the representative...character ; he does not get his living honestly." Notwithstanding this objection by Franklin, the eagle has always constituted a prominent feature in...

THE FLAGS OF MICHIGAN.

1877
...said to have protested against adopting him as the emblem of America, saying; "For my part I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen as the representative...character ; he does not get his living honestly." Notwithstanding this objection by Franklin, the eagle has always constituted a prominent feature in...

Columbia and Canada: Notes on the Great Republic and the New Dominion. A ...

William Fraser Rae - 1877 - عدد الصفحات: 316
...the sight. He protested against the eagle being the symbol of his native land, on the ground that " he is a bird of bad moral character; he does not get his living honestly." Though the ingenuity of the citizens of the United States in advertising is indisputable, yet it was...

The bird world described with pen and pencil, by W.H.D. Adams and H. Giacomelli

William Henry Davenport Adams, Hector Giacomelli - 1878 - عدد الصفحات: 464
...character the choice does not seem felicitous. So thought Benjamin Franklin. " I wish," he says, " 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...




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