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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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Fireworks, Picnics, and Flags: The Story of the Fourth of July Symbols

James Cross Giblin - 2001 - عدد الصفحات: 96
...into battle. 6z One of the eagle's strongest opponents was Benjamin Franklin, who said, "The eagle is a bird of bad moral character. He does not get his living honestly. . . . too lazy to fish for himself, he watches the labor of the fishing hawk, and when that diligent...
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For the Birds: An Uncommon Guide

Laura Erickson
...two position. Benjamin Franklin wrote in a letter to his daughter, Sarah, in 1764, "l wish that the bald eagle had not been chosen as the representative...our country; he is a bird of bad moral character, like those among men who live by sharping and robbing, he is generally poor, and often very lousy."...
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Eagle's Plume: The Struggle to Preserve the Life and Haunts of America's ...

Bruce E. Beans - 1997 - عدد الصفحات: 318
...propensity of eagles to steal fish caught by the smaller osprey, or fish hawk, he wrote: 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 perch'd on some dead Tree near the River, where, too lazy to fish for himself, he watches...
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Making the Courage Connection: How People Get from Fear to Freedom and How ...

Doug Hall, David Wecker - 1998 - عدد الصفحات: 240
...that the turkey, not the bald eagle, should be the national bird of the United States. The Raid Eagle is a Bird of bad moral Character; he does not get his living honestly. Besides, he is a rank Coward; the little kingbird, not bigger than a Sparrow, attacks him boldly and...
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Natural Lives, Modern Times: People and Places of the Delaware River

Bruce Stutz - 1998 - عدد الصفحات: 390
...the bald eagle to the Delaware River valley. For my otvn part, I tvish the 'Bald Eagle had not heen chosen as the 'Representative of our (Country; he is a 'Bird of had moral (Character; he does not get his living honestly; you may have seen him perch 'd on some dead...
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Catesby's Birds of Colonial America

Alan Feduccia - 1999 - عدد الصفحات: 176
...Sparks: "Others object to the bald eagle as looking too much a dindon, or turkey. For my part, I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen as the representative...our country; he is a bird of bad moral character. . . . For in truth, the turkey is in comparison a much more respectable bird, and withal a true original...
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Turkeys, Pilgrims, and Indian Corn: The Story of the Thanksgiving Symbols

Edna Barth - 2000 - عدد الصفحات: 96
...Benjamin Franklin thought the turkey would have been a good symbol for our nation. He said: "I wish the Bald Eagle had not been chosen as the representative...our country; he is a Bird of bad moral character; like those among Men who live by Sharping and Robbing, he is generally poor and often very lousy. The...
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Food in the USA: A Reader

Carole Counihan - 2002 - عدد الصفحات: 432
...over the bald eagle for our national symbol: For my part, I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen representative of our country; he is a bird of bad moral character... The turkey is a much more respectable bird, and withal a true original native of America. (Franklin,...
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Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

Walter Isaacson - 2004 - عدد الصفحات: 586
...Franklin's most famous riffs about America's values and the question of a national bird: 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, near the river where, too lazy to fish for himself, he watches...
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G. I. Joe Vs. Anne of Green Gables: How Americans Differ from Canadians

Allan Gould - 2003 - عدد الصفحات: 200
...since Franklin's touching words have been in the public domain for over two centuries: "I wish that 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...
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