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" The favourite in the betting was of course the eagle, who at once, and in full confidence of victory, commenced his flight towards the sun : when he had vastly distanced all competitors, he proclaimed with a mighty voice his monarchy over all things that... "
The Natural History of Ireland - Page 350
by William Thompson, James R. Garrett, George Dickie - 1849 - 1791 pages
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A Week at Killarney

Samuel Carter Hall - Killarney, Lakes of (Ireland) - 1843 - 208 pages
...sovereignty of the feathered tribe should be conferred upon the one who would fly highest. The eagle, in full confidence of victory, commenced his flight towards...competitors, he proclaimed with a mighty voice his sovereignty over all things that had wings. Suddenly the wren, who had secreted himself under the feathers...
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Provincial Names and Folk Lore of British Birds, Volume 31

Charles Swainson - Birds - 1885 - 243 pages
...one who should fly highest. The favourite in the betting was of course the eagle, who at once, and in full confidence of victory, commenced his flight towards...secreted himself under the feathers of the eagle's crest (another account says, tail), popped from his hiding-place, flew a few inches upwards. and chirped...
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The Folk Lore and Provincial Names of British Birds

Charles Swainson - Birds - 1886 - 243 pages
...one who should fly highest. The favourite in the betting was of course the eagle, who at once, and in full confidence of victory, commenced his flight towards...secreted himself under the feathers of the eagle's crest (another account says, tail), popped from his hiding-place, flew a few inches upwards, and chirped...
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Superstitions about Animals

Frank F. Gibson - NATURE - 1904 - 208 pages
...conferred upon the one who would fly highest. The favourite was, of course, the eagle, who at once, and in full confidence of victory, commenced his flight towards...competitors, he proclaimed with a mighty voice his victory over all things that had wings. Suddenly, however, the wren, who had secreted himself under...
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Lectures de René Char

Tineke Kingma-Eijgendaal, Paul J. Smith - Literary Criticism - 1990 - 180 pages
...one who should fly highest. The favourite in the betting was of course the eagle, who at once, and in full confidence of victory, commenced his flight towards the sun: when he had vastly distanced ail competitors, he proclaimed with a mighty voice his monarchy over ail things that had wings. Suddenly,...
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Hunting the Wren: Transformation of Bird to Symbol : a Study in Human-animal ...

Elizabeth Atwood Lawrence - Social Science - 1997 - 234 pages
...was of course the eagle, who at once, and in full confidence of victory, commenced his flight toward the sun: when he had vastly distanced all competitors,...the feathers of the eagle's crest, popped from his hiding place, flew a few inches upwards, and chirped out as loudly as he could, "Birds, look up and...
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