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" Private credit is wealth ; public honour is security. The feather that adorns the royal bird supports his flight. Strip him of his plumage, and you fix him to the earth. "
Reminiscences of Charles Butler ... - Page 85
by Charles Butler - 1824
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The identity of Junius with a distinguished living character [sir P. Francis ...

John Taylor - 1818 - 440 pages
...peace, of inde" pendence, and of safety. Private credit is " wealth;—public honour is security.—The feather ** that adorns the royal bird, supports its...him of his plumage, and you fix him to the " earth" (ii. 194, January 30, 1771.) This fine figure affords another proof of that perfect consimilitude of...
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The Identity of Junius with a Distinguished Living Character Established ...

John Taylor - 1818 - 434 pages
...of those prerogatives f — JUNIUS takes the same view of the subject under the following figure : " The feather that adorns the royal bird, supports its flight. Strip him of his plumage, and youjix him to the earth-\-." JUNIUS, as if with a prophetic eye to the very question considered in...
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The Letters of Junius

Junius - 1818 - 446 pages
...to an individual, or to a community, it is the foundation of peace, of independence, and of satiety. Private credit is wealth ; public honour is security. The feather that adorns the royal hird, supports his flight. Strip him of his plumage, and you fix him to the earth. JUNIUS. LETTER XLIII....
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The Letters of Junius: Complete in One Volume

Junius - 1820 - 526 pages
...to an individual, or to a community, it is the foundation of peace, of independence, and of safety. Private credit is wealth; — -public honour is security....him of his plumage, and you fix him to the earth. JUNIUS. LETTER XLIII. To the Printer of the Public Advertiser. SIR, February 6, 1771. I HOPE your correspondent...
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The British Prose Writers...: Junius's letters

1821 - 432 pages
...to an individual or to a community, it is the foundation of peace, of independence, and of safety. Private credit is wealth ; public honour is security. The feather that adorns the royal bird supports his flight. Strip him of his plumage, and you fix him to the earth. JUNIUS. XLIII. To the Printer of...
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The New Monthly Magazine and Literary Journal

1834 - 566 pages
...of a certificate for killing partridges !" \ " The feather that adorns the royal bird supports his flight; strip him of his plumage, and you fix him to the earth." — Junius. of the command over their tenantry and dependents, occasioned by the infinite diversity...
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The Letters of Junius: "Stat Nominis Umbra."

Junius - 1821 - 414 pages
...mark of a hlow upon his face. P:vhpvdor! Aty. The feather that adorns the royal hird, supports Ins flight. Strip him of his plumage, and you fix him to the earth. JUNIUS. LETTER XLIII. To the Printer of the Puhlic Mmrtiur. SIa, Fehruary 6, 1771. I HoPE your correspondent...
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Reminiscences of Charles Butler, Esq, Volume 1

Charles Butler - 1822 - 706 pages
...Woodfall. In the Reminiscent's opinion, Junius 's letter on this subject is one of his best performances. It closes with a simile, which several have not scrupled...so happily illustrates and confirms the argument*. * The simile used by Mr. Burke to describe the rise of Mr. Charles Townshend on the decline of Mr....
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The London Medical, Surgical, and Pharmaceutical Repository, Volume 19

1823 - 1126 pages
..." The feather," Junius has emphatically remarked, in one of the finest metaphors of our language, " the feather that adorns the royal bird, supports its flight. Strip him of its plumage, and you fix him to the earth." And what is reputation to us but the plumage to the bird?...
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Reminiscences of Charles Butler, Esq. of Lincoln's Inn: With a Letter to a ...

Charles Butler - 1824 - 368 pages
...the early intelligence, which Junius gave of this change to Woodfall. In the Reminiscent' s opinion, Junius's letter on this subject is his best performance....and so happily illustrates and confirms the argument :* — * The simile used by Mr. Burke to describe the rise of Mr. Charles Townshend on the decline...
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