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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 Blennerhassett Papers: Embodying the Private Journal of Harmon ...

William Harrison Safford - 1861 - 720 pages
...than I could raise a mountain. As Junins says of the king, " The feather that adonis him supports his flight." " Strip him of his plumage and you fix him to the earth." He attempted to be sarcastic on all his opponents. Randolph he charged with a decay of professional...
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The orator, a treasury of English eloquence

Orator - 1864 - 186 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, 152 JOHN GAGAN, (ESTABLISHED...
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A Century of Anecdote from 1760-1860, Volume 1

John Timbs - 1864 - 378 pages
...Thus, in defending the trappings of royalty — " The feather that adorns the royal bird supports his flight ; strip him of his plumage, and you fix him to the earth ; " or when he accused Pitt of contemplating a commercial treaty with France as an affair of two firms,...
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Sunday readings in prose and verse, selected and ed. by J.E. Carpenter

Joseph Edwards Carpenter - 1867 - 234 pages
...has, by the caprice of fortune, been defrauded of the high honours due to its supposed superiority. 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. There is nothing in language can...
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English Composition and Rhetoric: A Manual

Alexander Bain - 1867 - 352 pages
...honor, Junius varies the figure of Chatham : "The feather that adorns the royal bird, supports his flight. Strip him of his plumage, and you fix him to the earth." Again, " In the shipwreck of the state, trifles float and are preserved ; while everything solid and...
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A suggestive commentary on the New Testament. St. Luke (St. John) by W.H ...

William Howard Van Doren - 1867 - 606 pages
...x. 3 ; Lam. iv. 13. — Prayer pre-eminently aids the faithful shepherd, as feathers, the eagle. — Strip him of his plumage, and you fix him to the earth. — Those who persecute, prove themselves strangers to the flock of God. — That which hath horns...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source : Passages ...

John Bartlett - 1868 - 828 pages
...understanding to direct, or the hand to execute.1 Letter xxxvii. City Address and the Kings Answer. Private credit is wealth, public honour is security...him of his plumage, and you fix him to the earth. Letter xlii. Affair of the Falkland Islands. 1 He that will not when he may, When he will, he shall...
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Studies in English prose: specimens, with notes, by J. Payne

Joseph Payne - 1868 - 530 pages
...belongs to an individual or to a community, it is the foundation of peace, of independence, 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. — Juntas. Whether you look up...
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The Bench and Bar of New-York: Containing Biographical Sketches of ..., Volume 1

Lucien Brock Proctor - 1870 - 806 pages
...; and he could only say of him as Junius did of the king, "The feathers that adorn him support his flight; strip him of his plumage and you fix him to the earth," and that he should endeavor, in a quiet way, to take some of the gentleman' s plumage from him, just...
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English Essays ...: Popular tales of Hindostan and Germany. Longfellow. Pitt ...

1870 - 340 pages
...brightest of mankind be invariably the meanest? 'The feather that adorns the royal bird supports his flight. Strip him of his plumage, and you fix him to the earth.' Is the plumage of soaring ambition made up of deceit, dissimulation, vain glory, and false pretences...
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