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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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Familiar quotations [compiled] by J. Bartlett. Author's ed

Familiar quotations - 1883 - 942 pages
...of that name. The verses are given as an early instance of their use. 2 Compare Clarendon. Page 168. Private credit is wealth, public honour is security...the feather that adorns the royal bird supports its Hight ; strip him of his plumage, and you fix him to the earth. Letters of Junius. Letter alii. Affair...
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Proceedings, Volumes 3-4

Davenport (Iowa) Public Museum - 1883 - 768 pages
...would pass unchallenged into the world of science. Mr. Henshaw derived importance from his evironments. "Strip him of his plumage and you fix him to the earth." If, as the law clearly contemplates, Mr. Henshaw is working under your "direction," then must his paper...
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The Lives of James G. Blaine and John A. Logan, Republican Presidential ...

Thomas Wallace Knox - 1884 - 516 pages
...great nation. " To such men," says one of Logan's friends, " private credit is wealth, public honor is security; the feather that adorns the royal bird...him of his plumage, and you fix him to the earth. Indeed, +, to one whose aim of life has been to stand before the world as the hero of Marignano, Aquadello,...
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The Elements of Rhetoric and Composition: A Text-book for Schools and Colleges

David Jayne Hill - 1884 - 298 pages
...to the earth, so the king, when deprived of his honors, cannot rise above others." METAPHOR. — " The feather that adorns the royal bird, supports its flight. Strip him of his plumage, and«you fix him to the earth." (3) Personification (from the Latin persona, person, a*id facere, to...
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English Grammar: The English Language in Its Elements and Forms

William Chauncey Fowler - 1884 - 804 pages
...Private credit is wealth ; public honor 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. 13. The chariot ! the chariot ! its wheels roll on fire ! As the Lord coineth down in the...
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Essays and Speeches of Jeremiah S. Black: With a Biographical Sketch

Jeremiah Sullivan Black, Chauncey F. Black - 1885 - 644 pages
...feather on the wing of your eagle, it not only decorates the royal bird, but it sustains him in his flight ; strip him of his plumage, and you fix him to the earth." The advantage of simple good faith is strikingly shown in the history of British India. A handful of...
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Elephant Pipes and Inscribed Tablets in the Museum of the Academy of Natural ...

Charles Edwin Putnam - 1885 - 104 pages
...would pass unchallenged into the world of science. Mn Henshaw derived importance from his evironments. "Strip him of his plumage and you fix him to the earth." If, as the law clearly contemplates, Mr. Henshaw is working under your "direction," then must his paper...
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The American Library of Art, Literature and Song, Volume 6

1886 - 564 pages
...Private credit is wealth ; public honor is security ; the feather that adorns the royal bird supports his flight ; strip him of his plumage, and you fix him to the earth." » The sensation Junius created in the political world may be inferred from the manner in which the...
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The Southern Reporter, Volume 36

1904 - 1076 pages
...metaphor of Junius: 'Public honor is security. The feather that adorns the royal bird supports his flight. Strip him of his plumage, and you fix him to the earth.' " Da Ponte v. Board of Assessors, 35 La. Ann. 051. In another state jurisdiction, a court of last resort...
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Junius: Including Letters by the Same Writer Under Other ..., Volume 1

Junius - 1890 - 528 pages
...people. Their real honour and real interest are the same. I am not contending for a vain punctilio. Private credit is wealth ; public honour is security....adorns the royal bird, supports its flight. Strip him ol * Private Letter, No. 46. t Letter, No. 51. his plumage and you fix him to the earth."* Again, "...
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