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" By his wide curvature of wing and sudden suspension in air, he knows him to be the fish-hawk, settling over some devoted victim of the deep. His eye kindles at the sight, and balancing himself with half-opened wings on the branch, he watches the result.... "
The Percy Anecdotes ... - Page 20
1839
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Encyclopaedia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences ..., Volume 4

Francis Lieber, Edward Wigglesworth, Thomas Gamaliel Bradford - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1830
...branch, he watches the result. Down, rapid as an arrow from heaven, descends the distant object of bis attention, the roar of its wings reaching the ear...making the surges foam around. At this moment, the eager looks of the eagle are all ardor, and, levelling his neck for flight., he sees the fishhawk once...
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The Gardens and Menagerie of the Zoological Society Delineated: Birds

Edward Turner Bennett - Birds - 1831
...half-opened wings THE WHITE-HEADED SEA-EAGLE. 43 on the branch, he watches the result. Down, rapid as an arrow from heaven, descends the distant object...making the surges foam around ! At this moment the eager looks of the Eagle are all ardour; and, levelling his neck for flight, he sees the Fish-Hawk...
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The Naturalist, Volumes 1-2

1831
...and advancing himself with half-opened wings, on the branch, he watches the result. Down, rapid as an arrow from heaven, descends the distant object...making the surges foam around ! , At this moment the eager looks of the eagle are all ardor ; and, levelling his neck for flight, he sees the fish hawk...
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American Ornithology: Or The Natural History of the Birds of the ..., Volume 1

Alexander Wilson, Charles Lucian Bonaparte, George Ord, William Maxwell Hetherington - Birds - 1831
...and, balancing himself, with half opened wings, on the branch, he watches the result. Down, rapid as an arrow from heaven, descends the distant object...making the surges foam around ! At this moment, the eager looks of the eagle are all ardour; and, levelling his neck for flight, he sees the fish hawk...
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The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Volume 17

1831
...and, balancing himself, with half-opened wings, on the branch, he watches the result. Down, rapid as an arrow from heaven, descends the distant object...making the surges foam around ! At this moment, the eager looks of the eagle are all игdour ; and, levelling his neck for flight, he sees the fish hawk...
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A Natural History of the Globe: Of Man, of Beasts, Birds, Fishes ..., Volume 3

Georges Louis Leclerc comte de Buffon - Natural history - 1831
...and balancing himself with half opened wings, on the branch, he watches the result. Down, rapid as an arrow from heaven, descends the distant object...disappears in the deep, making the surges foam around ! ,t this moment the eager looks of the Eagle are all ar•, and levelling his neck for flight, he...
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Ornithological Dictionary of British Birds

George Montagu - Birds - 1831 - 592 pages
...and balancing himself, with half-opened wings, on the branch, he watches the result. Down, rapid as an arrow from heaven, descends the distant object...reaching the ear as it disappears in the deep, making the surge foam around. At this moment the eager looks of the Eagle are all ardour; and levelling his neck...
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A System of Universal Geography, Popular and Scientific: Comprising a ...

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - Geography - 1832 - 920 pages
...sight, and balancing himself with half opened wings, on the branch, he waits the result. Down, rapid as an arrow from heaven, descends the distant object...ardor, and levelling his neck for flight, he sees the omitted it now, making his usual circuits about the windfalls, as he had no time to spare, and could...
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Supplement to the Connecticut Courant: Containing Tales, Travels ..., Volume 3

1832
...himself with halfopened wings, on the branch he watches the result. Down, rapid as an arrow from Hearen, descends the distant object of his attention, the...making the surges foam around ! At this moment, the eager looks of the <-,i-;ic are all ardour ; and levelling his neck for flight, he sees the fish hawk...
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The Penny Magazine of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

Civilization - 1832
...and balancing himself, with half-opened wings, on the branch, he watches the result. Down, rapid as an arrow from heaven, descends the distant object...reaching the ear as it disappears in the deep, making the surge foam around. At this moment the eager looks of the eagle are all ardour; and levelling his neck...
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