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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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The British Cyclopaedia of the Arts, Sciences, History, Geography ...

1838
...and, Iwlancing 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 Young Naturalist's Book of Birds: Anecdotes of the Feathered Creation

Percy Bolingbroke St. John - Birds - 1838 - 168 pages
...sight, and balancing himself with half-open 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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The Percy Anecdotes, Revised Edition: To which is Added, a Valuable ...

Anecdotes - 1852
...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...his attention, the roar of its wings reaching the car as it disappears in the deep, making the surges foam around ! At this moment, the looks of the...
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Sacred Philosophy of the Seasons: Illustratring the Perfections of ..., Volume 3

Henry Duncan - Natural theology - 1839
...half-opened wings on the branch, he watches the result. Down, rapid as an arrow, from heaven descends the object of his attention, the roar of its wings reaching...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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The Episcopal magazine, and Church of England warder ..., Volume 1, Issues 1-3

1839
...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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The Magazine of Natural History, Volume 1

Natural history - 1829
...sight ; and balancing himself with half open wings on the brunch, he watches the result. Down, rapid as an arrow from heaven, descends the distant object...attention, the roar of its wings reaching the ear us it disappears in the deep. At this moment the eager looks of the eagle are all ardour; and levelling...
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Historical View of the Progress of Discovery on the More Northern Coasts of ...

Patrick Fraser Tytler - America - 1841 - 360 pages
...half-opened wings, on the branch, he watches the result. Down, rapid as an arrow, from heaven descends the object of his attention ; the roar of its wings, reaching...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 once...
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A Pictorial Geography of the World: Comprising a System of Universal ...

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - Geography - 1841 - 1008 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 of his attention, the roar of its wings reach- ' ing the ear as it disappears in the deep, making the surges foam around. At this moment, the...
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The poetical works of Alexander Wilson: also his miscellaneous prose ...

Alexander Wilson - 1844
...sight, 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 ths fish-hawk...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 26

1850
...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 ardor, and, levelling his neck for flight, he sees the fish-hawk once...
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