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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 Northern Coasts of America and the Hudson's Bay Territories

Patrick Fraser Tytler, Robert Michael Ballantyne - America - 1853 - 409 pages
...halfopened 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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The Northern Coasts of America and the Hudson's Bay Territories

Patrick Fraser Tytler, Robert Michael Ballantyne - America - 1853 - 409 pages
...halfopened \vings, 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 the ear arf it disappears in the deep, making the surges foam around ! At this moment the eager looks of the...
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Wild Scenes and Song-birds

Charles Wilkins Webber - Birds - 1854 - 347 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...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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The Northern Coasts of America and the Hudson's Bay Territories

Patrick Fraser Tytler, Robert Michael Ballantyne - America - 1854 - 409 pages
...halfopened 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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The Northern Coasts of America and the Hudson's Bay Territories

Patrick Fraser Tytler, Robert Michael Ballantyne - America - 1854 - 409 pages
...halfopened 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...disappears in the deep, making the surges foam around 1 At this moment the eager looks of the eagle are all ardour, and levelling his neck for flight, he...
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Prose Writers of America: A Collection of Eloquent and Interesting Extracts ...

American prose literature - 1855 - 468 pages
...and, balancing himself with halt opened wings on the branch, he watches the result. Down, rapid as an arrow from heaven, descends the distant object...around. At this moment the looks of the eagle are all ardour ; and, levelling his neck for flight, he sees the fish-hawk emerge, struggling with his prey,...
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Pictorial Geography of the World: New world

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - Geography - 1856
...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...moment, the looks of the eagle are all ardor, and, leveling his neck for flight, he sees the fish-hawk once more emerge struggling with his prey, and...
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A Pictorial Geography of the World, Volume 2

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - Geography - 1856
...and balancing himself with half opened wings, on the branch, he waits the result. Down, rapid as in arrow from heaven, descends the distant object of...moment, the looks of the eagle are all ardor, and, leveling his neck for flight, he sees the fish-hawk once more emerge struggling with his prey, and...
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The National Magazine: Devoted to Literature, Art, and Religion, Volume 8

Abel Stevens, James Floy - 1856
...at the sight, and, balancing himself with half-opened wings, 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 leveling his neck for flight, he sees the fish-hawk once...
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A History of the Earth and Animated Nature, Volume 2

Oliver Goldsmith - 1856
...anil balancing himself, with half-opened wings, on the branch, he watches the result. Down, rapid at 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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