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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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A History of the Earth and Animated Nature ...: With Numerous ..., Volume 2

Oliver Goldsmith - 1857
...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 Compendium of American Literature: Chronologically Arranged, with ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - American literature - 1858 - 740 pages
...arrow from heaven, descends the distant objert of his attention, the roar of its wings reaching the eur as it disappears in the deep, making the surges foam...levelling his neck for flight, he sees the fish-hawk emerge, strnggling with his prey, and mounting into the air with screams of exultation. These are the...
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A Compendium of American Literature: Chronologically Arranged, with ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - American literature - 1859 - 784 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...levelling his neck for flight, he sees the fish-hawk emerge, struggling with his prey, and mounting into the air with screams of exultation. These are the...
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The Baptist youth's magazine, with which the Baptist children's magazine is ...

Joseph Foulkes Winks - 1837
...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 the fish-hawk...
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ILLUSTRATED NATURAL HISTORY OF THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

S.G. GOODRICH - 1859
...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 leveling his neck for flight, he sees the fish-hawk once...
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Church of England sunday school monthly magazine for teachers

1859
...balancing himself on the branch with half opened wings he -watchthe result, down rapid as an arrow, descends the distant object of his attention, the roar of its wings reaches the ear as it disappears in the deep. making the surges foam around, a: this moment the eager...
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The Fourth Reader of the School and Family Series

Marcius Willson - Bible stories - 1860 - 360 pages
...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...disappears in the deep, making the surges foam around. 9. At this moment the eager looks of the eagle are all ardor ; and, leveling his neck for flight, he...
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The First-[fifth] Reader, Volume 4

Marcius Willson - Readers - 1860
...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...disappears in the deep, making the surges foam around. 9. At this moment the eager looks of the eagle are all ardor ; and, leveling his neck for flight, he...
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A History of the Earth and Animated Nature, Volume 2

Oliver Goldsmith - 1860
...and balancing himself, with half-opened wings, on UM branch, he watches the result. Down, rapid as an arrow from heaven, descends the distant object...roar of its wings reaching the ear as it disappears iu the deep, making the surge loam around. At this moment the eager looks of the eagle are all ardour;...
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Cassell's popular natural history, Volumes 3-4; Volume 128

Cassell, ltd - 1859
...half-opened wings on, the branch, he watches the result, THE WHITE-HEADED SEA EAGLE. 47 " 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 eager looks of...
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