Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.
So in the Libyan fable it is toldThat once an eagle, stricken with a dart,Said, when he saw the fashion of the shaft,"With our own feathers, not by others' hands,Are we now smitten."Aeschylus
Really, you have seen the old age of an eagle, as the saying is.terence
'Twas thine own genius gave the final blow, And help'd to plant the wound that laid thee low: So the struck eagle , stretch'd upon the plain, No more through rolling clouds to soar again, View'd his own feather on the fatal dart, And wing'd the shaft that quiver'd in his heart.lord byron
Heaven begun is the living proof that makes the heaven to come credible. Christ in you is "the hope of glory." It is the eagle eye of faith which penetrates the grave, and sees far into the tranquil things of death. He alone can believe in immortality who feels the resurrection in him already.
So the struck eagle, stretch'd upon the plain, No more through rolling clouds to soar again, View'd his own feather on the fatal dart, And wing'd the shaft that quiver'd in his heart.lord byron
With zealous step he climbs the upland lawn, And bows in homage to the rising dawn; Imbibes with eagle eye the golden ray, And watches, as it moves, the orb of day.erasmus darwin
And often, to our comfort, shall we find The sharded beetle in a safer hold Than is the full-winged eagle.william shakespeare
A lover's eyes will gaze an eagle blind. A lover's ear will hear the lowest sound.
The eagle suffers little birds to sing.
And thus among these rocks he lived, Through summer heat and winter snow: The eagle, he was lord above, And Rob was lord below.william wordsworth
I wish the Bald eagle had not been chosen as the representative of our country; he is a bird of bad moral character; like those among men who live by sharping and robbing, he is generally poor, and often very lousy. The turkey is a much more respectable bird.
Around, around, in ceaseless circles wheeling With clangs of wings and scream, the eagle sailedPercy Bysshe Shelley
King of the peak and glacier, King of the cold, white scalps, He lifts his head at that close tread, The eagle of the Alps.victor hugo