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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Eagle
 
That eagle’s fate and mine are one,
  Which, on the shaft that made him die,
Espy’d a feather of his own,
  Wherewith he wont to soar so high.
        Waller.—To a Lady singing.
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Like a young eagle, who has lent his plume
To fledge the shaft by which he meets his doom.
        Tom Moore.—Corruption, Vol. III. Page 25.
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So the struck eagle,….
View’d his own feather on the fatal dart,
And wing’d the shaft that quivered in his heart;
Keen were his pangs, but keener far to feel
He nurs’d the pinion which impelled the steel.
        Byron.—English Bards, etc. (On Kirke White.)
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