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Eagle (in phrases)

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Thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s (Ps. ciii. 5). This refers to the superstition feigned by poets that every ten years the eagle soars into the “fiery region,” and plunges thence into the sea, where, moulting its feathers, it acquires new life.        

“She saw where he upstarted brave

Out of the well… .

As eagle fresh out of the ocean wave,

Where he hath lefte his plumes all hory gray,

And decks himself with fethers youthly gay.”


Spenser: Faërie Queene, i. ll, 34.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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