Doth the eagle mount up at thy command
No; but by an instinct which God has placed in it, and a capacity he has given it above all other birds. They take a circuit in their flight, and bend about before they soar aloft: but the eagle steers its course directly upwards towards heaven, till out of sight; and, as Apuleius says F16, up to the clouds, where it rains and snows, and beyond which there is no place for thunder and lightning;
F16 Florida 1.
F17 Aristot. Hist. Animal. l. 9. c. 32.