said to another hawk as follows: —)
See thy own self with a seeing eye,
This eye is a whip for us to fly.
This eye is a lash for a hunting dash,
An excuse for wings to pounce in a flash.1
In a flash (fig:) instantly, at once. Literal; with a confidents eye.
Literal Line 3:—‘For search of living. He gave us this lash’.
lash; this eye.