Heraldry, Ancient and Modern: Including Boutell's Heraldry

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W.W. Gibbings, 1892 - Heraldry - 428 pages

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Page 335 - England, the Master of the Rolls, the Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, the Lord Chief Baron...
Page 21 - MACKENZIE says this heraldic bearing was derived from the pales of wood which the mediaeval soldiers carried, and fixed in the earth to encamp them. The Pale has two diminutives or moieties, viz., the Pallet (No. 49), which contains one-half the Pale, and the Endorse (No. 50), which is half the Pallet. The Pallet may be borne in any vertical position on the field. The Endorse is generally borne in pairs, and often accompanies the Pale, one being placed on either side of it. The Pale is then said...
Page 149 - Smith (?'), they be made good cheap in this kingdom ; for whosoever studieth the laws of the realm, who studieth in the universities, who professeth the liberal sciences, and, (to be short,) who can live idly, and without manual labour, and will bear the port, charge, and countenance of a gentleman, he shall be called master, and shall be taken for a gentleman.
Page 358 - WELLS: az., a saltire quarterly quartered or and arg. CARLISLE : arg., on a cross sa., a mitre labelled or. CHESTER : gu., three mitres, two and one, labelled or.
Page 378 - Sovereign of the Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath, is desirous of commemorating the auspicious termination of the long and arduous contests in which this empire has been engaged, and of marking in an especial manner his gracious sense of the valour, perseverance, and devotion, manifested by the officers of his Majesty's forces by sea and land...
Page 64 - The beautiful belt which encircles the jupon is ornamented with lions' heads, and on the buckle a lion of England. Another example is upon the effigy of SIR GUY BRIAN in the Abbey Church of Tewkesbury. This jupon bears the arms " or, three piles meeting near in the base of the coat, az." SIR GUY died on " Wednesday next after the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin, 1390." No. 1 86 is a late example, and is from the effigy of SIR EDMUND DE THORPE, at Ashwel-Thorpe Church, Norfolk. This...
Page 6 - The shield bears its ornamentation on its external surface, the dexter or right side and sinister or left side of the shield are those which cover the right or left side of a warrior when holding the shield in front of him ; therefore the side of the shield which is opposite to the left hand of the person looking at it, is the dexter side (A, No.
Page 165 - Luce. — The fish called a pike. In the first scene of SHAKSPEARE'S " Merry Wives of Windsor," Slender says : " They may give the dozen white luces in their coat" The " dozen white luces " apply to the arms of the LUCY family. (No. 242 is the seal of SIR THOMAS Lucy, of Charlecote — three white luces interlaced.) Luna. — The ancient blazon for argent. Lure. — See Hawk 's-lure.

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