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Page 337 - England, the Master of the Rolls, the Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, the Lord Chief Baron...
Page 153 - 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 343 - We whose names are here underwritten, being duly summonsed by WILLIAM DUGDALE, Esq., Norroy King-of-Arms, in his visitation of the County Palatine of Chester, as well for the approving and justifying our bearing of arms, as the taking upon us names and titles of Esquires or Gentlemen ; not being able to shew any good right to either of those titles, nor knowing at present of any arms belonging to us, do hereby disclaim all such attributes and arms ; and do promise henceforth to forbear to make use...
Page 382 - 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 246 - GROSVENOR to bear the same arms within a bordure argent, — this concession being made in consideration of the good presumptive evidence that had been adduced in support of his claim ; but the King finally decided, on an appeal to him, that the arms were exclusively those of SCROPE, and that they could not be borne simply differenced with a bordure by GROSVENOR, considering that "a bordure is not a sufficient difference between two strangers in the same kingdom, but only between cousin and cousin...
Page 169 - 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.
Page 3 - And sigh'd my English breath in foreign clouds, Eating the bitter bread of banishment, Whilst you have fed upon my signories, Dispark'd my parks, and fell'd my forest woods, From mine own windows torn my household coat, Raz'd out my impress, leaving me no sign, Save men's opinions, and my living blood, To shew the world I am a gentleman.
Page 25 - And on his breast a bloody cross he bore, The dear remembrance of his dying Lord, For whose sweet sake that glorious badge he wore, And dead — as living ever — him adored ! Upon his shield the like was also scored, For sovereign hope, which in his help he had...
Page 169 - the wearing of the cap had a beginning from the duke or general of an army, who, having gotten victory, caused the chiefest of the subdued enemies whom he led to follow him in his triumph, bearing his hat or cap after him in token of subjection and captivity.