The pursiuvant of arms, or Heraldry founded upon facts

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1859
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Seite i - But doth not the appetite alter? A man loves the meat in his youth, that he cannot endure in his age: Shall quips, and sentences, and these paper bullets of the brain, awe a man from the career of his humour? No: The world must be peopled. When I said, I would die a bachelor, I did not think I should live till I were married.— Here comes Beatrice : By this day, she's a fair lady : I do spy some marks of love in her.
Seite 48 - ... that is, composed of as many chevrons as could be put, of that breadth, into the field. Now it certainly appears to me evident that this shield was only strongly banded according to its form, the bands being painted...
Seite 7 - For defence they bear an impenetrable shield, not of a round, but of an oblong shape ; broad at the upper part and terminating in a point. The surface is not flat, but convex, so as to embrace the person of the wearer...
Seite 11 - ... both, on a long strip of vellum, rolled up, instead of being folded into leaves. Rolls of arms are the most important and most authentic materials for the history of early heraldry. In England, they go back to the reign of Henry III., the oldest being a copy of a roll of that reign, containing a list of the arms borne by the sovereign, the princes of the blood, and the principal barons and knights between 1216 and 1272, verbally blazoned without drawings. The original has been lost, but the copy,...
Seite 191 - That Heraldry appears as a science at the commencement of the thirteenth century, and that although armorial bearings had then been in existence undoubtedly for some time previous, no precise date has yet been discovered for their first assumption.
Seite 100 - flos gladioli" and his translator, Dame Juliana Barnes, tells us that the arms of the King of France " were certainli sende by an Aungell from Heaven, that is to say, iij. flouris in manner of swordis in a field of azure, the which certain armys were giuen to the aforesaid Kyng of Fraunce in sygne of euerlasting trowbull, and that he and his successors always with battle and swords should be punished.
Seite 155 - Sir John de Clarence, natural son of Thomas, Duke of Clarence, son of King Henry IV...
Seite 53 - It appears to me to be of the end of the eleventh or beginning of the twelfth century : early enough for our purpose.
Seite 100 - next to the origin of heraldry itself, perhaps nothing connected with it has given rise to so much controversy as the origin of this celebrated charge.
Seite 48 - scutum capreolis plenum habuit," considering them what is termed chevronny, that is, composed of as many chevrons as could be put of that breadth, into the field. Now it certainly appears to me evident that this shield was only strongly banded according to its form, the bands being...

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