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Some of them that are laid in garrison will do no that part of the moss which moves in a concave great hurt to the enemies. Spenser on Ireland. circle, containing nearly 100 acres, is nearly filled How oft he said to me,

up with moss and water, and in some parts is Thou art no soldier fit for Cupid's garrison.

thought to be five yards deep. One family is Sidney.

driven out of their house, which is quite surWhom the old Roman wall su ill confined,

rounded, and the fabric is tumbling down. The With a new chain of garrisons you bind.


part of the moss which is sunk, like the bed of Others those forces join,

a river, runs north and south, and is above a Which garrison the conquests near the Rhine. mile in length, and half a mile in breadth. When

Dryden's Juvenal. the moss began to move, a man was passing GARROWS, a mountainous but fertile dis

over it from the west, who perceived, to bis great trict on the north-east frontier of Bengal, si

astonishment, that the ground moved southward. tuated between 25° and 26° of N. lat. ' Its By a speedy return, he had the good fortune to chief town is Ghosegong. In the bed of one

escape being swallowed up.'

GARTER, n. s. & v. a. Fr. jartiére; Welsh of its rivers is abundance of coal; but the natives are half savages, and not acquainted with gar

with garders, gar. A string or riband which retains the art of working it. They go nearly naked,

ed the stocking on the leg. A mark of the highest and, although they call themselves Hindoos, eat

order of knighthood in England; the name of all kinds of food, and drink spirituous liquors.

the officer called the principal king at arms; to They are said to be mild in their tempers, and

i bind as with a garter. of gay dispositions. The poverty of this coun

He, being in love, could not see to garter his hose.

Shakspeare. try has alone prevented it from being added to

cuw. Now by my george, my garter, Bengal; but it is tributary to the British.

-The george, profaned, hath lost his holy honour, GARRUʻLITY, n. s. ) Lat. garrulus. The The garter, blemished, pawned his knightly virtue. GAR'RULOUS, adj. S disposition or act of

Id. Richard III. talking too much; inability to keep a secret. Let their heads be slcekly combed, their blue coats Let me here

brushed, and their gurters of an indifferent knit. Expiate, if possible, my crime,

Id. Taming of the Shrew.
Shameful garrulity. Milton's Agonistes. You owe your Ormond nothing but a son,
Some vices of speech must carefully be avoided; To fill in future times his father's place,
first of all, loquacity or garrulity.

And wear the garter of his mother's race.
Ray on the Creation.

Old age looks out,

When we rest in our clothes we loosen our garters, And garrulou recounts the feats of youth. and other ligatures, to give the spirits free passage.

Thomson. GARRY, a lake in Perthshire, of consider Handsome garters at your knees. Swift. able extent, which discharges itself by a river of

There lay thrce garters, half a pair of gloves, the same name. The river, taking a south. And all the trophies of his former loves. Pope. westerly course, receives the Bruar near Dalna- GARTER, ORDER OF THE, a military order of cordoch inn, the Tilt near the castle of Blair- knighthood, the most noble and ancient of any Athol, and the Tummel several miles below the lay order in the world, instituted by Edward III. pass of Killicrankie, and finally falls into the The knights companions are generally princes Tay, near Logierait. In its turbulent and rapid and peers; and the king of England is the socourse there are several small water-falls. vereign of the order. The number of knights

GARSTANG, a populous town of Lancashire, was originally twenty-six; but six were added 229 miles from London, in the post road be- in 1786, on account of the increase of the royal tween Preston and Lancaster. It is near a mile family. They are a corporation, having a great in length, but built very irregularly. The church and little seal, &c. Their officers are a prelate, is a stately Gothic structure. It is seated on chancellor, register, king at arms, and usher of the Wyre, and by means of the navigable capal the black rod. They have also a dean, with from Kirby-Kendal to West Houghton, which twelve canons, and petty canons, vergers, and passes the town end, Garston has communication twenty-six pensioners, or poor knights. The with the Trent, Severn, and Mersey. There is no prelate is the head. This office has always been manufactory immediately in the town, except invested in the bishop of Winchester. Next to flax-dressing, and the weaving of sacks, and the prelate is the chancellor; which office is other coarse articles; but there are considerable vested in the bishop of Salisbury, who keeps cotton-works in the adjacent townships, within the seals, &c. The next is the register, who by the limits of the parish. Three miles west of his oath is to enter upon the registry, the scruGarstang is the east-side of Pilling-moss, the tinies, elections, penalties, and other acts of the scene of a phenomenon of which an account, to order with all fidelity: the dean of Windsor is the following effect, was given in the Philosophi- always register ex officio. The fourth officer is cal Transactions, No. 475. “On Sunday, the garter, and king at arms, being two distinct of26th of January, 1744-5, a part of Pilling- fices united in one person. He is the principal Moss, lying between Hescomb Houses and officer within the college of arms, and chief of Wild Bear, was observed to rise to a surprising the heralds. All these officers, except the preheight. After a short time it shrunk as much late, have fees and pensions. The college of the below the level, and moved slowly towards the order is seated in the castle of Windsor, within south side ; and in half an hour it covered twenty the chapel of St. George, and the charter-house, acres of land. The improved land adjoining to erected by the founder for that purpose. The


habit and ensign of the order are a garter, mantle, and with a spear, encountering a dragon, which cape, George, and collar. The first three were lies on his back under the horse's feet. assigned the knigbts companions by the founder; The left shoulder has from the institution been and the George and collar by Henry VIII. The adorned with a larger garter, with the device, garter challenges pre-eminence over all the other Honi soit, &c. Within this is the cross of the parts of the dress, as from it the order is depo- order, which was ordained to be worn at all minated. It is the first part of the habit pre- times by king Charles I. At length the star was sented to foreign princes and absent knights, introduced, being a sort of cross irradiated with who, as well as all other knights elect, are there- beams of silver. In 1551 Edward VI. nade with first adorned : and it is of so great honor some alterations in the ritual of this order: that and grandeur, that by the bare investiture with prince composed it in Latin, the original whereof this noble ensign, the knights are esteemed com- is still extant in his own hand-writing. Ile panions of the greatest military order in the there ordained, that the order should no longer world. It is worn on the left leg between the be called the order of St. George, but the order knee and calf, and is enamelled with this motto, of the garter; and, instead of the George, hung Honi soit qui mal y pense.

at the collar, he substituted a cavalier, bearing The mantle is the chief of those vestments a book on the point of his sword, with the made use of on solemn occasions. It is of blue word, protectio graven on the sword, and verbum velvet lined with white taffeta ; and to its collar Dei on the book : with a buckle in the left hand is fastened a pair of long strings, with large tas- and the word fides thereon. When the knights sels, called 'cordons,' made of blue silk inter- do not wear their robes, they are to have a silver mixed with gold. On the left breast of this star on the left side; and they commonly bear mantle are placed the arms of the order within the picture of St. George ; enamelled on gold, the garter, richly embroidered. The mantle and beset with diamonds, at the end of a blue worn by the sovereign is distinguished by having riband, crossing the body from the left shoulder. a longer train than that of the knights. The They are not to appear abroad without the garcolor of these mantles is, by the founder's statute, ter, on penalty of 6s. 8d. paid to the register. appointed to be blue; and it so continued till As this is one of the most splendid and favorite the reign of queen Elizabeth, when it was changed orders of the knighthood in this country, or even to purple, and this was retained till about the in Europe, we add an account of the Installation twelfth year of king Charles I., when he restored of the duke of Rutland, the earl of Hardwicke, the color of the mantle to its original institution. the duke of Beaufort, the marquis of Abeicorn,

The surcoat, or kirtle, as well as the mantle, the earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, the earl was originally composed of woollen cloth, and so of Winchelsea and Nottingham, and the earl of continued till the reign of Edward IV., about Chesterfield, on the 23rd of April, 1805. which time it was also made of velvet. Anciently, On the morning of installation, at ten o'clock, the color of this vesture changed every year, the Knights Companions began the procession, commonly into blue, scarlet, sanguine in grain, in the following complete habit of the order, or white; it is now made of crimson velvet, consisting of a black velvet plume, white ostrich lined with white taffeta.

feathers, and heron sprig: a purple velvet mantle, The hood was formerly worn on the head at lined with white silk; gold and purple cordons; all public ceremonies, and made of the same ma- collar of the order; crimson velvet hood, and terials as the mantle, and sometimes was trimmed crimson velvet surcoat; silver tissue jacket, and or set off with a small proportion of garters; but puffed breeches; white silk pantaloons; white it is not now used in the same manner as for- kid shoes; silver shoe roses, and silver knee merly, but remains fixed to the mantle as part of ditto, garter, &c. The officers of the order in the habit; and, instead of the hood, the knights their mantles, the Knights elect in their under now wear on their heads a cap of black velvet, habits, having their caps and feathers in their deep in the crown, lined with taffeta, and adorned hands, and the honorable captain Yorke, the with a large plume of ostrich feathers, in the cen- proxy of the earl of Hardwicke, in his ordinary tre of which is a tuft or aigrette of heron's fea- habit, attended the Sovereign in the royal apartthers; these feathers are usually fixed to the cap ment. The Officers of Arms, and the four by a band of diamonds. The custom of wearing Serjeants at Arms, with their maces, attended in these caps and feathers, at the great solemnities the Presence Chamber; the Prebends, Poor of the order, had sometimes been omitted, in and Naval Knights, as also the kettle drums, and and before the reign of James I., and therefore, house trumpets, in the Guard Chamber. The in a chapter beld on the 13th of April, in his honorable captain Yorke, proxy for the earl of tenth ycar, the custom of wearing the cap and Hardwicke, walked in the procession, dressed in feathers was established.

his naval uniform. At eleven o'clock, a disThe collar of the order is of gold, weighing charge of gups announced the procession. thirty ounces Troy ; it is composed of twenty-six The Sovereign coming under his state, Garter pieces, in the form of the garter enamelled blue, King of Arms called over the knights; and a with the motto of the order in gold; in the cen- procession was made froin the royal apartment, tre of each garter is a rose, enamelled red, through the Presence and Guard Chambers; the seeded gold, and leaved green : these twenty-six end of St. George's Hall; the late private garters are fastened together with as many knots chapel : the passage leading to the great stairs; of gold. At the middle of it, pendent to one of descending which, through the ball to the great the garters, is the badge of the order, being the court; and from thence, to the south door of St. figure of St. George armed, sitting on horseback, George's Chapel, in the following order :

Two Serg. at Arms, a little before the Sword of State.

before the Sword of State. Two Serg. at Arms, a littlo

Two Fife-Majors.

Majesty, that Robert Quarme, Esq. Deputy Four Drum-Majors of the Household. Black Rod, waited at the door and humbly prayed Lamb, Esq. Drum-Major of England, uncovered. admittance to take the oath of Office: and he Fourteen Trumpets.

being thereupon introduced by Garter, kneeled Two Trombones.

near the Sovereign, on the left hand, when GarTwo side-Drums.

ter, holding the Gospels, administered the oath. Six Naval Officers of Travers' College, two and two.

Deputy Black Rod, having kissed the Sovereign's Eighteen Poor Knights of Windsor, two and two.

hand, retired to his place at the bottom of the Ten Prebends, two and two. Pursuivants and Heralds, two and two.

table. Then Garter, in the absence of the ChanNorroy (King at Arms), Clarencieux (Ditto).

cellor (who was indisposed), acquainted His

Majesty that the dean of Windsor, the honorKNIGHTS ELECT,

able and reverend Dr. Edward Legge, attended (Having their caps and feathers in their hand); viz.

at the door, and prayed admittance to take the Èarl of Chesterfield.

Earl of Winchelsea. Earl of Pembroke. '

oath, as the Register of the Order. He was Marquis of Abercorn. Duke of Beaufort.

thereupon introduced by Garter and Deputy Duke of Rutland.

Black Rod; the latter carrying the ensigns of

the Register's office: the locum tenens adminisKNIGHTS COMPANIONS; viz.

tered the vath; and Register being invested, and Earls Camden, Spencer,

having kissed the Sovereign's hand, withdrew to Westmoreland,


his place at the bottom of the table. Then, by Earl of Chatham,

the Sovereign's command, the officer acting for Duke of Devonshire,

the Chancellor standing on the left hand of His é (Prince William, D. of Gloucester,

Majesty, read the new statute. Which done, the | D. of Cambridge, Duke of Sussex,

Register returned to his place.
D. of Cumberland, Duke of Kent,
Duke of Clarence, Duke of York,

Garter then, by the sovereign's command, intro

duced the duke of Rutland between two knights, Prince of Wales. The Register (the Dean),

viz. their royal highnesses the dukes of York and | Having Garter King at Arms on his

Clarence, who was received at the door by the right, and Deputy Black Rod on his two junior knights, and conducted to the table, left hand.

where the surcoat, girdle, and sword had been 1 The Chancellor with the Purse, I placed : and Garter presenting the surcoat to ES (Having on his right hand the Prelate. ) the two senior knights, they invested his grace Lord Chamberlain. The Sword of State. therewith, the Register reading this admonic. .THE SOVEREIGN.

tion: take this robe of crimson, to the increase ) His Train borne by the Marquisses of

of your honor, and in token and sign of the

most noble order you have received, whereWorcester and Tavistock, and the C Honourable Mr. Villiers.

with you being defended, may be bold not only

strong to fight, but also to offer yourself to shed The Officers of State, viz. The Earl of Harrington, Gold Stick.

your blood for Christ's faith, the liberties of the Marquis of Hertford, Master of the Horse.

church, and the just and necessary defence of Earl Macclesfield, Captain of the Yeoman of the

them who are oppressed and needy. Then GarGuards.

ter presented the girdle in like manner, and Lord St. Helens, Lord in Waiting.

afterwards the sword, which they put on his Band of Gentlemen Pensioners.

grace, who then took his place near the table. Ten of His Majesty's Pages, in a new uniform. Garter then introduced the honorable captain

Yorke, the proxy for the earl of Hardwicke, lord In this manner, moving to the Chapel, the pro- lieutenant of Ireland, and knight elect of the cession entered the south door; passed down the order, who stood at his excellency's place near south aisle, and up the centre, or nave, then the table, between their royal highnesses the turning to the left proceeded up the north aisle, dukes of Cumberland and Kent. to the Chapter-house; the organ and band play- The duke of Beaufort and his companions ing the March in Hercules; the Naval and Poor were then severally introduced between two Knights dividing on either side, at some distance knights in like manner, and invested with the from the Chapter-house; then the Prebends, surcoat, girdle, and sword. next above; and the Officers of Arms nearest to The knights' elect and the proxy continued in the Chapter-house. None entering with the the Chapter-house, while the procession to the Sovereign into the Chapter-house, but the Chapel was made down to the bottom of the Knights Companions, and the sworn Officers of north aisle and up the nave, into the choir, in the order; the Knights elect retired to their chairs the following order:First, the naval and poor in the aisle behind the altar. The Sovereign's knights, who, coming into the choir, made their train was carried into the Chapter-house by reverences, first to the altar, then to the soveGarter; and borne out of the Chapter-house by reign's stall, and placed themselves, on each side, Deputy Black Rod, and then again carried by near the altar. The prebends made their revethe Train Bearers. Deputy Black Rod, and the rences in like manner, and went to their places Register, not having been sworn, remained in the under the stalls. The officers of arms, making aisle, opposite to the Knights elect. The their reverences, stood next to the poor knights. Sovereign and the Knights Companions, being Then the knights companions, each in the order seated, the latter according to their seniority, and in which he had walked, made their reverences, their stalls in the Chapel ; Garter acquainted His and retired under their banners, where they re



mained standing. The Register, Garter, and the Gospels :-You being chosen to be one of Deputy Black Rod, making their reverences 10- the honorable company of the most noble order gether, stood before their form. The Prelate and of the Garter, shall promise and swear, by the Chancellor did the same. The Sword of State, Holy Evangelists, by you here touched, that with the Lord Chamberlain on his left hand (the wittingly, and willingly, you shall not break any Sovereign being seated), stood on the steps be- statute of the said order, or any article in them fore, or under the sovereign's stall. The Sove- contained, unless you shall have first received a reign made one reverence to the altar; and, being dispensation from the sovereign, the same being in his stall, repeated the same; the train bearers agreeable, and not repugnant to the will of God standing upon the steps leading to the sovereign's and the laws of the realm, as far forth as to you stall.

belongeth and appertaineth, so help you God Garter then went into the middle of the choir, and his Holy Word.' The two knights then and making his double reverence, waved his scep- conducted his grace into the upper stall; the tre towards his Royal Highness the prince of Register and Garter entering into the lower stall; Wales; who, thereupon came from under his the Deputy Black Rod remaining in the area. banner, made his reverences, and ascended into his Garter then presented the mantle to the knights, stall; where, repeating his reverences, he sat down. who invested his grace therewith, the Register All the other knights continued standing under reading the following admonition :-Receive their banners. The Prelate was conducted to the this robe of heavenly color, the livery of this altar by the verger of St. George's Chapel; and most excellent order, in augmentation of thy the two Prebends, by the same Verger.

honor, ennobled with the shield and red cross of Then Garter, with the usual reverences, the our Lord, by whose power thou mayest safely organ and band playing the Dead March in pierce troops of thine enemies, and be over them Saul, and Dirge in Sampson, took up the banner ever victorious; and, being in this temporal warof his Serene Highness the late duke of Saxe fare glorious in egregious and heroic actions, Gotha; and holding it up, the Provincial Kings thou mayest obtain eternal and triumphant joy.' of Arms joined, and making their reverences, Next Garter presented the hood, which was put repaired to the two senior knights; who there- on over his grace's right shoulder, the ends of the upon joined, making their reverences together, tippets being brought in front, and passed under and received the banner from Garter, which they the girdle. Then garter presented the great colcarried, the point foremost, a little declining; lar and George, with which the knights invested and being preceded by the said Provincial Kings the duke, whilst the Register read this admoniof Arms, advanced to the first step of the altar; tion :- Wear this collar about thy neck, adorned where they repeated their reverences; and com- with the image of the blessed martyr and soldier ing to the rails, made reverences to the altar; in Christ, St. George, by whose imitation prothen kneeling, they delivered the banner to the voked, thou mayest so overpass both prosperous Prelate, who, assisted by the Prebends, placed and adverse encounters, that, having stoutly vanit upright at the south end of the altar.

quished thine enemies, both of body and soul, The two knights then returned with like re- thou mayest not only survive this transient comverence, and stood upon their banners. The bat, but be crowned with palms of eternal vicsword was then delivered by Garter to the next tory' Garter then presented the statute-book, senior knights; who, attended by the said Pro- which the knights delivered to his grace; and vincial Kings of Arms, offered the same, the hilt then placing the cap and feathers on his head, they upwards, with like ceremonies. The helm and seated him in his stall; and his grace rising up, crest were offered by the two next senior knights, made his double reverence, viz., first to the altar, with the same ceremony, attended by the said then to the sovereign : the knights, after embracProvincial Kings of Arms. The achievements ing and congratulating him, descended into the of the late marquis of Stafford, of the late duke of middle of the choir, and, making their reverences, Beaufort, and the late duke of Roxburgh, were went up into their stalls, and, repeating the same, offered with the same ceremonies, by the six se- sat down ; the officers returning to their places. nior knights, not of the blood royal, attended each Then garter summoned the two knights next time by two heralds, in rotation. Then Garter, in seniority, in order to install the honorable bowing to each knight (the senior first), sum- captain Yorke, the proxy for the earl of Hardmoned him to ascend into his stall; when he wicke; who was thereupon conducted, with the made his reverences, and the same were repeated same ceremony, into the stall under that apwhen in the stalls. All the knights being in pointed for his principal, where the Register adtheir stalls, Garter summoned the two senior ministered to him the oath. He was then conknights under their banners, in order to install ducted into the upper stall; and, the mantle the duke of Rutland; and a procession was made being presented by Garter, the knights put the to the Chapter-house, all making the usual same over his left arm, so that the cross, emreverences, on going out of the choir.

broidered within the garter, might be seen. They The procession passing to the west end of the then seated the said proxy in the stall, with the choir only, entered the choir, all making the ceremony as before-mentioned, and returned to usual reverences; Garter, with the Register and their stalls; the proxy, immediately rising, made Deputy Black Rod, went under the stall ap- his reverences, and remained standing during the pointed for his grace; Garter placing the cushion rest of the ceremony, with the mantle on his upon the desk of the lower stall.

arm. The two knights, with the duke, entered into The duke of Beaufort, the marquis of Aberthe lower stall, where the Register administered corn, the earl of Pembroke, the earl of Winchilsea, the following oath, Deputy Black Rod holding and the earl of Chesterfield, were severally intrn. duced and installed, in the same manner as the and making another reverence, he kneeled, and duke of Rutland, and by the same Knights re- offered gold and silver into the bason; and, spectively, who inti oduced them into the Chapter returning in the same order, went into his stall, house. The Knights thus installed, divine ser- where he made his reverences, and sat down. vice began ; which was the same with that used Then two Officers of Arms attended the two next in St. George's Chapel on the Obiit Sundays; Knights in seniority, being companions; who except that no sermon was preached. Proper offered in like manner, and so on, till all the psalms, the 21st, 146th and 147th. First lesson, Knights and the Proxy, either singly or in pairs, 44th chapter of Ecclesiacticus. Te Deum, com- had offered, and ascended into their Stalls. The posed by Gibbons. Second lesson, 11th chapter Provincial Kings of Arms attended those Knights of the epistles to the Hebrews. The anthem, a who were of the Blood Royal; and the senior celebrated composition of Handel, selected for Heralds in rotation, the other Knights Comthe occasion hy his majesty, from Psalm the 21st, panions. was sung at the conclusion of the first service. Divine service being ended, the Prelate was

Full chorus-Hallelujah. Communication conducted to his seat by the Verger of St. service-Kyrie Eleeson, by Dr. Child.

George's chapel. At the words of the offertory, 'Let your light The origin of this order is variously related by so shine, &c.'—the organ and band playing the historians. The common account is, that the air in • Berenice,'— the officers of the wardrobe countess of Salisbury happening at a ball to drop spread a carpet on the steps of the altar; and her garter, the king took it up and presented it Deputy Black Rod, making his obeisances, went to her with these words, Honi soit qui mal y up to the rails of the altar, on the right side: pense,' i. e. evil to him that evil thinks. In the where he received from the veoman of the ward- original statutes, however, there is not the least robe, a rich carpet and cushion, which with the hint of allusion to such a circumstance, farther assistance of the yeoman, he laid down for the than is conveyed in the motto. Camden, Fern, sovereign to kneel upon. In the mean-time, &c., take the order to have been instituted on OcGarter summoned the knights from their stalls, casion of the victory obtained by Edward over beginning with the junior; each knight making the French, at the battle of Cressy. That prince, his reverence in his stall, and repeating the same say some historians, ordered his garter to be diswith his companion, in the choir, retired under played, as a signal of battle; in commemoration his banner.-All the knights standing thus under of which he made a garter the principal ornatheir banners, and the prelate at the altar to re- ment of the order erected in memory of this sigceive the offerings, the sovereign, making his re- nal victory, and a symbol of the indissoluble yerence to the altar, descended from his stall; union of the knights. And they account for the and then making another reverence to the mid- motto, that king Edward, having laid claim to the dle of the choir; proceded to the offering in the kingdom of France, denounced shame and defifollowing order :

ance upon him that should dare to think amiss Garter. The Register.

of the just enterprise he had undertaken for reThe Chancellor.

covering his lawful right to that crown; and that The Lord Chamberlain. The Sword of State.

the bravery of those knights whom he had electThe SOVEREIGN.

c. ed into this order was such as would enable him His Majesty's Train, borne as before.

to maintain the quarrel against those that thought

ill of it. This interpretation, however appears The senior Knight, not of the Blood Royal, to be rather forced. A still more ancient origin being the Knight appointed to deliver the offer- of this order is given in Rastel's Chronicle, lib. ing to the Sovereign, made his reverence as the vi, quoted by Granger, in the supplement to his procession passed; and thereupon, placed him- Biographical History: viz. that it was devised by self a little behind his Majesty, on the right side. Richard I. at the siege of Acre, when he caused The Sovereign, coming to the rails of the altar, twenty-six knights, who firmly stood by him, to made a reverence; when Deputy Black Rod, on wear thongs of blue leather about their legs; and his knee, delivered the offering to the Knight, that it was revived and perfected in the nineteenth who delivered it to the Sovereign; and his year of Edward JJI. Majesty, taking off his cap and feathers, put the Degradation of a Knight Companion. The offering into the basin, held by the Prelate, degradation of a knight companion, according to assisted by the Prebends. The Sovereign rising, the second article of king Henry VIIIth's statutes, made his reverence to the altar; and, retiring, is to be inflicted on all those who shall be found made another in the middle of the choir; and, guilty of heresy, treason, or flying from battle. when in his stall, another, all the attendants When a knight companion is found guilty of turning as his Majesty did, and making their any of these offences, and is in the dominions of reverences at the same time. The Knight, who the sovereign, he is usually degraded at the delivered the offering, retired under bis banner, ensuing chapter; and, the sovereign having acwhen the procession came opposite the same. quainted the knights companions with his inten

All the Knights standing under their banners, tion to have the ceremony performed, he comthe Provincial Kings of Arms joined with usual mands Garter to attend such of them as are reverences, and went to his Royal Higness the appointed to go to the convict knight, who in a prince of Wales; who, in the middle of the solemn manner, first take from him his George choir, made his double reverence, viz., first to and riband, and then his garter. And at the the altar, then to the Sovereign, and was con- following feast of St. George (or sooner, if the ducted to the altar; where, taking off his cap, sovereign appoint) publication nf his crimes and

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