A Short and Easy Introduction to Heraldry, in Two Parts ...

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H. Washbourn, 1827 - 334 страници

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Страница 298 - 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.
Страница 319 - Gentlemen of the Privy- chamber. Esquires of the Knights of the Bath. Esquires by creation. Esquires by office. Younger sons of Knights of the Garter. Younger sons of Bannerets of both kinds. Younger sons of Knights of the Bath.
Страница 304 - ... to the study of holy scripture ; and out of the time of divine service to the reading of chronicles. For there indeed are virtues studied, and vices exiled; so that, for the endowment of virtue, and abandoning of vice, knights and barons, with other states, and noblemen of the realm, place their children in those innes, though they desire not to have them learned in the laws, nor to live by the practice thereof, but only upon their father's allowance.
Страница 126 - Romans as a reward to any soldier that saved the life of a Roman citizen in an engagement. This was reckoned more honourable than any other crown, though composed of better materials. Plutarch says the reason why the branches of the oak should be made choice of before all others is, that the oaken wreath being sacred to Jupiter, the great guardian of the city, they might think it the most proper ornament for him who preserved a citizen. The most remarkable person upon record for obtaining these rewards,...
Страница 225 - Look upon the rainbow, and praise him that made it; very beautiful it is in the brightness thereof. It compasseth the heaven about with a glorious circle, and the hands of the Most High have bended it.
Страница 300 - But if a recovery be had against a gentleman by the name of a yeoman, in which case no action is necessary, then it is no error; so if any deed or obligation be made to him by the name of yeoman. If a gentleman be bound an apprentice to a merchant or other trade, he hath not thereby lost his degree of gentility.
Страница 109 - BEND is an ordinary formed by two diagonal lines drawn from the dexter chief to the sinister base, and contains the third part, if charged ; and uncharged, the fifth of the field : it is supposed to represent a shoulder-belt, or a scarf.
Страница 87 - Westminster-hall after he is crowned. It is about six inches in diameter, edged with pearl, and enriched with precious stones.
Страница 167 - Romans, had moveable towers, built ' of wood, and of fuch a height, that the tops of them overlooked the battlements of the city. They were covered with raw hides, to...
Страница 225 - I have set my bow in the clouds, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth.