The Official Baronage of England: Showing the Succession, Dignities, and Offices of Every Peer from 1066 1885, with Sixteen Hundred Illustrations, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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Longmans, Green, 1886 - Nobility
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Page 336 - Gules, on a bend between six cross crosslets fitchy, argent, an escutcheon or, charged with a demi-lion rampant pierced through the mouth with an arrow, within a double tressure, flory counter-flory of the first...
Page 113 - Then (but there's a vast space betwixt) The new-made Earl of Bath comes next, Stiff in his popular pride : His step, his gait, describe the man ; They paint him better than I can, Waddling from side to side.
Page 241 - ... seemed to court, and was received, with all warlike honours; and I remember seeing him pass by the Parliament House in Dublin, (Lords and Commons were then both sitting) escorted by a body of dragoons, full of spirits and talk, apparently enjoying the eager gaze of the surrounding multitude, and displaying altogether, the self-complacency of a favourite Marshal of France, on his way to Versailles, rather than the grave deportment of a Prelate of the church of England.
Page 493 - All his painters, however, had the complaisance to omit three large warts upon the left cheek. The coffin of earl Francis, who lay next to his brother, was of the modern shape, and alone had an outer shell of wood, which was covered with leather ; the soldering had decayed, and nothing appeared but the ordinary skeleton of a tall man.
Page 452 - Bristol, found him the most agreeable young man it is possible to imagine; without being the least handsome; his person little, but very well made and genteel; a liveliness in his eyes that is indescribable, and the most obliging address that can be conceived.
Page 666 - Or, ducally crowned Argent and gorged with a label of three points of the last, a crescent Sable for difference.
Page xi - England, from 1066 to 188&; including those pertaining to the Barons whose title remained the same after promotion to a higher grade in the peerage, such as Abergavenny, Berkeley, and Delaware.
Page 34 - Paris ; amounting in all to sixteen or seventeen thousand pounds a year ? Was it his birth ? No, a Dutch gentleman only. Was it his estate ? No, he had none. Was it his learning, his parts, his political abilities and application ? You can answer these questions as easily, and as...
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Page 359 - ... conversation out of the way of business. I went to see him afterwards in Somersetshire, where I fell into more familiar habits with him, which continued and confirmed me in all that I have said. He was tall in his person, and as genteel as a martyr to the gout could be, with the eye of a hawk, a little head, thin face, long aquiline nose, and perfectly erect.

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