A Concise History of Knighthood: Containing the Religious and Military Orders which Have Been Instituted in Europe. With Descriptions of Their Mantles, Caps, Collars, Stars, Ribbons, and Mottoes. Also Accounts of the Installations of the Garter, Bath, Thistle, and St. Patrick; and Correct Lists of the Knights of Each. To which is Added the Antient Ceremonies Used at Duels, Combats, Justs, and Tournaments. The Whole Imbellished with 82 Copper Plates, Comprising 116 Orders, Accurately Drawn and Neatly Engraved. Being the Completest Collection Ever Published in Great Britain. In Two Volumes. Collected from the Best and Most Approved Prints and Manuscripts. With a Correct Index to the Whole, Volume 1

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W. Strahan, J. F. and C. Rivington, T. Payne, W. Owen, S. Crowder, ... [and 18 others in London], 1784 - Dueling - 268 pages
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Page 78 - AB, his executors, administrators, and assigns, that these our letters patent, or the enrolment or exemplification thereof, shall be in and by all things good, firm, valid, sufficient, and effectual in the law, according to the true intent and meaning thereof...
Page 147 - Chancellory and he was invefted in* like manner by his Excellency, who delivered to him the ftatutes and the regifter of the Order. Lord Delvin was next introduced, and, having taken the oath, was invefted as Secretary ; and in like manner Charles Henry Coote, Efq. as Genealogift, John Frcemantle, Efq. ať IJJher, and William Hawkins, Efq.
Page 126 - England, that the feveral princes might know how much he honoured their orders ; he fet the arms of the princes (circled with their orders) over the gate of his palace at Linlithgow, with the order of St. Andrew. ' About the time of the Reformation, this order was fcarcely ufed, the knights then being fo very zealous for the reformed religion, that they left their order ; and it was not refumed till the reign of king James VII.
Page 152 - Majlcr'vn. the centre, the Prince's chair on his left hand, the Prelate, and the Chancellor at the two ends of the Sovereign's table, and the Knights on each fide ; and the Efquires remained ftanding till after grace was-faid, when they retired to the feats prepared for them.
Page 129 - ... of the Sovereign and twelve brethren or knights, making in the whole thirteen, and four officers. The star is worn on the left side of the coat or cloak, and consists of a St. Andrew's cross of silver embroidery, with rays going out betwixt the points of the cross ; on the middle thereof a...
Page 150 - His excellency alone being in the full mantle, habit and collar of the Order, the other Knights in the furcoat only, and with their caps and feathers in their hands ; their mantles, collars, and fwords having been previoufly fent to the chapter room.
Page 21 - Is fixed a knot of filver ribbons that fall over his gloves, which are of kid, laced at the top with filver, and adorned at the opening with a knot, as that on the cuff.
Page 152 - ... till after grace was faid, when they retired to the feats prepared for them. Towards the end of the firft courfe, when his Excellency flood up uncovered, the knights rofe uncovered, and the king of arms proclaimed by the found of trumpet, that the grand matter and knights companions of the moft jHuftrious order of St. Patrick drank the fovereign's health.
Page 31 - The Knights Companions in the full habit of the Order, the Officers of the Order in their mantles, the Knights Elect in the under habit of the Order, having their caps and feathers in their hands, and the Proxies in their ordinary habit, attended the Sovereign in the Royal Apartment; the Officers of Arms in the Presence-chamber, the Prebends and Poor Knights in the Guard-chamber.
Page 105 - I exhort and admonifh you, to ufe your fword to the glory of God, the defence of the Gofpel, the maintenance of your Sovereign's right and honour, and of all equity and juftice, to the utmoftof your power.

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