Practical Heraldry: Or, an Epitome of English Armory, Showing how and by Whom Arms May be Borne Or Acquired, how Pedigrees May be Traced Or Family Histories Ascertained

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G. Redway, 1889 - Armor - 250 pages
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Page i - As for nobility in particular persons, it is a reverend thing to see an ancient castle or building not in decay, or to see a fair timber tree sound and perfect; how much more to behold an ancient noble family, which hath stood against the waves and weathers of time!
Page 3 - Every man of the children of Israel shall pitch by his own standard, with the ensign of their father's house: far off about the tabernacle of the congregation shall they pitch.
Page 152 - Sons of all the younger Sons of Peers, and their eldest Sons in perpetual succession...
Page 52 - Greek legend, a monster with the head of a lion, the body of a goat, and the tail of a dragon.
Page 24 - 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.
Page 147 - Cross is composed of seven rays of silver, having a small ray of gold between each of them, and over all the cross of St. George, gules. In the centre is a representation of the Archangel St. Michael encountering Satan, within a blue circle, inscribed with the motto AFSPICIUM MELIORIS JEvi.
Page 245 - Vandyke appear to place the breathing originals before us. The earliest monumental effigy of an English sovereign is that of Henry II. in the Abbey of Fontevraud, Normandy.

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