Vestigia insulae manniae antiquiora, or A dissertation on the armorial bearings of the Isle of Man: the regalities and prerogatives of its ancient kings, and the original usages, customs, privileges, laws, and constitutional government of the Manx people
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Page 2 - Gules, three legs armed, conjoined in fesse at the upper part of the thighs, flexed in triangle, garnished and spurred, or. Motto : Quocunque jeceris stabit, that is " whichever way you throw it, it will stand.
Page 39 - An Attempt to Explain the Origin and Meaning of the Early Interlaced Ornamentation found on the Ancient Sculptured Stones of Scotland, Ireland, and the Isle of Man, by Gilbert J. French of Bolton.
Page 107 - Tynwald day. First, you shall come thither in your Royal array, as a king ought to do, by the prerogatives and royalties of the land of...
Page 221 - ... settinge, and that by the porter, and the constable and his deputie with a sufficient guard to be in the castle, for the saufe keepinge and defence of the same. Item. It hath been accustomed and continued, that the constable or his deputie should goe with the wardens to the castle gates, and there cause the porter to locke the castle gates, and then the watch to be fourthwith set. Item. It hath been accustomed, that at either castle there hath beene two standinge porters, who have by course every...
Page 2 - Mary* standing distended between two pillars, on the dexter whereof is a church, in base the ancient arms of Man," which in every case I have met with have been the existing arms of the Island — the three legs.
Page 187 - The inscriptions are generally upon one edge of the stones ; and on both sides are crosses, and little embellishments of men on horseback, or in arms, stags, dogs, birds, and other devices ; probably, the achievements of some notable person.
Page 187 - In several of the barrows have been found urns full of burnt bones, white and as fresh as when interred. And in the last century were dug up several brass daggers and other military instruments ; with some nails of pure gold, having on the small end rivets of the same metal ; which, from their make appear to have been the nails of a royal target.