The Official Baronage of England: Abercon-Fortescue

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Longmans, Green, 1886 - Nobility

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Page v - Doyle. — THE OFFICIAL BARONAGE OF ENGLAND. By JAMES E. DOYLE. Showing the Succession, Dignities, and Offices of every Peer from 1066 to 1885.
Page 491 - 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 298 - His exterior is highly prepossessing. He is extremely handsome, tall, and finely formed. His complexion fair, yet manly; his features regular, yet expressive. His manners bear that stamp of real goodness, which no art can imitate, no other charm replace ; and though he presents himself with suitable dignity, his address immediately inspires ease and confidence. His conversation is fluent, various, and entertaining.
Page 450 - 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 565 - Argent, on a bend azure, 3 bucks' heads caboshed or. CREST — On a chapeau gules, turned up ermine, an eagle, wings extended or, preying on a child proper, swaddled gules in a cradle, laced or.
Page xiii - 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 36 - 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...
Page 334 - Or, a demi-Lion, pierced through the mouth with an arrow, within a double tressure flory — counter-flory, Gules.
Page 357 - ... 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.
Page 448 - I remarked his eyes fixed on me, which I confess I could not bear ; I was perfectly stunned, and not aware of myself, when pursuant to what the standers-by did, I made him a salute ; he returned it with a smile, which changed the sedateness of his first aspect into a very graceful countenance.