A Display of Heraldry
W. Pickering, 1846 - 415 Seiten
A Display of Heraldry by William Newton published in 1846. This faithful facsimile of the original publication has over 440 pages and is a profusely illustrated work on the art and science of heraldry. It covers the whole spectrum of the topic from its origins to the Victorian perversions of the art of heraldry. Topics covered also include orders of knighthood and titles and their heraldic privileges.
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achievements ancestor ancient family animals appertains argent argent and gules argent and sable armorial bearings armorial device armorial insignia assumed augmentation Azure baron barways bearer bend bezants bordure called canton charged chevron between three chevron gules chevronels chief Christian church coat armour colour coronet cotised counterchanged crest crown Crusades dancette derived descended dexter Duke eagle displayed Earl England engrailed erect ermine escallop shells escutcheon examples fess fess between three feudal figures fleur-de-lis France gules heads couped heads erased helmet Henry Henry VIII heraldic devices heraldic insignia heraldry Holy Land honour indented instances Jerusalem King knights Lincolnshire lion rampant Lord martlets military mullets naiant Nisbet nobility noble family ordinaries origin Party per fess Party per pale pile placed proper represented sable sable three saltier says Guillim Scotland shields of arms sinister surnames three crescents three mullets tournaments vert water-bougets wavy William the Conqueror wreath
Seite 83 - Judah is a lion's whelp; from the prey, my son, thou art gone up. He stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion. Who shall rouse him up? The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.
Seite 3 - O'er her broad shoulders hangs his horrid shield, Dire, black, tremendous! Round the margin roll'd, A fringe of serpents hissing guards the gold: Here all the terrors of grim War appear, Here rages Force, here tremble Flight and Fear, Here storm'd Contention, and here Fury frown'd, And the dire orb portentous Gorgon crown'd.
Seite 115 - ... swallow or wagtail the lady, so may I term this the knight among birds, being both of noble courage, and also prepared evermore to the battle, having his comb for a helmet, his sharp and...
Seite 4 - With the like treatment : thund'ring vengeance thus The rage of Polynices calls the gods, Presiding o'er his country, to look down, And aid his vows. His well-orb'd shield he holds, New-wrought, and with a double impress charged...
Seite 145 - tell us that the Franks of old had a custom, at the proclamation of their king, to elevate him upon a shield or target, and place in his hand a reed or flag in blossom, instead of a sceptre; and Fleur-de-Lis.
Seite 412 - Gibraltar, between two medals j that on the dexter representing the silver medal presented to Sir A. Campbell by the supreme government of India, for his services at the storming of Seringapatam, in 1799 ; that on the sinister representing the gold medal presented to him for his services in the battle of Talavera.
Seite 160 - Palmers all our faders were, I a Palmer lived here ; And travel'd still, till worn wud age I ended this world's pilgrimage. On the blest Ascension day, In the cheerful month of May, A thousand with four hundred seaven, I took my journey hence to heaven.
Seite 17 - Secure behind the Telamonian shield The skilful archer wide survey'd the field, With every shaft some hostile victim slew, Then close beneath the sevenfold orb withdrew : The conscious infant so, when fear alarms, Retires for safety to the mother's arms.
Seite 330 - Scotch, with which — or the lack of it — he was of course well acquainted). The applicants had to show both a personal and a property qualification besides their money: the Commissioners are to ' proceed with none, except it shall appear unto you upon good proof, that they are men of quality, state of living, and good reputation worthy of the same ; and that they are at the least descended of a Grandfather by the Fathers side that bare Armes, And have also of certain yearly revenue in Lands of...