Flags : Some Account of Their History and Uses

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Blackie & Son, 1881 - Flags - 122 pages

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Page 17 - Destruction upon destruction is cried; for the whole land is spoiled: suddenly are my tents spoiled, and my curtains in a moment. How long shall I see the standard, and hear the sound of the trumpet?
Page 77 - Redoubtable, supposing that she had struck, because her great guns were silent ; for, as she carried no flag, there was no means of instantly ascertaining the fact. From this ship which he had thus twice spared, he received his death. A ball fired from her...
Page 96 - Colour, to be the Colour of the Facing of the Regiment with the Union in the upper Canton...
Page 31 - English had halted, did the same, in order of battle : then each man tightened his armour, and made ready as for instant combat. " Sir John Chandos advanced in front of the battalions, with his banner uncased in his hand. He presented it to the prince, saying : ' My lord, here is my banner: I present it to you, that I may display it in whatever manner shall be most agreeable to you, for, thanks to God, I have now sufficient lands that will enable me BO to do, and maintain the rank which it ought...
Page 32 - The prince, don Pedro being present, took the banner in his hands, which was blazoned with a sharp stake gules on a field argent : after having cut off the tail to make it square, he displayed it, and, returning it to him by the handle, said : " Sir John, I return you your banner. God give you strength and honour to preserve it...
Page 110 - Resolved, That the Flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.
Page 16 - 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 106 - the flag prescribed by the National Assembly be abolished : the national flag shall be formed of the three national colours in equal bands placed vertically, the hoist being blue, the middle white, and the fly red." So it remained for many years ; but, though the stripes were equal, they never looked equal at a distance owing to their different degrees of visibility, the red being apparently smaller than the white and the white than the blue, and this matter being gone into with...
Page 77 - Nelson's old acquaintance, as he used to call her, was distinguishable only by her four decks; and to the bow of this opponent he ordered the Victory to be steered. Meantime, an incessant raking fire was kept up upon the Victory.
Page 40 - England quarterly appeared in the first and fourth quarters, those of Scotland in the second, and in the third the golden harp of Ireland, which had taken the place of the three 1 Caledonia, i.

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