What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
Abbey Abbot adopted allusion anagram ancestors anecdote antient antiquity appellation Argent arms Arundel badge battle battle of Hastings Bello belong borrowed called Camden CANTING ARMS century changed CHAPTER chequers Christian name church Cloudesley Shovel cognomen College of Arms common Conductu corruption crest Crown derived descendants device district Duke Eagle Earl England English Surname family names family nomenclature Filius Fitz Foxe French gentleman German Hastings Head Hence Henry heraldry honour Horse house of Plantagenet inns instances Ireland Irish John John Hawkwood Kent king Latin letters lion Lord manner mentioned modern Monte motto noble Norman Normandy O'Donovan occurs original orthography persons Peter prefix probably rebus rebuses referred remark Richard royal sable Saint Sancto Saxon says Scotland Scottish signifies Sire Smith sometimes surnames Sussex Thomas tion took the name tree Vide villa William William de Albini word
Page 148 - I rather will take; down my bush and sign, Than live by means- of riotous expense
Page 7 - William de Albini, bravely accoutred, and in the tournament excelled all others, overcoming many, and wounding one mortally with his lance ; which being observed by the queen, she became exceedingly enamoured of him, and forthwith invited him to a costly banquet, and afterwards bestowing certain jewels upon him, offered him marriage.
Page 162 - Mollyfied her! On the contrary, he never could be induced to substitute Sally for Sarah. Sally, he said, had a salacious sound, and, moreover, it reminded him of rovers, which women ought not to be. Martha he called Patty, because it came pat to the tongue. Dorothy remained Dorothy, because it was neither fitting that women should be made Dolls, nor I-dols! Susan with him was always Sue, because women were to be Sue-d, and Winnifred, Win-ny, because they were to be won...
Page 150 - ... sign that of the master whom he served, as the husband, after marriage, gives a place to his mistress's arms in his own coat.
Page 3 - After the battle the Duke, on inquiry respecting him, found him severely wounded (the leg and thigh having been struck off). He ordered him the utmost care, and on his recovery gave him lands in Derby in reward for his services, and the leg and thigh in armor cut off for his crest, an honorary badge yet worn by all the Eyres in England.
Page 128 - ... at the table, among grave and serious discourses, with conceits of wit and pleasant invention, as ingenious epigrams, emblems, Anagrams, merry tales, and witty questions and answers.
Page 6 - It happened that the Queen of France, being then a widow, and a very beautiful woman, became much in love with a knight of that country, who was a comely person, and in the flower of his youth ; and because she thought that no man excelled him in...
Page 73 - ... and shall take to him an English surname of one towne, as Sutton, Chester, Trym, Skryne, Corke, Kinsale: or colour, as white, blacke, browne: or art or science, as smith or carpenter; or office, as cooke, butler; and that he and his issue shall use this name under payne of forfeyting of his goods yearely till the premises be done, to be levied two times by the yeare to the king's warres, according to the discretion of the lieutenant of the king or his deputy.
Page 162 - Christian name its alias, he always used either the baptismal name or its substitute as it happened to suit his fancy, careless of what others might do. Thus he never called any woman Mary, though Mare he said being the sea was in many respects but too emblematic of the sex.