The Official Baronage of England: Showing the Succession, Dignities, and Offices of Every Peer from 1066 to 1885, with Sixteen Hundred Illustrations, Volume 2

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Longmans, Green, 1886 - England
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Page 88 - Nothing could be more coarse or clumsy or ungracious than his outside. Two large prominent eyes that rolled about to no purpose (for he was utterly short-sighted), a wide mouth, thick lips, and inflated visage, gave him the air of a blind trumpeter.
Page 478 - Of all the men that ever I knew in my life (and I knew him extremely well), the late Duke of Marlborough possessed the Graces in the highest degree, not to say engrossed them ; and indeed he got the most by them ; for I will venture (contrary to the custom of profound historians, who always assign deep causes for great events) to ascribe the better half of the Duke of Marlborough's greatness and riches to those Graces. He was eminently illiterate...
Page 84 - He made a very ill appearance : he was very big : his hair red, hanging oddly about him : his tongue was too big for his mouth, which made him bedew all that he talked to : and his whole manner was rough and boisterous, and very unfit for a court.
Page 694 - Gules, on a bend between six cross crosslets fitchy, argent, an escutcheon or, charged with a demi-lion rampant pierced through the mouth with an arrow, within a double tressure, flory counter-flory of the first...
Page 478 - He had a most rich George in a sardonyx set with diamonds of very great value ; for the rest, very plain. I had not seen him for some years, and believed he might have forgotten me.
Page 214 - If no Genius could be discovered in the Lines of his Face, there was in them, an Expression of serene and passive Fortitude which could not be mistaken. His Profile bore, indeed, a very strong Resemblance to the Portraits of George the First, from whom, by his Mother, he descended. She was the natural Daughter of that Prince, by his Mistress, Madame...
Page 48 - Arlington's family and the sweet child made me behold all this with regret, though as the Duke of Grafton affects the sea, to which I find his father intends to use him, he may emerge a plain, useful and robust officer ; and, were he polished, a tolerable person ; for he is exceeding handsome, by far surpassing any of the King's other natural issue.
Page 555 - Or, a cross patonce sable surmounted by a bend gules, thereon another bend engrailed or, charged with three hand grenades sable, fired proper; over all a fess wavy azure, inscribed with the word "Trafalgar"' in letters of gold; a chief (of augmentation) wavy argent^ thereon waves of the sea, from which issuant in the centre a palm-tree between a disabled ship on the dexter, and a ruinous battery on the sinister, all proper ! !
Page 24 - Clarence) in body and prowess far under them both, little of stature, ill-featured of limbs, crook-backed, his left shoulder much higher than his right, hard favoured of visage...
Page 533 - A cubit arm couped below the elbow, the sleeve azure, cuffed and slashed argent, the hand grasping a stag's attire gules. SUPPORTERS — Dexter, a stag argent collared or; pendent from the collar a shield vert, charged with a horse's head couped argent, bridled or. SiiiMt«r, a greyhound sable collared or, pendent from the collar a shield gules, charged with a ducal coronet or. MOTTO —

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