A grammar of British heraldry, consisting of blazon and marshalling ; with an introduction on the rise and progress of symbols and ensigns

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J. R. Smith, 1854 - History - 190 pages
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Page ix - The ram which thou sawest having two horns, are the kings of Media and Persia. And the rough goat is the king of Grecia : and the great horn that is between his eyes is the first king.
Page ix - Thus was all the work of the tabernacle of the tent of the congregation finished : and the children of Israel did according to all that the Lord commanded Moses, so did they. And they brought the tabernacle unto Moses, the tent, and all his furniture, his taches, his boards, his bars, and his pillars, and his sockets, and the covering of rams...
Page 30 - Then commanded Belshazzar, and they clothed Daniel with scarlet, and put a chain of gold about his neck, and made a proclamation concerning him, that he should be the third ruler in the kingdom.
Page 17 - ... and a strong body of men-at-arms, for maintaining order, and ascertaining the quality of the knights who proposed to engage in this martial game. On a platform beyond the southern entrance, formed by a natural elevation of the ground, were pitched five magnificent pavilions, adorned with pennons of russet and black, the chosen colours of the five knights challengers.
Page xv - ... so, in like manner, the holy prophets call kings and empires by the names of the heavenly luminaries ; their misfortunes and overthrow are represented by eclipses and extinction...
Page ix - And the children of Israel shall pitch their tents, every man by his own camp, and every man by his own standard, throughout their hosts.
Page ix - 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 xii - But their destruction, and the Trojans' good? Then change we shields, and their devices bear: Let fraud supply the want of force in war. They find us arms.
Page x - Frowning he speaks, and shakes The dark crest streaming o'er his shaded helm In triple wave ; whilst dreadful ring around The brazen bosses of his shield, impressed With this proud argument. A sable sky Burning with stars ; and in the midst full orb'd A silver moon, the eye of night, o'er all Awful in beauty pours her peerless light.
Page xiii - Caere, sent three hundred men; With those which Minio's fields and Pyrgi gave, All bred in arms, unanimous, and brave. Thou, Muse, the name of Cinyras renew, And brave Cupavo follow'd but by few; Whose helm confess'd the lineage of the man, And bore, with wings display 'd, a silver swan. Love was the fault of his fam'd ancestry, Whose forms and fortunes in his ensigns fly.

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