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• The King's Children and Grandchildren.
• Archbishop of Canterbury.
• Lord Chancellor, or Lord Keeper, if a Baron.
• Archbishop of York.
• Lord Treasurer.
• Lord President of the Council.
• Lord Privy Seal.
• Lord High Constable.
• Earl Marshal.
• Lord High Admiral.
• Lord Steward of the Household.
• Lord ChambeTlain of the Household. J
X Marquess' eldest sons.
• Secretary of State, if a Bishop.
• Bishop of London.
• of Durham.
• of Winchester.
• Secretary of State, if a Baron.
Speaker of the House of Commons.
Baronets' younger i
Companions of the 1
Married ladies and widows are entitled to the same rank amongst each other, as their husbands would respectively hare borne between themselves, except such rank is merely professional or official; and unmarried ladies to the same rank as their eldest brother would bear amongst men, during the lives of their fathers.
Valvasors.—The first name of dignity, next beneath a peer, was anciently that of f'idames, Vicfftomini, or Valvasor, who are mentioned by our ancient lawyers, as virt magna: dignitatis, and Sir Edward Coke speaks highly of them. Yet they are at present entirely out of use; and our legal antiquaries are not agreed upon even their original or ancient ofhce. Now, therefore, the first personal dignity, after the nobility, is a Knight of the Order of St. George, or of the Carter, first instituted by Edward III., anno 1344.—Blackstone.
(a) Lord Great Chamberlain, when in actual performance of official duty, statute 1 George I.
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MOTTOES, WITH TRANSLATIONS.
D. Duke. M. Marquess. E. Earl. V. Viscount. B. Baron. Bt. Baronet.
Absque labore nihil. Without labour nothing. Steele, Bt.
A cruce salus. Salvation through the Cross. Mayo, E. Dowues, B.
A cuspide corona. A crown by the lance. Middleton, V.
A Deo et rege. From God and the king. Chesterfield, Stanhope. Harrington, Earls.
A la rolonte de Dieu. At the will of God. Strickland, Bt.
Alba de Tonnes. Hamilton, Bt. .'
A ma puissance. To my power. Stamford, E.
Accendit cantu. He animates by crowing. Cockburn, Bt.
Advance with courage. Majoribanks, Bt.
vEquabiliter et diligenter. With justice and diligence. Redesdale, B.
>Equo adeste animo. Be present with mind unchangeable. Cope, Bt.
/Eqtto pede propera. Hasten forward in a steady pace. East, Bt.
Agincourt. Wodehouse, B.
Aides, Dieu. Help, O God. Mill, Bt.
Algiers. Exmouth, V.
Ales volat propriis. The bird flies to Us own. Thanet, E.
AUeluiah. Tuite, Bt.
Alia ta Hara. Mildmay, Bt.
Altiora in votis. Greater things are the objects of my wishes. Dea Vceux, Bt.
Aldus ibunt, qui ad gumma nituntur. They will attain a higher point who direct their tninds
to things the most exalted. Forbes, Bt.
Amicitiss virtutis que foedus. The league of friendship and virtue. Hippesley, Bt.
Amat rictoria curam. Victory loves care. Clerk, Bt.
Animis et fato. To courage and to fate. Thriepland, Bt.
Animo et fide. By courage and faith. Guilford, E.
Animo non aatutia. By courage, not by craft. Gordon, D. Gordon, Bt.
Animus non deficit aequns. A just mind is not wanting. Willoughby D'Ereaby, B.
Animus tamen idem. My mind yet the same. Cuffe, Bt.
Animum rege. Rule thy mind. Keith, Bt.
Antiquum obtinens. Possessing antiquity. Bagot, B.
Aperto virere TOto. To live without a wish concealed. Aylesford, E.
Appetitutt rationi pareat. Let desire obey reason. Fioswilliam, R.
Aquila non captat muscas. The eagle catches not flies. Graves, B.
Ardua petit ardea. The heron seeks high places. Heron, Bt.
Aspiro. / aspire. Ramsay, Bt.
Astra, castra; nam en, lumen, xnunimen. The stars, my canopy; the Deity my director, my
safeguard. Balcarres, E.
Au plaisir fort de Dieu. At the mighty will of God. Mount-Edgecombe, E.
Auspice Christo. Christ bring guide. Wenlock, B. Davie, Bt.
Auspiciam melioris wvi. A pledge of better time. St. Albans, D.
Ant nunquam ten tea, ant perfice. Either never attempt, or accomplish. Dorset, D.
Auxilio divino. By divine assistance. Drake, Bt.
Aux ilium meum & domino. My help from the Lord. Mostyn, Bt. Price, Bt.
Avi uumerantnr avorum. A long line of ancestors are enumerated. Grantley, B.
Avito viret honore. He flourishes teith ancestorial honor. Bute, H. Wharnclifife, B. Stewart de Rothsay, B.
Aymea loyaulte. Love loyalty. Winchester, M. Bolton, B.
Basis virtutura constantia. Constancy is the foundation of virtues. Hereford. V.
Be fast. Mexborough, E.
Be just and fear not. Lifford, V.
Be mindful. Cawdor, B. Campbell, Bt.
Be right and persist. Young, Bt.
Bear and forbear. Longford, V. Moreland, Bt.
Bella! horridabeUa! Wars.' horrid wars f Lisle, V.
Benigno numine. Under a propitious divinity. Chatham, E.
Boulogne et Cadix. Hey gate, Bt.
Bis vivit qui bene. He lives twice who lives well. Becber, Bt.
Bydand. Gordon, Bt.
By faith we are saved. Cathcart, Bt.
Cadarn yr cyfrwys. Strong and dexterous. Williams, Bt.
Candide et oonstanter. Candidly and constantly. Coventry, E.
Candide, secure. Honestly, safely. Lynedoch, B.
Candide sed caute. Candidly but cautiously. Sinclair, Bt.
Cassis tutissima virtus. Virtue is the safest helmet. Cholmondeley, M. Delaniere, B.
Cause caused it. Klphinston, B.
Cave adsum. Beware, I am present. Jardine, Bt.
Cavendo tutus. Safe, by being cautious. Devonshire, D. Waterpark, B. Burlington, E.
Cedant anna toga?. Let arms yield to the toga. Read, Bt.
Certnm pete fin em. Aim at a sure end. Thompson, Bt.
Certa cruce salus. Certain salvation through the cross. Kinnaird, B.
Chase. Geary, Bt,
Che sara, sara. What will be, will be. Bedford, D. Russell, Bt.
Coelum non animum. You may change your climate, not your mind. Waldegrave, E.
Comme je trouve. As I find. Ormond, M. Galmoye, V. Butler, Bt.
Compotfituni jus fas que animi. Law and equity united. Ellenborough, E.
Conquiesco. / am at rest. Headfort, M. Metcalfe, Bt.
Consequitur qnodcunque petit. He obtains whatever he seeks. Headford, M.
Consilio et prudentia. By wisdom and prudence. Clancarty, E.
Cousilio et animo. By wisdom and courage. Lauderdale, E. Maitland, Bt.
Consilio non impetu. By council not force. Agnew, Bt.
Constans fidei. Steady to trust. Ridley, Bt.
Constantia et virtute. By constancy and virtue. Amherst, B.
Contentement passe richesee. Contentment surpasses riches. Bowyer, Bt.
Cor nobyle, cor immobyle. A heart noble, a mind determined. Vivian, Ut.
Cor unum, via una. One heart, one way. Exeter, M.
Cords serata pnndo. / lay open locked hearts. Lockhart, Bt.
Corona mea Christus. Christ my crown. Chetwode, Bt.
Coronat fides. Faith crowns. Pringle, Bt.
Courage. Courage. Camming, Bt. Gordon, Bt.
Crescit sub pondere Tirtus. Virtue grows under the imposed weight. This idea owes its origin to the Palm-tree, which, according to the received opinion, grows the more in proportion to the incumbent weight. Denbigh, E. Chapman, Bt.
Crom-a-boo. Crom, (acastle formerly belonging to the Fitzgerald*,) to victory* Leinster, D. Dc
Cruci dum spiro fido. Whilst I breathe, I trust in the cross. Galway, V.
Data fata secutus. Following his declared fate. St. John, B.
Dat deus incrementum. God giveth increase. Crofton, B. Crofton, Bt.
De bon vouloir servir le roy. To serve the king with good will. Tankerrille, E. Grey, K.
Grey, Bt. Der.kan. Hislop, Bt.
DecrcTi. / have decreed. Westmeath, M. Nugent, Bt.
Decus summum Tirtus. Virtue the highest honor. Holbourne, Bt,
Deeds show. Ruthven, B.
Dei memor, gratus amicis. Mindful of God, grateful to friends. Antrobus, Bt.
Deo adjuvante non timenduin. Cod assisting, nothing is to be feared. FitzwiUiam, V.
Deo duce decrevi. Under God's direction J have decreed. H aim age, Bt.
Deo duce, ferro comitante. God being my guide, and my sword my companion. Charlc mont, E.
Deo et principe. For God and my prince. Lamb, Bt.
Deo, non fortuna. From God, not fortune. Digby, E.
Deo, patriie, amicis. To God, my country, and friends. Colchester, B.
Deo, regi, patrite. To God, my king, and country. Fevershum, B.
Deo regique liber. Johnson, Bt.
Depressus extollor. Having been depressed, I am exalted. Mountgarret, V. Kilkenny, E. Despicio terrena, solem contemplor. I despise earthly things, and contemplate the Sum. Bedingficld, Bt.
Devant si je puis. Foremost, if I can. Main waring, Bt.
Dcum cole, regem scrva. Worship God, serve the king. Enniskillen, E.
Deus major columna. God greater than a column. Henniker, B. Henniker, Bt.
Deus mini providebit. God will provide for me. Goold, Bt. Burton, Bt.
Deus pascit corvos. God feeds the ravens. Bridges, Corbet, Jones, Bts.
Deus prosperat justos. God makes the just prosper. Heath cote, Bt.
Deu avec nous. God with us. Berkely, E.
Dieu ayde. God aids. Montmorres, V. Frankfort de Montmorency, V.
Dieu defend le droit. God defends the right. Spencer, E. Churchill, B.
DiKt' Et Mon Droit. Goii And My RIGHT. Motto of the Sovereigns of Great Britain.
Diflicilia quw pulchra. Fair things arc difficult of attainment. Elford, Bt.
Disciplina, fide, persevcrantia. By discipline, fidelity, and perseverance. Duckworth, Bt.
Discite justitiam moniti. Learn justice, being admonished. Russel, Bt.
Disponendo me, non mutando me. By disposing of me, not by changing me. Manchester, D.
Domini factum est. It is the Lord's doing. Scott, Bt.
Dominus providebit. The Lord will provide. Glasgow, E.
Dread God. Kenmure, V. Carnegie, Bt. Gordon, Bt. Monro, Bt.
Dread shame. Leighton, Rt.
Droit et avant. Bight and forward. Sydney, V.
Droit et loyal. Just and loyal. Hunting-field, B.
Ducit amor patria:. The love of country lends. Phillips, Bt.
Dulcius ex asperis. Sweeter because with difficulty obtained. Fergusson, Bt.
Dura spiro spero. While I breathe I hope. Dillon, V.
Dum aisto vigilo. IVhilst I sta/ut I watch. Gordon, Bt.
En dieu est mon esperance. In God is my hope. Gerard, Bt. Wentworth, Bt.
Esperance en dieu. Hope in God. Northumberland, D. Beverley, E. Prudhoe, B.
Esse quam videri. To be rather than to appear. Winterton, E. Croft, St. Paul, Boevey, Bts.
Et decuB et pretium recti. Both the ornament and reward of integrity. Grafton, D. Southampton, B.
Et juste et vrai. Both just and true. Wray, Bt.
Et mea messis erit. And my harvest will arrive. Denny, Bt.
Et nos quoque tela sparaimus. And we too have hurled our javelins. Hastings, M.
Excitari non hebescere. To be animated, not to become inactive. Walsingham, B.
Facie tenus. Up to the mark. This translation for want of a better, has been adopted by the
family. Wheler, Bt.
Fax mentis honestae gloria. Glory is the incitement of a noble mind. Forbes, Bt.
Fax mentis incendium gloria?. The incitement of glory is the fire-brand of the mind.
Feret ad antra virtus. Virtue will bear you to the skies. Kellet, Bt.
Festina lente. Hasten forward with caution. Fingall, E. Plunket, Dunsany, Lowth, B.
Trotter, Bt. and likewise as a jeu de mots, by Sir Henry On-slow.
Fide sed cui vide. Have confidence, but see well in whom thou place st it. Astley, Bt. Stapylton, Bt.
Fidei coticula crux. Th* cross is the test of faith. Baker, Bt. Jersey, E. Clarendon, E. Fideliter. Faithfully. Cunliffe, Bt.
Fideli certa merces. To the faithful man there is a certain reward. Morley, E.
Fides probata, coronat. Tried faith crowns. Campbell, Bt.
Fidelite est de Dieu. Fidelity is of God. Powerscourt, V.
Fides sufficit. Faith sufficcth. Halket, Bt.
Fidera parit integritas. Integrity produce th faith. Kaye, Bt.
Fidus et audax. Faithful and Itold. Slade, Bt. Lismore, V.
Fiel pero desdichado. Faithful though unfortunate. Marlborough, D.
Fight. Roslyn, E. Sinclair, B.
Firm. Reid, Bt. Stair, E. Dalrymple, Bt. Walsh, Bt. Hay-Dalryrople, Bt. Hamilton, Bt.
Firmior quo paratiur. The more prepared, the more powerful. Selkirk, E.
Firmum in vita nihil. Nothing is stable in life. Bunbury, Bt. Richardson, Bt.