A History of the College of Arms: And the Lives of All the Kings, Heralds, and Pursuivants from the Reign of Richard III, Founder of the College, Until the Present Time. With a Preliminary Dissertation Relative to the Different Orders in England, Particularly the Gentry, Since the Norman Conquest

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T. Egerton, 1804 - 451 pages


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Page 381 - We find our tenets just the same at last. Both fairly owning Riches, in effect, No grace of Heaven or token of th' elect; Given to the fool, the mad, the vain, the evil, To Ward, to Waters, Chartres, and the devil.
Page 405 - The Question of the Precedency of the Peers
Page 356 - Vanbrugh , and is a good example of his heavy though imposing style (*Lie heavy on him, Earth, for he Laid many a heavy load on thee"), with a Corinthian portico in the centre and two projecting wings.
Page 401 - A Complete Account of the Ceremonies observed in the Coronations of the Kings and Queens of England (London, 1727); F.
Page 430 - After this impartial account of his character, we shall only add, that, as he lived universally beloved, he has died sincerely lamented. Feb. 3. Suffocated, with fifteen other persons, in attempting to get into the pit at the Little Theatre in the Haymarket, aged forty-five, John Charles Brooke, Esq. Somerset Herald, and one of the lieutenants in the militia of the West Riding, Yorkshire. He was the second son of William Brooke, Esq.
Page xlii - Books of entries of funeral certificates' of the nobility and gentry, being^ attested accounts of the time of death, place of burial, and of the marriages and issue of the several persons whose funerals we're attended by officers of arms, or their deputies.
Page 437 - On Thursday, May 12, 1791, " Death put an end to his
Page 243 - Britannia," in which he had discovered faults, offering to submit the matter in dispute to the Earl Marshal, the College of Heralds, the Society of Antiquaries, or four persons learned in these studies. Irritated still more, he wrote a " second discovery of errors," which he pretented to James I., January 1, 1619-20, who, on the 4th following, prohibited its publication.
Page 420 - I firmly believe, would ever have biassed him to insert any fact in his writings he did not believe, or to suppress any he did. Of this delicacy he gave an instance at a time when he was in great distress. After his publication of the ' Life of Sir Walter Raleigh,' some booksellers thinking his name would sell a piece they were publishing, offered him a considerable sum to father it, which he rejected with the greatest indignation.
Page 378 - Archa;ologia, vol. XIII. were purchased, with many other curious papers, at the sale of Mr. Anstis's library of MSS. in 1768, by Thomas Astle, esq. FR and AS Besides these he left five large folio volumes on the " Office, &c. of Garter King at Arms, of Heralds and Pursuivants, in this and other kingdoms, both royal, princely, and such as belonged to our nobility," now in the possession of George Nayler, esq.

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