A Manual of Dignities, Privilege, and Precedence: Including Lists of the Great Public Functionaries, from the Revolution to the Present Time

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Whittaker and Company, 1842 - 688 pages
 

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Page 100 - Is yet more kingly. This attracts the soul, Governs the inner man, the nobler part; That other o'er the body only reigns, And oft by force — which to a generous mind So reigning can be no sincere delight. Besides, to give a kingdom hath been thought Greater and nobler done, and to lay down Far more magnanimous, than to assume. Riches are needless, then, both for themselves, And for thy reason why they should be sought — To gain a sceptre, oftest better missed.
Page 16 - How could communities, Degrees in schools, and brotherhoods in cities, Peaceful commerce from dividable shores, The primogenitive and due of birth, Prerogative of age, crowns, sceptres, laurels, But by degree, stand in authentic place? Take but degree away, untune that string, And, hark, what discord follows...
Page 453 - We have thought fit, by and with the Advice of Our Privy Council, to issue this Our Royal Proclamation...
Page 306 - It is no less, sir, in a confidence of the generosity of your mind, than on account of your superior station, that I have chosen to importune you with this letter.
Page 392 - Of institution, from our ancestors Hath been derived down to us, and received In a succession, for the noblest way Of breeding up our youth, in letters, arms, Fair mien, discourses, civil exercise, And all the blazon of a gentleman ? "Where can he learn to vault, to ride, to fence, To move his body gracefully ; to speak His language purer ; or to tune his mind, Or manners, more to the harmony of nature, Than in the nurseries of nobility ?
Page 443 - SIRS, I here present unto you Queen VICTORIA, the Undoubted Queen of this Realm : Wherefore All you who are come this Day to do your Homage, Are you willing to do the same...
Page 453 - Ireland, do, respectively, upon notice thereof, forthwith issue out writs in due form, and according to law, for calling a new Parliament: and We do hereby also, by this Our Royal Proclamation under Our Great Seal of Our United Kingdom, require writs forthwith to be issued accordingly by Our said Chancellors respectively, for causing the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and Commons, who are to serve in the said Parliament, to be duly returned to, and give their attendance in, Our said Parliament ; which...
Page 453 - We do for that end publish this Our royal proclamation, and do hereby dissolve the said Parliament accordingly ; and the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the knights, citizens, and burgesses, and the commissioners for shires and burghs, of the House of...
Page 105 - II. (other than the issue of princesses married .into foreign families) is capable of contracting matrimony, without the previous consent of the king signified under the great seal ; and any marriage contracted without such consent is void.
Page 115 - A queen dowager is the widow of the king, and, as such, enjoys most of the privileges belonging to her as queen consort. But it is not high treason to conspire her death, or to violate her chastity, for the same reason as was before alleged, because the succession to the crown is not thereby endangered.

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