The Antiquities of Heraldry: Collected from the Literature, Coins, Gems, Vases, and Other Monuments of Pre-Christian and MediŠval Times

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J.R. Smith, 1869 - Heraldry - 276 pages

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Page 269 - There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore. There is society where none intrudes, By the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not man the less, but nature more...
Page 23 - He would have made a great epic poet, if indeed he has not abundantly shown himself to be one ; for his Homer is not so properly a translation as the stories of Achilles and Ulysses rewritten. The earnestness and passion...
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Page 41 - ACCOUNT of the only known Manuscript of Shakespeare's Plays, comprising some important variations and corrections in the " Merry Wives of Windsor," obtained from a Playhouse Copy of that Play recently discovered.
Page 16 - Fine linen with broidered work from Egypt was that which thou spreadest forth to be thy sail; blue and purple from the isles of Elishah was that which covered thee.
Page 23 - THE Iliads of HOMER, Prince of Poets, never before in any language truly translated, with a Comment on some of his chief PlacesDone according to the Greek by GEORGE CHAPMAN, with Intro.
Page 31 - The Rev. Beale Poste has long been known to antiquaries as one of the best read of all those who have elucidated the earliest' annals of this country. He is a practical man, has investigated for himself monuments and manuscripts, 'and we have in the above-named volume the fruits of many years
Page 46 - This work will be found indispensable by those engaged in the study of Family History and Heraldry, and by the compiler of County and Local History, the Antiquary and the Lawyer. In it the Public and other Records, most likely to afford information to genealogical inquirers, are fully described, and their places of present deposit indicated.
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