pursuivant


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pursuivant

1. History a state or royal messenger
2. History a follower or attendant
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Seemingly an unambiguous case of recusant sedition, the plot resulted in a governmental clampdown on Catholic sympathizers, some of whom were compelled to serve as spies and pursuivants to prove their loyalty to the crown.
For some reasons unknown to me, Clive Cheesman, Rouge Dragon Pursuivant of the Royal College of Arms in London, has produced with this book, a labor of love.
The latest addition to Grace Cavendish's 'Lady Grace' series, Deception (0385733216, $7.95) tells of a terrible discover on the River Thames involving the Queen's Lady Pursuivant, Grace, in a new mystery.
A man in tights banged his Black Rod against the door and entered with characters called the Fitzalan Pursuivant Extraordinary and the Rouge Dragon Pursuivant to see lords in ermine and their ladies in diamond-encrusted tiaras and evening gowns next to barons and baronesses.
He was first employed as a messenger of the king's chamber and soon afterwards became Collar Pursuivant. Two petitions that Wryxworth presented to the King, Henry VI, in the early 1440s show the difficulties and dangers that heralds faced.
I think it will have to be one of the Pursuivants. You haven't got a pursuivant?
Whalen does engage Hester's argument about the sacramental resonance of Satire IV in "Kind Pitty" and "Brave Scorn": John Donne's Satyres (1982), but he seems to ignore Hester's argument that the interlocutor may be a disguised pursuivant attempting to entrap the poetic persona.
What follows, however, is a third-person narrative account of the pursuivant's journey from Asia to London in which he is bearing a letter--presumably the "balade" itself--from Jupiter for the Lord Mayor.
He will always have someone, probably with an ancient and ludicrous title like S-Bend Pursuivant, to do it for him.
By sheer strength of will he succeeded in keeping ahead of pursuivant death until his forty-fifth year, when he had an appointment in Samoa.
At ten he was sent to "a school for difficult children," among which misfits he lists the millionaire's nephew who chased motorcars along country lanes with a stick, the admiral's pretty and slightly kleptomaniac daughter, the pursuivant's son with nightmares and an infectious inherited passion for heraldry, the backward, the somnambulists ...
Simmons, a ruling elder throughout the 1870s, was appointed Grand Pursuivant within the Grand Lodge, in charge of instructing members in the lore and practice of Freemasonry.