Les delices de Windsore: or, A description of Windsor Castle, and the county adjacent

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J. Pote, 1751 - 123 pages

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Page 13 - Castle, besides being the Royal Palace, and having some magnificent Tombs of the Kings of England, is famous for the ceremonies belonging to the Knights of the Garter; this order was instituted by Edward III., the same who triumphed so illustriously over King John of France.
Page 14 - Evil to him that evil thinks." This they wear upon the left leg, in memory of one which, happening to untie, was let fall by a great lady, passionately beloved by Edward, while she was dancing, and was immediately snatched up by the King, who, to do honour to the lady, not out of any trifling gallantry, but with a most serious and honourable purpose, dedicated it to the legs of the most distinguished nobility.
Page 38 - Bellona, f who the consort came not only to thy bed but to thy fame, she to thy triumph led one captive king,* and brought that son which did the...
Page 5 - In this court are also several towers belonging to the officers of the Crown, when the Court is at Windsor, and to the officers of the Order of the Garter.
Page 16 - ... seats fitted up in the time of Edward III for an equal number of Knights ; this venerable building is decorated with the noble monuments of Edward IV, Henry VI, and VIII, and of his wife queen Jane. It receives from royal liberality the annual income of two thousand pounds, and that still much increased by the munificence of Edward III and Henry VII.
Page 17 - ... paces long, and thirty wide, in which the Knights of the Garter annually celebrate the memory of their tutelar saint, St. George, with a solemn and most pompous service. From hence runs a walk of incredible beauty...
Page 14 - Honi soit qui mal y pense, ie Evil to him that evil thinks. This they wear upon the left leg, in memory of one which, happening to untie, was let fall by a great lady...
Page 85 - Thefe, were my breaft infpir'd with equal flame, Like them in .beauty, fhould be like in fame.
Page 74 - George was appointed the ensign ofthis most noble order ; at the same time the sovereign appointed the Garter to be the principal mark of distinction of the order, and to be worn by the knights on the left leg ; not from any regard to a lady's garter, as has idly prevailed among the vulgar, and improved by the fancy of poets and...

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