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Collection of Curious Discourses (Paperback) Loot Price: R416
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Collection of Curious Discourses (Paperback): Thomas Hearne

Collection of Curious Discourses (Paperback)

Thomas Hearne

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1773 Excerpt: ...three forms. These men being called by divers names were men of great esteem in former ages, being sometime named, but by some part of their function. But now in this word Herald (which signifieth the old lord or master, and is called: iti Latin, veteranus, of his years and experience) are contained all the other names, and functions, which do express some part of his office. For he is called Faecialis, a f dere faciendo, in denouncing wars or making peace; he is called Nuncius Regis, because of one part of his office, which is to goon the king's message. So that he which in the Saxons time went on the king's message, was the fame that our now herald is, and held the fame place of a great person. He is called Caduceator of one part of his office, which is to deal in matters of peace, and therefore hath his Caduceus or white Bafton (omitted now, as many other things are in his creation). The difference of which Faecialis and Caduceator, is set down by Franciscus Philelphus in his epistles in this sort: Vis fcire quid inter/it inter F ciales b Caduceatores; F ciales eos fuijse apudpriscos, qui certo Juris solemnitcite Bellum hostibus indicebant, if Caduceatores ejfe pads Legates ditlos a Caduceo quern manus geflabat; which Caduceus Apollo gave to Mercury the herald of the gods to bear, when he went on their message. This herald is also called Praco; becauso he is to denounce his lords proclamation and messages, the praises of valiant men, m peace; and therefore, in blazon of the aims-of any, he must blaze them to the honour and praise of the bearer, since Heraldus, as one writeth, eft Praco virtutum, non vitloriarum hominum. Andyetlfind the name Heraldus in Latin not ancienter than AEneas Sylvius, and no ancienter mentioned amongst


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Thomas Hearne
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 7mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 126
ISBN-13: 978-1-231-13470-2
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 1-231-13470-4
Barcode: 9781231134702

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