Statutes of the Most honourable order of the bath. Repr

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Page 24 - know what great oath you have taken, which if you* ,* keep, it will be great honour to you ; but, if you break it, " I fhall be compelled, by my office, to hack off your
Page 51 - PEACE between His Most Sacred Majesty George, by the Grace of God, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, &c. and the Most Excellent Lords...
Page 15 - ... of the same colour and lining, made fast about the neck with a lace of white silk, having a- pair of white gloves...
Page viii - AB, his executors, administrators, and assigns, that these our letters patent, or the enrolment or exemplification thereof, shall be in and by all things good, firm, valid, sufficient, and effectual in the law, according to the true intent and meaning thereof...
Page 23 - I exhort and admonifh you, to ufe your fword to the glory of God, the defence of the Gofpel, the maintenance of your Sovereign's right and honour, and of all equity and juftice, to the utmoftof your power.
Page 13 - ... silk, with a russet hood, like to an hermit, having a white napkin hanging to the cordon, or girdle ; and the barber having removed the bathing-vessel, the experienced Knights shall again enter, and from thence conduct the elected to the chapel of King Henry...
Page 12 - ... the beard of the Elected being shaven and his hair cut, the Esquires shall acquaint the Sovereign or Great Master that, it being the time of evensong, the Elected is prepared for the bath; whereupon some of the most sage and experienced Knights shall be sent to inform the Elected, and to counsel and direct him in the Order and feats of chivalry ; which Knights, being preceded by several Esquires of the Sovereign's household, making all the usual signs of rejoicing and having the minstrels playing...
Page 12 - ... the elected, and put him into the Bath ; and the musical instruments then ceasing to play, these grave Knights, entering into the chamber without any noise, shall severally, one after the other, kneeling near the bathing-vessel, with a soft voice instruct the elected in the nature and course of the Bath, and put him in mind, that for ever hereafter he ought to keep his body and mind pure and undefiled.
Page 13 - ... then array him in a robe of russet, having long sleeves reaching down to the ground, and tied about the middle with a cordon of ash-coloured and russet silk, with a russet hood, like to an hermit, having a white napkin hanging to the cordon, or girdle ; and the barber having removed the...
Page 11 - Esquires, who, being experienced in matters of chivalry, are to instruct him in the nature, dignity, and duties of this military Order, and to take diligent care that all the ceremonies thereof (which have their allegorical significations) shall be powerfully recommended and punctually observed; and such Esquires who from this service have...

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