Social Life In Former Days, Chiefly In The Province Of Moray; Illust. By Letters & Family Papers

Paperback | January 18, 2012

byEdward Dunbar Dunbar

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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. 1865. Excerpt: ... XL. CORONATION OF GEORGE III.: SUBMISSION TO HIS GOVERNMENT. The gentleman who "seed" his Majesty "annointed with the holy oill," held a situation in the Lyon Office:--"To Archibald Dunbar, of Newtoun, Esquire, at his House at Duffus, per Elgin, North Brittain. "London, 26th Septr. 1761. "Dear Sir,--You will be surprised to read a letter from me in this city. I was called by the Lords Commissioners of the Court of Claims to walk at the procession of his Majesty's Coronation, and was appointed grand new robes from the wardrop, with gold collar and chains with the Order of St. Andrew in gold, sett in azure and green ribben; and accordingly I have performed that service, and had a full view of the glory that this world can afford in its perfection. It would take some sheets of paper to describe you the glory of that day. I neither know how to begin or how to end. Wee surrounded the throne in the quire of Westminster Abbey, and, as I was upon the third step of it, and so near his Majesty that I took hold of his robe with my hand, I seed him annointed with the holy oill, taken, from the golden eagle, in a golden spoon, and after this the crown putt upon his head with shoutings inexpressable, and then invested with the scepter and orb. But what I thought was the solemnest part of the whole ceremony, and what took my fancie most, was, immediatly after he was crowned, the whole Peers of Great Brittain putt on their crowns and immediatly went and laid their crowns at the King's feet, and paid their hommage to him by kissing the scepter, which when done, he allowed them all to kiss his hand. Never was there a greater exhibition of earthly glory. Tho' the Peeresses were not allowed any diamonds in their crowns, they fell upon a method to supply this defect, by filli...

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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. 1865. Excerpt: ... XL. CORONATION OF GEORGE III.: SUBMISSION TO HIS GOVERNMENT. The gentleman who "seed" his Majesty "annointed with the holy oil...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:102 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:January 18, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217996922

ISBN - 13:9780217996921

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