Crown


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Crown

the monarch.

CROWN. A covering for the head, commonly used by kings; figuratively, it signifies royal authority. By pleas of the crown, are understood criminal actions.

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The same day the young man set forward on his journey, furnished with the three paternal gifts, which consisted, as we have said, of fifteen crowns, the horse, and the letter for M.
You shall raise up for me a palace fairer than this, and if you can work that miracle I will grant your prayer or lose my kingly crown.
While, however, he discharged his functions with credit and fidelity, Marmaduke never seemed to lose sight of his own interests; for, when the estates of the adherents of the crown fell under the hammer, by the acts of confiscation, he appeared in New York, and became the purchaser of extensive possessions at comparatively low prices.
Well I don't think that any Jews in the world would lend such a sum, even upon the crown of France.
And she had three great crowns on her head, and around her stood all the pomp and power of the Church.
They would coolly skip over our age of the world, and say: "Smyrna was not faithful unto death, and so her crown of life was denied her; Ephesus repented, and lo
Goody Falourdel, have you brought that leaf into which the crown which the demon gave you was transformed?
said some, and others answered, "It is he that hath but now so soundly cracked the crown of Eric o' Lincoln.
Every day I must dress in fine clothes and wear that horrible crown till it makes my head ache.
But I know that my crown was well spent, for the man had the look of a very holy person.
For upon the death of Elizabeth, James VI of Scotland, the great- grandson of Margaret Tudor and James Stuart, received the crown of England also, thus joining the two rival countries.
They clothed her with heavenly garments: on her head they put a fine, well-wrought crown of gold, and in her pierced ears they hung ornaments of orichalc and precious gold, and adorned her with golden necklaces over her soft neck and snow-white breasts, jewels which the gold- filleted Hours wear themselves whenever they go to their father's house to join the lovely dances of the gods.