The Ancestor, Volume 12

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Archibald Constable & Company, 1905 - Genealogy

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Page 2 - scutcheons of his ancestors ? This chimney-piece of gold or brass ? That coat of arms blazon'd in glass ? When these with time and age have end, Thy prowess must thyself commend. The smooty shadows of some one Or other's trophies, carv'd in stone, Defac'd, are things to whet, not try Thine own heroicism by.

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