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- n. Plural form of escocheon.
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"But hast thou fully understood that she is of Jewish descent, which many Christian knights would count a blot on their escocheons?"
The variations were progressive and frequent; at first the female effigy had the kirtle or inner garment emblazoned, or held the escocheon over her head, or in her right hand; then three escocheons met in the centre, or four were joined at their bases, if the alliance admitted of so many.
By this means the monuments of the dead, which elsewhere they brake up and violated, stood untouch'd; escocheons and arms of the nobility and gentry remained undefaced; the seats and stalls of the quire escaped breaking down; only those things which were wont to stuff up parliamentary petitions, and were branded by the leaders of the faction for popery and innovations; in these they took liberty to let loose their wild zeal: they brake down the rails about the Lord's table or altar; they seized upon the velvet of the holy table; and, in contempt of those holy misteries which were celebrated on the table, removed the table itself into a lower part of the church.
* He wished to have some escocheons of silk upon the pall, of the arms of his ofHce, without the crown, impalS OF [l/Sp. if Mr. Jackson * and Mr. Newton - jf are willing to make any alterations in their verses, pray let it be done before they are published.