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  • He gart ilk juge redres the skaithis that come to the party be his wrang sentence; throw quhilk, he decorit his realm with mony nobil actis, and ejeckit the vennomus custome of riotus cheir, quhilk wes inducit afore be

    Chronicles of the Canongate

  • In nobil sangue vita umile e queta, Ed in alto intelletto on puro core; Frutto senile in sul giovenil fiore, E in aspetto pensoso anima lieta.

    The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

  • By the 1960s, of course, there were no more counts in Mexico, such titles having lapsed after the death of Maximilian, but in Toledo they were still thought of as nobil - ity and they behaved as such.


  • In Spanish sixteenth - and seventeenth - century authors the term acquired an ironic twist, as in the expression hacerse de los godos (“to claim nobil - ity, to put on airs”).


  • This is what happened in the seventeenth century, when the rising bourgeoisie challenged the supremacy of the old nobil - ity, especially in England.


  • 'Tis not a white bar-racks: 'tis the Palazzo di Vaskmenton, a nobil gen-e-ral woo lives there, and was for-mer-ly king of the A-mer-i-cain nations.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 1, No. 3, March, 1862

  • FALCONCINI, Vita del nobil uomo e gran servo di Dio, Raffaello Maffei

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy

  • Valsecca represented her escape from this bondage -- the dash of romance and folly in a life of elegant formalities; and the Countess, who would not have sacrificed to him one of her rights as a court-lady or a nobil donna of the Golden Book, regarded him as the reward which Providence accords to a well-regulated conduct.

    The Valley of Decision

  • We may cite in particular the canzone to Leonora at her uncle's villa, beginning "_Al nobil colle ove in antichi marmi_":

    Romance of Roman Villas (The Renaissance)

  • _Signore_, or master of my soul, _madonna, anima mia, dolce mio ben, nobil persona, _ are the terms of adoration with which he approaches his mistress.

    Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete Series I, II, and III


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