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- n. Plural form of virger.
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Yet both these losses were soon repaired, one by Dr. Henshaw, bishop then of the place, who gave a fair new silver basin gilt; the other made up by Dr. Duport, then dean, who furnisht the virgers again with the ensigns of their office, by buying two new silver maces for the churches use.
For some ten or twelve years after, certain thieves in the dead of the night, broke into the church and stole away all the plate they could find, viz.: a fair silver bason gilt, and the virgers two silver rods, and a linnen table-cloth to wrap them in, which were never heard of to this day.
The apparitor general, two sextons, two virgers, and eight beadsmen, walked before the King (as on ipreat occasions they usually do before the Bishop); the Lord in waiting (Earl of Oxford) on the KingV right hand, and the Bishop in his lawn on the left.