Title: Heraldry, historical and popular
Year: 1864 (1860s)
Authors: Boutell, Charles, 1812-1877
Publisher: London, Bentley
Contributing Library: Duke University Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Duke University Libraries
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f a numerous series.The tun, to represent the terminal syllable ton, was in greatfavour; see Tun, in Chap. IX.; thus at Winchester, in theChantry of Bishop Laxgton, a.d. 1500, a musical note calleda long is inserted into a tun, for Langton; a vine and a tun, forhis See, Winton; and a hen sitting on a tun, for his Prior,Hunton. In No. 628, drawn from the panelling of the Chan-try of Bishop Oldham, a.d. 1519, in Exeter Cathedral, theowl with the label in its beak charged with the letters dom,forms what was held to be a Eebus of the Bishops name—Oicl-dom, Old-ham. About the same period, in the sculjDturesof Norwich Cathedral, Bishop Walter Lyhart has his Eebusmany times repeated; it is a stag or hart lying dmcn in aconventional representation of icater: this is carrying theprinciple of the Eebus about as far as it can be carried. 124 MISCELLANEOUS NAMES AND TITLES. Another curious and characteristic example of a Rehus occursCAtll *^^ monument of Sir .Toh Pkche, at LuUingstone, Kent, V
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No. 628.—Kebus of Bishop Oldham, Exeter Cathedral. A.D. 1522, and also in the stained glass of the chapel in whichthis monument is preserved: the shield of arms of Sir JohnPeche (az., a lion rampt. queue fourcliee erm., crowned or), is sur-rounded by branches of a peach-tree, each peach being charged tciththe letter £ ; also the crest, a lions head crowned, stands upon atoreaih of peach-branches fruited, the peaches charged as before. SeeStothard. In Westminster Abbey, Abbot Islips Chapel gives two formsof his Rebus ; one, a human Eye, and a small branch or Slip of a tree; the other, a man in the act of falling from a tree,and exclaiming, I slip. Such heraldic puns are distin-guished as Canting Heraldry. This system extends to mottoes,as in the well-known instance of the Vernons, whose motto is Ver non semper viret. This Canting Heraldry, which was carried to so strange an excess in the sixteenth century, had a prevailing influence un- } der a much simpler form of expression with t
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