An Armorial of Jersey, Vol. 5: an Account, Heraldic and Antiquarian, Chief Native Families, with Pedigrees, Biographical Notices,

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Excerpt from An Armorial of Jersey, Vol. 5: An Account, Heraldic and Antiquarian, Chief Native Families, With Pedigrees, Biographical Notices, and Illustrative Data; To Which Are Added, a Brief History of Heraldry, and Remarks on the Medi val Antiquities of the Island

Beore proceeding to the more local part of my subject, it will not be irrelevant briefly to sketch the rise and progress of Heraldry generally; to take a view of it in its fabulous as well as in its historic phase; and also to suggest the influence it may be said to have had upon the morals, manners, and habits of our forefathers.

From the Jewish era to our own times, Genealogy* has excited attention and careful research, and the first Pedigrees ever penned are to be found in the sacred pages of the Bible. Length of descent and purity of ancestry are coveted by all; and no more general instance of the involuntary deference that is paid to its claims exists, than in the plea of the poor and needy man, when he says: I am poor, it is true, but then I come of a good family. His condition, under these circumstances, even in this practical day, is seen in a new light; his claim to consideration is allowed; and in the sympathy that is excited for the decline of his race is merged the unmerited contempt poverty has ever met with.

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