About the Grammar of Heraldry

The text that follows is taken from a 1793 book about heraldry. It was transcribed by Liam Quin in 2003.

Please let Liam know of any errors you find; you can send him a message as liam at holoweb dot net, if you want, but please put [heraldry] in the Subject line.

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