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1. This marquess eventually disembarked at Plymouth, "where he was honourably received by the bishop of Lincoln and other noblemen, besides the admiral, who gave him a salute, which lasted a long time." Despatch of Simon Renard to the emperor, in Tytler, ii. 415.

2.This merely means, in modern phrase, "in public."

3. A stamp, instead of the royal sign-manual, had been used during the infirmities of Henry VIII. in his latter days; and was again resorted to in the last illness of George IV. See the Gentleman's Magazine June 1830, pp. 548, 549.