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Peerage of the Apostles

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In the preamble of the statutes instituting the Order of St. Michael, founded in 1469 by Louis XI., the archangel is styled “my lord,” and is created a knight. The apostles had been already ennobled and knighted. We read of “the Earl Peter,” “Count Paul,” “the Baron Stephen,” and so on. Thus, in the introduction of a sermon upon St. Stephen’s Day, we have these lines:—

“Contes vous vueille la patron

De St. Estieul le baron.”


“The Apostles were gentlemen of bloude … and Christ … might, if He had esteemed of the vayne glorye of this world, have borne coat armour.”—The Blazon of Gentric.


I myself was intimate with a rector who always laid especial stress on the word Lord, applied to Jesus Christ.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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