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" The admiffion of their youth to the privilege of bearing arms* was a matter of too much importance to be left to chance or their own choice. A form was invented by which they were advanced to that honour* The council of the diftrid, or of the canton to... "
A View of Society in Europe in Its Progress from Rudeness to Refinement: Or ... - Page 47
by Gilbert Stuart - 1778 - 433 pages
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Annual Register, Volume 21

Edmund Burke - History - 1778
...choice. A form was invented by which they were advanced to that honour. The council of the diftrift, or of the canton to which the candidate belonged,...his father, or one of his kindred, adorned him with die fhield and the lance. In confequence of this folemnity, he prepared to diftingnim himfelf ; his...
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The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature, Volume 45

Tobias George Smollett - English literature - 1778
...honour. ' The council of the diftrift, or of the canton to which the Candidate belonged, was afiembled. His age and his qualifications were inquired into...father, or one of his kindred, adorned him with the (hield and the lance. In confequence of this folemnity, he prepared to dittinguifh himfelf; his mind...
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The Britannic magazine; or entertaining repository of heroic adventures. Vol ...

...choice. A form was invented by which they were advanced to that honour. The council of the diftricl, or of the canton to which the candidate belonged,...qualifications were inquired into ; and if he was deemed wbrthy of being admitted to the privileges of a foldier, a chieftain, his father or one of his kindred...
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Annual Register, Volume 21

History - 1800
...choice. A form was invented by which they were advanced to that honour. The council of the diilridl, or of the canton to which the candidate belonged,...deemed worthy of being admitted to the privileges of a ibldier, a chieftain, his father, or one of his kindred, adorned him with the fhield and the lance'....
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The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year, Volume 21

Edmund Burke - History - 1800
...whirh the candidate belonged, was affcmbled. His age and his qualifications were inquired into, - ami, if he was deemed worthy of being admitted to the privileges of a foldipr, a chieftain, his father, or one of his kindred, adorned him with the fhield and the lance....
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The Pocket magazine of classic and polite literature. [Continued as] The ...

1830
...honour. The council of the district, or of the canton to which the candidate helonged, was assemhled. His age and his qualifications were inquired into ; and, if he was deemed worthy of heing admitted to the privileges of a soldier, a chieftain, his father, or one of his kindred, adorned...
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View of Society in Europe

Gilbert Stuart - Philosophy - 1995 - 441 pages
...diftrict, or of the canton to which the candidate belonged, was afiembled. His age and his qualification were inquired into ; and, if he was deemed worthy of being admitted to the privileges of a fcklier, a chieftain, his father, or one of his kindred, adorned him with the fhield and the lance....
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The Gentleman's and London Magazine: Or Monthly Chronologer, 1741-1794

1741
...The council of the dirtrift, or of the can • ton to which the candidate belonged, was affembled. His age and his qualifications were inquired into...and, if he was deemed •worthy of being admitted to tho privileges of afoldier, or chieftain, Kis father, or one of his kindred, adorned him with the fhield...
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The Universal Magazine, Volumes 66-67

1780
...were inquired into ; and, if he wat deemed worthy of being admitted to the privileges of a loldkr, a chieftain, his father, or one of his kindred, adorned him with the (hitld and the lance. In confequence of this folemnity, he prepared to diftir.guilh himfelf; his mind...
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