Usage examples for EARLS

  1. On the 22nd of September, king Edward replied to this letter, observing that he had considered of the matters mentioned therein, and had listened to the statements of that discreet man, Master Bernard Peletin; that he had caused the latter to unfold the charges before himself, and many prelates, earls, and barons of his kingdom, and others of his council; but that they appeared so astonishing as to be beyond belief; that such abominable and execrable deeds had never before been heard of by the king and the aforesaid prelates, earls, and barons, and it was therefore hardly to be expected that an easy credence could be given to them. – The History of the Knights Templars, the Temple Church, and the Temple by Charles G. Addison
  2. Elizabethan life, whether in town or country, whether among earls or tapsters, was infinitely more frank, varied, and picturesque than it can ever be again. – Platform Monologues by T. G. Tucker
  3. There was a foreign minister, a member of the Cabinet, two ex- members of the Cabinet, a great poet, an exceedingly able editor, two earls, two members of the Royal Academy, the president of a learned society, a celebrated professor,- and it was expected that Royalty might come in at any minute, speak a few benign words, and blow a few clouds of smoke. – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  4. About a dozen passengers had arrived, among them the two Earls, with a footman carrying a promising lunch- basket, and the planks were actually hauled in when a carriage dashed up to the wharf, and Mr. Ratcliffe leaped out and hurried on board. – Democracy An American Novel by Henry Adams
  5. The parish enjoys considerable historic importance through its connection with the Capel family, Earls of Essex. – Hertfordshire by Herbert W Tompkins
  6. But Earl Lovel with fifteen or twenty thousand a year would be as good as most other earls. – Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope
  7. Then she returned to the front room that looked away over the trees and houses to Earls Court. – The Story of Louie by Oliver Onions
  8. The earls of the Orkneys paid Haakon tribute, as if he had been a king, and a king he was in every thing except the name. – The Story of Norway by Hjalmar H. Boyesen
  9. " The daughter of an hundred earls" was tall and stately, cold and proud, embodying the child's or the peasant's very ideal of " a duchess." – The Lost Lady of Lone by E.D.E.N. Southworth
  10. For my part I am come from earls and kings, but if you set out to tell over your kindred, you could not name even your father's name. – Arthurian Chronicles: Roman de Brut by Wace
  11. The oldest parts of this have stood since 1457 and it is said that here once was a palace of the old Earls of Cornwall, which is quite probable, as they could hardly have chosen a better spot. – Cornwall by G. E. Mitton
  12. In England there were also earls. – Introductory American History by Henry Eldridge Bourne Elbert Jay Benton
  13. When Sir Walter brought in the six burghers in this condition, King Edward was in his chamber with a great company of earls, barons, and knights. – A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume II. of VI. by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
  14. On Tuesday came more earls, two bishops, and an ambassador. – The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray
  15. Now as King Arthur was seated on a dais with these princes and earls before him, there entered in his hall twelve ancient men, white and greyheaded, full richly arrayed in seemly raiment. – Arthurian Chronicles: Roman de Brut by Wace
  16. And when I asked her how the earls and baronets liked it, she said there were only three or four, and they had to put up with it or stay at home; she had done it now for thirty years, and they were accustomed to it; besides, she had the best chef in England, and anyway it was a nice change for people not knowing who they were going to be put next to. – The Visits of Elizabeth by Elinor Glyn
  17. But in the end, forsooth, he was forgetting Birdalone, what she was, and he fell a- talking, always with much pomp and state, as if to barons and earls, and great ladies; till suddenly his head fell back, he turned over on his face, and all wit was gone from him. – The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris
  18. Most of them had gone with the plague, but a few had died from natural causes, and among these were the Earls of Craven and Ashley. – The Midnight Queen by May Agnes Fleming
  19. In opposition to him a few great earls led the middle classes- small land- holders, merchants, manufacturers, shop- keepers, especially in London and other busy towns throughout the south and east of England. – A Political and Social History of Modern Europe V.1. by Carlton J. H. Hayes