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Royal 18 D II f. 200 Emblem of Percy moon receiving light from the Tudor sun
Emblem of Percy moon receiving light from the Tudor sun
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Description: Emblem of a man (a king?) wearing a crown of flames and holding an orb marked 'Sol' in the centre of a radiating Tudor Rose inscribed with verses 'Ex paterno trono radii splendoris/ ex matre candor virginii decoris/ ex patre flos rubi coloris / ex utroque redemptio nostri amoris', and tears dropping onto an eye weeping onto a word 'cor', with Percy badge of a crescent, and a scroll bearing an inscription reading, 'I receyue noo lighte but of thy bearmes bright. The light / benevoulent causith cor to relent for remembrynge / thy goodenes contenuall which remanith perpetuall / Cor cannot but of duti he muste distill yet he saith dutie / cannot recompence a cordinge too his goode will'. 
Origin: England, S. E. ( London?) 


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