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a British peer ranking below a marquess and above a viscount

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After that the Earl spied repugnance, and saw that he could not come to his purpose by fair means, he commanded his cooks to prepare the banquet: and so first they flayed the sheep, that is, they took off the Abbot's cloathes even to his skin, and next they bound him to the chimney his legs to the one end, and his arms to the other; and so they began to beet [i.
upon which the Earl commanded Alexander Richard, one of his attendants, to stop the patient's mouth with a napkin, which was done accordingly.
The Council declined interference with the course of the ordinary justice of the county, (which was completely under the said Earl of Cassilis' control,) and only enacted, that he should forbear molestation of the unfortunate Comendator, under the surety of two thousand pounds Scots.
That knowing no cause of quarrel or of feud Between the Earl Politian and himself.
Thou art my friend, Baldazzar, And I have not forgotten it- thou'lt do me A piece of service; wilt thou go back and say Unto this man, that I, the Earl of Leicester, Hold him a villain?
How convenient it would be," Lady Muriel laughingly remarked, a propos of my having insisted on saving her the trouble of carrying a cup of tea across the room to the Earl, "if cups of tea had no weight at all
Practically, we should rise to the ceiling," said the Earl.
De Conde was the guest of the Earl of Leicester for several days, and before his visit was terminated the young man had so won his way into the good graces of the family that they were loath to see him leave.
Then, but not before, shall I speak to the Earl, thy father.
cried the new Earl of Huntingdon, drawing the old Earl's daughter close to him.
And thus, amid feasting and rejoicing and kingly favor, Robin Hood, the new Earl of Huntingdon, and his bride began their wedded life.
The retinue of Earl Dorm was not strong numerically--the household being, to judge from appearances, one that had seen better days; but it struck Agravaine that what it lacked in numbers it made up in toughness.
Ah, yes, the dragon,' said Earl Dorm, 'I was forgetting the dragon.
But the people remained at peace, for the Earl ruled well and wisely.
And when Earl Godrich saw how fair and noble she became, he sighed and asked himself:--