King's Own to King-Maker

King’s Own (The), a novel by captain Marryat (1830).

King’s Quair (The), a poem by James I. of England, in celebration of his love for lady Jane Beaufort, daughter of the earl of Somerset, and niece of Henry VIII. It is in stanzas of seven lines each, called the “rhyme royal.”

(The word “quair,” like our “quire,” is the French cahier, and means here a “little book.”)

The “king’s quair,” that is, the kings little book, is from the old French quayer or cayer, in modern French cahier.—H. Morley: A First Sketch of English Literature, p. 177 (1873).

Kings (The Two Books of). The first of these two books contains the history of the Hebrew monarchs for 126 years, and the second book carries on the history for 227 more years, when the kingdom of Judah was destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon.

The twelve tribes formed two kingdoms on the death of Solomon. The duration of the kingdom of Judah was 387 years, and that of Israel 254 years.

Kings. Many lines of kings have taken the name of some famous forefather or some founder of a dynasty as a titular name.—Selden: Titles of Honour, v.

Alban kings, called Silvius.

Amalekite kings, Agag.

Bithynian kings, Nicomedês.

Constantinopolitan kings, Constantine.

Egyptian kings (ancient), Pharaoh.

Egyptian kings (mediæval), Ptolemy.

Indian kings, called Palibothri (from the city of Palibothra).

Parthian kings, Arsâcês.

Roman emperors, Cæsar.

Servian kings, Lazar, i.e. Eleazar Bulk or Bulk-ogar, sons of Bulk.

Upsala kings, called Drott.

Royal patronymics.—Athenian, Cecropidæ, from Cecrops.

Danish, Skiold-ungs, from Skiold.

Persian, Achmen-idæ, from Achmenês.

Thessalian, Aleva-dæ, from Alevas; etc., etc.

Kings of Cologne (The Three), the three Magi who came from the East to offer gifts to the infant Jesus. Their names are Melchior, Gaspar, and Balthazar. The first offered gold, symbolic of kingship; the second, frankincense, symbolic of divinity; the third, myrrh, symbolic of death, myrrh being used in embalming the dead. (See Cologne, p. 226.)

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