The Lion is a kingly beast.
The kingly office is entitled to no respect. It was originally procured by the highwayman's methods it remains a perpetuated crime, can never be anything but the symbol of a crime. It is no more entitled to respect than is the flag of a pirate.
The Holy Night We sate among the stalls at Bethlehem The dumb kine from their fodder turning them, Softened their horned faces To almost human gazes Toward the newly Born The simple shepherds from the star-lit brooks Brought visionary looks, As yet in their astonied hearing rung The strange sweet angel-tongue The magi of the East, in sandals worn, Knelt reverent, sweeping round, With long pale beards, their gifts upon the ground, The incense, myrrh, and gold These baby hands were impotent to hold So let all earthlies and celestials wait Upon thy royal state. Sleep, sleep, my kingly One.
When I consider how my light is spent, Ere half my days, in this dark world and wide, And that one talent which is death to hide Lodged with me useless, though my soul more bent To serve therewith my Maker, and present My true account, lest He returning chide, 'Doth God exact day-labour, light denied' I fondly ask But patience, to prevent That murmur, soon replies 'God doth not need Either man's work or his own gifts. Who best Bear His mild yoke, they serve Him best. His state Is kingly thousands at His bidding speed And post o'er land and ocean without rest They also serve who only stand and wait.'
Aspect are within us, and who seems most kingly is king.
The success of great scholars and thinkers is commonly a courtier-like success, not kingly, not manly.
The other shape, If shape it might be call'd that shape had none Distinguishable in member, joint, or limb Or substance might be call'd that shadow seem'd, For each seem'd either,black it stood as night, Fierce as ten furies, terrible as hell, And shook a dreadful dart what seem'd his head The likeness of a kingly crown had on. Satan was now at hand.
It is a kingly act to assist the fallen.
Prove but our marriage lawful, by my life
And kingly dignity, we are contented
To wear our moral state to come with her,
Katharine our queen, before the primest creature
That's paragon'd o' th' world.
What can they see in the longest kingly line in Europe, save that it runs back to a successful soldier.
A good time, was it not, my kingly days?