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This full achievement illustrates the Azure, Gules, and Ermine mantling issuing from the twisted wreath on the helmet, silver with gold bars, signifying the earl to be a peer, and surmounted by a wyvern crest. The quartered shield is supported dexter by a panther rampant guardant, incensed; and sinister, a lion rampant, both of which are armed and collared. At the fess point is a Sable crescent, a difference denoting the second son. The coronet is that of an earl and has eight lofty rays (five visible), each topped with a pearl and alternating with strawberry leaves. Encircling the shield is the Order of the Garter, its motto reading Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense, "Shame be to him who thinks ill of it." Although a scroll is illustrated, there is no motto.
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