Lord keeper

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Lord keeper an ancient officer of the English crown, who had the custody of the king's great seal, with authority to affix it to public documents. The office is now merged in that of the chancellor.
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Usage

In literature:

The lord keeper was esteemed the second pillar of that state of which Burleigh was the prime support.
"Memoirs of the Court of Queen Elizabeth" by Lucy Aikin
In 1543, he was Lord of Liddesdale, and Keeper of the Royal Castle of Hermitage.
"The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)" by John Knox
It need scarcely be added that Queen Elizabeth paid her lord-keeper a visit there.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 11, No. 24, March, 1873" by Various
That Lord Keeper be forth coming.
"Devon, Its Moorlands, Streams and Coasts" by Rosalind Northcote
He held the offices of Lord Keeper, Lord Chancellor, Master of the Rolls, and Bishop of London.
"The Cathedral Church of Canterbury [2nd ed.]." by Hartley Withers
Looking up, he saw Lord Reginald and his brother midshipman, attended by a keeper.
"The Rival Crusoes" by W.H.G. Kingston
On the fall of Bacon, in July 1621, in whose ruin he had taken a large share, he was sworn in as Lord Keeper.
"English Book Collectors" by William Younger Fletcher
Coventry, Sir Thomas, Lord Keeper, Lord Coventry, 362.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
The Lord is thy keeper: The Lord is thy shade on thy right hand.
"Graded Memory Selections" by Various
The lord keeper, the primate, the lord lieutenant were impeached.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 11" by Various
Then the lord keeper pronounced the Parliament dissolved.
"Charles I" by Jacob Abbott
I went to my Lord Keeper, and had a messenger sent to bring him up to answer that sacrilegious abuse.
"Notes and Queries, Number 208, October 22, 1853" by Various
She is flanked by Lord Keeper Williams, and by Sir Ralph Hare, K.C.B., both benefactors to the College.
"St. John's College, Cambridge" by Robert Forsyth Scott
But the LORD was with Joseph, and shewed kindness unto him, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison.
"Select Masterpieces of Biblical Literature" by Various
Lord Keeper Littleton, until he made his famous ride from London to York, lived in Exeter House.
"A Book About Lawyers" by John Cordy Jeaffreson
His appointment as Lord Keeper, 413.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
The Lord is thy keeper; the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.
"The Way to God and How to Find It" by Dwight Moody
Parasites and preferment-hunters crowded the levee of the new lord keeper.
"Atrocious Judges" by John Campbell, Baron Campbell
Sir Nathaniel Bacon, the painter, was the youngest son of Nicholas, the eldest son of the Lord Keeper, and consequently the latter's grandson.
"Notes and Queries, Vol. V, Number 125, March 20, 1852" by Various
There was in pension with us my Lord Keeper, Finch, and one Sir J. Fotherbee.
"The Diary of John Evelyn (Vol 1 of 2)" by John Evelyn
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In poetry:

Isr'el, rejoice, and rest secure,
Thy keeper is the Lord;
His wakeful eyes employ his power
For thine eternal guard.
"Psalm 121" by Isaac Watts
About the time that taverns shut
And men can buy no beer,
Two lads went up to the keepers' hut
To steal Lord Pelham's deer.
"The Ballad of Minepit Shaw" by Rudyard Kipling
They called you sheep, the sky your sward,
A field without a reaper;
They called the shining sun your lord,
The shepherd wind your keeper.
"Among The Millet" by Archibald Lampman
Now word is gane to the bauld Keeper,
In Branksome Ha where that he lay,
That Lord Scroope has taen the Kinmont Willie,
Between the hours of night and day.
"Kinmont Willie" by Andrew Lang
The Lord be thy keeper, henceforth and for aye,
My son whom I love!—And when I am away
Be thy spirit as now,—pure and lofty, and bold,—
Thy strength still unwasted; thy heart never cold.
"At the Fords Of Jordan" by Mary Hannay Foott

In news:

H is Exalted Majesty Barack Hussein Obama II, Lord of the Flies, Keeper of the Hoops, and Protector of the Holy Cities of Honolulu and Chicago, is right.
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