Gentleman usher


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one who ushers visitors into the presence of a sovereign, etc.

See also: Gentleman

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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After one of the women slips away, Newman is told that "The Pigeon that left us hath been in another roome with Mr Formall my Lady Beau fields Gentleman Usher" (64).
A Keeper of the Archives B Gentleman Usher C Superintendent of the State Apartments D Surveyor of the Queen's Pictures QUESTION 12 - for 12 points: Vanilla is obtained from a species of which plant?
While The Queen sat on the throne in the House of Lords, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod summoned the House of Commons.
Ahead of them was a procession dignitaries, including Alastair Bruce Crionaich, who goes by the title Fitzalan Pursuivant Extraordinary, and her servant, the Gentleman Usher the Black Rod, Lieutenant General David Leakey, Black Rod for short.
In making her argument about the centrality of women in staging the latest luxury fashions, Korda not only considers the evidence in conduct books and prose tracts but also in a variety of plays including Ben Jonson's Poetaster and Epicoene, George Chapman's The Gentleman Usher, and Richard Brathwaite's Whimzies; or, A New Cast of Characters as well as Shakespeare's Two Gentlemen of Verona, Much Ado About Nothing, and The Merry Wives of Windsor.
(7) Third, the play underwent a revision, the purpose of which was to excise the presentation of Lady Furnifall's drunkenness (a dependent claim is that this aspect of the play was satirical in intent, was aimed at a living person, and subsequently formed the basis for the depiction of Corteza in The Gentleman Usher).
He retired from the RAF in 1984 and, the following year, was appointed Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Secretary to the Lord Great Chamberlain, staying in these positions for the next seven years.
I envisage the scene - a gentleman usher in knee breaches grabbing me by the shoulder and force marching me out of the enclosure with the admonishment: "Be gone with you." Ah, shoulders.
Hence his quip at the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, otherwise known as the Sovereign's messenger boy, as this mighty official was summoning MPs to go to the House of Lords to hear the Queen deliver the so-called Gracious Speech during the Opening of Parliament ceremonies.
He became a gentleman usher to the Queen, and was member of parliament for Portsmouth in 1584 and for St German's in 1586.
We can safely assume that with a title like Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, Lt Gen Sir Michael Willcocks is not one to give a V sign to the Queen.
In his first chapter, for instance, the Renaissance plays he cites in support of his argument include Antony and Cleopatra, Arden of Faversham, As You Like It, A Chaste Maid in Cheapside, The Changeling, The City Madam, Doctor Faustus, The Duchess of Malfi, Edward II, The Gentleman Usher, Hamlet, Histriomastix, King Lear, Measure for Measure, A New Way to Pay Old Debts, Othello, Romeo and Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew, The Tempest, Twelfth Night, Volpone, and The White Devil.