It is a sort of ceremony peculiar to our family, which each Musgrave for centuries past has gone through on his coming of age--a thing of private interest, and perhaps of some little importance to the archaeologist, like our own blazonings
and charges, but of no practical use whatever.'
The hieroglyph deserts the cathedral, and betakes itself to blazoning
the donjon keep, in order to lend prestige to feudalism.
'Certainly, I shall not: but you say you are going to tell your sister; and she will tell your brothers when they come home, and Brown immediately, if you do not tell her yourself; and Brown will blazon it, or be the means of blazoning
it, throughout the country.'