Order of the Thistle

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Order of the Thistle

n
(Heraldry) an ancient Scottish order of knighthood revived by James VII of Scotland in 1687. It consists of the sovereign, 16 knights brethren, and extra members created by statute. It is the equivalent of the Order of the Garter, and is usually conferred on Scots. Also called: the Thistle
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And although I do not think you will care to read his poems for a very long time to come, I write about him here both because he was a great poet and because with one of his poems, The Thistle and the Rose, he takes us back, as it were, over the Border into England once more.
For us the most interesting poem is The Thistle and the Rose.
By the Thistle, of course, Dunbar means James IV, and by the Rose the Princess Margaret.
Thus did Dunbar sing of the wedding of the Thistle and the Rose.
Then once again the Thistle and the Rose met, not in peace, but in war.
Hooker believes that Head's vivid description of the thistle of the Pampas applies to the cardoon, but this is a mistake.
repeated Fitzurse, looking after him; ``like a fool, I should say, or like a child, who will leave the most serious and needful occupation, to chase the down of the thistle that drives past him.
A scholar am I still to the children, and also to the thistles and red poppies.
MPH equipment has tied-up with some staff into the Thistle facility, but MPH will continue to function as a division of Thistle under its own name, with founder Stephen Pugh still in charge.
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