A number of gentlemen in Boston, however, invited him to give a series of lectures there.
Gentlemen: I have only to-day found time to reply to your interesting letter.
In the study were four gentlemen of the diplomatic corps.
It is familiar in the titles, showing the colour of their wands of office, of the gentlemen ushers of the three principal British orders of knighthood, the ushers of the Garter and St Patrick being "Ushers of the Black Rod," and of the Thistle "Green Rod."
Coat-armour was in itself not necessarily a badge of nobility at all; it could be, and was, worn by people having no pretensions to be "gentlemen," and this is true both of England and the continent.