The influence of Newcastle and Sandwich, however, was too strong for him; he was thwarted and over-reached; and in 1748 he resigned the seals, and returned to cards and his books with the admirable composure which was one of his most striking characteristics.
Sea-elephants and fur-seals were formerly plentiful.
The Greek language occurs in their official seals down to the 13th century.
The pictographic characters, found on seals and discs of Period II.
1 In 1851 the mayor of the English Boston sent over a copy of that city's seals, framed in oak from St Botolph's church, of which John Cotton, the famous Boston divine (he came over in 1633) had been vicar.