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 seals now hang in the city hall.
The Greek language occurs in their official seals down to the 13th century.
Fur-seals are still found in Kerguelen, though their numbers have been reduced by reckless slaughter.