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And in my opinion this Gentleman, whose gentry consisteth barely, upon the King’s grant, may be called (as Pegius* hath taught me) a Gentleman, of paper and wax. From The Blazon of Gentrie by Sir John Ferne (1586), p61 *Perhaps Dr. Martin Pegius, a German legal scholar (b. 1560)

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