More strange than true: I never may believe
These antique fables, nor these fairy toys. …
And as imagination bodies forth
The forms of things unknown, the poet's pen
Turns them to shapes and gives to airy nothing
A local habitation and a name.
William Shakespeare (c. 1595). A Midsummer Night's Dream.
The following wanders through antique thickets of airy nothings —
Crest: [On] a Wreath Argent and Azure out of a Circlet of Chain broken Argent an Eagle wings expanded Or grasping in the talons the Chain.
Mantling: Azure doubled Argent.
Below the arms:
CLARERE AUDERE GAUDERE
Be bright: be daring: be joyful.
Above the crest:
ΖΗΤΕΙΝ ΤΗΝ ΑΛΗΘΕΙΑΝ
Seek the truth.
Both badges are independent of the arms4 and thus have no assigned blazon, although these could serve:
I: Within a Circlet of Chain sans the base link Argent an Eagle Or grasping in the talons the loose link broken also Argent;5
II: A Mullet of six points within a Circlet of six of the same all appointé Argent each entoured with regular Hexagons conjoined Azure.6
Some may find something of interest in this well meaning but idle theme, others will not. Even so, none should mistake occasionally flippant banality for profundity — what follows is plainly not intended as a treatise on English heraldry. If that is your object then I suggest these: