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.
These well-meaning airy nothings and unruly digressions will offer little of interest for many, yet tastes vary and some venturing further may find a morsel here and there: to the rest, farewell! Even so, no one should confuse sometimes flippant but otherwise solemn commonplaces with scholarship — this is clearly not a treatise on heraldry. If that is your object then these could be helpful:
What follows here is a self-indulgent ramble through the antique fables heraldic symbology of an obscure English commoner — a quaint and condescending term for an ordinary person, one without aristocratic rank: but here happily taken as an honourable appellation.
Azure semé of Mullets of six points conjoined Argent.
On … a Wreath Argent and Azure within a Circlet of Chain fracted Argent an Eagle wings expanded Or grasping in the talons the Chain.
Azure doubled Argent.
The glossary has explanations of these arcane terms.
Below the Arms:
CLARERE AUDERE GAUDERE
Be bright: be daring: be joyful.
Above the Crest:
ΖΗΤΕΙΝ ΤΗΝ ΑΛΗΘΕΙΑΝ
Seek the truth.
On a Circlet of Chain sans the base link Argent an Eagle wings expanded Or grasping in the talons a link fracted also Argent.3
A Mullet of six points within a Circlet of six of the same all conjoined Argent each with an orle of six regular Hexagons conjoined Azure.