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.
[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.
Azure doubled Argent.
Below the arms:
CLARERE AUDERE GAUDERE
Be bright: be daring: be joyful.
Above the crest:
ΖΗΤΕΙΝ ΤΗΝ ΑΛΗΘΕΙΑΝ
Seek the truth.
Neither badge has an assigned blazon, since both are independent of the arms,3 but these will 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;4
II A Mullet of six points within a Circlet of six of the same all appointé Argent each entoured with regular Hexagons conjoined Azure.
Some may find something of interest in this idle fugue on a theme of airy nothings, others will not. Even so, no one should confuse sometimes flippant yet otherwise solemn commonplaces with profundity: this is plainly not an exegesis of English heraldry. If that is your object then these may be helpful: