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.
Azure semé of Mullets of six points appointé Argent.2
On … a Wreath Argent and Azure within 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.
Within a Circlet of Chain sans the base link Argent an Eagle Or grasping in the talons the loose link broken also Argent.4
A Mullet of six points within a Circlet of six of the same all appointé Argent each entoured with regular Hexagons conjoined Azure.
These well-meaning “airy nothings” and multifarious digressions will hold little of interest for some, although others' tastes may differ. Even so, no one should confuse sometimes flippant yet otherwise solemn commonplaces with scholarly discourse: what follows here is plainly not an exegesis of English heraldry. If that is your object, these could be helpful: