The new heir
, up to the period of his accession, was reckoned rather a dissipated youth, but had at once reformed, and made himself an exceedingly respectable member of society.
She put the heir
of the house in her own child's unpainted pine cradle, and said, contemplating its slumbering form uneasily:
He is heir
to thy throne by blood, O King, and thou sittest in his place.
Son, thou in whom my glory I behold In full resplendence, Heir
of all my might, Neerly it now concernes us to be sure Of our Omnipotence, and with what Arms We mean to hold what anciently we claim Of Deitie or Empire, such a foe Is rising, who intends to erect his Throne Equal to ours, throughout the spacious North; Nor so content, hath in his thought to trie In battel, what our Power is, or our right.
In the meantime, he was strengthening his own faction in the kingdom, of which he proposed to dispute the succession, in case of the King's death, with the legitimate heir
, Arthur Duke of Brittany, son of Geoffrey Plantagenet, the elder brother of John.
Besides, your next heir
would probably shut the path up the moment he came into possession.
We apprehend his imperial highness, the heir
to the crown, to have some tendency towards the high heels; at least we can plainly discover that one of his heels is higher than the other, which gives him a hobble in his gait.
It will give me much pleasure if you will escort me," said the Sultan, "and as I have no children, I will make you my heir
Outside the family John had early attached himself (much as a dog may follow a marquis) to the steps of Alan Houston, a lad about a year older than himself, idle, a trifle wild, the heir
to a good estate which was still in the hands of a rigorous trustee, and so royally content with himself that he took John's devotion as a thing of course.
This child was the only heir
to Lord de Winter, if Lord de Winter did not marry.
The last Count of Spada, moreover, made me his heir
, bequeathing to me this symbolic breviary, he bequeathed to me all it contained; no, no, make your mind satisfied on that point.
And although his intention was not to aggrandize the Church, but the duke, nevertheless, what he did contributed to the greatness of the Church, which, after his death and the ruin of the duke, became the heir
to all his labours.