The Emperor, by imputation the spouse of the former. He is occasionally represented as wearing, in addition to his personal insignia, the stars or rib- bons of some order of chivalry. I mention this to shew that the cards are a medley of old and new emblems.
Those who insist upon the evidence of the one may deal, if they can, with the other. No effectual argument for the antiq- uity of a particular design can be drawn from the fact that it incorporates old material; but there is also none which can be based on sporadic novelties, the intervention of which may signify only the unintelligent hand of an editor or of a late draughtsman.