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Ring Posies

or mottoes. (1) A E I (Greek for “Always”). (2) For ever and for aye. (3) In thee, my choice, I do rejoice, (4) Let lcye increase. (5) May God above Increase our love. (6) Not two but one, Till life is gone. (7) My heart and I, Until I die. (8) When this you see, Then think of me. (9) Love is heaven, and heaven is love. (10) Wedlock, 'tis said, In heaven is made.

Right to wear a gold ring.
Amongst the Romans, only senators, chief magistrates, and in later times knights, enjoyed the jus annuli aurei. The emperors conferred the right upon whom they pleased, and Justinian extended the privilege to all Roman citizens.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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