I lovethe House of Commonsso passionately that were I to be offered a peerage, I should be tempted to refuse it. Only tempted, of course.
Before this time to-morrow I shall have gained a peerage, or Westminster Abbey.horatio nelson
The old shepherd had died, or got drunk, or got rats, or got the sack, or a legacy, or got sane, or chucked it, or got lost, or found, or a wife, or had cut his throat, or hanged himself, or got into Parliament or the peerage anyway, anything had happened to him that can happen to an old shepherd or any other man in the bush, and he wasn't there.henry lawson
These, Sir Edward Coke says, are all the names of dignity in this kingdom (alluding to the peerage, baronetage and knights), esquires and gentlemen being only names of worship ."