the pleasure of my banner <with> ‘Jerusalem’


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Chinese - China
When he received a knighthood from Queen Victoria in 1837, she described him in her diary as “a Jew, an excellent man” while in his journal, he prayed that the honour “may prove the harbinger of future good to the Jews generally. I had besides the pleasure of my banner with ‘Jerusalem’ floating proudly in the hall.”

Excerpt from
Simon Sebag Montefiore

Hi. Does “with” mean “reading” here?
Thank you.
  • Egmont

    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    "Jerusalem" was on his banner. There may have been other words on it as well, I don't know, but he thought "Jerusalem" was the most important and the one worth mentioning here.
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