It seems to me then that I would rather be a hero of a French duel than a crowned and sceptered monarch.
Robed in his snowy ermine he stands out a sceptered hermit wrapped in his isolation.
On the wall above the bed hung the portrait of the late King Alsen, sceptered, official, and benevolent.
In a cave, with his foot upon the corpse of a youth, sat the crowned and sceptered majesty of Death.
There wasn't a knight in either team who wasn't a sceptered sovereign.
Hence it is among these that poverty sits enthroned—a sceptered king ruling amid disease and death.
sceptered kings, and jeweled princesses trailing robes of satin were the chief actors in her dreams.
Be thine despair and sceptered care, To triumph and to die are mine!
c.1300, ceptre, from Old French sceptre (12c.), from Latin sceptrum "royal staff," from Greek skeptron "staff to lean on; royal scepter;" in transferred use, "royalty," from root of skeptein "to prop or stay, lean on." Apparently a cognate with Old English sceaft (see shaft (n.1)). The verb meaning "to furnish with a scepter" is from 1520s.