SU2811 : Pub sign: The Trusty Servant, Minstead, New Forest

taken 7 years ago, near to Minstead, Hampshire, Great Britain

Pub sign: The Trusty Servant, Minstead, New Forest
Pub sign: The Trusty Servant, Minstead, New Forest
I had often wondered about this sign. Apparently it derives from a wall painting at Winchester College, where it is accompanied by the following verse:

This Emblematic Figure well survey:
The Porker's Snout, not nice in diet shews: ***
The Padlock Shut, no secrets he'll disclose.
Patient, the Ass his master's wrath will bear.
Swiftness in errand, the Stagg's Feet declare;
Loaded his Left Hand, apt to labour saith;
The Vest, his neatness: Open hand his faith.
Girt with his sword; his Shield upon his arm;
Himself and Master he'll protect from harm.

'Manners Makyth Man', (top left corner) was the motto of William of Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester, and founder of both Winchester College and New College, Oxford.

*** 'Not nice in diet' means, of course, 'not fussy about his food'.
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Date Taken
Friday, 2 September, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 6 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Sport, Leisure  Village, Rural settlement 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 2816 1104 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:53.8894N 1:36.0567W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 2816 1103
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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