A Trusty Servant's portrait would you see.
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 stag's feet declare;
Loaded his left hand - apt to labour saith;
The best - his neatness; open hand his faith;
Girt with his sword; his shield upon his arm.
Himself and master he'll protect from harm.
notes: This design of this
coloured statue is taken from a wall painting hanging near the kitchens in
Winchester College. The inscription appears in script on the front of the
pedestal as can be seen in the photograph. The statue does not carry
a coat of arms.
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