Friday, February 1, 2008

The lion and the unicorn

"The lion and the unicorn were fighting for the crown;
The lion beat the unicorn all about the town.
Some gave them white bread and some gave them brown;
Some gave them plumb cake and drummed them out of town."

A popular English nursery rhyme from when Scotland (unicorn) and England (lion) were rivals.
The lion and the Unicorn remain a part of the British coat-of-arms to this day. [As it goes... the unicorn is chained because in mediaeval times a free unicorn was considered a very dangerous beast (only a virgin could tame a unicorn].

On Britian's coat of arms resides their motto: Dieu et mon Droit [French for 'God and my right'].

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