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The Spike: or, Victoria College Review, October 1904

Coat of Arms

Coat of Arms.

Victoria University Coat of Arms

In the Royal College of Heralds the full intent and achievement of the escocheon and blazon is enscrolled: Quarterly of four,—Fumant in the dexter chief a grosse bowl tout plein bearing a content boiled a fayre three hour by the clocke, [not steeped overnight] further charged with a spoon capacious; underwrit in dialect Erse or other some Sassenach the word "burgoo"; checkered in the sinister chief a purse prennant de l'embonpoint whereof is the clasp a lack Yale dour in the opening; argent and sportive in the dexter base, naissant from a fess azure, a "mullet" open-gilled, ungullable, d'une queue s'entortillant ironiquement; azure in the sinister base a lighthouse etincelant, earthquake-proof; radiant in chief a Cupid vigilant looking southward for the lost Eros. Supported dexter by un guerrier jerseyed, blesse du genou, portant une balle inflated, sinister by un advocate spruce, douce, awfu' deegnified an' vera canny. Motto: "Coecum mittimus bellatorem legatum."