Parodied by, or a parody of, BMSat 7277. A design based on the tickets of admission to Westminster Hall, which bore the name and arms of Sir Peter Burrell, Deputy Great Chamberlain; [in right of his wife, Lady Priscilla Bertie, who with her sister was jointly hereditary Great Chamberlain of England] in the centre of the escutcheon were the arms of his wife: three battering-rams placed horizontally. The crest was an embowed arm holding an olive-branch. In place of the rams' heads of the battering-rams are the heads, in profile to the left, of Burke, frowning, of Fox, smiling, and of Francis with a fixed stare. The arm of the crest holds a scourge whose lashes terminate in scorpions and is inscribed 'Lex Parliamenti omnipotens'. Beneath the escutcheon is a motto on a scroll: 'Sub libertate Tyran' [sic] which replaces the original motto: 'Sub Libertate Quietem'. Two supporters have been added: Dexter, a weeping judge, his cap inscribed 'Common Law', holds a scroll whose words are scored … (See Merlin record for full description)
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