Ye Olde Man & Scythe
Ye Olde Man & Scythe public house on Churchgate, in Bolton, England was first recorded by name in 1251 making it one of the ten oldest public houses in Britain and the oldest in Bolton. The present form of the name is a pseudoarchaism derived from the Man and Scythe Inn; the name is from the crest of the Pilkington family which consists of a reaper using a scythe, alluding to a tradition about one of the early members of the family.
Famous quotes containing the words scythe, man and/or olde:
“this scythe that mows down kings
Exempts no meaner mortal things.”
—Francis Beaumont (1584-1616)
“Edible. Good to eat and wholesome to digest, as a worm to a toad, a toad to a snake, a snake to a pig, a pig to a man, and a man to a worm.”
—Ambrose Bierce (18421914)
“Jesu Crist us sende
Housbondes meke, yonge, and fresshe abedde,
And grace toverbyde hem that we wedde.
And eek I preye Jesu shorte hir lyves
That wol nat be governed by hir wyves;
And olde and angry nigardes of dispence,
God sende hem sone verray pestilence.”
—Geoffrey Chaucer (1340?1400)