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Gridʹiron

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Emblematic of St. Laurence, because in his martyrdom he was broiled to death on a gridiron. In allusion thereto the church of St. Laurence Jewry, near Guildhall, has a gilt gridiron for a vane. The gridiron is also an attribute of St. Faith, who was martyred like St. Laurence; and St. Vincent, who was partially roasted on a gridiron covered with spikes, A.D. 258. (See Escurial.)

It is said that St. Laurence uttered the following doggerel during his martyrdom:


“This side enough is roasted, turn me, tyrant, eat,

And see if raw or roasted 1 make the better meat.”

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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