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Dr. Peter M. Worling, Ph.D., F.R.Pharm.S.

Arms: Azure, a wheel Or, in chief a pheon Argent between two stars of six points of the second.

Crest: A male demi-mandrake Argent hair, leaves and apples Or.

Motto: Dispense with care.

Matriculated: 30th March 1998.

The arms are based on the arms granted to Philipus Worling of Strasbourg, recorded in the "Strasburger Cronica" 1593 numbered 292. The arms are recorded as "Azure, a wheel Or, in chief two stars of six pointsof the second". Although it is not possible to prove descent I wished to preserve these arms for the future as linked to the surname. As both my grandmother and my wife's mother were Davidson's, the pheon is shown as a sign of difference and to record the connection with the Davidson family.

The crest of a mandrake refers to my profession as a pharmacist. The root of the Mandrake, Atropa mandragora divides in such a way as to resemble a man. It was reputed to scream if it was dug up and anyone hearing the scream would die, consequently it was recommende that the root should be drawn out by a dog which would then perish. The root was given in syrup or in powder to induce sleep. Thus the speech by Othello "Not poppy nor mandragora. Nor all the drowsy syrups of the world, shall ever medicine me to that sweet sleep which I had yesterday."
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