Capital letters and Latin inscriptions are of the first twelve
centuries. Lombardic capitals and French inscriptions, of the
thirteenth century. German text, of the fourteenth century.
English and Roman print, subsequent to the fourteenth century.
Tablets against the wall came in with the Reformation.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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