Answered By: Lesley Schoenfeld Last Updated: Apr 07, 2016 Views: 24
The motto was a favorite saying of Edward Coke, Chief Justice of England, who borrowed it from Geoffrey Chaucer's The Parliament of Fowles:
For out of olde feldes, as men seith,
Cometh al this newe corn fro yeer to yere;
And out of olde bokes, in good feith,
Cometh al this newe science that men lere.