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    Default Poem mentions my dress

    Ok, strange little story:
    In my grad student mailbox appears, "The Lay of the Crimson Knight." It's a sort of mock Faerie Queene and I'm the main character, doing battle with all kinds of allegorical enemies from a philosophy class this fall. I just thought you'd appreciate these lines:

    "His suit of armour is but tweed,
    He rides not on a noble steed,
    Yet bides he by a knightly creed.
    The halo of his golden hair
    Doth frame his countenance most rare.
    And once a maid had lost her soul
    To the rosebud in his buttonhole."

    And I haven't the foggiest idea who wrote it. It goes on for pages.

    Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy,
    But not express'd in fancy; rich, not gaudy;
    For the apparel oft proclaims the man.

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    What are you studying?

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    English Lit

    Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy,
    But not express'd in fancy; rich, not gaudy;
    For the apparel oft proclaims the man.

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    My guess it is from R.Dent.

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    R.Dent (admirer) that is....


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    What? No noble steed?






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    quote:Originally posted by JLPWCXIII


    What? No noble steed?





    Does that mean your shoes are not shell cordovan?

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    quote:Originally posted by Mr. Knightly

    And I haven't the foggiest idea who wrote it. It goes on for pages.
    My guess is that you should start looking for soulless maids.

    Nice of someone to make the effort!

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    quote:Originally posted by mpcsb

    quote:Originally posted by JLPWCXIII


    What? No noble steed?





    Does that mean your shoes are not shell cordovan?
    Unfortunately Mr. Knightly is more of a peasant--cows and calves, but no horses.

    Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy,
    But not express'd in fancy; rich, not gaudy;
    For the apparel oft proclaims the man.

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    quote: What? No noble steed?
    Does that mean your shoes are not shell cordovan?
    [/quote]
    Unfortunately Mr. Knightly is more of a peasant--cows and calves, but no horses.
    [/quote]



    No horses yet, my dear boy. Keep reading this forum, all in good time.

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    quote:Originally posted by mpcsb
    . . . . cows . . . calves . . . horses.
    I'm more interested in soulless maids. Has the Rosebud Knight undertaken this quest? Will he tell us of it? Enquiring minds want to know.

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    I must admit I did a doubletake when I read:

    And once a maid had lost her soul
    To the rosebud in his butthole.


    am I the only one who has a problem with the font size on askandy??

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    The Crimson Knight sent response (in verse, of course) to an anonymous email address that was attached to the poem. No response as of yet.

    Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy,
    But not express'd in fancy; rich, not gaudy;
    For the apparel oft proclaims the man.

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    quote:Originally posted by Mr. Knightly

    The Crimson Knight sent response (in verse, of course) to an anonymous email address that was attached to the poem. No response as of yet.

    Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy,
    But not express'd in fancy; rich, not gaudy;
    For the apparel oft proclaims the man.
    The weekend is fast approaching perhaps "The Lay of the Crimson Knight." is a prediction of future events?



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