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Poem mentions my dress

Discussion in 'Andy's Fashion Forum' started by Mr. Knightly, Jan 11, 2006.

  1. Mr. Knightly

    Mr. Knightly Super Member

    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.
     
  2. Uncle Remus

    Uncle Remus New Member

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    What are you studying?
     
  3. Mr. Knightly

    Mr. Knightly Super Member

    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.
     
  4. AZTEC

    AZTEC Active Member with Corp. Privileges

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    My guess it is from R.Dent.

    AZTEC

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  5. AZTEC

    AZTEC Active Member with Corp. Privileges

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


    AZTEC

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  6. Fogey

    Fogey Advanced Member

    What? No noble steed?



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  7. mpcsb

    mpcsb Inactive User

    Does that mean your shoes are not shell cordovan?
     
  8. bosthist

    bosthist Active Member with Corp. Privileges

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    My guess is that you should start looking for soulless maids.

    Nice of someone to make the effort!
     
  9. Mr. Knightly

    Mr. Knightly Super Member

    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.
     
  10. mpcsb

    mpcsb Inactive User

    Does that mean your shoes are not shell cordovan?
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    Unfortunately Mr. Knightly is more of a peasant--cows and calves, but no horses.
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    No horses yet, my dear boy. Keep reading this forum, all in good time.
     

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