something this foggy day, a something which /
is neither of this fog nor of today ...
(Christina Rossetti -
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Shakespeare, 7th August
O, that estates, degrees and offices
Were not derived corruptly, and that clear honour
Were purchased by the merit of the wearer!
. . . . . . .
How much low peasantry would then be glean'd
From the true seed of honour! and how much honour
Pick'd from the chaff and ruin of the times
To be new-varnish'd!