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a comrade of all the c
rowned heads of Europe,
is attained by arts mo
re dignified than those
which awoke the pictur
esque satire of Dean Sw
ift. But I do not feel
sure about it. Great is
the charm of a persona
l decoration. Byron wro
te: "Ye stars, that are
the poetry of heaven."
"A stupid line," says
Mr. St. Barbe in _Endym
ion_; "he should have w
ritten, 'Ye stars, that
are the poetry of dres
s.'" North of the Tweed
the green thread of Sw
ift's imagination--"the
most ancient and most
noble Order of the This
tle"--is scarcely less
Collections and Recollections by Russell, George William Erskine, 1853-1919