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Re: [Authentic_SCA] 1586 color/clothing symbolism/green for hope

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  • Cynthia J Ley
    what s the date on it? Arlys ... ________________________________________________________________ Speed up your surfing with Juno SpeedBand. Now includes
    Message 1 of 2 , Oct 29, 2004
      what's the date on it?

      Arlys

      On Fri, 29 Oct 2004 16:59:31 -0000 "KATROUS" <katrous@...> writes:
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      >
      > Chanced upon this in Geffrey Whitley's emblem book, p 134 (you can
      > do
      > a search for the English Emblem books project to find it
      > online...I've
      > modernized the spelling...and accidentally dropped some of the
      > commas...)
      >
      > From "In colores, to Edwarde Paston Esquire"
      >
      > The dyer, lo, in smoke, and heat doth toil/
      > Men's fickle minds to please, with sundry hues./
      > And though he learn new colors still to boil,/
      > Yet varying men, would fain some newer choose./
      > And seek to that which art cannot devise,/
      > When that the old might very well suffice./
      > And some of them, here briefly to recite,/
      > And to declare, with whom they best agree:/
      > For mourners, black, for the religious, white. /
      > Which is a sign of conscience pure and free./
      > The green, agrees with them in hope that live, /
      > and eke to youth, this colour we do give./
      > The yellow next, unto the courteous wight./
      > And unto those whom jealousy doth fret./
      > The man refused, in tawney doth delight/
      > The colour red, let martial captains get./
      > And little boys, whom shamefastness did grace,/
      > The Romains deck'd in scarlet like their face./
      > The mariners, the blue becometh well./
      > Because it shows the colour of the sea:/
      > And prohets, that of things devine foretell,/
      > the men content, like Violet array. /
      > And last, the poor and meaner sort provide, /
      > The medley, gray and russet, never dy'de.
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