Though the Philistines may jostle, you will rank as an apostle in the high aesthetic band,
If you walk down Piccadilly with a poppy or a lily in your medieval hand.
And everyone will say,
As you walk your flowery way,
“If he’s content with a vegetable love, which would certainly not suit me,
Why, what a most particularly pure young man this pure young man must be!”

Sir William S. Gilbert

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