And Thus He Bore Without Abuse The Grand Old Name Of Gentleman, Defamed By Every Charlatan, And Soil'd With All Ignoble Use.

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And thus he bore without abuse
The grand old name of gentleman,
Defamed by every charlatan,
And soil'd with all ignoble use.
-- Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892)
-- In Memoriam, cxi, Stanza 6