Posted by Fred on January 22, 2005
In Reply to: Re: Pomp and circumstance posted by Bruce Kahl on January 22, 2005
: : What is the origin of 'pomp and circumstance?'
: I know there is a La**n word "pompa" that means procession or display.
Farewell the neighing steed and the shrill trump,
The spirit stirring drum, the ear-piercing fife,
The royal banner, and all quality,
Pride, pomp, and circumstance of glorious war.
(Shakespeare's Othello, Act 3)