Pomp and circumstance

Posted by Fred on January 22, 2005

In Reply to: Pomp and circumstance posted by Bruce Kahl on January 22, 2005

: : What is the origin of 'pomp and circumstance?'

: I know there is a L a**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)

See: the meaning and origin of the phrase 'pomp and circumstance'.