Culture of Arms
From the eulogy of Sir William (the) Marshal:
- What is it, then, to bear arms?
Does one employ them as one might
a harrow, a winnowing-fan, an axe?
No, it is a far more arduous labor.
What then is chivalry?
So strong a thing, and of such hardihood,
and so costly in the learning,
that a wicked man or low dare not undertake it…
Whoso would enjoy high honour
first must suitably display
that he has been well schooled to such arts.
Thanks to Donal Mac Ruiseart