A Real Dandy
A Real Dandy

I met this dandy near The Circus in Bath, England.  See former blog on The Circus.  He claimed to be a scholar of 18th century history, which was during Bath’s glory years.  We chatted for a while and he used his cane to point out various facts about the neighborhood. I suspect he was a walking-tour guide, which are popular in Bath.

According to Wikipedia, a dandy is, “a man who places particular importance on physical  appearance, refined language and leisurely hobbies.”  In England, the term was historically applied to a self-made man who imitated the aristocratic lifestyle though he came from a middle class background.

Hmmm, until I met this gent, the only dandy I was aware of was Dandy Don Meridith, former quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys and Monday Night Football commentator.   Now, I’ve met a real dandy.

Thought for the Day:  Costly thy habit [dress] as thy purse can buy;  But not expressed in fancy – rich, not gaudy.  For the apparel oft proclaims the man.   William Shakespeare

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