Imperial

From: Skandalon

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65 Imperial There are few still standing now who remember when they sold Prince Albert in a can. He was beautifully dressed, a fine trope of a man, with a beard, and a nose, and slender As the riding crop the Queen used to punish him when he forgot his place—inside the oblong tin Farmers bought in country stores: imperially thin like Richard Cory in the famous poem. They were near contemporaries. But you can’t imagine the Prince Consort doing himself in. In my mind he rides close to the hearts of men in work-shirt pockets; he ministers to the ways Of colonials blind to the pressure of Victoria’s corset stays. ...