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    MISERICORDE, n. A dagger which in mediaeval warfare was used by the foot soldier to remind an unhorsed knight that he was mortal.

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I thought of myself as a species of knight errant attacking dragons single-handedly and rescuing musical virtue in distress.

I thought of myself as a species of knight errant attacking dragons single-handedly and rescuing musical virtue in distress.

by Virgil Thomson Found in: Knight Quotes,
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