Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy,
But not expressed in fancy, rich, not gaudy,
For the apparel oft proclaims the man.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Polonius, in Hamlet, act 1, sc. 3, l. 70-2.
Advice to his son, going to live abroad; "fancy" means ornamentation.