Quotation by Shakespeare

Farewell the neighing steed and the shrill trump,
The spirit-stirring drum, th' ear-piercing fife,
The royal banner and all quality,
Pride, pomp, and circumstance of glorious war!
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Othello, in Othello, act 3, sc. 3, l. 353-4.

bidding farewell to the glamor and ceremony ("circumstance") of his profession as a general; "trump" means trumpet." Edward Elgar chose to name his famous marches with the phrase "pomp and circumstance."
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