William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Talbot, in Henry VI, Part 1, act 4, sc. 1, l. 33-5.
on the founding of the Order of the Garter, founded about 1344 by Edward III, who is said to have picked up the garter of a lady he was dancing with. It is a blue ribbon buckled with gold, worn on the left leg, and bears the inscription "Honi soit qui mal y pense," or cursed be he who thinks evil of this.