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The investiture

From the November 1983 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Before we go onto the battlefield To fight the good fight against the powers of darkness, While we are locating our plumed helmets, Our gauntlets, hauberks, shields, and habergeons, While we are sharpening our broad swords, Burnishing our breastplates till they gleam, And long before we look into the glass To admire the "parfit .