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...the English striped tie, mnemonic of a fountain in a great court... Might a soul bathe there and be clean or slake its drought?UTV, 79-80.

The Englishman's tie brings to the Consul's mind the image of Trinity College's Great Court and its fountain, commissioned by Sir Thomas Nevile in 1602; the fountain in turn evokes the lines of an old Trinitarian, Andrew Marvell, whose 'Clorinda and Damon' sums up the Consul's inability to slake his thirst.