Sarah (capnzoe) wrote in fireflyfans,

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Yesterday I was forcing myself to stay awake in my British literature course as my professor read "L'Allegro" by John Milton. Suddenly my ears perked up when I heard the word 'saffron.' In lines 125-126, Milton writes, "There let Hymen oft appear, In Saffron robe, with Taper clear." A footnote in the anthology that I was reading, The Norton Anthology of British Literature, said that Hymen is the Greek god of marriage and is often described and/or depicted as wearing a saffron colored robe. The color is a burnt orange, the color of Yo-Saff-Bridge's hair!! Needless to say I had a geeky smile on my face the rest of class.
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