There were few who thought him a starter, Many who thought themselves smarter. But he ended PM , CH and OM , an Earl and a Knight of the Garter.
The inseparable gold umbrella which in that country [Burma] as much denotes the grandee as the star or garter does in England.
Turn him to any cause of policy, The Gordian knot of it he will unloose, Familiar as his garter; that, when he speaks, The air, a charter'd libertine, is still.
In the worst inn's worst room, with mat half-hung, The floors of plaister, and the walls of dung, On once a flock-bed, but repaired with straw, With tape-tied curtains, never meant to draw, The George and garter dangling from that bed Where tawdry yellow strove with dirty red, Great Villiers lies.Alexander Pope
Mine host of the garter.
Turn him to any cause of policy, The Gordian knot of it he will unloose, Familiar as his garter: that, when he speaks, The air, a charter'd libertine, is still.william shakespeare