In a passage of surpassing beauty Fletcher has described the characters of the chivalric and the carpet knight.
She may loudly profess her devotion to the carpet knight so trim.
After all, however, his brightest bays were gained in his character as carpet knight.
He was in the 66th Regiment, and had fought in the Crimean War; been wounded, too—no carpet knight.
His wit and fine person made him to be sought after by those who knew him already, but he was not by nature a carpet knight.