Think you these tears, this pompous train of woe, Are known or valued by the ghosts below?
Himself he saw amidst the Grecian train, Mix’d in the bloody battle on the plain; And swarthy Memnon in his arms he knew, His pompous ensigns, and his Indian crew.
Peaceful Menoetes after these he kill’d, Who long had shunn’d the dangers of the field: On Lerna’s lake a silent life he led, And with his nets and angle earn’d his bread; Nor pompous cares, nor palaces, he knew, But wisely from th’ infectious world withdrew: Poor was his house; his father’s painful hand Discharg’d his rent, and plow’d another’s land.
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"Well done, Ron, excellent," said Percy Weasley pompously as "Zabini, Blaise," was made a Slytherin.
J.K. Rowling -- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone