COLONELn. The most gorgeously appareled man of a regiment.

“Colonel, the fire
Is fierce and dire —
I fear we sha’n’t outlive it.
Go take that hill!”
“Yes, sir, I will —
If anybody’ll give it.”
“O colonel bland,
At your command
How many men, I pray thee?”
“Only my own —
The foes are prone
At times to disobey me.”