almoner

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almoner

(formerly) a person who distributes alms or charity on behalf of a household or institution
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I, once so proud of my birth, I, the former swaggerer, bowed my head and became an almsman, with Robak, the Worm, for a name; since like a worm in the dust-- A bad example to my country, an inducement to treason: these had to be redeemed by good example, blood, and self-sacrifice--
Nevertheless, he still retains an appreciation for ceremonial aspects of authority: I'll give my jewels for a set of beads; My gorgeous palace for a hermitage; My gay apparel for an almsman's gown; My figured goblets for a dish of wood; My scepter for a palmer's walking staff; My subjects for a pair of carved saints; And my large kingdom for a little grave.
I'll give my jewels for a set of beads, My gorgeous palace for a hermitage, My gay apparel for an almsman's gown, My figured goblets for a dish of wood, My scepter for a palmer's walking-staff, My subjects for a pair of carved saints, And my large kingdom for a little grave.