(This was published in the June 2003 Heraldry Gazette, newsletter of the Heraldry Society [of England]. No author was given.)
Heraldry is my hobby, I shall not be bored.
It maketh me to do my research in far places,
It causeth me to correspond with odd people,
It keepeth me alert.
It leadeth me into dark corners and church towers for curiosity's sake.
Yea, though I live through a winter of inclement weather,
I will feel no boredom, for my coats of arms are with me.
Their blazons and their language they intrigue me.
It provideth me with a means of escaping from the tensions of my responsibilities.
It filleth my house with books.
My cash runneth lower.
Surely interest and knowledge shall follow me all the days of my life,
And I shall be listed in the Rolls of Arms forever.