The Virginia Cavalier

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"We are Cavaliers," novelist William Caruthers boasted, "that generous, fox-hunting, winedrinking, dueling and reckless race of men which gives so distinct a character to Virginians wherever they may be found."

If we look closely at the Cavalier, will we find the quintessential Virginian? "Cavalier" was originally . . .

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