As inconceivable as it is to imagine today’s students familiar with an 1836 Thomas Carlyle novel (in English, “The Tailor Retailored,”), it must have been the case that the reference was recognized on campus in 1919:
The topic of this poetic work, of course, was the end of military discipline on campus and with it the end of Rice girls forced to go about their schooling in ghastly ROTC uniforms:
We have one of these beauties in the Woodson, probably it belonged to Miss Lane if I recall correctly. Oof.
Bonus: No more shortcut, unless you’re willing to jump. Which I am.