Wednesday, April 23, 2014

England, St. George, and Shakespeare

Jon's parents' house; Suffolk, England / photo by Ellie, my sister-in-law

And you, good yeoman,
Whose limbs were made in England, show us here
The mettle of your pasture; let us swear
That you are worth your breeding; which I doubt not;
For there is none of you so mean and base,
That hath not noble lustre in your eyes.
I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,
Straining upon the start. The game's afoot:
Follow your spirit, and upon this charge
Cry 'God for Harry, England, and Saint George!'

Henry V, William Shakespeare

St. George's Day by Betsy Transatlantically on Grooveshark

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7 comments:

  1. Once more unto the breach, dear friends!

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  2. MY KINGDOM FOR A HORSE!

    wait, wrong play... hehe :P

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  3. Amen!

    O! for a Muse of fire, that would ascend
    The brightest heaven of invention!
    A kingdom for a stage, princes to act
    And monarchs to behold the swelling scene.

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  4. Georgia ChristakisApril 23, 2014 at 8:08 PM

    Didn't think people celebrated Saint George's Day outside of Greece- it happens to be my name day :) thanks for teaching me something new

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  5. yup! I think a lot of countries claim St George :) happy name day!

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  6. ummm john's parents house is GORGEOUS! xo

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