"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Sunday Reflection

2 comments:

  1. Houseman is one of my favourites.

    A land of lost (stolen) content.

    Thanks for that - a bard of great sadness who reminds us of what has been lost.

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  2. True, Scunnert - perhaps Housman speaks for all of us when he writes of lost fields, lost spires and blue hills.
    The 'Sunday Reflection' isn't political though - it's just meant to be a musical or poetic interlude.

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