"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, 18 October 2009

Sunday Reflection


  1. Bob MarshallOctober 18, 2009

    Thank you CE. Mr Keitel brought a lot to this wonderful poem; it used to have pride of place in my classroom at school, but that, alas, was a long time ago.

    Moral rearmament - YES - and Kipling is as good a start as any.

    Again, thank you.

  2. Thanks Bob, you're right - 'moral rearmament' is what the country needs and that's a good description. I think this version from Keitel is the best I've come across - he gives new life and meaning to a poem we've all become too familiar with and take for granted. I'm glad you liked it.


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