"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."

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Oh England, My Lionheart

4 comments:

  1. Do not get defeatist, GV - at the end of the day there is always revolution. And it will happen!

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  2. It's a sad song for a sad day Mr Witterings and the inevitability doesn't lessen its sadness. As for defeatism? Did you see the previous post? :-)

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  3. Yes - written from the pov of a fighter pilot, c.1940 going down in flames - she's expressing 'his' final thoughts.

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