"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, 21 March 2010

Sunday Reflection

With thanks to RFB for uncovering this interesting little gem:

Original video removed, this is a replacement:


  1. Quite fascinating - it still retains the presence and cadence whether in Old English, Latin, Greek whatever...

    Thank you for a very interesting and unusual piece, and a happy first day of Spring to you!

  2. And the same to you, Opsimath, although it doesn't feel like the first day of Spring here, it's chilly, overcast and damp :-)
    I haven't heard the Prayer in old English before and I found it and the accompanying scenes quite mesmerising. I think the bar may have been set too high this week so possibly back to Byrd or Tallis next Sunday.

  3. Interesting, sorry to say thatI could barely remember how it goes in modern English.

  4. Back to the re-education camp with you :-) Mind you, is it even said in schools these days? Probably not.


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