"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, 16 May 2010

Sunday Reflection

5 comments:

  1. opsimathMay 16, 2010

    A beautiful song, CE - the tune is also known as 'Globe and Laurel' and is used as a march by the Royal Marines.

    Just makes it that little bit better IMHO.

    Thanks - have a good day.

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  2. In case you haven't seen this

    http://eureferendum.blogspot.com/2010/05/germany-falling.html

    I agree with his gist and fear that the Euro, including in its tail the £STG are going to tank.

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  3. Yes, I thought you'd pick on that Opsimath :-) (I tend not to do military bands - esp on a Sunday though I love them too but I thought this English folksy style was a bit different). I hope you've had a lovely weekend.

    Thanks Bugger, just back online now. Nothing surprises me any more and I'm just waiting for everything to implode - things will get even more interesting shortly with the demands for a referendum now on the EU - Cameron can't possibly renege - can he? The changes are too fundamental and he must keep his promise if he's to retain any integrity or credibility.

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  4. Haven't heard this since I was a kid. A very pretty tune.

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  5. Memories of childhood radio, Scunnert. I hear it every morning on the radio at 7am :-) The programme started using it when the BBC dropped it along with Danny Boy and, oh, I can't remember - the other tunes (Scottish & Welsh) they dropped as well.

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