"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, 23 May 2010

Sunday Reflection

Music & history this week:

4 comments:

  1. opsimathMay 23, 2010

    Another delightful piece of nostalgia and fine music for a Sunday - I do hope you have a wonderful day in this sun - and that it lasts!

    L v B did have some good tunes - especially his 6th - thank you.

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  2. Hi Opsimath, it was labour-intensive and back-breaking work - and those machines look positively antiquated! Poignant to note that some of the youngsters would be off to fight a war by the time the next harvest came in.

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  3. I recall as a youngling coming across machinary like that abandoned in corners of farmyards.

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  4. Me too - plenty of hayfields, ponds, wild flower meadows and abandoned machinery in the corner of Yorkshire where I grew up :-)

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