"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, 12 September 2010

Sunday Reflection

3 comments:

  1. I have just accessed your blog, CE, after what can best be described as an 'awkward' day.

    Imagine, then, my delight at hearing this wonderful and peaceful piece of music in the finest of traditional English sacred music.

    Thank you, sir, and have a great week-end - or whatever remains of it.

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  2. Opsimath, I'm so glad you enjoy these brief interludes as much as I do - we sometimes need to lift our eyes. Every Sunday Reflection means something - it's just a question of looking behind the veil.

    PS I hope your w/end improves but please stop calling me 'Sir' :-) I've never had any aspirations in that direction.

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  3. Just a politeness thing, CE, that's all - blame it on my upbringing if you must, but I still call shop-girls 'Miss' or Ma'am and say 'Thank you' to bus drivers.

    It's not an acknowledgement of place, merely being pleasant - and that doesn't cost a thing - and can make people feel worth something.

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