"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."

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Making Me Cry

In a 1944 essay titled 'The English People', George Orwell wrote with affection of the ‘gentle-mannered, undemonstrative, law-abiding English’.
The way we have given up our country so easily.

Wordsworth asked. 'Whither has it gone, the glory and the dream?'

UPDATE: I watched 'This Happy Breed' this afternoon. It's a captivating film from David Lean and Noel Coward and I recommend it to anyone who hasn't had the chance to see it yet. Buy it on dvd or pirateproxy.net.

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