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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 07:10 PM
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"This day is call'd the feast of Crispian.
Edited on Sat Dec-10-11 07:14 PM by Swede
He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,
Will stand a tip-toe when this day is nam'd,
And rouse him at the name of Crispian.
He that shall live this day, and see old age,
Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,
And say 'To-morrow is Saint Crispian.'
Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars,
And say 'These wounds I had on Crispian's day.'
Old men forget; yet all shall be forgot,
But he'll remember, with advantages,
What feats he did that day. Then shall our names,
Familiar in his mouth as household words-
Harry the King, Bedford and Exeter,
Warwick and Talbot, Salisbury and Gloucester-
Be in their flowing cups freshly rememb'red.
This story shall the good man teach his son;
And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remembered-
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlemen in England now-a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs'd they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day."
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 07:19 PM
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1. The rousing speech from the best part of Kenneth Branagh Henry V...
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 07:21 PM
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3. Great minds blah blah
:hi:
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 07:20 PM
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2. Henry V, Act 4, Scene 3
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 07:37 PM
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4. My dear Swede!
I am a pacifist...

But that speech, as done by Kenneth Branagh, made me want to go to war!

Wow.

Shakespeare at his finest!

It makes me weep...

Thank you!

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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 07:43 PM
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6. I was thinking along the line of "band of brothers (and sisters)
here at DU2,what we as a community went through.
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 07:47 PM
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7. I understood.
:)
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 07:50 PM
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8. Oh, OK...
That thought did cross my mind...

Thanks, sweetie!

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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 09:15 PM
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9. ... But if the cause be not good, the king himself hatha heavy reckoning to make,
when all those legs and arms and heads, chopped off in battle, shall join together at the latter day and cry all 'We died at such a place;' some swearing, some crying for a surgeon, some upon their wives left poor behind them, some upon the debts they owe, some upon their children rawly left. I am afeard there are few die well that die in a battle; for how can they charitably dispose of any thing, when blood is their argument? Now, if these men do not die well, it will be a black matter for the king that led them to it; whom to disobey were against all proportion of subjection ...

Henry V
Act IV, Scene 1

<elsewhere in the play>
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Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 07:38 PM
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5. Uhhhh.......
Blackadder?
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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 09:32 PM
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10. Once more into the breach, baby nt
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