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Happy St. Crispin's Day, everyone!

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Killick, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    To all our SportsJournalists.com brothers -- and sisters.

    This day is called the Feast of Crispian:
    He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,
    Will stand a-tiptoe when the day is named,
    And rouse him at the name of Crispian.
    He that shall see this day and live t'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 Crispin'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 remembered.
    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 remember'd;
    We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
    For he today 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 abed
    Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,
    And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
    That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day.

  2. spnited

    spnited Active Member


  3. EmbassyRow

    EmbassyRow Active Member

    I think he's wonderful.
  4. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    Damn. Didn't read that thread. My apologies.
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