debris4spike: (St Georges Day)
I noted I was the only one wearing a red rose today at Church, or among the few I met or our weekly wander round the cemetery. But, that won't stop me wearing it for the rest of the day ... and again, next year!

"This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle,
This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,
This other Eden, demi-paradise,
This fortress built by Nature for herself
Against infection and the hand of war,
This happy breed of men, this little world,
This precious stone set in the silver sea,
Which serves it in the office of a wall
Or as a moat defensive to a house,
Against the envy of less happier lands,
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England."

(Shakespeare's Richard II)

"Cry God for Harry, England, and Saint George!"
(Shakespeare's Henry V, Act III)


The other good point about St. George's Day is that it means I have popped into LJ, and managed to catch up with a few of your posts, and have even snagged a film meme from [livejournal.com profile] petzipellepingo ... the only problem is that it does call them movies, not films!!

Here's the Film thingy! )
debris4spike: (St Georges Day)
Just a fly by visit to wish you all a Happy St. George's Day.

I had hoped to be back by now, but it will be another couple of days at least. I am getting unpacked, I almost have a lounge and bedroom again. However I have been delayed by the tooth work and Dad not doing so well.

Miss you, see you soon.
debris4spike: (St Georges Day)
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It may not be a day that we all remember, but it's good to be proud of the country you are born in.  When I went into work this morning I wished everyone a Happy St George's Day.  Only 2 people knew what I was talking about ... and one of those is a Kiwi (so I wished him a Happy Anzac Day for 2 days time).

Henry V, act III

Follow your spirit, and upon this charge
Cry 'God for Harry, England, and Saint George!'

Happy St. George's Day

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 07:49 am
debris4spike: (St Georges Day)
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This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle,
This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,
This other Eden, demi-paradise,
This fortress built by Nature for herself
Against infection and the hand of war,
This happy breed of men, this little world,
This precious stone set in the silver sea,
Which serves it in the office of a wall
Or as a moat defensive to a house,
Against the envy of less happier lands,--
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England
.

William Shakespeare, "King Richard II", Act 2 scene 1

Happy St George's Day ... sadly for the first time in years I wont be wearing a red rose to work (as uniform wont allow it ... and my hear is too short to have that as an excuse either).  But in my heart it will be there.

Have a super day - whether you are English or not!

debris4spike: (St Georges Day)
Here's hoping that you defeat the dragons and have roses all the way.

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This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle,
This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,
This other Eden, demi-paradise,
This fortress built by Nature for herself
Against infection and the hand of war,
This happy breed of men, this little world,
This precious stone set in the silver sea,
Which serves it in the office of a wall
Or as a moat defensive to a house,
Against the envy of less happier lands,--
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England.

                             William Shakespeare, "King Richard II", Act 2 scene 1.




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debris4spike: (St Georges Day)
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This royal throne of kings, this scepter'd isle,
This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,
This other Eden, demi-paradise,
This fortress built by Nature for herself
Against infection and the hand of war,
This happy breed of men, this little world,
This precious stone set in the silver sea,
Which serves it in the office of a wall
Or as a moat defensive to a house
Against the envy of less happier lands,
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England.
John of Gaunt's speech from Shakespeare's Richard II


And for those who want to read a bit more, just have a look at this website

debris4spike: (St Georges Day)
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This royal throne of kings, this scepter'd isle,
This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,
This other Eden, demi-paradise,
This fortress built by Nature for herself
Against infection and the hand of war,
This happy breed of men, this little world,
This precious stone set in the silver sea,
Which serves it in the office of a wall
Or as a moat defensive to a house
Against the envy of less happier lands,
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England.
John of Gaunt's speech from Shakespeare's Richard II


And for those who want to read a bit more, just have a look at this website

debris4spike: (England)


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I hope that you are all wearing your Red Rose and flying the flag the morning, to celebrate St Geoge, England ... and William Shakespeare.



debris4spike: (England)


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I hope that you are all wearing your Red Rose and flying the flag the morning, to celebrate St Geoge, England ... and William Shakespeare.



debris4spike: (England)

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For those who don't know about the man - just follow the link to St. George

I thought I would share a couple of videos with you - The first is of Vera Lynn singinging "There'll Always Be An England" 



This second one is part os a film - "The Scarlett Pimpernel", and had Lelie Howard quoting (at 5.48)

This royal throne of kings, this scepter'd isle,
This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,
This other Eden, demi-paradise,
This fortress built by Nature for herself
Against infection and the hand of war,
This happy breed of men, this little world,
This precious stone set in the silver sea,
Which serves it in the office of a wall,
Or as a moat defensive to a house,
Against the envy of less happier lands,
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England,

-William Shakespeare, Richard II,



Happy St George's Day


debris4spike: (England)

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For those who don't know about the man - just follow the link to St. George

I thought I would share a couple of videos with you - The first is of Vera Lynn singinging "There'll Always Be An England" 



This second one is part os a film - "The Scarlett Pimpernel", and had Lelie Howard quoting (at 5.48)

This royal throne of kings, this scepter'd isle,
This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,
This other Eden, demi-paradise,
This fortress built by Nature for herself
Against infection and the hand of war,
This happy breed of men, this little world,
This precious stone set in the silver sea,
Which serves it in the office of a wall,
Or as a moat defensive to a house,
Against the envy of less happier lands,
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England,

-William Shakespeare, Richard II,



Happy St George's Day


debris4spike: (England)
A local pub in a near-by town. At least this is proof that I took this picture today!


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Happy St. Georges Day.
debris4spike: (England)
A local pub in a near-by town. At least this is proof that I took this picture today!


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Happy St. Georges Day.
debris4spike: (England)

Happy St Georges Day - to all my f-list.
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Hope that you are all flying your flag and wearing a rose, as I am!


For those who want to know more, have a look here
debris4spike: (England)

Happy St Georges Day - to all my f-list.
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Hope that you are all flying your flag and wearing a rose, as I am!


For those who want to know more, have a look here

Happy St. Georges Day

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008 07:41 am
debris4spike: (England)
This is just to wish all my f-list a very Happy St. Georges Day ... and to hope that all of the English on my f-list have remembered their red roses ... Mine is on ... but I will admit I am not going to ask DJ to wear one ... He was born in England, but I will excuse him as his Mother (and his breeding) is Irish!

Anyway - Have a great day, today ... Whether you are English or not!

This royal throne of kings, this sceptered isle,
This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,
This other Eden, demi-paradise,
This fortress built by Nature for herself
Against infection and the hand of war,
This happy breed of men, this little world,
This precious stone set in a silver sea,
Which serves it in the office of a wall
Or as a moat defensive to a house,
Against the envy of less happier lands,
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England,
This nurse, this teeming womb of royal kings,
Feared by their breed and famous by their birth
...
Richard II, 2.1, 40-51
(Shakespeare on England)


 

Happy St. Georges Day

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008 07:41 am
debris4spike: (England)
This is just to wish all my f-list a very Happy St. Georges Day ... and to hope that all of the English on my f-list have remembered their red roses ... Mine is on ... but I will admit I am not going to ask DJ to wear one ... He was born in England, but I will excuse him as his Mother (and his breeding) is Irish!

Anyway - Have a great day, today ... Whether you are English or not!

This royal throne of kings, this sceptered isle,
This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,
This other Eden, demi-paradise,
This fortress built by Nature for herself
Against infection and the hand of war,
This happy breed of men, this little world,
This precious stone set in a silver sea,
Which serves it in the office of a wall
Or as a moat defensive to a house,
Against the envy of less happier lands,
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England,
This nurse, this teeming womb of royal kings,
Feared by their breed and famous by their birth
...
Richard II, 2.1, 40-51
(Shakespeare on England)


 

April 23rd

Monday, April 23rd, 2007 11:39 am
debris4spike: (England)
Wishing all of you a Very Happy St George's Day - Hope that you are all wearing your red roses, and that you are winning all your fights against the dragons of this world!

For those who have forgotten it is also Shakespeare's Birthday, so thought I would leave the finish to him (William would be so proud of me!)

This Royal Throne Of Kings, This Sceptred Isle,
This Earth Of Majesty, This Seat Of Mars,
This Other Eden, Demi-Paradise,
This Fortress Built By Nature For Herself
Against Infection And The Hand Of War,
This Happy Breed Of Men, This Little World,
This Precious Stone Set In The Silver Sea,
Which Serves It In The Office Of A Wall
Or As A Moat Defensive To A House,
Against The Envy Of Less Happier Lands,—
This Blessed Plot, This Earth, This Realm, This England.
King Richard II. Act Ii. Sc. 1. 

April 23rd

Monday, April 23rd, 2007 11:39 am
debris4spike: (England)
Wishing all of you a Very Happy St George's Day - Hope that you are all wearing your red roses, and that you are winning all your fights against the dragons of this world!

For those who have forgotten it is also Shakespeare's Birthday, so thought I would leave the finish to him (William would be so proud of me!)

This Royal Throne Of Kings, This Sceptred Isle,
This Earth Of Majesty, This Seat Of Mars,
This Other Eden, Demi-Paradise,
This Fortress Built By Nature For Herself
Against Infection And The Hand Of War,
This Happy Breed Of Men, This Little World,
This Precious Stone Set In The Silver Sea,
Which Serves It In The Office Of A Wall
Or As A Moat Defensive To A House,
Against The Envy Of Less Happier Lands,—
This Blessed Plot, This Earth, This Realm, This England.
King Richard II. Act Ii. Sc. 1. 

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