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A most appropriate speech... *ahem*

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A most appropriate speech... *ahem*

Post  Gazongola on Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:58 pm

A speech to warm the hearts and minds of the last vestige of Brass Goggles (at least till it comes back from the dead).

"This day is called the feast of Goggles:
He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,
Will stand a tip-toe when the day is named,
And rouse him at the name of Goggles.
He that shall live this day, and see old age,
Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,
And say 'To-morrow is Goggles day:'
Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars.
And say 'These wounds I had on Goggles 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 remember'd.
This story shall the good man teach his son;
And Spare Goggles 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 (and sisters);
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 accursed they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Spare Goggle's day"

Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more;
Or close the wall up with our English dead.
In peace there's nothing so becomes a man
As modest stillness and humility:
But when the blast of war blows in our ears,
Then imitate the action of the tiger;
Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood,
Disguise fair nature with hard-favour'd rage;
Then lend the eye a terrible aspect;
Let pry through the portage of the head
Like the brass cannon; let the brow o'erwhelm it
As fearfully as doth a galled rock
O'erhang and jutty his confounded base,
Swill'd with the wild and wasteful ocean.
Now set the teeth and stretch the nostril wide,
Hold hard the breath and bend up every spirit
To his full height. On, on, you noblest English.
Whose blood is fet from fathers of war-proof!
Fathers that, like so many Alexanders,
Have in these parts from morn till even fought
And sheathed their swords for lack of argument:
Dishonour not your mothers; now attest
That those whom you call'd fathers did beget you.
Be copy now to men of grosser blood,
And teach them how to war. And you, good yeoman,
Whose limbs were made in England, show us here
The mettle of your pasture; let us swear
That you are worth your breeding; which I doubt not;
For there is none of you so mean and base,
That hath not noble lustre in your eyes.
I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,
Straining upon the start. The game's afoot:
Follow your spirit, and upon this charge
Cry 'God for Harry, England, and Saint George!'
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Re: A most appropriate speech... *ahem*

Post  markf on Sun Sep 14, 2008 12:06 am

Yowza, you're on a roll. Well done. markf
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Post  Ben Hudson, Esq. on Sun Sep 14, 2008 3:06 pm

Ah, how rousing. Good to see that the last vanguard of the BG faithful is keeping it all going. I was beginning to get worried until someone showed me SG Smile

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Re: A most appropriate speech... *ahem*

Post  James Harrison on Mon Sep 15, 2008 11:27 am

Bravo, sir, bravo.
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Re: A most appropriate speech... *ahem*

Post  Gazongola on Mon Sep 15, 2008 9:30 pm

Thank you all. And thank you Shakespeare...
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Re: A most appropriate speech... *ahem*

Post  OldProfessorBear on Tue Sep 16, 2008 2:53 am

Huzzah!

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Re: A most appropriate speech... *ahem*

Post  miimno on Tue Sep 16, 2008 5:00 am

My hackish lords [and ladies], bestow yourself with speed:
The Business Managers are bravely in their battles set,
And will with all expedience charge on us.
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Re: A most appropriate speech... *ahem*

Post  stormfeather on Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:13 am

Here, here, pour another one!

My favorite line...
As fearfully as doth a galled rock

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Re: A most appropriate speech... *ahem*

Post  Dr Quack on Fri Oct 17, 2008 12:34 am

"A plagiarism on both your trousers!!"

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Re: A most appropriate speech... *ahem*

Post  CaptZaphod on Fri Oct 17, 2008 1:29 am

Bravo!
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