Sunday, 27 June 2010

Cry England!!

Hi Blogland, No project today I'm afraid! I'm too nervous, anxious, excited even.. There is a little event going on in South Africa Today, some say an epic is about to take place, we will see!!.. If you have no idea what I am talking about England play Germany at 3pm...!! wowza!!
So, I will just leave you with this.. If it doesn't give you goose bumps, then you are probably not English, or maybe you are and are just not interested in the footie.. Either way, have a great day and enjoy the hottest day of the year so far... COME ON ENGLAND!!!!!!

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!'


  1. Couldn't have said it better myself LOL

    Perhaps you need a glass or two of something chilled to calm the nerves???

    Here's keeping everything crossed (well perhaps not the eyes LOL)...

    Three Lions on their shirts so come on lads - behave like lions and make England proud.


    Toni :o)

  2. WOW Andy, WOW! Never can I read, hear or see this performed without knowing that even I... at my age .. would rally to King Henry's speech! Oh! how I wish we had been in South Africa to recite it to the England team as they walked from the dressing room!!! England, oh! England!!!!

    See y'all soon

    Renee x