torsdag 4. oktober 2007

Det store oppgjøret nærmer seg.....


Dagen er 21.10.07

That he which hath no stomach to this fight,
Let him depart; his passport shall be made
And crowns for convoy put into his purse:
We would not die in that man's company
That fears his fellowship to die with us.
This day is called the feast of Crispian:
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 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 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 remember'd.
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 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 Saint Crispin's day.


William Shakespeare: Henry V

Slaget ved Agincourt fant sted den 25 oktober. Slaget om Oslo finner sted den 21 oktober.


4 kommentarer:

Lillemor sa...

Litt hekta på Shakespeare om dagen eller? ;-)

Ingar: sa...

Shakespeares kanskje mest berømte tale?

Kongen setter mot i sine menn rett før det avgjørende slaget ved Agincourt 25 oktober 1415, der Henrik var franskmennene langt underlegne i antall soldater, men allikevel vant (kanskje nettopp på grunn av denne talen?).

Søk på Wikipedia på "Battle of Agincourt" - her står masse interessant. Hvis du søker på u-tube på "Henry V" finner du klippet fra filmen der Kenneth Branagh holder denne talen!

Denne "Band of Brothers"-talen siteres ofte i mange sammenhenger, men man må altså kjenne sin Shakespeare for å forstå allusjonen. (Eks: "We few, we happy few..." osv.)

Hvem går seirende ut av slaget på Ullevål den 21 (bare 4 dager før den datoen laget sto.... WOW - spooky!!!)

Jeg minner om salige Bill Shankly (look HIM up too!) som sa:
- "Someone said 'football is more important than life and death to you' and I said 'Listen, it's more important than that'."

Ragnhild sa...

Ingar, da. Jeg trodde du hadde undervist i norsk! Det heter vel strengt tatt 25. og 21. oktober, ikke 25 og 21 oktober.
Og jeg som trodde jeg skulle slippe dette like etter en fin ferie!

Ingar: sa...

Sorry - datoer skriver jeg på den engelske måten. Er litt internasjonal, lizzom