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"But if the cause be not good, the king himself hath a heavy reckoning to make, when all those legs and arms and heads, chopped off in battle, shall join together at the latter day and cry all 'We died at such a place;' some swearing, some crying for a surgeon, some upon their wives left poor behind them, some upon the debts they owe, some upon their children rawly left. I am afeard there are few die well that die in a battle; for how can they charitably dispose of any thing, when blood is their argument? Now, if these men do not die well, it will be a black matter for the king that led them to it; whom to disobey were against all proportion of subjection." (Henry V, Act V, Scene 4)

Monday, September 05, 2005

Isaiah 14


How did you fall from the heavens,
O Daystar, son of Dawn?
How were you thrown to the ground,
conqueror of nations?
Is this the man who made the world tremble,
who overthrew kingdoms?
He made the world a desert,
he leveled cities,
and never freed his prisoners to go home.
You have ruined your land,
you have slain your people.
Let him not be named forever,
that scion of an evil house.

--- Isaiah 14

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