Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Henry V -Saint Crispin’s Day 25 October 1415

Henry V -Saint Crispin’s Day 25 October 1415:

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 rememberèd-
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 accurs’d they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin’s day.

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This is where the term "band of brothers" for soldiers, originates.