Monday, 16 March 2009

Maybe I will visit my English homeland later this year

...........this scepter’d isle,

This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,

This other Eden, demi-paradise,

This fortress built by Nature for herself

Against infection and the hand of war,

This happy breed of men, this little world,

This precious stone set in the silver sea,
Which serves it in the office of a wall,

Or as a moat defensive to a house,

Against the envy of less happier lands,

This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England.

1 comment:

  1. I'd never read that - Richard II! Lovely. Well, if you do go, I look forward to hearing about it!