HAPPY VETERANS DAY! THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE.

EXETER

How were they lost?  What treachery was used?

MESSENGER

No treachery, but want of men and money.

Amongst the soldiers this is muttered,

That here you maintain several factions,

And whilst a field should be dispatched and fought

You are disputing of your generals.

One would have ling’ring wars with little cost;

Another would fly swift, but wanteth wings;

A third thinks, without expense at all,

By guileful fair words peace may be obtained.

Awake,  awake …

— Henry VI, Part One, I, i

— Shakespeare

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4 Comments

  1. cocktailhag says:

    Thanks, Dirigo… It was lame of me not to commemorate Veteran’s Day, but more appropriate for you to do so.

    • dirigo says:

      I wonder if the Randians will think less of me for this gesture.

      • skeptic says:

        A great way to make a tribute, too, Dirigo.

        I don’t trip over nearly enough literary references in my daily life… unless I put them there myself.