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Happy St Georges Day

In peace there's nothing so becomes a man as modest stillness and humility:

But when the blast of war blows in our ears,
Then imitate the action of the tiger;
Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood,
Disguise fair nature with hard-favour'd rage;
Then lend the eye a terrible aspect;

Let pry through the portage of the head
Like the brass cannon; let the brow o'erwhelm it
As fearfully as doth a galled rock
O'erhang and jutty his confounded base,
Swill'd with the wild and wasteful ocean.

Now set the teeth and stretch the nostril wide,
Hold hard the breath and bend up every spirit
To his full height. On, on, you noblest English.
Whose blood is fet from fathers of war-proof!
Fathers that, like so many Alexanders,
Have in these parts from morn till even fought
And sheathed their swords for lack of argument:

Dishonour not your mothers; now attest
That those whom you call'd fathers did beget you.
Be copy now to men of grosser blood,
And teach them how to war. And you, good yeoman,
Whose limbs were made in England, show us here
The mettle of your pasture; let us swear
That you are worth your breeding; which I doubt not;
For there is none of you so mean and base,
That hath not noble lustre in your eyes.

I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,
Straining upon the start. The game's afoot:
Follow your spirit, and upon this charge
Cry 'God for Harry, England, and Saint George!'


There are jewels in the crown of England's glory
And every jewel shines a thousand ways

Frankie Howerd, Noel Coward and garden gnomes
Frankie Vaughan, Kenneth Horne, Sherlock Holmes
Monty, Biggles and Old King Cole
In the pink or on the dole
Oliver Twist and Long John Silver
Captain Cook and Nelly Dean
Enid Blyton, Gilbert Harding
Malcolm Sargeant, Graham Greene (Graham Greene)

All the jewels in the crown of England's glory
Too numerous to mention, but a few
And every one could tell a different story
And show old England's glory something new

Nice bit of kipper and Jack the Ripper and Upton Park
Gracie, Cilla, Maxy Miller, Petula Clark
Winkles, Woodbines, Walnut Whips
Vera Lynn and Stafford Cripps
Lady Chatterley, Muffin the Mule
Winston Churchill, Robin Hood
Beatrix Potter, Baden-Powell
Beecham's powders, Yorkshire pud (Yorkshire pud)

With Billy Bunter, Jane Austen
Reg Hampton, George Formby
Billy Fury, Little Titch
Uncle Mac, Mr. Pastry and all
Uncle mac, Mr. Patry and all

allright england?
g’wan england
oh england

All the jewels in the crown of England's glory
Too numerous to mention, but a few
And every one could tell a different story
And show old England's glory something new

Somerset Maugham, Top Of The Form with the Boys' Brigade
Mortimer Wheeler, Christine Keeler and the Board of Trade
Henry Cooper, wakey wakey, England's labour
Standard Vanguard, spotted dick, England's workers
England's glory


Happy St Georges Day everyone.
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  • Well spotted.

    You are allowed to say "Happy Christmas" before 25 December and you are allowed to say "Happy St Georges Day" 6 hours before the 23 April.

    Some people just don't understand fun : - )
  • And a Very Happy St. Georges Day to you too Mr. Irving.

    And to all my fellow lifers, no matter where you hail from.
  • He just wanted some attention - such a tool.

    Flag away.
  • Happy Bombardier day.
  • Well spotted.

    You are allowed to say "Happy Christmas" before 25 December and you are allowed to say "Happy St Georges Day" 6 hours before the 23 April.

    Some people just don't understand fun : - )

    I make you right there! Happy saint Georges day to you sir!
  • Oi Henry, out of curiosity were they quotes from the Saint & Greavesie show or by Kevin Lisbie? ;0)

    Hurrah hurrah.
  • First one is the Earl of Oxford.

    The Second is Max Wall via Billericky Dicky. : - )
  • PL54 said:

    He just wanted some attention - such a tool.s

    Flag away.

    As long as its the flag of St. George!!
  • Tomorrow is St George's day and hopefully Saturday will be St Jose's day.
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  • On this day-

    "Remember that you are an Englishman, and have consequently won first prize in the lottery of life"

    Cecil Rhodes
  • Happy St George's day all.
  • Happy st George's day to all
  • Looks like a nice day for a boat trip
  • Happy St Georges Day
  • Happy St Georges Day
  • St George's Day, Old Boy
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  • "The inhabitants are extremely proud and overbearing. They care little for foreigners, but scoff and laugh at them".

    Uknown German author - 1592.

    Happy St Georges Day. First day I've worked it in 7 years :-(
  • Marks fifth anniversary of my moamba moment, still if the addicks can't shake me off it will take more than that inconvenience.
  • nice one JSF

    Have a good day one and all. Sun's out
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  • My birthday too today, should be a bank holiday! Have a good day everyone.
  • Crack open the Spitfire // Cheers!
  • Happy St Georges to one and all. A good day for a trip up the Thames
  • Have a good one all looking forward to the boat
  • Happy St George's Day.
  • ?

    Well spotted.

    You are allowed to say "Happy Christmas" before 25 December and you are allowed to say "Happy St Georges Day" 6 hours before the 23 April.

    Some people just don't understand fun : - )






    and all these wonderful (bullshit?) sentiments from a man (irving) who once wrote that he supports ANY team that is playing rugby AGAINST England .. unless of course irving was merely having some 'fun' when stating this .. AND of course one can wish 'Merry Christmas' before the actual 25th December as, for example, Christmas is a festival that stretches over a few days, but one does not wish another (e.g.) 'happy birthday' unless qualified by (e.g.) 'for tomorrow', for a specific anniversary ... and any poster/previewer (irving) who once considered that Yeovil's best player is the Blackpool goalkeeper should pay more attention to what he is writing .. or was this another example of the hilarious sense of irving humour? .. AND ... I wish you all loads of fun on this festive day of St George .. don't celebrate too hard now
  • Happy St Georges day.....and what a lovely day it is in sunny Ash. Good to be home.
  • ?

    Well spotted.

    You are allowed to say "Happy Christmas" before 25 December and you are allowed to say "Happy St Georges Day" 6 hours before the 23 April.

    Some people just don't understand fun : - )






    and all these wonderful (bullshit?) sentiments from a man (irving) who once wrote that he supports ANY team that is playing rugby AGAINST England .. unless of course irving was merely having some 'fun' when stating this .. AND of course one can wish 'Merry Christmas' before the actual 25th December as, for example, Christmas is a festival that stretches over a few days, but one does not wish another (e.g.) 'happy birthday' unless qualified by (e.g.) 'for tomorrow', for a specific anniversary ... and any poster/previewer (irving) who once considered that Yeovil's best player is the Blackpool goalkeeper should pay more attention to what he is writing .. or was this another example of the hilarious sense of irving humour? .. AND ... I wish you all loads of fun on this festive day of St George .. don't celebrate too hard now

    Don't worry, was probably just farming f some early 'likes'. Some people take all that far too serious for adults

  • so, I take it that all the pubs have got English specials, have union jack flags flying & bunting all over the pub & have late licences like they do on St Patricks Day.........

    No ?
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