Thought for the Day II

Usual service shall resume shortly. Until then, here is an excellent quote I stumbled upon on another blog. Whilst I don’t have the text itself to verify whether or not this is an accurate attribution, I think it is a valuable and eloquent message.

We must recollect … what it is we have at stake, what it is we have to contend for. It is for our property, it is for our liberty, it is for our independence, nay, for our existence as a nation; it is for our character, it is for our very name as Englishmen, it is for everything dear and valuable to man on this side of the grave.

William Pitt the Younger

On the rupture of the Peace of Amiens and the resumption of war with Napoleon, in Speeches of the Rt Hon. William Pitt (1806) vol.4, p. 262 (22 July 1803)


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One Response to Thought for the Day II

  1. Wyrdtimes says:

    200 years on and there’s barely an MP that can even utter the word “England”.

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