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St George's Day

Postby Joolz » Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:18 pm

Early I know-

This royal throne of Kings, this sceptred isle,
This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,
This other Eden, demi-paradise,
This fortress built by Nature 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.




May the goodness of St. George,
the Patron Saint of England,
inspire and bless you and yours
on this, our nation's
Festival Day
April 23rd.
Tune the world out, turn the radio up
Sing along to my freedom song
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Re: St George's Day

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:40 pm

Happy St George's Day to all you English . . . Georgians, Egyptians, Bulgarians, Aragonians, Catalans, Romanians, Ethiopians, Greeks, Indians, Iraqis, Lithuanians, Palestinians, Portuguese, Serbians, Ukrainians and Russians! And not forgetting Scouts. :mrgreen: ;)
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Re: St George's Day

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:26 pm

I thought he was Hungarian Tony, but happy St. Goerge's day anyway. :mrgreen:
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Re: St George's Day

Postby jaznbonnie » Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:09 am

Happy St. Georges Day! :D
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Re: St George's Day

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:51 am

Who's Wee Dug wrote:I thought he was Hungarian Tony, but happy St. Goerge's day anyway. :mrgreen:

Wiki says he was a Roman soldier of Syrian origin. Whatever, he wasn't English. :)
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Re: St George's Day

Postby The Mad Collector » Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:38 am

Syria sounds likely, there are lots of stories about him that I came across when out there. The site of the St Georges hotel in Beirut is one of the locations given for his fight with the dragon. I assume they have rebuilt the hotel now but when I was there the place was still a wreck after the civil war and the Israelis were still occasionally bombing the city so you could see the promontory better without a damn big hotel in the way.

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Re: St George's Day

Postby Bouncy Castle » Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:42 am

Happy St George's Day everyone.

(Twould have been my dear old dad's birthday today.)
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Re: St George's Day

Postby Penfold » Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:46 am

HAPPY ST. GEORGES DAY!
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Re: St George's Day

Postby pip » Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:54 am

Do you get a day off and get drunk while Americans wander around the country thinking they're English.
St Patricks day is like that :D
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Re: St George's Day

Postby Bouncy Castle » Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:00 am

Oddly enough, no!

In fact there has been uproar in past years when pubs, etc, have wanted to put up the flag of St George, and have extended hours, and have been refused, and yet only a month or so earlier, it was positively welcomed for Paddy's Day.
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Re: St George's Day

Postby meerkat » Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:17 am

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Re: St George's Day

Postby pip » Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:37 am

Bouncy Castle wrote:Oddly enough, no!

In fact there has been uproar in past years when pubs, etc, have wanted to put up the flag of St George, and have extended hours, and have been refused, and yet only a month or so earlier, it was positively welcomed for Paddy's Day.

Ah . I forgot it was a sin to be English in England :lol:
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Re: St George's Day

Postby Bouncy Castle » Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:02 am

It certainly is. :evil:
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Re: St George's Day

Postby pip » Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:03 am

Madness I tells ya.
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Re: St George's Day

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:35 pm

pip wrote:
Bouncy Castle wrote:Oddly enough, no!

In fact there has been uproar in past years when pubs, etc, have wanted to put up the flag of St George, and have extended hours, and have been refused, and yet only a month or so earlier, it was positively welcomed for Paddy's Day.

Ah . I forgot it was a sin to be English in England :lol:

Unless you are a fundemental muslim then you can put up anything you like. :evil:
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