Harry then and Harry now

A news item this week provided an unusually striking opportunity to trace the descent of the King’s (or potential King’s) English:

First, Shakespeare’s Harry:

We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition:

And then, our own latter-day Harry expressing the same sentiment:

    "It’s nice just to be here with all the guys and just mucking in as one of the lads."

Oh, well. The real Henry V might have said it much the same way, the Bard notwithstanding.


3 thoughts on “Harry then and Harry now

  1. Mike Cakora

    Perry de Havilland calls the Drudgereport’s identification of the prince’s assignment in Afghanistan “Not Matt Drudge’s finest hour”.

    I am all for the media and new media reporting the news and in particular news that the powers-that-be might be discomforted by. However reporting a wartime operation detail likely to increase the chance particular group of serving soldiers will attacked by the enemy (namely revealing the presence of a political ‘high value target’ in the war zone) fall way outside acceptable behaviour. Even if you oppose the war, such behaviour suggest you are not so much against the war as actually on the other side. It is at the very least socially despicable and quite frankly giving aid to an enemy in wartime. Unsurprisingly that is something far beyond the ken of a dim bulb like that self-important idiotarian ass Jon Snow.

    Jon Snow is the host of a news program on London’s channel 4. He appears to be quite pleased that Drudge reported what the British news media had been requested not to. That’s fine. At least he kept quiet until now.
    How would the public have been harmed had Harry’s duty not been disclosed until after he returned from the normal rotation in Afghanistan? Answer: not at all.

  2. HWP

    Why am I the only one who cares about this???
    TkingItToTheStrt s
    Lexington, SC
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    This cancer began spreading astronomically around 2005 with the untimely deaths of Judge Westbrook and Randy Davis, as well as other perversions of justice. Dr. Death, you will silence me when you pull my cold dead fingers from my King James Version Bible and this keyboard.

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