21st October ...........

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Guthroth
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21st October ...........

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In commemoration of the day, I offer this poem penned in November 1805:

'Twas noon, when England's gallant fleet
The sails of France and Spain discern'd;
Or victory or death to meet
Each British tar with ardour burn'd.

Undaunted Nelson foremost stands-
The cause his Country's and his King's
When, lo! to aid the Gallic bands,
From Hell malignant Envy springs.

Th' envenom'd shot deep-pierc'd his heart,
A heart disdainful of all blows
By man directed:-But, what art
Can guard against infernal foes?


Two Spanish crews with pride advance.
The Temeraire seem'd nearly won;-
When Victory snatch'd the flags of France,
And strew'd them o'er her favourite son.


The splendors of proud Gaul are past!
Britannia mourns her NELSON'S fall.
E'en foes shall deck his grave:

THEIR MAST HIS COFFIN, AND FLAGS HIS PALL
Guthroth of Colanhomm

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......is my daughters 8th birthday!

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grahamp wrote:......is my daughters 8th birthday!
Well I hope the party has an appropriate theme !! :P
Guthroth of Colanhomm

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I'm in Malta re-enacting the battle at the moment....yippeeee
This is so simple a child of 5 could understand it......quick fetch me a child of 5!

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