Sunday, 9 November 2008

Remembrance Sunday

They shall grow not old,
As we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them,
Nor the years contemn,
At the going down of the sun
And in the morning
We will remember them.
-- Laurence Binyon (1869-1943)


dovegreyreader said...

Becca, the Tinker would have your guts for garters:-) As he always reminds me when I get it wrong,everyone says condemn but actually it's contemn . I've only just looked up the meaning of contemn and I think it does suit the meaning well but just thought I'd better let you know before he drops by and well, has your g for g!

oxford-reader said...

Ah, ok. May I blame the internet, because that's where I copied it from? I'll go change it now!

dovegreyreader said...

I think it's been the cause of much dispute down the years but the old soldiers all insist on contemn so perhaps we'd better take their word for it:-)

oxford-reader said...

Very much so, and I think contemn actually works better. Thanks for pointing it out Lynne!

Can Bass 1 said...

Yes, but at least you got 'grow not' correct. So many damn fools say 'not grow' - mostly people who ought to know better.