A belated rememberance to Guy Fawkes...

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A belated rememberance to Guy Fawkes...

Postby genXer » Tue Nov 14, 2006 5:31 pm

Yes - this is belated, so apologies, however, even as an arrogant American, I find the history and event quite intriguing. In that of how government and it's citizens, and their actions or inactions, are viewed by others and history through the eyes of those others and their own perspectives, inflections, experiences and environments.

Depending on your point of view you may choose only the first verse or all three:

1st verse of the "Guy Fawkes" rhyme:
Remember, remember the fifth of November,
The Gunpowder, Treason and Plot.
I know of no reason why the gunpowder treason
should ever be forgot.


2nd and 3rd - if you so choose - and there are other iterations as well:
Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, 'twas his intent
to blow up the King and Parliament.
Three score barrels of powder below,
to prove old England's overthrow:

By God's mercy he was catch'd
With a dark lantern and burning match.
Holloa boys, holloa boys, let the bells ring.
Holloa boys, holloa boys, God save the King!
Hip hip hoorah!


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Wiki source, as you will: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_Fawkes_Night
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