civil hands unclean

If cleanliness is indeed next to godliness, then while praying should I shuffle along the pew and sweep the floor with my knees? For to clean and be in cleanliness is to create joy and be within it. Having fresh skin and soft hair after a shower is nice - yes, but I am talking … Continue reading civil hands unclean

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Shakespeare’s Henry V: The common man’s role in history, war and politics

The selected passage is taken from the very beginning of Act 2 of Henry V. It is directly after Henry V has declared war on France, and ends as Nym and Ancient Pistol draw irons. The Chorus invokes an enthusiastic response to the story’s progression, encouraging and guiding the audience’s emotional response to the events … Continue reading Shakespeare’s Henry V: The common man’s role in history, war and politics