'Ulysses'

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'Ulysses'

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"I have been trying to think how far I and my like, middle class schoolboys at the end of our pre-war education, were unquestioning patriots ready to respond to heroics. I think it is true that we were. We were reading now, or having read to us by our English master, the newly published sonnets of Rupert Brooke: "Now, God be thanked who has matched us with His hour / And caught our youth, and wakened us from sleep." "Blow out, you bugles, over the rich Dead." and "Honour has come back, as a king, to earth." "If I should die, think only this of me: / That there"s some corner of a foreign field / That is for ever England." We had been prepared for these heights: conditioned may be the right word. Tennyson and Browning (besides Shakespeare, of course) we read in the English lessons and learnt by heart; and it cannot be by chance that there comes to my mind unbidden "Ulysses" - "To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield" and the well-known "Epilogue to Asolando": One who never turned his back but marched breast forward, Never doubted clouds would break, Never dreamed, though right were worsted, wrong would triumph, Held we fall to rise, are baffled to fight better, Sleep to wake."

Source

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Schoolboy into War
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'Ulysses'

Reading experience
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Evidence

"I have been trying to think how far I and my like, middle class schoolboys at the end of our pre-war education, were unquestioning patriots ready to respond to heroics. I think it is true that we were. We were reading now, or having read to us by our English master, the newly published sonnets of Rupert Brooke: "Now, God be thanked who has matched us with His hour / And caught our youth, and wakened us from sleep." "Blow out, you bugles, over the rich Dead." and "Honour has come back, as a king, to earth." "If I should die, think only this of me: / That there"s some corner of a foreign field / That is for ever England." We had been prepared for these heights: conditioned may be the right word. Tennyson and Browning (besides Shakespeare, of course) we read in the English lessons and learnt by heart; and it cannot be by chance that there comes to my mind unbidden "Ulysses" - "To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield" and the well-known "Epilogue to Asolando": One who never turned his back but marched breast forward, Never doubted clouds would break, Never dreamed, though right were worsted, wrong would triumph, Held we fall to rise, are baffled to fight better, Sleep to wake."

Source

Schoolboy into War

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Schoolboy into War
http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/87796
Accessed on 2020/10/20 08:54:43

Related place
England
Related person
Related text or manuscript
Schoolboy into War
Related place
England
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Never doubted clouds would break,
Never dreamed, though right were worsted, wrong would triumph,
Held we fall to rise, are baffled to fight better,
Sleep to wake."
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