A Word in Season (1940)
“England is a domestic country; here home is revered and the hearth sacred.” — BENJAMIN DISRAELI (1804-1881)
Since Angle, Jute and Saxon became one With Norman, never have we lost a war, Even though England bears full many a scar Of old disasters and we oft have known Defeat, as when there struggled for the throne The white rose and the red, or an ill star Shone on King Charles and Cromwell, or afar Cornwallis and his men were overthrown; But always, when we came upon defeat, English with English fought.
No foreign power Has ever yet laid England at its feet. And those that wait and watch us at this hour, Like wolves about a camp, do well to wait, For to fight England is like fighting Fate.