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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

[GC] "C'mon!"


The Battle of Jaffa. A valiant Muslim commander, Rodoan, spurs his soldiers. The Christian fort has been built by reusing the hulls of their very ships.

[17: 126.6 - 127.8]

"C'mon, why do slow down your efforts,
O comrades? In vain will I struggle alone.
Nor will I open—thru the wall, or above,
there among enemy ships—a passage,
for the virtue of one strives in vain, and
in the excess of boldness deceives itself.
Better is the work of many instead, united.
Therefore come behind me, you all,
on this sand that covers firs and oaks,     the ships
'cause glory is a good exchange for danger!"