Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Crispin Crispian

Twin Brothers and Patron Saints
of Cobblers, Cordwainers, Tanners, and Leather Workers

In between Michaelmas and Martinmas, comes St. Crispin's Day. How to celebrate? Some traditional foods might be in order, along with a re-reading or re - watching of Shakespeare's Henry V (nevermind the controversy):
This day is call'd the feast of Crispian.
He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,
Will stand a tip-toe when this day is nam'd,
And rouse him at the name of Crispian.
He that shall live this day, and see old age,
Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,
And say "To-morrow is Saint Crispian."
Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars,
And say "These wounds I had on Crispin's day."
Old men forget; yet all shall be forgot,
But he'll remember, with advantages,
What feats he did that day. Then shall our names,
Familiar in his mouth as household words—
Harry the King, Bedford and Exeter,
Warwick and Talbot, Salisbury and Gloucester—
Be in their flowing cups freshly rememb'red.
This story shall the good man teach his son;
And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remembered-
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers . . .

~ from Henry V (IV, iii, 18–67)
St. Crispin's Decor ~ Chinese Lantern Plant
Artificial from Menards

Homegrown from My Garden

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1 comment:

  1. Great pictures! I don't think I had ever heard of St. Crispin's Day before. One of the reasons I love this time of year are all the celebrations going on from the holidays to the local festivals.