#ASonnetADay – 116. “Let me not to the marriage of true minds…” #GONAVY #BEATARMY

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  1. Semper Gumby says:

    ‘Twas a spirited duel betwixt our legion and fleet, which, alas, left our barques adrift and aflame on a sunless sea.

    Now my Merrye Bande must depart for a pub, thereupon to sup on wild boar, Shrewsberry cakes and ale, whilst inflicting our manners upon the serving wenches. In truth, we shall proud boast of the manifest superiority of Department of the Navy raiment over that of our knuckle-dragging Army brethren- whose camp doth emit an odoriferous stench of dead horse.

    Forsooth, mayhaps, there be Antifa scoundrels hard by the entrance to the pub, to whom we shall offer these choice morsels:

    “Thou art a boil, a plague sore, an embossed carbuncle.”

    “Thou art a foul and pestilent congregation of vapours.”

    Nice touch with the bugle calls Fr. Z.

  2. Ms. M-S says:

    Thanks, Fr. Z, both for the reading and the selection. The Bard set a standard that, it seems to me at any rate, no one else has quite reached, let along surpassed.

  3. Andreas says:

    As a retired senior Navy Officer I am required to maintain some semblance of professional demeanor when amongst shipmates, especially those who may be junior. In this regard, let me then with all humility and dignity just say, “GO NAVY….SINK ARMY!!!”

  4. UncleBlobb says:

    God bless you, and thank you, Father Z.!
    “Good on you”, reciting it from memory like the old days!

  5. JMody says:

    Army grad here: Crabtown delenda est, et Sic semper sepiidis.

    But as the eminent author pointed out, Annapolis is in the top four …

  6. Semper Gumby says:

    JMody: *chuckle* Good one.

    Now, excellent JMody, let us bury the hatchet, let us bind up the wounds of this interservice rivalry, let us hearken to the calm, professional words of the Captain of the Titanic, who, in the spirit of camaraderie and cooperation, said:

    “Army officers, women and children first.”

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