Thesis defense?

I am assured it won’t be this terrifying.

It will be this Friday, however; longish report (and regular writing!) to follow. Meanwhile, I’ve got last minute preparations to make!

3 September 2008 ~ St. Catharines

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4 thoughts on “Thesis defense?

  1. Well, technically I’m the person, though I really should be defending the dragon, since it’s made out of my thesis.

    It’s a pun. I thought you liked puns?

  2. Luck!

    I’d give you some Henry V, but that’s overdone. And I think the bad guys have more fun, anyway:

    What shall I say more than I have inferr’d?
    Remember whom you are to cope withal;
    A sort of vagabonds, rascals, and runaways,
    A scum of Bretons, and base lackey peasants,
    Whom their o’er-cloyed country vomits forth
    To desperate ventures and assured destruction.
    You sleeping safe, they bring to you unrest;
    You having lands, and blest with beauteous wives,
    They would restrain the one, distain the other.
    And who doth lead them but a paltry fellow,
    Long kept in Bretagne at our mother’s cost?
    A milk-sop, one that never in his life
    Felt so much cold as over shoes in snow?
    Let’s whip these stragglers o’er the seas again;
    Lash hence these overweening rags of France,
    These famish’d beggars, weary of their lives;
    Who, but for dreaming on this fond exploit,
    For want of means, poor rats, had hang’d themselves:
    If we be conquer’d, let men conquer us,
    And not these bastard Bretons; whom our fathers
    Have in their own land beaten, bobb’d, and thump’d,
    And in record, left them the heirs of shame.
    Shall these enjoy our lands? lie with our wives?
    Ravish our daughters?

    Drum afar off

    Hark! I hear their drum.
    Fight, gentlemen of England! fight, bold yoemen!
    Draw, archers, draw your arrows to the head!
    Spur your proud horses hard, and ride in blood;
    Amaze the welkin with your broken staves!

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