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Одна беда с гимном – две октавы диапазона – очень сильно не все могут вытянуть, особо после принятия этанола на душу населения; имперский гимн – в разы в этом плане лучше. Пичалько, да; которая, надеюсь – не помешает звездно-полосатому флагу и далее реять над землей свободных и домом храбрых :)

Date: 2017-07-04 03:22 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] juan_gandhi
:) Отметим ударным трудом.

Date: 2017-07-04 09:09 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ymarkov
Некоторые хихикают, что гимн кончается вопросом. Но это только первая строфа; в последней это утверждение.

На мой взгляд, последняя строфа самая крутая. Есть даже книга и рассказ под названием When free men shall stand.

On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
In fully glory reflected now shines in the stream:
'Tis the star-spangled banner! Oh, long may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

And where is that band who so vuntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion
A home and a country should leave us no more?
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution!
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Oh, thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war's desolation!
Bless with victory and peace, may the heav'rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust":
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

А вот судьба подписавших Декларацию Независимости.

Date: 2017-07-05 01:02 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ymarkov
"When a historian ponders the what-ifs of the American Revolution, chills run up and down and around the cerebellum. There were almost too many moments when the patriot cause teetered on the brink of disaster to be retrieved by the most unlikely accidents or coincidences or choices made by harried men in the heat of conflict."

Thomas Fleming, Unlikely Victory: Thirteen Ways the Americans Could Have Lost the Revolution (essay in What If?: The World's Foremost Historians Imagine What Might Have Been, ed. Robert Cowley)

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