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Yesterday was St. Crispin's Day. This means it is also the anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt. I often post something on this day, just because. However, yesterday I never came on line, what with different things happening about teh Ranch and needing done.

Deo gratias Anglia redde pro victoria!

Owre Kynge went forth to Normandy
With grace and myght of chyvalry
Ther God for hym wrought mervelusly;
Wherefore Englonde may call and cry

Deo gratias:
Deo gratias Anglia redde pro victoria.

He sette sege, forsothe to say,
To Harflu towne with ryal aray;
That toune he wan and made afray
That Fraunce shal rewe tyl domesday.


Then went hym forth, owre king comely,
In Agincourt feld he faught manly;
Throw grace of God most marvelsuly,
He had both feld and victory.


Ther lordys, erles and barone
Were slayne and taken and that full soon,
Ans summe were broght into Lundone
With joye and blisse and gret renone.


Almighty God he keep owre kynge,
His peple, and alle his well-wyllynge,
And give them grace wythoute endyng;
Then may we call and savely syng:


Do a search on Wikipedia using 'Agincourt' for references, if you're interested. You'll get a disambiguation page, as there's a lot of things referencing Agincourt, and this will be the third link.

I've finally gotten around to doing that taste in art quiz meme. Without posting much more, as in what art piece showed, here's the result:

Your result for What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test ...
Balanced, Secure, and Realistic.

25 Impressionist, 12 Islamic, 20 Ukiyo-e, -24 Cubist, -34 Abstract and 9 Renaissance!

Impressionism is a movement in French painting, sometimes called optical realism because of its almost scientific interest in the actual visual experience and effect of light and movement on appearance of objects. Impressionist paintings are balanced, use colored shadows, use pure color, broken brushstrokes, thick paint, and scenes from everyday life or nature.

People that like Impressionist paintings may not alway be what is deemed socially acceptable. They tend to move on their own path without always worrying that it may be offensive to others. They value friendships but because they also value honesty tend to have a few really good friends. They do not, however, like people that are rude and do not appreciate the ideas of others. They are secure enough in themselves that they can listen to the ideas of other people without it affecting their own final decisions. The world for them is not black and white but more in shades of grey and muted colors. They like things to be aestically pleasing, not stark and sharp. There are many ways to view things, and the impresssionist personality views the world from many different aspects. They enjoy life and try to keep a realistic viewpoint of things, but are not very open to new experiences. If they are content in their live they will be more than likely pleased to keep things just the way they are.

Right. Interesting. There are things in this I agree with, and things I don't. Sooner than half-way into it I knew it would list "Impressionistic" based on what they were offering for comparison and what I like. I'm not surprised that Ukiyo-e rated as high as it did, I'm a little surprised that Abstract rated as low as it did. This may be because I've got a different idea about what constitutes Abstract than the quiz maker does. Dunno. Cubist got a negative rating as well, which is interesting as there are some cubist-inspired ideas floating about in my head just now...

And Flickr Stats apparently take Sunday off. I went to check on those from curiosity, and while it shows the graph of yesterday's hits (Flickr Stats always show yesterday's activity), today's page also said there is no activity for October 26. Which is, of course, today (checks datestamp on this entry again... yup, October 26 it is). o_O?
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