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" We few, we happy few, we band of brothers ; For he to-day that sheds his blood with me Shall be my brother ; be he ne'er so vile, This day shall gentle his condition... "
The Plays of William Shakespeare - Page 448
by William Shakespeare - 1813 - 913 pages
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Co-ed Combat: The New Evidence that Women Shouldn't Fight the Nation's Wars

Kingsley Browne - History - 2007 - 350 pages
...of the military. 11 The Bond of Brothers: All for One and One for All We few, we happy few, we band of brothers: For he to-day that sheds his blood with...gentle his condition: And gentlemen in England, now a-bed, Shall think themselves accurs'd they were not here: And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any...
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Making the Corps: 10th Anniversary Edition with a New Afterword by the Author

Thomas E. Ricks - History - 2007 - 336 pages
...Brig. Gen. Jack Klimp Depot Senior Sergeant: Depot Sgt. Maj. Harold Moore We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; For he today that sheds his blood with...gentle his condition; And gentlemen in England now abed Shall think themselves accursed they were not here. — Shakespeare, Henry V, IV, iii Parris Island...
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The Holiday Season

Michael Knight - Fiction - 2008 - 208 pages
...second. The leafless trees. The pewter sky. The weird kung fu. I said, "We few, we happy few, we band of brothers / For he today that sheds his blood with...gentle his condition / And gentlemen in England now a-bed / Shall think themselves accursed they were not here / And hold their manhood cheap whiles any...
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Tolkien and Shakespeare: Essays on Shared Themes and Language

Janet Brennan Croft, Donald E. Palumbo, C.W. Sullivan III - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 336 pages
...glimpse. Instead, his rhetoric embraces them and lifts them up as brothers: We few, we happy few, we band of brothers. For he today that sheds his blood with...ne'er so vile, This day shall gentle his condition [4.3.60-63]. Henry, too, has found his metier. War and Politics Much has been written concerning Hal's...
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Male Friendship in Shakespeare and his Contemporaries

Thomas MacFaul - Literary Criticism - 2007
...lines which use the normal we to assert the companionship of the army: We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; For he today that sheds his blood with...ne'er so vile, This day shall gentle his condition, (iv. iii. 60—3) This is so much hollow rhetoric: peasants at the battle were not made gentlemen.1...
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The 2008 Rhysling Anthology

Drew Morse - Poetry - 2008 - 176 pages
...again just like he done ever' day since his coffin was flown home Brothers in Arms Marsheila Rockwell For he to-day that sheds his blood with me Shall be...gentle his condition: And gentlemen in England now a-bed Shall think themselves accursed they were not here, And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any...
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