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A Tale of Common Things

Discussion in 'Never Ending Stories' started by Crezth, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. mrrandomplayer

    mrrandomplayer Potentially back

    Aug 1, 2012
    A point in the time-space continuum
    Piedmont is present.

    BILLSIF Chieftain

    Mar 29, 2012
    Viet Nam here. Christians not invited.
  3. ork75

    ork75 Chieftain

    Mar 13, 2012
    Peru present and accounted for.
  4. Shadowbound

    Shadowbound Scourge of God

    Mar 4, 2007
    Looks like I'm going to have to crash that party.

  5. Azale

    Azale Chieftain

    Jun 29, 2002

    Spoiler :
    Ye gentlemen and ladies fair
    Who grace this famous city,
    Just listen, if you’ve time to spare,
    While I rehearse a ditty;
    And for the opportunity
    Conceive yourselves quite lucky,
    For ’tis not often that you see
    A hunter from Kentucky.

    Oh Kentucky, the hunters of Kentucky!
    Oh Kentucky, the hunters of Kentucky!

    We are a hardy, free-born race,
    Each man to fear a stranger;
    Whate’er the game, we join in chase,
    Despising toil and danger.
    And if a daring foe annoys,
    Whate’er his strength and forces,
    We’ll show him that Kentucky boys
    Are alligator horses.

    I s’pose you’ve read it in the prints,
    How Packenham attempted
    To make old Hickory Jackson wince,
    But soon his scheme repented;
    For we, with rifles ready cock’d,
    Thought such occasion lucky,
    And soon around the gen’ral flock’d,
    The hunters of Kentucky.

    You’ve heard, I s’pose, how New-Orleans
    Is fam’d for wealth and beauty—
    There’s girls of ev’ry hue, it seems,
    From snowy white to sooty.
    So Packenham he made his brags,
    If he in fight was lucky,
    He’d have their girls and cotton bags,
    In spite of old Kentucky.

    But Jackson he was wide awake,
    And was not scar’d at trifles,
    For well he knew what aim we take,
    With our Kentucky rifles:
    So he led us down by Cypress swamp,
    The ground was low and mucky;
    There stood John Bull in martial pomp,
    And here was old Kentucky.

    A bank was rais’d to hide our breasts,
    Not that we thought of dying,
    But that we always like to rest,
    Unless the game is flying.
    Behind it stood our little force,
    None wished it to be greater,
    For ev’ry man was half a horse,
    And half an alligator.

    They did not let our patience tire,
    Before they show’d their faces;
    We did not choose to waste our fire,
    So snugly kept our places.
    But when so near we saw them wink,
    We thought it time to stop ’em,
    And ’twould have done you good, I think,
    To see Kentuckians drop ’em.

    The British found, ’twas vain to fight,
    Where lead was all their booty,
    And so they wisely took to flight,
    And left us all the beauty.
    And now, if danger e’er annoys,
    Remember what our trade is;
    Just send for us Kentucky boys,
    And we’ll protect ye, ladies.

  6. Terrance888

    Terrance888 Discord Reigns

    Jul 22, 2007
    Homework Workshop
    Korea grants the necessary amount of specie and kowtowing to the Qing.
  7. talonschild

    talonschild Drive-By NESer

    Nov 29, 2011
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Thus do I arrive as the Prince of Serbia. Fear my, er... might?
  8. Justo

    Justo Chieftain

    Dec 18, 2007
    Egypt reporting in.
  9. ChineseWarlord

    ChineseWarlord Chieftain

    Nov 6, 2012
    Why should you care?
    Woohoo! Paraguay is present!
  10. Nivyi

    Nivyi Chieftain

    May 26, 2013
    a house
    Venezuala is reporting in.
  11. Symphony D.

    Symphony D. Chieftain

    Apr 27, 2003
    I can only read that song to the tune of the Gilligan's Island theme song, Azale.

    Japanese orders are still sent.
  12. Grandkhan

    Grandkhan Telvanni Master Wizard

    Nov 24, 2011
    Inside a mushroom
    Bolivia strong remove chillies from andes.
  13. Bair_the_Normal

    Bair_the_Normal 全は禪

    Jan 31, 2012
    Rattanakosin Kingdom of Siam is here. Get out of Kampuchea plox yuenan.
  14. Terran Empress

    Terran Empress Hornet

    Mar 30, 2011
    Hallow Nest
    Libertad y Orden​

    ¡Oh, gloria inmarcesible!

    Spoiler :
    Oh unfading glory!
    Oh immortal joy!
    In furrows of pain
    Good is already germinating.

    Oh unfading glory!
    Oh immortal joy!
    In furrows of pain
    Good is already germinating.

    The fearful night came to an end,
    Liberty sublime
    Is spreading the dawns
    Of its invincible light.
    The whole of humanity,
    Which is groaning under chains,
    Understands the words
    Of the One who died on the Cross.

    Oh unfading glory!
    Oh immortal joy!
    In furrows of pain
    Good is already germinating.

    "INDEPENDENCE," cries
    The American world;
    In heroes' blood is bathing
    The Land of Columbus.
    But this great principle:
    Resounds, and those who suffer
    Praise the passion in it.

    Oh unfading glory!
    Oh immortal joy!
    In furrows of pain
    Good is already germinating.

    On the shores of the Caribbean,
    the famished people fight,
    choosing the horrors
    over fickle health.
    O, aye! for Cartagena
    heavy is the hardship,
    but her virtue
    disdains death's rubble.

    Oh unfading glory!
    Oh immortal joy!
    In furrows of pain
    Good is already germinating.

    From Boyacá in the fields,
    the genius of glory,
    for every ear a hero
    undefeated crowned.
    Soldiers without breastplate
    won victory;
    their virile breath
    as shield served.

    Oh unfading glory!
    Oh immortal joy!
    In furrows of pain
    Good is already germinating.

    Bolívar crosses the Andes
    that two oceans bathe,
    swords as sparks
    shine in Junín.
    Untameable centaurs
    descend to the plains,
    and a prescience begins to be felt,
    the epic' end has come.

    Oh unfading glory!
    Oh immortal joy!
    In furrows of pain
    Good is already germinating.

    The victorious trumpet
    in Ayacucho loudly thunders,
    that in every triumph grows
    its formidable sound.
    In its expansive thrust
    Liberty is worn for the first time,
    from the American sky
    a pavilion forming up.

    Oh, unfading glory!
    Oh, inmortal joy!
    In furrows of pain,
    the good now germinates

    In agony, the Virgin
    Tears out her hair,
    and bereft of her love,
    leaves it to hang on a cypress.
    Regretting her hope
    is covered by a cold headstone,
    but glorious pride
    hallows her fair skin.

    Oh, unfading glory!
    Oh, inmortal joy!
    In furrows of pain,
    the good now germinates

    Thus the motherland is formed,
    Thermopylaes are breaking forth;
    constellation of cyclops
    its night brightened.
    The trembling flower
    finding the wind mortal,
    underneath the laurels
    its safety sought.

    Oh, unfading glory!
    Oh, inmortal joy!
    In furrows of pain,
    the good now germinates

    But it's not complete glory
    to defeat in battle,
    that the arm that fights
    is encouraged by truth.
    For independence alone
    The great clamour doesn't silence;
    if the sun illuminates everyone,
    justice is liberty.

    Oh, unfading glory!
    Oh, inmortal joy!
    In furrows of pain,
    the good now germinates

    From men the rights
    Nariño's preaching,
    the soul of struggle
    was prophetically taught.
    When Ricaurte in San Mateo,
    in atoms flying,
    "Duty before life,"
    with flames he wrote.

    New Granada is here if you didn't catch that :p
  15. Jehoshua

    Jehoshua Catholic

    Sep 25, 2009
    The Empire of Austria is reporting in.
  16. Seon

    Seon Not An Evil Liar

    Jan 20, 2009
    Not Lying through my teeth
    Subscribing for interesting things.
  17. das

    das Regeneration In Process

    Apr 8, 2001
    Ekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk), Russia
    Chile here. Why do we already have Patagonia?
  18. Kraznaya

    Kraznaya Princeps

    Sep 28, 2005
    Land of the Successor
    We, Nicholas I by the Grace of God, Emperor and Autocrat of all the Russias, of Moscow, Kiev, Vladimir, Novgorod, Tsar of Kazan, Tsar of Astrakhan, Tsar of Poland, Tsar of Siberia, Tsar of Tauric Chersonesos, Tsar of Georgia, Lord of Pskov, and Grand Duke of Smolensk, Lithuania, Volhynia, Podolia, and Finland, Prince of Estonia, Livonia, Courland and Semigalia, Samogitia, Belostok, Karelia, Tver, Yugra, Perm, Vyatka, Bulgaria and other territories; Lord and Grand Duke of Nizhni Novgorod, Sovereign of Chernigov, Ryazan, Polotsk, Rostov, Yaroslavl, Beloozero, Udoria, Obdoria, Kondia, Vitebsk, Mstislavl, and all northern territories; Sovereign of Iveria, Kartalinia, and the Kabardinian lands and Armenian territories - hereditary Lord and Ruler of the Circassians and Mountain Princes and others; Lord of Turkestan, Heir of Norway, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein, Stormarn, Dithmarschen, Oldenburg, and so forth, and so forth, and so forth.

    In the interest of peace and prosperity, the Russian Empire affirms her treaty obligations and asks all her allies and friends to do the same:

    The Holy Alliance, with the Kingdom of Prussia and the Empire of Austria, in the name of justice, love and peace, in order to perpetuate the mundane institutions and adjust their imperfection for the prosperity of all.

    The Treaty of Hünkâr İskelesi with the Ottoman Empire, where we pledge mutual assistance with our Turkish friends in case of attack by a foreign power.

    The Anglo-Russian Convention, where we define the boundary with our British friends in North America at 54 degrees 40 minutes north latitude, and establish respective navigation and trading rights thereof.

    The Russo-American Treaty, where we define our territory in Alaska as that north of the the 54 degree 40 minute parallel with our American friends' claims to the Oregon Country as south of that line.

    The Treaty of Turkmenchai, with Shahdom of Persia, which recognizes the capitulation rights of Russian subjects in the Persian Empire, and furthermore reserves our exclusive right to navigation of the Caspian Sea, and right to send consulate envoys in all territory under the suzerainty of the Shah.

    The Treaty of Kiakhta, with the Qing Empire of China, where we define our border relations in Siberia and Mongolia and reserve the exclusive trading rights of Russian trading caravans and protection of Russian Christians in Beijing.

    Karl Nesselrode, loyal servant and Foreign Minister of the Empire of Russia
  19. Jehoshua

    Jehoshua Catholic

    Sep 25, 2009
    His Imperial Royal Apostolic Majesty, Ferdinand I, by the Grace of God, Emperor of Austria, Apostolic King of Hungary, King of Bohemia, fifth by this name, King of Lombardy and Venice, of Dalmatia, of Croatia, of Slavonia, of Galicia, of Lodomeria, and of Illyria, King of Jerusalem, and so forth, Archduke of Austria, Grand Duke of Tuscany and of Cracow, Duke of Lorraine, of Salzburg, of Styria, of Carinthia, of Carniola and of the Bukovina, Grand Prince of Transylvania, Margrave in Moravia, Duke of Upper and Lower Silesia, Piacenza and Guastalla, of Auschwitz and Zator, of Teschen, Friuli, Ragusa and Zara, Princely Count of Habsburg and Tyrol, of Kyburg, Gorizia and Gradisca, Prince of Trent and Brixen, Margrave of Upper and Lower Lusatia and in Istria, Count of Hohenems, Feldkirch, Bregenz, Sonnenberg, and so forth, Lord of Trieste, of Cattaro and of the Wendish Mark, Grand Voivode of the Voivodship of Serbia, and so forth, Sovereign of the Order of the Golden Fleece and so forth and so forth.

    In the interests of continued peace and prosperity between Austria, and the Empire of Russia and Kingdom of Prussia, does hereby reaffirm the Holy Alliance that currently exists between Austria and aforesaid states, that peace, stability and order may continue to prosper in the face of those upstarts who may seek its ruin.

    ~Prince Klemens von Metternich.
    ~His Imperial Royal Apostolic Majesty, Ferdinand I.
  20. Crezth

    Crezth 話說天下大勢分久必合合久必分

    May 26, 2006
    The map's not terribly final. We're still making some adjustments.

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