Cacciaguida

Defending the 12th century since the 14th; blogging since the 21st.

Catholicism, Conservatism, the Middle Ages, Opera, and Historical and Literary Objets d'Art blogged by a suburban dad who teaches law and writes stuff.


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Who was Cacciaguida? See Dante's PARADISO, Cantos XV, XVI, & XVII.


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Monday, September 11, 2006
 



I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me.
A day may come when the courage of men fails, when we forsake our friends
and break all bonds of fellowship, but it is not this day.
An hour of wolves and shattered shields, when the age of men
comes crashing down, but it is not this day! This day we fight!
By all that you hold dear on this good Earth, I bid you stand,
Men of the West!


Speech by J.R.R. Tolkien. Photospread by Reuters, via Kross & Sweord.