Monday, April 01, 2019


Prayer for Victory

William Shakespeare, Richard III 5.3.114-120 (Richmond speaking, before the Battle of Bosworth Field):
O Thou, whose captain I account myself,
Look on my forces with a gracious eye.        115
Put in their hands thy bruising irons of wrath,
That they may crush down with a heavy fall
The usurping helmets of our adversaries.
Make us Thy ministers of chastisement,
That we may praise Thee in the victory!        120

120 the Q: thy F, Q3-5
On 116 commentators compare Psalm 2.9 (Bishops' Bible):
Thou shalt bruise them with a rod of iron: and breake them in peeces like a potters vessell.

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