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Remember, Remember

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Remember, remember!
The fifth of November,
The Gunpowder treason and plot;
I know of no reason
Why the Gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot!
Guy Fawkes and his companions
Did the scheme contrive,
To blow the King and Parliament
All up alive.
Threescore barrels, laid below,
To prove old England’s overthrow.
But, by God’s providence, him they catch,
With a dark lantern, lighting a match!
A stick and a stake
For King James’s sake!
If you won’t give me one,
I’ll take two,
The better for me,
And the worse for you.
A rope, a rope, to hang the Pope,
A penn’orth of cheese to choke him,
A pint of beer to wash it down,
And a jolly good fire to burn him.
Holloa, boys! holloa, boys! make the bells ring!
Holloa, boys! holloa boys! God save the King!
Hip, hip, hooor-r-r-ray!

Anti-Catholic Guy Fawkes Day Doggerel

 

 

 

 

 

The idiotic anti-Catholic celebration of Guy Fawkes Day , observed each November fifth, was effectively ended two hundred and forty one years ago in America during the Revolution, in large part due to George Washington.  Here is his order on November 5, 1775:

As the Commander in Chief has been apprized of a design form’d for the observance of that ridiculous and childish custom of burning the Effigy of the pope–He cannot help expressing his surprise that there should be Officers and Soldiers in this army so void of common sense, as not to see the impropriety of such a step at this Juncture; at a Time when we are solliciting, and have really obtain’d, the friendship and alliance of the people of Canada, whom we ought to consider as Brethren embarked in the same Cause. The defence of the general Liberty of America: At such a juncture, and in such Circumstances, to be insulting their Religion, is so monstrous, as not to be suffered or excused; indeed instead of offering the most remote insult, it is our duty to address public thanks to these our Brethren, as to them we are so much indebted for every late happy Success over the common Enemy in Canada.

Catholics always had a friend in the Father of Our Country.

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Donald R. McClarey

Cradle Catholic. Active in the pro-life movement since 1973. Father of three and happily married for 35 years. Small town lawyer and amateur historian. Former president of the board of directors of the local crisis pregnancy center for a decade.

3 Comments

  1. “Catholics always had a friend in the Father of Our Country”……..and Catholics continue to have a friend in the blogosphere of Christiandom, stretching well beyond our shores, thanks be to Donald McClarey.

    Your thoughts and efforts are appreciated.
    Your enthusiasm for history and sharing that enthusiasm, is priceless. Great work kind Sir.

    Eight years of the antithesis of President Washington, found of course in the lame duck,
    is eight years too many.
    May the woman who would be Queen be defeated in this battle for America. May Our Country be rid of the filthy plunders and cheats who care less about America’s future, and care more for their personal gains.
    May we hear from a future President of the United States that We Are one Nation Under God…the God that sacrificed his only begotten son, Our Lord Jesus Christ. The God who inspired the Holy Bible. The God who protected us and saved us from our enemies.
    The very same God who teaches us His law and instructs us in holiness.

    An abomination would proclaim that religions must change their views on abortion.
    May that abomination be silenced by the Americans that hold fast to the ten commandments. Americans that wish to instruct and nurture disordered individuals who struggle with same sex addiction and gender identity…not help them by enabling them and promoting their disordered conduct.

    Excuse my lengthy prayer.

    My hope is in the Lord.
    He will not disappoint.
    The future leadership of our nation is not out side of God’s reach. His is the final word long after this walk through the valley. His kingdom come..His will be done…

  2. In Scotland, the 5th November is also commemorated as the day on which Prince William of Orange landed at Brixham Harbour in Devon, in the South-West of England in 1688.

    His statue there bears the remarkable inscription, “Engelands vrijheid door Oranje hersteld” – England’s freedom restored by Orange” ; calculated, doubtless to gladden every patriotic English heart.

    In Scotland, he is commonly said to have delivered us from wooden shoes and brass money (A reference, perhaps, to the French sabot or clog)

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