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Sunday, March 13, 2005
Those Feet

James Wolcott refers to a new history of British football, Those Feet.

I just love the choice of name, that's all. If you remember Chariots Of Fire, Emerson, Lake, and Palmer, or even Monty Python, you know the hymn:

And did those feet in ancient time
Walk upon England’s mountains green?
And was the holy lamb of god
On England’s pleasant pastures seen?
And did the countenance divine
Shine forth upon our clouded hills?
And was jerusalem builded here
Among those dark satanic mills?

Bring me my bow of burning gold!
Bring me my arrows of desire!
Bring me my spear: o clouds unfold!
Bring me my chariots of fire!
I will not cease from metal fight;
Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand
Till we have built jerusalem
In england’s green and pleasant land.

-- William Blake

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