Concept of the “FEW” by Sullivan
We share them with you on this web site.”That he which hath no stomach to this fight, let him depart;
his passport shall be made, and crowns for convoy put into his purse;
we would not die in that man’s company that fears his fellowship to die with us. This day is called the feast of Crispin:
he that outlives this day ,and comes safe home, will stand a tip-toe when the day is nam’d and rouse him at the name of Crispin.
He that shall live this day, and see old age, will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbors, and say,”Tomorrow is St. Crispin:”
Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars,and say,
“These wounds I had on Crispin’s day”.
Old men forget: yet all shall be forgot,
but he’ll remember with advantages what feats he did that day.
Then shall our names, familiar in his mouth as household words,
Harry the king, Bedford and Exeter, Warwick and Talbot, Salsbury and Gloucester, be in their flowing cups freshly remember’d.
This story shall the good man teach his son; and Crispin
Crispin shall ne’er go by, from this day to the ending of the world,
but we in it shall be remembered;
WE FEW, WE HAPPY FEW, WE BAND OF BROTHERS;
for he to-day that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother;
be he ne’er so vile this day shall gentle his condition;
and gentlemen in England, now a-bed shall think themselves accurs’d they were not here,
and hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks that fought with us upon Saint Crispin’s day.