James Thomson

Ednam in Roxburghshire, Scotland
James Thomson
Ednam in Roxburghshire, Scotland
Friday, January 3, 2003

Rule Britannia Comments

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When Britain first, at Heaven's command,
Arose from out the azure main;
This was the charter of the land,
And guardian angels sung this strain:

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Fabrizio Frosini 29 November 2015
Rule, Britannia, rule the waves; Britons never will be slaves. and from these verses by James Thomson, set to music by Thomas Arne in 1740, the British patriotic song, ''Rule, Britannia! '' originated.... Rule, Britannia! is a
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