Honi soit qui mal y pense

Quelle: Youtube, Auszug aus "The Hollow Crown-Richard II" , BBC

This royal throne of kings, this scepter'd isle,
This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,
This other Eden, demi-paradise,
This fortress built by Nature for herself
Against infection and the hand of war,
This happy breed of men, this little world,
This precious stone set in the silver sea,
Which serves it in the office of a wall,
Or as a moat defensive to a house,
Against the envy of less happier lands,
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England,
This land of such dear souls, this dear dear land,
Hath made a shameful conquest of itself.


Shakespeare, Richard II, Akt II, 1. Szene