Posted by Word Camel on February 02, 2003
In Reply to: How are the mighty fallen posted by TheFallen on January 31, 2003
: : : : I've got a feeing that "How are the mighty fallen" is part of a longer line or quotation. Anybody recall the origin?
: : : 'How the mighty have fallen' is uttered three times by the Biblical King David (1 Samuel)
: : Samuel 1:19. The beauty of Israel is slain upon thy high places: how are the mighty fallen!
: : Samuel 1:25. How are the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle! O Jonathan, thou wast slain in thine high places.
: : Samuel 1:27. How are the mighty fallen, and the weapons of war perished!
: Dang! And there's me thinking it was "how are the fallen mighty."