Posted by Lewis on February 03, 2003
In Reply to: No, really. How *are* you? posted by Word Camel on February 02, 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."
Thank you for that - it ws the Samuel 1:27 one that I was thinking of - "and the weapons of war perished" the added extra.