At long last I am able to say a few words of my own. I have never wanted to withhold anything, but until now it has not been constitutionally possible for me to speak. A few hours ago I discharged my last duty as king and emperor, and now that I have been succeeded by my brother, the duke of York, my first words must be to declare my allegiance to him. This I do with all my heart.
برای مشاهده بقیه مطلب و دانلود فایل صوتی ادامه مطلب را بزنید
At long last I am able to say a few words of my own. I have never wanted to withhold anything, but until now it has not been constitutionally possible for me to speak. A few hours ago I discharged my last duty as king and emperor, and now that I have been succeeded by my brother, the duke of York, my first words must be to declare my allegiance to him. This I do with all my heart. You all know the reasons which have impelled me to renounce the throne. But I want you to understand that in making up my mind I did not forget the country or the empire, which, as prince of Wales and lately as king, I have for twenty-five years tried to serve. But you must believe me when I tell you that I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility and to discharge my duties as king as I would wish to do without the help and support of the woman I love. And I want you to know that the decision I have made has been mine and mine alone. This was a thing I had to judge entirely for myself.
The other person most nearly concerned has tried up to the last minute to persuade me to take a different course. I have made this, the most serious decision of my life, only upon the single thought of what would, in the end, be best for all. This decision has been made less difficult to me by the sure knowledge that my brother, with his long training in the public affairs of this country and with his fine qualities, will be able to take my place forthwith without interruption or injury to the life and progress of the empire. And he has one matchless blessing, enjoyed by so many of you, and not bestowed on me-a happy home with his wife and children. During these hard days I have been comforted by Her Majesty my mother and by my family. The ministers of the crown and, in particular, Mr. Baldwin, the prime minister, have always treated me with full consideration.
There has never been any constitutional difference between me and them, and between me and Parliament. Bred in the constitutional tradition by my father, I should never have allowed any such issue to arise. Ever since I was prince of Wales, and later on when I occupied the throne, I have been treated with the greatest kindness by all classes of the people wherever I have lived or journeyed throughout the empire. For that I am very grateful. I now quit altogether public affairs, and I lay down my burden. It may be some time before I return to my native land, but I shall always follow the fortunes of the British race and empire with profound interest, and if at any time in the future I can be found of service to His Majesty in a private station, I will not fail. And now, we all have a new king. I wish him and you, his people, happiness and prosperity with all my heart. God bless you all! God save the king!
to refuse to give someone something :
I withheld payment until they had completed the work.
Ian was accused of withholding vital information from the police.
She was accused of withholding information from the police.
Payment was withheld until the work was completed.
duty/responsibility/debt etc [ transitive ] formal
to do or pay what you have a duty to do or pay
discharge your duties/responsibilities/obligations etc
The trustees failed to discharge their duties properly.
Patients were being discharged from the hospital too early.
She had discharged herself against medical advice.
He was discharged from the army following his injury.
She was discharged from the police force for bad conduct
loyalty to a leader, country, belief etc
You owe allegiance (= have a duty to give allegiance ) to your king.
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.
an oath of allegiance
switch/transfer allegiance (= start to support a different person, group etc )
The people here have strong political allegiances .
to switch/transfer/change allegiance
an oath/a vow/a statement of allegiance
People of various party allegiances joined the campaign.
to pledge/swear allegiance
He affirmed his allegiance to the president.
impel verb[ transitive ] formal
if something impels you to do something, it makes you feel very strongly that you must do it → compel
impel somebody to do something
The lack of democracy and equality impelled the oppressed to fight for independence.
He felt impelled to investigate further.
There are various reasons that impel me to that conclusion.
renounce verb [ transitive ]
if you renounce an official position, title, right etc, you publicly say that you will not keep it any more
SYN give up :
Edward renounced his claim to the French throne.
She renounced her citizenship.
Will Charles renounce the throne in favour of his son?
to make a process or activity stop temporarily:
My studies were interrupted by the war.
interruption noun [uncountable and countable]
We can talk here without interruption.
The birth of her son was a minor interruption to her career.
an interruption to the power supply
I managed to work for two hours without interruption.
He ignored her interruptions.
She spoke for 20 minutes without interruption.
! Do not use interruption to mean a short period when students or workers can stop working and relax. Use break instead:
Between the two classes there is a 15 minute break.
to give someone something of great value or importance
bestow something on/upon somebody
honours bestowed on him by the Queen
It was a title bestowed upon him by the king.
the past tense and past participle of breed
to cause a particular feeling or condition:
Nothing breeds success like success.
Fear of failure was bred into him at an early age.
Poor living conditions breed violence and despair.
to stop doing a job, etc
to lay down your duties
something difficult or worrying that you are responsible forburden of The burden of taxation has risen considerably.
burden on I don't like being a burden on other people.
Nothing can lift the burden from my shoulders.
the tax/financial/debt burden
The main burden of caring for old people falls on the state.
the heavy tax burden on working people
I don't want to become a burden to my children when I'm old.
showing strong, serious feelings [= deep]:
a profound sense of guilt
profound changes in the earth's climate
My father's death had a profound effect on us all.
The news came as a profound shock.
The report has profound implications for schools.
Her sense of disappointment was profound.
when people have money and everything that is needed for a good life:
a time of economic prosperity
the future prosperity of the country
Our future prosperity depends on economic growth.
The country is enjoying a period of peace and prosperity.
دسته بندی : آموزش سطح حرفه ای ,
برچسب ها : یادگیری مکالمه زبان انگلیسی , یادگیری حرفه ای مکالمه زبان انگلیسی , آموزش زبان انگلیسی , آموزش حرفه ای زبان انگلیسی , آموزش مکالمه زبان انگلیسی , مکالمه حرفه ای زبان انگلیسی , آموزش مکالمه قدم به قدم حرفه ای , مکالمه حرفه ای زبان , مکالمه گام به گام حرفه ای زبان ,