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    anthem

    Thy choicest gifts in store
    On her be pleased to pour,

    Long may she reign;
    May she defend our laws,
    And ever give us cause
    To sing with heart and voice,
    God save The Queen!


    I cannot understand the underlined part of the British anthem, especially "on her be pleased to pour". Can any British teacher explain to me?

    Thanks!

    Jason

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    Re: anthem

    (Addressing God):

    'Give her all the best things you have got.'

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    Re: anthem

    How should I understand "on her" on the second line? Thanks again.

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    Re: anthem

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlulu_2000 View Post
    Thy choicest gifts in store
    On her be pleased to pour,
    May I take it to mean 'please pour the choicest gifts on her'?

    Not a teacher.

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    Re: anthem

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    May I take it to mean 'please pour the choicest gifts on her'?

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    Yes. The choicest gifts that you have "in store." The pouring is not literal.

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    Re: anthem

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    The pouring is not literal.
    As in 'Pour My Love on You'?

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