Restore to me, last rock of refuge, England

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Wiynz

Senior Member
Persian
Hi everyone. There's this beautiful short film from 1959 called "Refuge England". The film opens with this quotation:

Restore to me, last rock of refuge, England - dignity that benefits me as a man

English is not my first language and I'm having hard time understanding what this sentence is trying to say. What does it mean "Restore to me, last rock of refuge, England"? I understand the meaning of each word separately but I'm having hard times understanding it as a whole.

Thanks in advance
 
  • Barque

    Senior Member
    Tamil
    He's addressing England as his "last rock of refuge". Perhaps it'll be easier if I rearrange the words.

    Restore to me, last rock of refuge, England - dignity that benefits me as a man
    Last rock of refuge, England - restore to me [the] dignity that benefits me as a man.

    By the way are you sure it's "benefits"? Or is it "befits"?
     

    Wiynz

    Senior Member
    Persian
    Thank you Barque. Sorry for the mistake, checked it again and you're right it's "BEFITS" not "BENEFITS".
     
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