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Old October 14, 2010, 09:54 PM
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Question Blood, sweat and tears

Where this "blood, sweat and tears" 'expression' comes from?

I remember Spanish poem that goes,

Al destierro con doce de los suyos, polvo, sudor y hierro, el Cid cabalga...

Which is gives a similar "suffering" feeling.
Of course, in Spanish we say too, "sangre, sudor y lágrimas" but I was just wondering if these "normal collocation" has some specific known origin...
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Old October 14, 2010, 10:44 PM
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¿Tendrá algo que ver con esto? (this in English)
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'Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away.' M.A.

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Old October 14, 2010, 10:58 PM
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Ah, claro. Muchas gracias, Ookami.
También he visto esto ahora.
http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=82637
(Tu primer link no lo puedo abrir... pero creo que será problema de mi ordenador...)

Y veo que el verso del poema que menciono es de Manuel Machado...
http://poesiadelmomento.com/luminarias/mitos/63.html
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Old October 15, 2010, 08:48 AM
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I agree that it was Second World War Winston Churchill's speech asking his people to support him and defend their country.
Very few politicians in history have produced such an honest tone in their acts.
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Old October 15, 2010, 10:33 AM
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Ya arreglé los links.

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The famous phrase Blood, toil, tears and sweat was first uttered on 2 July 1849 by Giuseppe Garibaldi when rallying his revolutionary forces in Rome. [1] Theodore Roosevelt also uttered the phrase in an address to the Naval War College on June 2, 1897, following his appointment as Assistant Secretary of the Navy. [2] However, the phrase became well known after a speech given by Winston Churchill to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom on 13 May 1940. Churchill, a keen soldier, was likely to have read works by Theodore Roosevelt, who was a widely published military historian;
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¡Muchas gracias, Ookami!
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