It started with the Greek poet, Euripedes in 406 B.C., “The tongue was mightier than the blade,” followed by Shakespeare in 1600 A.D., “When many swords were afraid of pens,” succeeded in 1621 A.D. by Robert Burton acknowledging, “How much more cruel the pen could be than the sword,” stated in 1796, by Thomas Jefferson, “What used to be done by swords was now done with pens,” and ended in 1839 by Edward Bulwer-Lytton, “Beneath the rule of men entirely great, the pen is mightier than the sword.”
From this we take the name of our new writing club, Pen & Sword. We believe that to accomplish whatever purpose we have, written words are more powerful and effective than any weapons.
This is an exclusive writing club available for sixth to twelveth graders whose written assignments were nominated by their teachers to be considered for membership in Pen & Sword. It will also encompass the authors of writings that are chosen to be entered in any contests and/or publications from Briarwood Academy.
Be looking on the horizon, mates, for the second publication of Pen & Sword.