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Every people have its own way of saying things. It's own special expressions. These are the living speech of people. And a story can be told about each of them.

The white swan with its long graceful neck is among the most beautiful of birds. The swan is mostly silent through its life. It flows quietly on the water, unable to sing sweet songs like most other birds. In ancient time, however, people believed that the swan was given a special gift of song at the end of its life. They believed a swan sings are most beautiful song just before it dies. The ancient great philosopher Socrates talked of this 2300 years ago. Socrates explained that the swan was singing because it was happy. The bird was happy, because it was going to serve the Greek god Apollo. Swans were holy to Apollo the god of poetry and song.

The story of the swan's last song sound a place in the works of other writers, including the early english writters Chaucer and Shakespeare. And the expreesion swan song has long been a part of the english language. At first, swan song meant the last work of a poet, musician or writter. Now, it means the final effort of any person, someones swan song usually is also considered that person's finest work.

A political expression with a similer meaning is the last/ .The expression may be used to describe a politician's last campain. His final attempt to win the chairs and votes of the people. The last/ ,also can mean the last acts of a politician before his term in office ends. Writter / made the expression popular in 1956, he worte a book about the final years in the political life of a long time mayor of Boston Massachusetts. He called his book the last /.

Some language experts say the expression came from a name given to noise supporters of Andrew Jackson America's 7th president. They cheered / so loudly for Andy Jackson during his presidential campain that they became known as the / boys. Jackson / boys also played a part in the election to choose the next president. Jackson's choise was his vice president /. A newspaper of the / reported the / was elected president in its words by the / boys, and those who knew just enough to shout / for Jackson. So president Jackson realy heard his last/ in the campain of another candidate the man who would replace him in the White House.

This VOA Special English program Words and their Stories was written by Mariline Chritiano. Morris Joyce was its narrator I `m Shirley Geffen.

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Now, the VOA Special English program Words and Their Stories.

Every people has its own way of saying things, its own special expressions. These are the living speech of a people and a story can be told about each of them.

The white swan with its long graceful neck is among the most beautiful of birds. The swan is mostly silent through its life. It floats quietly on the water, unable to sing sweet songs like most other birds.

In ancient times, however, people believed that the swan was given a special gift of song at the end of its life. They believed a swan sings a most beautiful song just before it dies. The ancient Greek philosopher Socrates talked of this 2,300 years ago. Socrates explained that the swan was singing because it was happy. The bird was happy because it was going to serve the Greek God Apollo. Swans were holy to Apollo - the God of poetry and song. The story of the swan's last song found a place in the works of other writers including the early English writers Chaucer and Shakespeare.

And the expression "swan song" has long been a part of the English language. At first, swan song meant the last work of a poet, musician or writer. Now it means the final effort of any person. Someone's swan song usually is also considered that person's finest work. A political expression with the similar meaning is the "last hurrah". The expression may be used to describe a politician's last campaign. His final attempt to win the cheers and votes of the people. The last hurrah also can mean the last acts of a politician before his term in office ends.

Writer Edwin O`corner made the expression popular in 1956. He wrote a book about the final years in the political life of a longtime mayor of Boston, Massachusetts. He called his book the Last Hurrah. Some language experts say the expression came from a name given to noisy supporters of Andrew Jackson - America's 7th president. They cheered hurrah so loudly for Andy Jackson during his presidential campaign that they became known as the hurrah boys. Jackson's hurrah boys also played a part in the election to choose the next president. Jackson's choice was his Vice President Martin Van Buren. A/newspaper of the time reported that Van Buren was elected president, in his words, by the hurrah boys and those who knew just enough to [COLOR=]greenshout[/COLOR] hurrah for Jackson. So President Jackson really heard his last hurrahs in the campaign of another candidate, the man who would replaced him in the White House.

This VOA Special English program Words and Their Stories was written by Marilyn Christiano. Maurice Joyce \ was the narrator. I'm Shirley Griffith.
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Now the voa special english program Words and their stories.

Every people has its own way of saying things.Its own special expressions.These are the living speech of people and story can be told about each of them.

The white swan with its long graceful neck is among the most beautiful of birds.The swan is mostly silent through its life.It floats quietly on the water, unable to sing sweet songs like most other birds.
In ancient times,however people believed that the swan was given a special gift of song at the end of its life.They believed a swan sings a most beautiful song just before it dies.The ancient Greek philosopher Socrates talked of this two thousand three hundred years ago.Socrates explained that the swan was singing because it was happy.The bird was happy because it was going to serve the Greek god apollow.Swans were holy to apollow the God poetry and song.

The story of swan's last song found place in the work serve other writers including the early english writers Chaucer and Shakespeare.And the expression swan song has long been a part of the english language.At first swan song meant the last work of poet ,musician or writer.Now it means the final effort of any person.Some ones swan song usually is also considered that person's finest work.A political expression with the similar meaning is the last hurra.The expression may be used to describe a politician's last campaign.His finally attempt to win the chairs and votes of the people.The last hurra also can mean the last acts of a politician before his term in office ends.

Writer * Ocorner made the expression popular in 1956.The wrote a book about the final years in the political life
of long time mayor of of Boston, Massachusetts. He called his book the last hurra.Some language experts say the expression came from the name given to noisy supporters of Andrew Jackson, American seventh President.They cheered hurra so loudly for Andy Jackson during his presidential campaign that they became known as the hurra boys.Jackson's hurra boys also played a part in the election to choose the next president. Jackson's choice was his Vice President * . A newspaper of the time reported that * was elected president, in his words, by the hurra boys and those who knew just enough to shot hurra for Jackson. So President Jackson really heard his last hurras in the campaign of another candidate, the man who would replaced him in the White House.

This VOA Special English program Words and Their Stories was written by Marilyn Christiano. * was the narrator. I'm *.
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now the voa special english program words and stories,every people has its own way of saying things his own special expressions .these are the living speech of people and the story can be told about each of them.the white swan with a long graceful neck is amomg the most beautiful of birds.the swan is mostly silent through its life it flutes quitely on the water unable to sing sweet songs like most other birds.in acient times howevre people belive that the swan was given a special gift of songs at the end of the life.they belive a swan seems a most beautiful song.just before it dies ,the ancient great philosopher socrates talked of this 2,300years ago.socrates explained that the swan was singging because it was happy,the bird was happy because it was going to serve the greek god apollo.swans were holy to apollo the god of poetry and song.the story of the swan's last song found the place in the works of other writers including the eraly english writers chaucer and shakespeare .and the especial swan's song has long been a part of the english language.at first swan song meant the last of a poet musician or writer.now it meants the final errort of any person someone's swan song usually is also consider that person's final's work.a political expression was the similar meaning is the last heritage. the expression may be used to describe a poltician's last scampaign.his final attempy to win the cheers and votes of the people .the last hurrah also can mean the acts of a politician before his term in office ends,wtiter edwin o made the expression popular in 1956.he wrote the book about the final years in the politicial life of a long time mayor of boston.he called this book the last hurrah .some language exprets say the expression came from the name given to noisy supporters of andrew j amercan's 7th president they cheered hurrah so louadly for andrew j during his president campaign that they became known as the hurrah boys.j;s hurrah boys also played a part in the election to choose the next president.j's choicewas his vice president MWB a newspaper of the time reported that MWB was elected president in his words by the hurrah boy and those who knew just enough to shout hurrah for j.so president j rellly heard his last hurah in the campaign of another candidate the man who were replaced hem in the white house.
This VOA special English program words and their stories was written by Mariline Chritiano Morris Joyce was its narrator I `m Shirley Geffen.
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ow the VOA Special English program Words and their Stories.


Every people has its own way of saying things. Its own special expressions. These are the living speech of people and story can be told about each of them.

The white swan with its long graceful neck is among the most beautiful of birds. The swan is mostly silent through its life it flows quietly on the water unable to sing sweet songs like most other birds.

In ancient times however people believed that the swan was given a special gift of song at the end of its life. They believed a swan sings a most beautiful song just before it dies. The ancient great Philosopher Socrates talked of this 2,300 years ago. Socrates explained that the swan was singing because it was happy. The bird was happy because it was going to serve the Greek God Apollo. Swans were holy to Apollo the God of poetry and song. The story of the swan's last song found place in the works of other writers including the early English writers Chaucer and Shakespeare.

And the expression swan song has long been a part of the English language. At first swan song meant the last work of a poet, musician or writer. Now it means the final effort of any person. Someone's swan song usually is also considered that person's final work. A political expression was the similar meaning is the last holler. The expression may be used to describe a politician's last campaign. His final attempt to win the cheers and votes of the people. The last holler also can mean the last acts of a politician before his term in office ends.

Writer Edwin O'corner made the expression popular in 1956. He wrote a book about the final years in the political life of a longtime mayor of Boston Massachusetts. He called his book the last holler. Some language experts say the expression came from a name given to noisy supporters of Andrew Jackson America's 7th president. They cheered holler so loudly for Andy Jackson during his presidential campaign that they became known as the holler boys. Jackson's holler boys also played a part in the election to choose the next president. Jackson's choice was his Vice President MWB. a newspaper of the Time reported wm was elected president in his words By the holler boys and those who knew just enough to shot holler for Jackson. So President Jackson really heard his last hollers in the campaign of another candidate the man who were replaced him in the White House.

This VOA Special English program Words and their Stories was written by Mariline Chritiano. * Joyce was its narrator I'm Shirley Geffen.

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Now the VOA Special English Program Words And Their Stories.

Every people has it's own way of things. It's own special expressoins. These are living speech of people and story can be told about each of them.

The white swan with it's long graceful neck is among the most beautiful of birds. The swan is mostly / through its life. it floats quietly on the water, unable to sing sweet songs like most other birds.

In ancient times, however, people believed that swan was given a special gift song at the end of it's life. They believed the swan sings the most beautiful song just before it dies. The ancient Greek philosopher / talked of this two thousand hundred years ago. / explianed that the swan was singing because it was happy. The bird was happy because it was going to serve the Greek God Apollo. Swans were holy to Apollo, the god of poetry and song. The story of the swans last song found place in the works of other writers including English writers / and /.

And the expression swan song has long been a part of the English language. At first, swan song meant the last work of a poet, musician or writer. Now, it means the final effort of any person ,someones swan song ususally is also considered that person's final work. A political expression with similar meaning is the last /. The expression may be used to describe a politician's last campaign. His final attempt to win the chairs and votes of the people. The last / also can be meant the last / politician before his term in office ends.

Writer / made the expression popular in 1956. He wrote a book about the final years in the political life of a long time / Boston,/. He called this book the last /. Some language experts say this expression came from a named given to noisy supporters of /. America's 7th president. They chaired / so loudly for / during his presidential campign that they became known as the / boys. / boys also played a part in the election to choose the next president. / choice was his vice president /. A newspaper of the Time reported that / was elected president in his words by the / boys and those who knew just enough to shot / for J. So President J. really heard his last / in the campaign of another candidate, the man who would replace him in the Whitehouse.

This VOA Special English Program Words And Their Stories was written by Mariline C. Morris / was it's narrator. I'm Shirley /.
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Now, the VOA Special English program Words and Their Stories.

Every people has its own way of saying things, its own special expressions. These are the living speech of a people and a story can be told about each of them.

The white swan with its long graceful neck is among the most beautiful of birds. The swan is mostly silent through its life. It floats quietly on the water, unable to sing sweet songs like most other birds.

In ancient times, however, people believed that the swan was given a special gift of song at the end of its life. They believed a swan sings a most beautiful song just before it dies. The ancient G.P.S talked of this 2,300 years ago. S explained that the swan was singing because it was happy. The bird was happy because it was going to serve the Greek God Apollo. Swans were holy to Apollo - the God of poetry and song. The story of "the swan's last song" found place in the works of other writers including the early English writers Chaucer and Shakespeare.

And the expression "swan song" has long been a part of the English language. At first, 'swan song" meant the last work of a poet, musician or writer. Now it means the final effort of any person. "Someone's swan song "usually is also considered that person's finest work. A political expression with the similar meaning is the "last hurrah". The expression may be used to describe a politician's last campaign. His final attempt to win the cheers and votes of the people. The last hurrah also can mean the last acts of a politician before his term in office ends.

Writer E.O.C made the expression popular in 1956. He wrote a book about the final years in the political life of a longtime mayor of B M. He called his book the Last Hurrah. Some language experts say the expression came from a name given to noisy supporters of A J - America's 7th president. They cheered hurrah so loudly for A J during his presidential campaign that they became known as the" hurrah boys". J's" hurrah boys" also played a part in the election to choose the next president. J's choice was his Vice President M V B. A newspaper of the time reported that V B was elected president, in his words, by the "hurrah boys "and those who knew just enough to shot hurrah for J. So President J really heard his last hurrahs in the campaign of another candidate, the man who would replaced him in the White House.

This VOA Special English program Words and Their Stories was written by M C. M Joyce J was the narrator. I'm S G.
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every people has its own way of saying things. it is on special expressions. these are the living speech of a people and story can be told about each of them. the white swan with its long graceful neck is among the most beautiful of birds. the swan is mostly silent through its life. it floats quietly on the water, unable to sing sweet songs like most other birds. in ancient times, however, people believed that the swan was given a special gift of song at the end of its life. it believed a swan sings a most beautiful song just before it dies.
the ancient Greek philosopher Sarcrotis talked this 2,300 years ago.Sarcrotis explained that the swan was singing because it was happy. the bird was happy because it was going to serve the Greek God, Appollow. swans were holly to Applow, the God of poetry and song. the story of the swan's last song found place in the works of other writers, including the early english writers, Chauser and Shakespeare,and the expression swan song as long being a part of the english language. first,swan song meant the last work of a poet, musician or writer. now it means the final effort of any person. someone's swan song usually is also considered that person's finest work.
a plolitical express with the similar meaning is the last horra. the expression may be used to describe a politian's last campaign. it is final attempt to win the cheers and votes of the people. the last horra also can mean the last acts of a politician before his term in office ends.
writer Adwin O'carna made the express popular in 1956. he wrote a book about the final years in the political life of a long time mayor of Boston, Massachusetts. he called this book 'the last horra'. some language experts said the expression came from a name given to noisy supporter of Andy Jackson, Amercia;s seventh president. they cheered horra so loudly for Andy Jackson during his presidential campaign.that baby came known as the 'horra boy'. Jackson's horra boys also played a part in the election to choose the next president. Jackson's choice was his vice president Mattin Wonbure. a newspaper of the time reported that Wonbure elected president in his words by the horra boys and those who knew just enough to shout horra for Jackson. so president jackson realy heard his last horras in the campaign of another candidate ,the man who would replace him in the White House.
this VOA special english program, words and their stories was written by Marilin Christiano. Maoris Joyes was the narrator. i am Shurly Griffen.
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Every people has his own way of saying things, its own special expressions. These are the *** of a people and story can be told about each of them. The white swan with its long graceful neck is among the most beautiful of birds. The swan is mostly silent through its life. It flow quietly on the water, unable to sing sweet songs like most other birds. In ancient times, however, people believed that the swan was given a special gift of song at the end of its life. They believed a swan sings a most beautiful song just before it dies.

The ancient Greek **Socrates talked this 2,300 years ago. Socrates explained that the swan was singing because it was happy. The bird was happy because it was going to serve the Greek God Apollo. Swans were ** to Apollo the God of ** and song. The story of the swans last song found place in the works of other writers, including the early English writers Chaucer and Shakespeare.

And the expression "swan song" has long been a part of the English language. At first, swan song meant the last work of a poet, musician or writer. Now it means the final effort of any person. Someones swan song usually is also considered that person's finest work. A political expression with the similar meaning is the "last **". The expression may be used to describe a politician's last campaign. His final attempt to win the cheers and votes of people. The last ** also can mean the last acts of a politician before his term in office ends.

Writer *** made the expression popular in 1956. He wrote a book about the final years in the political life of a longtime mayor of Boston, **. He called this book the Last **. Some language experts say the expression came from a name given to noisy supporters of Andrew Jackson - America's 7th president. They cheered * so loudly for Andy Jackson during his presidential campaign that they became known as the * boys. Jackson's * boys also played a part in the election to choose the next president. Jackson's choice was his * President Martin Van Brun. A newspaper of the time reported that Van Brun was elected president in his words, by the ** boys and those who knew just enough short ** for Jackson. So President Jackson really hurt his last ** in the campaign of another candidate, the man who replaced him in the White House.

This VOA Special English program Words and Their Stories was written by Marilyn Christiano. Maurice Joyce Joyce was the narrator. I'm Shirley Griffith.
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Now the VOA special English program words and their stories.

Every people has its own way of saying things, it’s own special expressions. These are the living speech of people and the story can be told about each of them. The white swan with its long graceful neck is among the most beautiful of birds. The swan is mostly silence through its life, it’s float quietly on the water, and unable to sing sweet songs like other birds. In the accent times however, people believed that the swan was given a special gift song at the end of its life. The believed a swan sings a most beautiful song just before it dies. The ancient ****** talked to this 2300 years ago. ******* explaining that the swan was singing because it was happy, the bird was happy they caused it was going to serve the ********. Swans were *********
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Now, the VOA Special English Program Words and Their Stories:

Every people has its own way of saying thing. It is own special expressions. These are the living speech of people and story can be told about each of them. The white swan with its long graceful neck is among most beautiful birds. The swan is mostly silent though its life. It flows quietly on the water. Unable to sing sweet songs like most other birds.

In ancient time, however. People believed that the swan was given a special gift of song at the end of its life. They believed a swan sings a most beautiful song just before dies. The ancient great philosopher Socrates taked of this 2,300 years age. Socrates explained that swan was singing because it was happy. The bird was happy because it was going to serve the great god Apollo. Swans were holy to a Apollo. The god was poetry and song. The story of the swan's last song found the place in the works of other writers, including the early english writers Chaucer and Shakespearel.

And the expression "swan song" has long being a part of english language. At first "swan song" meant the last work of a poet ,musician or writer. Now it means the final effort of any person. Someone's swan song usually has also considered that person's finest work. The political expression was the similar meaning is "the last hurrah". The expression maybe used to discrib a politician last campaign is final attempt to win the chairs and votes of the people. The last hurrah also can mean the last acts of the politician before his term in office ends.

Writer Edwin O'c* made this expression popular in 1856. He wrote a book about the final years in the political life of a long time mayor boston massachusetts. He called this book "The Last Hurrah".Some language experts say the expression came from the name given to noisy supporters of Andrew Jackson. American's seventh president. They cheered the hurrah so loudly for Andy Jackson during his presidential campaign that they become known as the hurrah boys. Jackson's hurrah boys also played a part in the election to choose the next president. Jackson's choice was his next president Marin vanBuren. A newspaper of the time reported that VanBuren was elected president in its own words by the hurrah boys and those who knew just enough to shout hurrah for Jackson. So president Jackson really heard his last hurrahs in the campaign of other candidate the man who would replaced him in the White House.

This VOA Special English Program Words and Their Stories was written by M.C. M.J was was the narrator. I'm Shirley Griffith.
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Now the VOA Special English Program Words and Their Stories.

Every people has its own way of saying thing. Its own special expresses. These are the living speech of a people and a stroy can be told about each of them.

The white swan with its long graceful neck is among the most beautiful of birds. The swan is mostly silent through its life. It floats quietly on the water, unable to sing sweet songs like most other birds.

In ancient times, however, people believed that the swan was given a special gift of song at the end of the life. They believed a swan sings a most beautiful song just before it dies. The ancient great philosopher Socrates talked of this 2300 years ago. Socrates explained that the swan was singing because it was happy. The bird was happy because it was going to sever the Greek God Apollo. Swans were holy to Apollo, the God of poetry and song. The story of the swan's last song found place in works of other writers. Incuding the early English writers, Chaucer and Shakespeare.

And the expression "swan song" has long been a part of the English language. At first, swan song meant the last work of the poet, musician or writer. Now it means the final effort of any person. Someone's swan song usually is also considered that person's finest work. The political expression with the similar meaning is the "last hurrah". The expression may be used to describe a politician's last campaign. His final attepmt to win the cheers and votes of the people. The last hurrah also can mean the last acts of a politician before his term in the office ends.

Writer Edwin O' corner made the expression poluar in 1956. He wrote a book about the final years political life of a long time mayor of Boston, Massachusetts. He called his book the Last Hurrah. Some language experts say the expression came from a name given to noisy supporters of Andew Jackson - America's Seventh President. They cheered hurrah so loudly for Andy Jachson during his presidential campaign. That they became known as the hurrah boys. Jackson's hurrah boys also played a part in the election to choose the next president. Jackson's choice was his vice president Matin Van Buren.

On newspaper of the time reported that Van Buren was elected president, in his words, by the hurrah boys and those who knew just enough to shot hurrah for Jackson. So President Jackson really heard his last hurrahs in the campaign of another candidate, the man who would replaced him in the White House.

This VOA Special English Program Words and Their Stories was written by Marilyn Christiano. Morris Joyce was its narrator. I'm Shirley Griffith.
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Now the VOA Special English Program Words and Their Stories.

Every people has its own way of saying things, its own special expressions. These are the living speech of a people. And a story can be told about each of them.

The white swan with its long graceful neck is among the most beautiful of birds. The swan is mostly silent through its life. It floats quietly on the water, unable to sing sweet songs like most other birds.

In ancient times, however, people believed that the swan was given a special gift of song at the end of its life. They believed a swan sings a most beautiful song just before it dies. The Ancient Greek philosopher Socrates talked of this 2,300 years ago.

Socrates explained that the swan was singing, because it was happy. The bird was happy, because it was going to serve the Greek God Apollo. Swans were holy to Apollo, the God of poetry and song. The story of swans last song found a place in the works of other writers including the early English writers Charlser and Shiksbie.

And the expression swans song has long been a part of the English language. At first, swan song meant the last work of a poet, musician or wirter. Now it means the final effort of any person. Someone's swan song usually is also considered that person's finest work.

A political expression with the similar meaning is the last hurrah. The expression may be used to describe a politician's last campaign. His final attempt to win a cheers and votes of the people. The last hurrah also can mean the last acts of a politician before his term in office ends.

Writer Adwin O'corner made the expression popular in 1956. He wrote a book about the final years in the polical life of a longtime mayor of Boston, Massachusetts. He called his book "The Last Hurrah."

Some language exports say the expression came from a name given to noisy supporters of Andrew Jackson, America's 7th president. They cheered hurrah so loudly for Andy Jackson during his presidential campaign that they became know as the hurral boys.

Jackson's Hurrah boys also played a part in the election to choose the next president. Jackson's choise was his Vice President, Martin Van Buren. A newspaper of the time reported that Van Buren was elected president, in his words, by the hurrah boys and those who knew just enough to shout hurrah for Jackson. So President Jackson really heard his last hurrahs in the campaign of another candidate, the man who would replace him in the White House.

This VOA Special English Program Words and Their Stories was written by Mirolen Cristianal. Moris Joise was narrator. I'm Shirley Griffith.
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Now,the voa special english program --words and their stories.
Every people has its own way of saying things,its own special expressions.These are the living speech of a people and a story can be told about each of them.

The white swan with its long graceful neck is among the most beautiful of birds.The swan is mostly silent through its life .It floats quietly on the water ,unable to sing the sweet songs like most other birds.

In ancient times,however,people believe that the swan was given a special gift of song at the end of its life.They believed a swan sings a most beautiful song just as before it dies.The ancient Greek philosopher Socrates talked of this 2300 years ago.Socrates explained that the swan was singing because it was happy.The bird was happy,because it was going to serve the Greek God Apollo. Swans were holy to Apollo-the God of poetry and song.
The story of the swan's last song found place in the works of other writers,including the early english writers,/ and Shakespeare.

And the expression "swan song " has long been a part of the English language.At first,swan song meant the last work of a poet,musician or writer. Now ,it means the final effort of any person. Someone's swan song usually is also considered that person's finest work.A political expression with the similar meaning is the "last hurrah"The expression may be used to describe a politician's last campaign.His final attempt to win the cheers and the votes of the people.The last hurrah also can mean the last acts of a politician before his term in office end.

Writer / made the expression popular in 1956.He wrote a book about the final year in the political life of a longtime mayor of the Boston,Massachusetts.He called his book- the last hurrah.Some language experts say the expression came from a name given to noisy supporters of Andrew Jackson -America's 7th president.They cheered hurrah so loudly for Andrew Jackson during his presidential campaign that they became known as hurrah boys.Jackson's hurrah boys also played a part in the election to choose the next president.Jackson's choice was his vice president /.A newspaper of the time reported that / was elected president, in his words:by the harral boys,and those who knew just enough to shot hurrah for Jackson.So president Jackson really heard his last hurrahs in the campaign of another candidate,the man who would replaced him in the White House.
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Now the VOA Special English program Words and their Stories.

Every people has its own way of saying things. Its own special expressions. These are the living speech of people and story can be told about each of them.

The white swam with its long graceful neck is among the most beautiful birds. The swan is mostly silence through its life. It floats quietly on the water, unable to sing sweet songs like most other birds.

In ancient times, however, people believed that the swan was given a special gift of song at the end of its life. They believed a swan sings a most beautiful song just before it dies. The ancient Greek philosopher Socrates talked about this 2300 years ago. Socrates explained that the swan was singing because it was happy. The birds was happy because it was going to serve the Greek God Apollo. Swans were holy to Apollo, the god of poetry and song. The story of the swan last song found place in the works of other writers including the early English writers Chaucer and Shakespeare. And it expression swan song has long been a part of English language. At first swan song meant the last work of a poet, musion or a writer. Now it means the final effort of any person. Someone's swan song usually is also considered that person's finest work. A political expression with the similar meaning is the "last hurrah". The expression may be used to describe a politician's last campaign. His final attempt to win the cheers and votes of the people. The last hurrah also can mean the last acts of a politician before his term in office ends.

Writer Edwin O'Corner made the expression popular in 1956. He wrote a book about the final years in the political life of a long time mayor of Boston Ma*. He called his book the last h*. Some language experts say the expression came from a name given to noisy supporters of Andrew Jackson,America's 7th president. They cheered h* so loudly for Andy Jackson during his presidential campaign that they became known as the h* boys. Jackson's h* boys also played a part in the election to choose the next president. Jackson's choice was his Vice President MWB. A newspaper of the Time reported wm was elected president in his words by the h* boys and those who knew just enough to shot h* for Jackson. So President Jackson really heard his last h* in the campaign of another candidate the man who were replaced him in the White House.

This VOA Special English program Words and their Stories was written by Mariline Chritiano. Morris Joyce was its narrator.I'm Shirley Geffen.
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