I'm honoured to have supplied the title to the blog. I lifted it from Henry Purcell's song "Ye blust'ring brethren", from his magnificent work King Arthur. The context of the quote is thus:
Ye blust'ring brethren of the skies,
Whose breath has ruffled all the wat'ry plain,
Retire and let Britannia rise
In triumph o'er the main.
Serene and calm and void of fear,
The Queen of Islands must appear.