(8) "The Swelling of Jordan"
by John McGivering)
In marriage a man becomes slack and selfish…. The air of the fireside withers out all the fine wildings of the husband’s heart…See also Kipling's poem “Snarleyow.”
We don’t want to fight, but, by jingo if we do,The Russians were represented in political cartoons as a Bear. The British, French, Turks and Sardinia fought them in the Crimean War of 1853–1855.
We’ve got the ships, we’ve got the men, we’ve got the money too.
We’ve fought the Bear before, and while Britons shall be true.
The Russians shall not have Constantinople.
Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the Law and the Prophets. [Matthew 7,12.][Page 227, lines 6 – 7] 'Bring a chair out here, dear. I’ve got something to talk over with you...' Gadsby obviously wishes to tell his wife of his desire to leave the army but the stress of the moment has brought about a lapse from good manners – he should have got the chair himself or told a servant to do so.