of the Gadsbys
(2) "The World
Notes on the text
These notes, by John McGivering, are partly new, and partly based on the ORG. The page and line numbers below refer to the Macmillan (London) Standard Edition of Soldiers Three and Other Stories, as published and frequently reprinted between 1899 and 1950.
… that which we are, we are;[Page 134, lines 17-18] Gaddy was such a superior animal... life in a cavalry regiment was expensive and officers usually needed private incomes to supplement their army pay. Inevitably some were wealthier than others.
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek to find, and not to yield...
Were it not better done, as others use,[Page 135, line 33] cholera-camp see “Only a Subaltern” (Wee Willie Winkie), Dr. Sheehan’s notes and the illustration to the verses “Cholera Camp" in Newarks’ Kipling’s Soldiers.
To sport with Amaryllis in the shade...
[Lycidas I, 67, line 30, by John Milton (1608–1674).