TENNYSON AND WAR
In May, 1859, Tennyson wrote, on the occasion of the outbreak of hostilities between France and Austria:—"l hope you v.ill not cease from your labors until it is tho law <f the land that every male child in it shall bo trained to tho use of arms." The following linos are from (lie SJine poet:— Bold Havclock died Tender and great and good: And every man in Britain Says; '• I am of Havelock's blood." That wa must remain mistress nf (ho >cas against all foes is well defined in the lines of Tennyson, as follows: They say some foreign Powers have laid their heads together To break the pride of Britain and bring her on her knee?. We quarrel here at. borne, and they plot against us yonder; They will not \ct an honest Briton sit at home at f?-:.'. Up! Jack Tar-, my hearties, and the Devil take the p.irties. Up! and saiv the pride of the Mistress of the So;i>. J.G.K.
Permanent link to this item
TENNYSON AND WAR, Evening Star, Issue 15642, 5 November 1914