(Gentleman poet in Union Jack blazer"

"and cricket flannels, bareheaded, flowingbearded.) Theirs not to reason why.


Biff him, Harry.


(To Private Compton.) I don't know your name but you are quite right."

"Doctor Swift says one man in armour will beat ten men in their shirts. Shirt is synechdoche. Part for the whole.


(To the crowd.) No, I was with the privates.


(Amiably.) Why not? The bold soldier boy. In my opinion every lady for example..."


(His cap awry, advancing to Stephen.) Say, how would it be, governor, if I was to bash in your jaw?


(Looks up in the sky.) How? Very unpleasant. Noble art of selfpretence. Personally, I detest action. (He waves his hand.) Hand hurts me slightly. Enfin ce sont vos oignons. (To Cissy Caffrey.) Some trouble is on here. What is it, precisely?"


[Note: this is not Private Carr]

(From her balcony waves her handkerchief, giving the sign of the heroine of Jericho.) Rahab."

"Cook's son, goodbye. Safe home to Dolly. Dream of the girl you left behind and she will dream of you.

(The soldiers turn their swimming eyes.)"


(turns) Eh? (he disengages himself) Why should I not speak to him or to any human being who walks upright upon this oblate orange? (he points his finger) I'm not afraid of what I can talk to if I see his eye. Retaining the perpendicular. (he staggers a pace back)


(propping him) Retain your own."


(laughs emptily) My centre of gravity is displaced. I have forgotten the trick. Let us sit down somewhere and discuss. Struggle for life is the law of existence but but human philirenists, notably the tsar"

"and the king of England, have invented arbitration. (he taps his brow) But in here it is I must kill the priest and the king."


Did you hear what the professor said? He's a professor out of the college.


I did. I heard that.


He expresses himself with such marked refinement of phraseology.


Indeed, yes. And at the same time with such apposite trenchancy."


(pulls himself free and comes forward) What's that you're saying about my king?

(Edward the Seventh appears in an archway. He wears a white jersey on which an image of the Sacred Heart is stitched"

"with the insignia of Garter" (U15.4451)

The Order of the Garter is an order of chivalry founded by King Edward III ca. 1350. Membership is limited to the sovereign, the Prince of Wales, 24 members, plus selected "extra" knights and ladies (British Royal Family, or foreign monarchs). Its emblem is a garter with the motto 'Honi soit qui mal y pense' (Old French: Shame upon him who thinks evil upon it), The badge shows St George slaying a dragon, encircled by the garter. It is ceremonially worm around the left calf by knights, and the left arm by ladiesEdward was indeed a Knight of the Garter (1858).
"and Thistle," (U15.4451)

The Order of the Thistle is an order of chivalry associated with Scotland. An ancient Order, it was revived by James VII (also King of England as James II) in 1687. The Order consists of the Sovereign (who alone grants membership) and 16 (Scottish-borne) Knights and Ladies, plus "extra" knights (members of the British Royal Family, or foreign monarchs). The Order's emblem is the thistle. Its badge depicts St Andrew, wearing a green gown and purple coat, holding a saltire, surrounded by the Order's motto 'Nemo me impune lacessit' (Latin: No one provokes me with impunity). Edward was indeed a Knight of the Thistle (1867).
"Golden Fleece," (U15.4451)

The Spanish Order of the Golden Fleece (Spanish: Orden del Toisón de Oro) is an order of chivalry founded in 1430 by Duke Philip III of Burgundy. It was initially restricted to a 24 knights, increased to 30 in 1433 and 50 in 1516—plus the sovereign. The Order was initially denied to "heretics"; Wellington became (1812) the first non-Catholic member. The insigna is a sheepskin, suspended from a jewelled collar of firesteels in the shape of the letter B, for Burgundy. Edward was indeed a Knight of the Golden Fleece (1852).
"Elephant of Denmark, Skinner's and Probyn's horse, Lincoln's Inn bencher" (U15.4451)

The Order of the Elephant (Danish: Elefantordenen) is the highest order of Denmark. Of ancient origin, it was instituted in its current form in 1693 by King Christian V. It is headed by the Danish monarch, and includes members of the royal family; it may be bestowed on foreign heads of state (and exceptionally on a commoner). Its badge is an elephant of white-enamelled gold carrying a watch tower; in front of the tower a Moor is sitting, holding a golden spear. The body of the elephant bears a cross of diamonds, and the monogram of the bestowing monarch. Edward (son-in-law of King Christian IX of Denmark) became a member in 1901.
"and ancient and honourable artillery company of Massachusetts." (U17.4453)

The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company (HAC) of Massaschussetts (1638) is nowadays a military parade and ceremony group. It is the third oldest chartered military organization in the world. It originated following the landing at Plymouth, when the new settlements had no organized military force for protection. Boston settlers who had been members of the HAC of London (organized 1537) decided in 1637 to start a similar organization in the new country; Governor Winthrop granted them a Charter in 1638. HRH Albert Edward Prince of Wales was Commander of the HAC of London; he was unanimously voted an honorary member of the AHC of Massaschusets in 1863, an honor he was offered and officially accepted in 1878.