Holds Good in 1915

Recruitment poster from the Great War, featuring portrait and stanza from Burns' I'll Go and Be a Sodger, Museum of the Royal Highland Fusiliers, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow.
Recruitment poster from the Great War, featuring portrait and stanza from Burns’ I’ll Go And Be a Sodger, Museum of the Royal Highland Fusiliers, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow.

O why the deuce should I repine,
And be an ill foreboder?
I’m twenty-three, and five feet nine,
I’ll go and be a sodger!

I gat some gear wi’ mickle care,
I held it weel thegither;
But now it’s gane, and something mair-
I’ll go and be a sodger!

I’ll Go And Be A Sodger, Robert Burns, 1782.

Curator: Christian Clay Columba Campbell

Christian Clay Columba Campbell is a Roman Catholic of the Anglican Use. As Senior Warden of the Cathedral of the Incarnation (Orlando, FL), he organised the process by which the parish accepted the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus, petitioning to join the Catholic Church. The Anglican Cathedral is now the Church of the Incarnation in the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter. Personal queries should be directed to me at eccentricbliss dot com.

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