Ah! I'm a little slow sometimes. (nfm)
Posted by P. Bingham on March 21, 1998 at 18:41:50:
In response to My Guess is..., written by Captain Everett on March 20, 1998 at 21:41:39
] ] ] Can't date this one :-(
] ] ] last verse of "The Gentleman Soldier"
] ] ]
] ] ] "Oh, Soldier, dearest Soldier, won't you marry me?"
] ] ] "Oh, no, my dearest Polly, that can never be!
] ] ] For I've a wife already, and children I have three.
] ] ] Two wives are allowed in the Army, but one's too many for me!"
] Most soldiers carried a small sewing kit (needles, thread, perhaps a spare button or two, etc. in a rolled up package) which was referred to as a "housewife."
] I remain, etc.
] Jason E.
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