Songs and Slang of the British Soldier: 1914-1918 by Brophy, John and Eric Partridge edit

Songs and Slang of the British Soldier: 1914-1918

Brophy, John and Eric Partridge edit

The first of the New Zealand born lexicographer's dictionaries of slang and unconventional English: songs, chants and sayings, extensive glossary, appendixes of, eg, 'songs accompanying bugle calls'; lyrics to some songs expurgated, generally when the anatomy or intimate activities are involved - 'We are the heroes of the night / And we'd sooner _____ than fight / We're the heroes of the Stand-Back Fusiliers' - and become the more explicit for it.

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Publisher: Eric Partridge, the Scholartis Press. Second edition, revised and enlarged 1930
Edgewear, two pages opened roughly. Very good in dustwrapper chipped at edges. 1,000 copies.

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