Wednesday, February 09, 2011

29Apr1878, A "Jingo" Speech

AIX-LES-BAINS, April 29th–May 5th, 1878.
Mr. Hardy has made a blustering "jingo" speech. (N.B. this elegant expression is derived from a war-song of period, of which the doggrel chorus is "We don't want to fight, but by jingo if we do, We've got the men, we've got the ships, and we've got the money too.") Bright has retorted upon him at a great Manchester peace-meeting in a fine speech full of fire; but too much from the Quaker point of view.

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