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tongues and it’s 37 like a Highland fling gone wrong.’ These institutional, social, and cultural manifestations of Scottishness were also evident elsewhere in the British World, this time Canada. Although the Younger letters indicate that Ernest maintained informal links with Tillicoultry connections in Toronto, there is no mention of his regular attendance at Scottish society events. He did, however, write of his participation in a dance organised by retired affiliates of the Black Watch, the oldest Highland regiment in Canada in 1930: ‘We are supposed to be going to

in Personal narratives of Irish and Scottish migration, 1921–65
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Speculations of morality and spirituality in Arthur Conan Doyle’s writings

physical symptoms, such as markings upon the skin, placed there voluntarily, or otherwise. Bell was able to discover facts about a patient’s behaviour that had been hidden from the general public. One case involved Bell identifying a former soldier as a bandsman in a Highland regiment due to the ‘swagger in his walk, suggestive of the Piper’ and his short stature (Liebow 1982 : 176). Bell’s patient denied the doctor’s conclusion, claiming only to have ever been a cobbler. Not to be outdone and expecting to find evidence to corroborate his

in Tattoos in crime and detective narratives
Opera, operetta and ballet

Drury Lane melodrama for which Augustus Harris’s regime was celebrated. It was billed as ‘an up-to-date ballet’ devised by George Edwardes and had a classic Drury Lane plot. A young gentleman, ruined by gambling on the horses, enlists in a Highland regiment and sails for Burma. There he distinguishes himself in the fighting and wins the Victoria Cross. The girl who loves him, and remained true despite

in Imperialism and music
Peter Dawson

was the 74th Highland Regiment, and in the recording it is this regiment which is addressed by an officer as he calls on the men to meet death with faith and courage. The men sing The Old Hundredth and give three cheers for ‘his gracious majesty the King’ and Rule, Britannia is played as the ship goes down. The episode inspired two much-quoted nineteenth-century poems by Sir Francis Doyle and

in Imperialism and music

kilt, pipes, tartan, and Scottish flags. Wellington’s Gaelic Society pursued similar aims, providing lectures on Highland themes such as traits in the Highland character, Highland poets, and Highland regiments. Such was its focus on its Highland character that a query in 1949 concerning widening its membership criteria beyond Highlanders and those of Highland descent was answered, ‘the club would be in

in Scottishness and Irishness in New Zealand since 1840
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Popular imperialism and the military

too. Stables was also aware of the powerful effects of music. Jack Mackenzie and his friend Peter hear a Highland regiment marching through the streets of Glasgow and long to be old enough to enlist. The skirl o’ the bagpipes maks my bluid run dancin’ through ilka vein in my body, and if I had a sword and was big enough, I

in Popular imperialism and the military 1850–1950
The British soldier in music hall song and sketch, c. 1880–1914

gallant sojer in the Royal Artillery’ in preference. This song also featured much ‘patter’ in a mock Scottish accent, and the score calls for ‘Tullochgorum’ to be played after the last verse, presumably allowing Lloyd to indulge in some Scottish dancing. Significantly, Joany Hichberger has found a similarly extended coverage of Scottish and especially Highland regiments in

in Popular imperialism and the military 1850–1950

contributed to regiments’ fame and possibly to their esprit de corps and morale. 47 After Omdurman the press made the 21st Lancers famous. Correspondents and artists, reinforcing the Victorian cult of the Highlander, featured Highland regiments especially, sometimes to the annoyance of English county regiments. After Dargai a private of the Derbyshire Regiment wrote, ‘ They will

in Popular imperialism and the military 1850–1950

links between Scotland and Europe, and re-­stage moments from the Scottish past (or myths thereof). Their favourite history is heroic history; re-­enactors replay battles, commemorators recall them, athletes invoke a warrior mythology, and pipe bands imitate the military glamour of the Highland regiments. The Scots of Europe dream of a Scotland which looks remarkably different from everyday life in modern Scotland. Their fantasy of a pre-­modern warrior culture is hardly congruent with the reality of Scotland, the place on the map. That said, it is one of the Scottish

in Warrior dreams
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The social imaginary of the London bog-house c.1660–c.1800

Genuine Works of William Hogarth: Illustrated with Biographical Anecdotes, 2 vols (London, 1810), vol. 2, p. 10n. 3 The figure owes something to George Bickham’s engraved portraits of central protagonists in the 1743 mutiny of the Highland Regiment: R. Nicholson, Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Making of a Myth (Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press 1982), p. 65; C. Le Corbeiller, China Trade Porcelain (New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1974), pp. 94–5; J. Prebble, Mutiny (London: Secker & Warburg, 1975), ch. 1. 4 By depicting a privy with seats for two adults and

in Bellies, bowels and entrails in the eighteenth century