WeaponsMan: Rudyard Kipling’s “Brown Bess”

WeaponsMan always has awesome content, and I thought this most recent post on Rudyard Kipling’s “Brown Bess” particularly good.  Here’s a taste: In the days of lace-ruffles, perukes and brocade Brown Bess was a partner whom none could despise– An out-spoken, flinty-lipped, brazen-faced jade, With a habit of looking men straight in the eyes– At Blenheim and Ramillies fops would confess They were pierced to the heart by the charms of Brown Bess. Though her sight …

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