IMAGES AND DISCOURSES OF FIJIAN MILITARISM AND SOLDIERSHIP
Nor did I believe Othello's soldiership
. His "put up your bright swords" should convince us of who he claims to be, as should his final reassumption of command.
He argues that the plays present contradictory and frequently subversive attitudes toward the rhetoric of war fever that marked those years, and he attempts to explain "how and why," in a culture in which theatricality and soldiership
were conventionally opposed, "Marlowe's plays make entertainment of a wealth of historically and geopolitically divergent fantasies about martial law and its discontents" (2).
Analyzing the Confederacy's defeat, the Standard concluded: "After a series of brilliant victories gained under unequalled disadvantages--courage and skill and devotion have succumbed to brute force, and by sheer power of numbers a race inferior in every quality of soldiership
and manhood have prevailed over the bravest and most united people that ever drew the sword in defence of civil rights and national independence." From this perspective, a revolution of sorts had occurred.
"But many people who do not want to sign up to those regulations of soldiership
can become associate members.
It is surmised that he traveled in Italy and Germany and around, and qualified himself to put their scenic and social aspects upon paper; that he perfected himself in French, Italian, and Spanish on the road; that he went in Leicester's expedition to the Low Countries, as soldier or sutler or something, for several months or years--or whatever length of time a surmiser needs in his business--and thus became familiar with soldiership
and soldier-ways and soldier-talk and generalship and general-ways and general-talk, and seamanship and sailor-ways and sailor-talk.
Upon his release he was, in his own words, "considered a hopeless invalid".(6) The "hopeless invalid" received a military service pension for his industrious soldiership
during the Irish Revolution.