Notes on the text
These notes, by John McGivering, are partly new, and partly based on the ORG. The page and line numbers below refer to the Macmillan (London) Standard Edition of Soldiers Three and Other Stories, as published and frequently reprinted between 1899 and 1950.
Of herbs, and other country messes,[Page 16, line 19] the niche in this context, a space under the well-wheel and between its supports. (ORG)
Which the neat-handed Phyllis dresses.
Milton, L’Allegro 1, 85.