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 Life's Handicap, as published and frequently reprinted between 1891 and 1950.
First Singer: One coming up with a song in the flush of the glimmering red ?[Page 357, line 10] orgie now usually spelt 'orgy' – in this context, a drunken revel.
Second Singer: Love that is born of the deep coming up with the sun from the sea.
The Karens are renowned as as Burma’s master elephant handlers… even elephants kept by ethnic Burmans learn commands in the Karen tongue.Some two million Karens live in Burma which has been known as Myanmar since 1989.