fortunes of war...golden chain

Lynne Murphy m.l.murphy at SUSSEX.AC.UK
Tue Jul 4 22:17:10 UTC 2006

Can anyone tell me what the 'golden chain' is in:

"The fortunes of war
I'll tell you plain
are a wooden leg
or a golden chain"



Dr M Lynne Murphy
Senior Lecturer in Linguistics and English Language
Arts B133
University of Sussex
Brighton BN1 9QN

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