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Pay with the Roll of the Drum (To)

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Not to pay at all. No soldier can be arrested for debt when on the march.

“How happy the soldier who lives on his pay,

And spends half-a-crown out of sixpence a day;

He cares not for justices, beadles, or bum,

But pays all his debts with the roll of the drum.”


OʹKeefe.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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