#instagramexclusive! This charm was probably a fundraising item designed to benefit soldiers fighting in the Boer War. It's a line from an 1899 poem by Rudyard Kipling, set to music by Sir Arthur Sullivan (a popular composer of the day) and often accompanied by an illustration of a wounded but defiant British soldier. The poem/song/image combo was created as a pop culture appeal by The Daily Mail to raise relief funds for the troops in South Africa. It was the first charitable war effort of this kind, and was a MASSIVE success. The selling of patriotic merchandise to the British public - sheet music, prints, jewelry, etc - raised over 250k. "Will you kindly drop a shilling in my little tambourine
For a gentleman in khaki ordered South?"