”The Man He Killed”這首英文詩的歷史背景?

請問誰知道Thomas Hardy這位19世紀的英國詩人寫「The Man He Killed」這首詩時的歷史背景是什麼呢???為何他會想寫這首詩呢?動機為何? 請知道的人回答一下囉!謝謝~~~~ Thomas Hardy The Man He Killed \"Had he and I but met By some old ancient inn, We should have sat us down to wet Right many a nipperkin! But ranged as infantry, And staring face to face, I shot at... show more 請問誰知道Thomas Hardy這位19世紀的英國詩人寫「The Man He Killed」這首詩時的歷史背景是什麼呢???為何他會想寫這首詩呢?動機為何?
請知道的人回答一下囉!謝謝~~~~
Thomas Hardy
The Man He Killed

\"Had he and I but met
By some old ancient inn,
We should have sat us down to wet
Right many a nipperkin!

But ranged as infantry,
And staring face to face,
I shot at him and he at me,
And killed him in his place.

I shot him dead because─
Because he was my foe.
Just so: my foe of course he was;
That\'s clear enough; although

He thought he\'d list, perhaps,
Off-hand like─just as I─

Was out of work─had sold his traps─
No other reason why.

Yes; quaint and curious war is!
You shoot a fellow down
You\'d treat, if met where any bar is,
Or help to half-a-crown.\" 1902
Update: 嗯......以上的這篇英文是"The Man He Killed"這首詩的內容,我不是要這首詩的翻譯唷!請您看清楚我問的問題唷~~~
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