The Man He Killed
How we cite our quotes:
"Yes; quaint and curious war is! (17)
Remember, these are the speaker's words—not Hardy's. If he were talking here, he'd probably say something like, "Awful and atrocious war is!" Or "Heinous and pointless war is!" Still, though he's using these quirky words—we get the picture. War is not quaint and curious. It's cruel and capricious, thank you very much.