"I'm very glad... That was a grand day we all had—and a fine game, too." "One o' the best days aht I ever 'ad in me life. Wish it was then and not nah—straight, I do. I'm off to Frawnce to-morrer.

It's the text from Goodbye Mr. Chips. What the actor wants to suggest saying Wish it was then and not nah—straight, I do?

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They are remembering a happy day in the past. The speaker wishes that they could go back to that time instead of the present; nah is his pronunciation of now - straight means honestly. I'm guessing that he is about to go to France to serve in the First World War.

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