The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling: The five nations

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C. Scribner's sons, 1903
 

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Page 197 - The tumult and the shouting dies ; The captains and the kings depart : Still stands Thine ancient sacrifice, An humble and a contrite heart. Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet, Lest we forget — lest we forget!
Page 49 - So they said, and I believed it — broke my land and sowed my crop — Built my barns and strung my fences in the little border station Tucked away below the foothills where the trails run out and stop. Till a voice, as bad as Conscience, rang interminable changes On one everlasting Whisper day and night repeated — so: "Something hidden. Go and find it. Go and look behind the Ranges — "Something lost behind the Ranges. Lost and waiting for you. Go!
Page 77 - Take up the White Man's burden No tawdry rule of kings, But toil of serf and sweeper The tale of common things. The ports ye shall not enter, The roads ye shall not tread, Go make them with your living, And mark them with your dead!
Page 76 - Take up the White Man's burden — Send forth the best ye breed — Go bind your sons to exile To serve your captives' need; To wait in heavy harness On fluttered folk and wild — Your new-caught, sullen peoples, Half devil and half child. Take up the White Man's Burden...
Page 198 - Far-called, our navies melt away ; On dune and headland sinks the fire. Lo ! all our pomp of yesterday Is one with Nineveh and Tyre! Judge of the nations, spare us yet, Lest we forget, — lest we forget...
Page 66 - As when the Romans came. What sign of those that fought and died At shift of sword and sword ? The barrow and the camp abide, The sunlight and the sward.
Page 77 - Take up the White Man's burden — And reap his old reward: The blame of those ye better, The hate of those ye guard — The cry of hosts ye humour (Ah, slowly!) toward the light:'Why brought ye us from bondage, 'Our loved Egyptian night?
Page 65 - GOD gave all men all earth to love, But since our hearts are small, Ordained for each one spot should prove Beloved over all; That as He watched Creation's birth, So we, in godlike mood, May of our love create our earth And see that it is good.
Page 105 - He shall break his Judges if they cross his word ; He shall rule above the Law calling on the Lord. He shall peep and mutter ; and the night shall bring Watchers 'neath our window, lest we mock the KingHate and all division ; hosts of hurrying spies ; Money poured in secret, carrion breeding flies.
Page 55 - You go up and occupy. Ores you'll find there ; wood and cattle ; watertransit sure and steady (That should keep the railway rates down), coal and iron at your doors. God took care to hide that country till He judged His people ready, Then He chose me for His Whisper, and I've found it, and it's yours ! THE EXPLORER Yes, your "Never-never country "—yes, your " edge of cultivation " And " no sense in going further " — till I crossed the range to see.

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