thoughts for the day...Kipling


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AaronE
April 5, 2006, 08:30 PM
From "The Gods of the Copybook Headings".

When the Cambrian measures were forming, They promised perpetual peace.:fire:

They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease. :cuss:

But when we disarmed They sold us and delivered us bound to our foe, :banghead:

And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: 'STICK TO THE DEVIL YOU KNOW.:what:

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ACP230
April 6, 2006, 04:18 PM
One of the deficiencies of our educational system today is that no-one reads Kipling in school.

My kids did, but they were homeschooled.

cambeul41
April 6, 2006, 04:47 PM
My father never read story books to me, only poetry: Kipling, Burns, Service, Riley, and others.

I have often wondered if our use of “goblins” ultimately came from James Whitcomb Riley’s poem “Little Orphan Annie” (… and the goblins will get ya if ya don't watch out!!”)

I think my favorite was "The Ballad of East and West."

Oleg Volk
April 6, 2006, 04:48 PM
Just read "The Ballad of East and West" last week...nicely written.

John G
April 6, 2006, 04:59 PM
Barrack-Room Ballads is on my permanent reading list. "Gunga Din," "The Young British Soldier," "Tommy Atkins." They never get old. :)

American By Blood
April 6, 2006, 08:12 PM
One of the deficiencies of our educational system today is that no-one reads Kipling in school.

The ideological powers-that-be have declared Kipling off-limits due to his politics. It's a shame, though. "A Song to Mithras" and "The Stranger" are among my favorites.

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