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thoughts for the day...Kipling

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  1. AaronE

    AaronE Member

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    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:
     
  2. ACP230

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    One of the deficiencies of our educational system today is that no-one reads Kipling in school.

    My kids did, but they were homeschooled.
     
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    Thank you for reminding me

    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."
     
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    Just read "The Ballad of East and West" last week...nicely written.
     
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    Barrack-Room Ballads is on my permanent reading list. "Gunga Din," "The Young British Soldier," "Tommy Atkins." They never get old. :)
     
  6. American By Blood

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    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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