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Poem by Rudyard Kipling


Fastness


    (Tennyson)


THIS is the end whereto men toiled
	Before thy coachman guessed his fate,
	How thou shouldst leave thy scutcheoned gate
On that new wheel which is the oiled

To see the England Shakespeare saw
	(Oh, Earth, tis long since Shallow died!
	Yet by yon farrowed sow may hide
Some blue deep minion of the Law)

To range from Ashby-de-la-Zouch
	By Lyonnesse to Locksley Hall,
	Or haply, nearer home, appal
Thy fathers sisters staid barouche. 



Rudyard Kipling


Rudyard Kipling's other poems:
  1. The Last of the Light Brigade
  2. Verses on Games. To An Almanack of Twelve Sports by W. Nicholson, 1898
  3. The Last Lap
  4. Debits and Credits. (1919-1926). 7. Rahere
  5. Debits and Credits. (1919-1926). 16. The Supports


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