516. Norman And Saxon My son," said the Norman Baron, "I am dying, and you will be heir
To all the broad acres in England that William gave me for my shareWhen we conquered the Saxon at Hastings, and a nice little handful it is.
519. As The Bell Clinks As I left the Halls at Lumley, rose the vision of a comely
Maid last season worshipped dumbly, watched with fervor from afar;And I wondered idly, blindly, if the maid would greet me kindly.
520. M'andrew's Hymn Lord, Thou hast made this world below the shadow of a dream,
An', taught by time, I tak' it so -- exceptin' always Steam.From coupler-flange to spindle-guide I see Thy Hand, O God --
521. Pig Go, stalk the red deer o'er the heather,
Ride, follow the fox if you can!But, for pleasure and profit together,
523. Bill 'awkins "'As anybody seen Bill 'Awkins?"
"Now 'ow in the devil would I know?""'E's taken my girl out walkin',
524. Bridge-guard In The Karroo ". . . and will supply details to guard the Blood River Bridge." District Orders-Lines of Communication, South African War.
525. Toomai Of The Elephants I will remember what I was. I am sick of rope and chain--
I will remember my old strength and all my forest-affairs.I will not sell my back to man for a bundle of sugarcane.
526. Beast And Man In India They killed a Child to please the Gods
In Earth's young penitence,And I have bled in that Babe's stead
527. The Truce Of The Bear Yearly, with tent and rifle, our careless white men go
By the Pass called Muttianee, to shoot in the vale below.Yearly by Muttianee he follows our white men in --
528. Hadramauti Who knows the heart of the Christian? How does he reason?
What are his measures and balances? Which is his seasonFor laughter, forbearance or bloodshed, and what devils move him
529. Wilful Missing (Deserters)
There is a world outside the one you know, To which for curiousness 'Ell can't compare--
531. What The People Said By the well, where the bullocks go
Silent and blind and slow --By the field where the young corn dies
532. Ford O' Kabul River Kabul town's by Kabul river --
Blow the bugle, draw the sword --There I lef' my mate for ever,
533. The Disciple He that hath a Gospel
To loose upon Mankind,Though he serve it utterly--
534. The Law Of The Jungle Now this is the Law of the Jungle -- as old and as true as the sky; And the Wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the Wolf that shall break it must die. AAs the creeper that girdles the tree-trunk the Law runneth forward and back --
For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.
535. Macdonough's Song Whether the State can loose and bind
In Heaven as well as on Earth:If it be wiser to kill mankind
546. Kitchener's School Being a translation of the song that was made by a Mohammedan schoolmaster of Bengal Infantry (some time on service at Suakim) when he heard that Kitchener was taking money from the English to build a Madrissa for Hubshees -- or a college for the Sudanese.
547. Puck's Song See you the ferny ride that steals
Into the oak-woods far?O that was whence they hewed the keels
548. Cuckoo Song (Spring begins in southern England on the 14th April, on which date the Old Woman lets the Cuckoo out of her basket at Heathfield Fair -- locally known as Heffle Cuckoo Fair.)
549. Tiger--tiger! What of the hunting, hunter bold?
Brother, the watch was long and cold.What of the quarry ye went to kill?
DEAR islands of the Orient,
Where Nature's first of love was spent;
Sweet hill-tops of the summered land
Where gods and men went hand in hand
In golden days of sinless earth!
Woe rack the womb of time, that bore
The primal evil to its birth!
It came; the gods were seen no more:
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