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    Kipling knew

    "The White Man's Burden"

    Take up the White Man's burden—

    Send forth the best ye breed—
    Go bind your sons in 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—
    In patience to abide,
    To evil threat of terror
    And check the show of pride;
    By open speech and simple,
    A hundred times made plain.
    They will seek another's profit,
    And work another's gain.

    Take up the White Man's burden
    The savage wars of peace
    Fill full their mouth of Famine
    And bid their sickness cease;
    And when your goal is nearest
    The end for others sought,
    Watch Sloth and heathen Folly
    Bring all your hopes to nought.

    Take up the White Man's burden
    No tawdry rule of kings,
    Your toil of serf and sweeper
    The tale of common things.
    The ports ye shall not enter,
    The roads ye shall not tread,
    Go build them with your living,
    And mark them with your dead!

    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?"

    Take up the White Man's burden—
    Ye dare not stoop to less—
    Nor call too loud on Freedom
    To cloak your weariness;
    By all ye cry or whisper,
    By all ye leave or do,
    The silent, sullen peoples
    Shall weigh your Gods and you.

    Take up the White Man's burden—
    Have done with childish days—
    The lightly proffered laurel,
    The easy, ungrudged praise.
    Comes now, to search your manhood
    Through all the thankless years,
    Cold-edged with dear-bought wisdom,
    The judgment of your peers

    Rudyard Kipling
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    Deffo payin fer the sins of our forefathers Tone!

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    Yanks are starting to realise what it all about Dave. They have chucked some serious treasure at the shitholes of the Middle East, India and Porkistan the last twenty ears. Trumpmeister just sez he is for ending it all. Wants to keep the dosh at home. Now the Russians Chinks and Iranians seem poised to get in there. Trump knows its like feeding strawberries to a Donkey..... Never ending. Cant understand the Russians .... after the last go round in the 'stan. Maybe they have amnesia. Or Oil Myopia
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    Re: Kipling knew

    and he makes exceedingly good cakes.
    I have always set myself a very low standard, and constantly fail to achieve it.

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    You got them Kipling Cakes in Oz.... lol
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    Re: Kipling knew

    I have always set myself a very low standard, and constantly fail to achieve it.

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    Does the Mrs make them for you Steve ?
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    Re: Kipling knew

    Quote Originally Posted by trubrit2411 View Post
    Does the Mrs make them for you Steve ?
    no, I occasionally buy some at the supermarket. Like the Bakewell Tarts.
    I have always set myself a very low standard, and constantly fail to achieve it.

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    They got 'em on Amazon. I am tempted.
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    Ad a few seshes in Bakewell on Market day Steve, some nice tarts in the battlecruisers especially Bank Holiday Monday. Plenty o farmers theer as well, best described az Bakewell Puddings!

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