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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Rudyard Kipling. (1865–1936) (continued)
 
8209
    A fool there was and he made his prayer
      (Even as you and I)
To a rag and a bone and a hank of hair
(We called her the woman who did not care)
But the fool he called her his lady fair.
          The Vampire.
8210
    The tumult and the shouting dies,—
  The Captains and the Kings depart,—
Still stands thine ancient sacrifice,
  An humble and a contrite heart.
          Recessional.
8211
    Lest we forget—lest we forget!
          Recessional.
8212
    Oh the road to Mandalay
Where the flyin’-fishes play
An’ the dawn comes up like thunder outer
China ’crost the Bay!
          Mandalay.
8213
    Ship me somewhere east of Suez, where the best is like the worst,
Where there ar’n’t no Ten Commandments an’ a man can raise a thirst.
          Mandalay.
8214
    Oh, East is East and West is West, and never the twain shall meet,
Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God’s great Judgment Seat.
          Ballad of East and West.
8215
    It’s Tommy this an’ Tommy that an’ “Chuck ’im out, the brute,”
But it’s “Savior of ’is country,” when the guns begin to shoot.
          Tommy.
8216
    Single men in barricks don’t grow into plaster saints.
          Tommy.
8217
    It’s clever, but is it art?
          The Conundrum of the Workshops.
8218
    They’ve taken of his buttons off an’ cut his stripes away
An’ they’re hangin’ Danny Deever in the morning.
          Danny Deever.
 

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