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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; / But there is neither East nor West, Border, nor Breed, nor Birth, / When two strong men stand face to face, though they come from the ends of the earth!
The Ballad of East and West, ll. 1–4.
Rudyard
Kipling
Rudyard Kipling’s Verse
 
Inclusive Edition, 1885–1918
 
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CONTENTS
Bibliographic Record
 
GARDEN CITY: DOUBLEDAY, PAGE & Co., 1922
NEW YORK: BARTLEBY.COM, 2013
 
  1. Prelude
  2. A General Summary
  3. Army Headquarters
  4. Study of an Elevation, in Indian Ink
  5. Delilah
  6. A Legend of the Foreign Office
  7. The Story of Uriah
  8. The Post That Fitted
  9. A Code of Morals
  10. Public Waste
  11. What Happened
  12. The Man Who Could Write
  13. Pink Dominoes
  14. Municipal
  15. The Last Department
  16. My Rival
  17. To the Unknown Goddess
  18. The Rupaiyat of Omar Kal’vin
  19. Pagett, M.P.
  20. La Nuit Blanche
  21. The Lovers’ Litany
  22. A Ballad of Burial
  23. The Overland Mail
  24. Divided Destinies
  25. The Masque of Plenty
  26. The Mare’s Nest
  27. The Ballad of Fisher’s Boarding-house
  28. Possibilities
  29. Arithmetic on the Frontier
  30. The Song of the Women
  31. The Betrothed
  32. A Ballade of Jakko Hill
  33. The Plea of the Simla Dancers
  34. As the Bell Clinks
  35. Christmas in India
  36. The Grave of the Hundred Head
  37. An Old Song
  38. Certain Maxims of Hafiz
  39. The Moon of Other Days
  40. The Fall of Jock Gillespie
  41. What the People Said
  42. The Undertaker’s Horse
  43. One Viceroy Resigns
  44. The Galley-Slave
  45. A Tale of Two Cities
  46. In Springtime
  47. Giffen’s Debt
  48. Two Months
  49. L’Envoi
  50. The Fires
  51. Dedication from “Barrack Room Ballads
  52. To the True Romance
  53. Sestina of the Tramp-Royal
  54. The Miracles
  55. Song of the Wise Children
  56. Zion
  57. Buddha at Kamakura
  58. The Greek National Anthem
  59. The Sea-wife
  60. The Broken Men
  61. Gethsemane
  62. The Song of the Banjo
  63. The Spies’ March
  64. The Explorer
  65. The Pro-consuls
  66. The Sea and the Hills
  67. Anchor Song
  68. Rhyme of the Three Sealers
  69. M’Andrew’s Hymn
  70. Mulholland’s Contract
  71. The “Mary Gloster
  72. The Ballad of the “Bolivar
  73. The Ballad of the “Clampherdown
  74. Cruisers
  75. The Verdicts
  76. The Destroyers
  77. White Horses
  78. A Song in Storm
  79. The Derelict
  80. The Merchantmen
  81. The Song of Diego Valdez
  82. The Second Voyage
  83. The Oldest Song
  84. The Liner She’s a Lady
  85. The First Chantey
  86. The Last Chantey
  87. The Exiles’ Line
  88. The Long Trail
  89. In the Matter of One Compass
  90. A Song of the English
  91. The Coastwise Lights
  92. The Song of the Dead
  93. The Deep-sea Cables
  94. The Song of the Sons
  95. The Song of the Cities
  96. England’s Answer
  97. The Houses
  98. To the City of Bombay
  99. The Gipsy Trail
  100. Our Lady of the Snows
  101. An American
  102. The Choice
  103. The Young Queen
  104. The Flowers
  105. The Native-Born
  106. The Lost Legion
  107. The Irish Guards
  108. Pharaoh and the Sergeant
  109. The Last of the Light Brigade
  110. Kitchener’s School
  111. Lord Roberts
  112. Bridge-Guard in the Karroo
  113. South Africa
  114. The Burial
  115. Things and the Man
  116. The Settler
  117. Sussex
  118. My Boy Jack
  119. A Nativity
  120. Dirge of Dead Sisters
  121. The Vampire
  122. The English Flag
  123. The Dead King
  124. When Earth’s Last Picture Is Painted
  125. Cleared
  126. The Ballad of the Red Earl
  127. Ulster
  128. The Ballad of East and West
  129. The Last Suttee
  130. General Joubert
  131. Gehazi
  132. The Ballad of the King’s Mercy
  133. The Ballad of the King’s Jest
  134. With Scindia to Delhi
  135. The Dove of Dacca
  136. The Ballad of Boh Da Thone
  137. The Sacrifice of Er-Heb
  138. The Lament of the Border Cattle Thief
  139. The Feet of the Young Men
  140. A Boy Scouts’ Patrol Song
  141. The Truce of the Bear
  142. Russia to the Pacifists
  143. The Peace of Dives
  144. A Song of the White Men
  145. The Rowers
  146. An Imperial Rescript
  147. A Death-bed
  148. Et Dona Ferentes
  149. The Holy War
  150. France
  151. Before a Midnight Breaks in Storm
  152. The Bell Buoy
  153. The Old Issue
  154. The Lesson
  155. Mesopotamia
  156. The Islanders
  157. The Veterans
  158. The Dykes
  159. The Declaration of London
  160. The Wage-Slaves
  161. The Song of the Lathes
  162. Rimmon
  163. The City of Brass
  164. The Hyænas
  165. The Reformers
  166. The Covenant
  167. The Old Men
  168. The Outlaws
  169. The White Man’s Burden
  170. Hymn before Action
  171. A Song at Cock-crow
  172. The Question
  173. Recessional
  174. For All We Have and Are
  175. The Three-decker
  176. The Rhyme of the Three Captains
  177. The Conundrum of the Workshops
  178. Evarra and His Gods
  179. The Benefactors
  180. In the Neolithic Age
  181. Natural Theology
  182. The Story of Ung
  183. The Craftsman
  184. The Files
  185. The Virginity
  186. The Legends of Evil
  187. Pan in Vermont
  188. Verses on Games
  189. Tomlinson
  190. En-dor
  191. The Female of the Species
  192. A Recantation
  193. The Explanation
  194. A Pilgrim’s Way
  195. The Answer
  196. Mary’s Son
  197. The Gift of the Sea
  198. The King
  199. The Last Rhyme of True Thomas
  200. The Sons of Martha
  201. The Palace
  202. Epitaphs of the War
  203. Justice
  204. Seven Watchmen
  205. To Thomas Atkins
  206. Bobs
  207. Danny Deever
  208. Tommy
  209. Fuzzy-Wuzzy
  210. Soldier, Soldier
  211. Screw-guns
  212. Cells
  213. Gunga Din
  214. Oonts
  215. Loot
  216. Snarleyow
  217. The Widow at Windsor
  218. Belts
  219. The Young British Soldier
  220. Mandalay
  221. Troopin
  222. The Widow’s Party
  223. Ford o’ Kabul River
  224. Gentlemen-rankers
  225. Route Marchin
  226. Shillin’ a Day
  227. Back to the Army Again
  228. Birds of Prey” March
  229. Soldier an’ Sailor Too
  230. Sappers
  231. That Day
  232. The Men That Fought at Minden
  233. Cholera Camp
  234. The Ladies
  235. Bill ’Awkins
  236. The Mother-Lodge
  237. Follow Me ’Ome
  238. The Sergeant’s Weddin
  239. The Jacket
  240. The ’Eathen
  241. The Shut-eye Sentry
  242. Mary, Pity Women!”
  243. For to Admire
  244. The Service Man
  245. The Absent-minded Beggar
  246. Chant-Pagan
  247. M. I.
  248. Columns
  249. The Parting of the Columns
  250. Two Kopjes
  251. The Instructor
  252. Boots
  253. The Married Man
  254. Lichtenberg
  255. Stellenbosh
  256. Half-ballad of Waterval
  257. Piet
  258. Wilful-Missing
  259. Ubique
  260. The Return
  261. Cities and Thrones and Powers
  262. The Recall
  263. Puck’s Song
  264. The Way through the Woods
  265. A Three-part Song
  266. The Run of the Downs
  267. Brookland Road
  268. The Sack of the Gods
  269. The Kingdom
  270. Tarrant Moss
  271. Sir Richard’s Song
  272. A Tree Song
  273. The Floods
  274. Cuckoo Song
  275. A Charm
  276. The Prairie
  277. Jobson’s Amen
  278. Chapter Headings, I
  279. Cold Iron
  280. A Song of Kabir
  281. A Carol
  282. My New-cut Ashlar
  283. Eddi’s Service
  284. The Legend of Mirth
  285. Shiv and the Grasshopper
  286. The Fairies’ Siege
  287. The Children
  288. A Song to Mithras
  289. The New Knighthood
  290. Outsong in the Jungle
  291. Harp Song of the Dane Women
  292. The Thousandth Man
  293. The Winners
  294. A St. Helena Lullaby
  295. Chil’s Song
  296. The Captive
  297. The Puzzler
  298. The Press
  299. Hadramauti
  300. Chapter Headings, II
  301. Gallio’s Song
  302. The Bees and the Flies
  303. Road-song of the Bandar-log
  304. The Fabulists
  305. Our Fathers Also
  306. A British–Roman Song
  307. A Pict Song
  308. The Stranger
  309. Rimini
  310. Poor Honest Men
  311. When the Great Ark
  312. Prophets at Home
  313. Jubal and Tubal Cain
  314. The Voortrekker
  315. A School Song
  316. The Law of the Jungle
  317. A Servant When He Reigneth
  318. Macdonough’s Song
  319. Our Fathers of Old
  320. The Heritage
  321. Chapter Headings, III
  322. Song of the Fifth River
  323. The Children’s Song
  324. Parade-Song of the Camp-Animals
  325. IF——
  326. The Prodigal Son
  327. The Necessitarian
  328. Rebirth
  329. The Jester
  330. A Song of Travel
  331. The Two-sided Man
  332. A Translation
  333. Lukannon
  334. An Astrologer’s Song
  335. The Power of the Dog
  336. The Rabbi’s Song
  337. The Bee Boy’s Song
  338. The Song of Seven Cities
  339. The Return of the Children
  340. Merrow Down
  341. Old Mother Laidinwool
  342. The Land
  343. Chapter Headings, IV
  344. The Looking-glass
  345. The Queen’s Men
  346. The City of Sleep
  347. Helen All Alone
  348. The Widower
  349. The Prayer of Miriam Cohen
  350. The Comforters
  351. The Song of the Little Hunter
  352. Gow’s Watch
  353. The Wishing-Caps
  354. By the Hoof of the Wild Goat
  355. Song of the Red War-boat
  356. Mine Sweepers
  357. Morning Song in the Jungle
  358. Blue Roses
  359. A Ripple Song
  360. Butterflies
  361. My Lady’s Law
  362. The Nursing Sister
  363. The Love Song of Har Dyal
  364. A Dedication
  365. Mother o’ Mine
  366. The Only Son
  367. Mowgli’s Song against People
  368. Romulus and Remus
  369. Chapter Headings, V
  370. The Egg-shell
  371. The Trade
  372. The King’s Task
  373. Poseidon’s Law
  374. The Lowestoft Boat
  375. A Truthful Song
  376. A Smuggler’s Song
  377. King Henry VII and the Shipwrights
  378. The Wet Litany
  379. The Ballad of Minepit Shaw
  380. Heriot’s Ford
  381. Frankie’s Trade
  382. The Juggler’s Song
  383. The North Sea Patrol
  384. Thorkild’s Song
  385. Angutivaun Taina
  386. Hunting-song of the Seeonee Pack
  387. Song of the Men’s Side
  388. Darzee’s Chaunt
  389. The Four Angels
  390. The Beginnings
  391. The Prayer
  392. The River’s Tale
  393. The Roman Centurion’s Song
  394. The Pirates in England
  395. Danegeld
  396. The Anvil
  397. Norman and Saxon
  398. The Reeds of Runnymede
  399. My Father’s Chair
  400. The Dawn Wind
  401. The King’s Job
  402. With Drake in the Tropics
  403. Together
  404. James I
  405. Edgehill Fight
  406. The Dutch in the Medway
  407. Brown Bess
  408. The American Rebellion
  409. The French Wars
  410. Big Steamers
  411. The Secret of the Machines
  412. The Bells and Queen Victoria
  413. The Glory of the Garden
  414. Great-Heart
  415. Philadelphia
  416. When ’Omer Smote ’Is Bloomin’ Lyre


 
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