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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:2014
AUTHOR:Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936)
QUOTATION:A Nation spoke to a Nation,
A Queen sent word to a Throne:
‘Daughter am I in my mother’s house,
But mistress in my own.
The gates are mine to open,
As the gates are mine to close,
And I set my house in order,’
Said our Lady of the Snows.
ATTRIBUTION:RUDYARD KIPLING, “Our Lady of the Snows,” stanza 1, The Collected Works of Rudyard Kipling: The Seven Seas, The Five Nations, The Years Between, vol. 26, p. 227 (1941, reprinted 1970).

  The poem is about the Canadian preferential tariff of 1897.
SUBJECTS:Women
 
 
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