Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Rudyard Kipling (18651936)
A Nation spoke to a Nation, A Queen sent word to a Throne: Daughter am I in my mothers 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.
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.