| Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.|
|AUTHOR:||Rudyard Kipling (18651936)|
|QUOTATION:||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.
|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.