DEFINITIVE VERSE - 1940

 

 

 

 

 

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Absent-Minded Beggar, The

WHEN you’ve shouted “Rule Britannia,” when you’ve sung “God save the Queen,”

459

Advertisement, The

WHETHER to wend through straight streets strictly,

678

Akbar’s Bridge

Jelaludin Muhammed Akbar, Guardian of Mankind,

779

Alnaschar and the Oxen

THERE'S a pasture in a valley where the hanging woods divide,

759

American, An

IF the Led Striker call it a strike,

184

American Rebellion, The

'TWAS NOT while England's sword unsheathed

726

Anchor Song

HEH! Walk her round. Heave, ah heave her short again!

111

Angutivaun Taina

OUR gloves are stiff with the frozen blood,

667

Answer, The

A ROSE, in tatters on the garden path,

373

Anvil, The

ENGLAND'S on the anvil - hear the hammers ring -

713

Appeal, The

IF I have given you delight

827

Arithmetic on the Frontier

A GREAT and glorious thing it is

45

Army Headquarters

AHASUERUS JENKINS of the “Operatic Own,”

5

Arterial

FROST upon small rain—the ebony-lacquered avenue

677

“As the Bell Clinks”

AS I left the Halls at Lumley, rose the vision of a comely

52

Astrologer’s Song, An

To the Heavens above us

590

At His Execution

I am made all things to all men -

781

Ave Imperatrix!

FROM every quarter of your land

169

Azrael’s Count

LO! the Wild Cow of the Desert, her yeanling estrayed from her—

789

“Back to the Army Again”

I’M ’ere in a ticky ulster an’ a broken billycock ’at,

430

Ballad of Boh Da Thone, The

This is the ballad of Boh Da Thone,

255

Ballad of East and West, The

OH, EAST is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet,

234

Ballad of Fisher’s Boarding-House, The

That night, when through the mooring-chains

40

Ballad of Minepit Shaw, The

About the time that taverns shut

660

Ballad of the “Bolivar”, The

SEVEN men from all the world, back to Docks again,

137

Ballad of the Cars, The

“NOW this is the price of a stirrup-cup,”

687

Ballad of the “Clampherdown”, The

IT WAS our war-ship Clampherdown

138

Ballad of the King’s Jest, The

WHEN spring-time flushes the desert grass,

247

Ballad of the King’s Mercy, The

Abdhur Rahman, the Durani Chief, of him is the story told.

243

Ballad of the Red Earl, The

RED EARL, and will ye take for guide

230

Ballade of Burial, A

ER-HEB beyond the Hills of Ao-Safai

31

Ballade of Jakko Hill, A

ONE moment bid the horses wait,

50

‘Banquet Night’

"ONCE in so often," King Solomon said,

750

Bee Boy’s Song, The

BEES! BEES! Hark to your bees!

593

Bees and the Flies, The

A FARMER of the Augustan Age

543

“Before a Midnight Breaks in Storm”

BEFORE a midnight breaks in storm,

293

Beginner, The

LO! What is this that I make—sudden, supreme, unrehearsed—

684

Beginnings, The

IT WAS not part of their blood,

673

Bell Buoy, The

THEY christened my brother of old—

294

Bells and Queen Victoria, The

“GAY go up and gay go down

731

Belts

THERE was a row in Silver Street that’s near to Dublin Quay,

424

Benefactors, The   

AH! What avails the classic bent

340

Betrothed, The

OPEN the old cigar-box, get me a Cuba stout,

47

Big Steamers

OH, WHERE are you going to, all you Big Steamers,

728

Bill ’Awkins

“’AS ANYBODY seen Bill ’Awkins?”

444

“Birds of Prey” March

MARCH! The mud is cakingood about our trousies.

432

Birthright, The

THE miracle of our land’s speech—so known

761

Blue Roses

ROSES red and roses white

633

"Bobs"

THERE’S a little red-faced man,

395

Bonfires, The

WE KNOW the Rocket’s upward whizz;

350

Boots

WE’RE foot—slog—slog—slog—sloggin’ over Africa

473

Bother, The

HASTILY Adam our driver swallowed a curse in the darkness—

685

Boy Scouts’ Patrol Song, A

THESE are our regulations—

273

Braggart, The

PETROLIO, vaunting his Mercedes’ power,

680

Bridge-Guard in the Karroo

SUDDEN the desert changes,

205

British-Roman Song, A

MY FATHER’S father saw it not,

547

Broken Men, The

FOR things we never mention,

96

Brookland Road

I WAS very well pleased with what I knowed,

491

“Brown Bess”

IN THE days of lace-ruffles, perukes and brocade

724

Buddha at Kamakura

O YE who tread the Narrow Way

92

Burden, The

ONE grief on me is laid

766

Burial, The

WHEN that great Kings return to clay,

209

Butterflies

EYES aloft, over dangerous places;

634

“By the Hoof of the Wild Goat”

BY THE Hoof of the Wild Goat uptossed

629

Cain and Abel

CAIN and Abel were brothers born.

580

Captive, The

NOT with an outcry to Allah nor any complaining

532

Carmen Circulare

DELLIUS, that car which, night and day,

677

Carol, A

OUR Lord Who did the Ox command

510

Cells

I’VE a head like a concertina: I’ve a tongue like a button-stick:

404

Centaurs, The

UP came the young Centaur-colts from the plains they were fathered in—

752

Certain Maxims of Hafiz

IF IT be pleasant to look on, stalled in the packed serai,

60

Changelings, The

OR EVER the battered liners sank

749

Chant-Pagan

ME THAT ’ave been what I’ve been—

461

Chapter Headings (Beast and Man in India)

THEY killed a child to please the Gods

566

    Chapter Headings (The Day's Work)

WE NOW, held in captivity,

570

Chapter Headings (Fringes of the Fleet - 1914-18)

Farewell and adieu to you, Harwich Ladies,

571

Chapter Headings (The Jungle Books)

NOW Chil the Kite brings home the night

642

Chapter Headings (Kim)

UNTO whose use the pregnant suns are poised,

569

Chapter Headings (Life’s Handicap)

THE DOORS were wide, the story saith,

568

Chapter Headings (The Light That Failed)

SO WE settled it all when the storm was done

540

Chapter Headings (Many Inventions)

’LESS you want your toes trod off you’d better get back at once,

570

Chapter Headings (The Naulahka)

THERE was a strife ’twixt man and maid

536

Chapter Headings (Plain Tales from the Hills)

LOOK, you have cast out Love! What Gods are these

503

Charm, A

TAKE of English earth as much

500

Chartres Windows

COLOUR fulfils where Music has no power:

803

Chil’s Song

THESE were my companions going forth by night—

532

Child’s Garden, A

NOW there is nothing wrong with me

689

Children, The

THESE were our children who died for our lands: they were dear in our sight.

522

Children’s Song, The

LAND of our Birth, we pledge to thee

573

Choice, The   

TO the Judge of Right and Wrong

186

Cholera Camp

WE’VE got the cholerer in camp—it’s worse than forty fights;

440

Christmas in India

DIM dawn behind the tamerisks—the sky is saffron-yellow—

54

“Cities and Thrones And Powers”

CITIES and Thrones and Powers,

487

“City of Brass The”   

IN A land that the sand overlays—the ways to her gates are untrod

315

City of Sleep, The

OVER the edge of the purple down,

611

“Cleared”

HELP for a patriot distressed, a spotless spirit hurt,

227

Clerks and the Bells, The

THE merry clerks of Oxenford they stretch themselves at ease

798

Coastwise Lights, The

OUR brows are bound with spindrift and the weed is on our knees;

171

Code of Morals, A

NOW Jones had left his new-wed bride to keep his house in order,

12

Coiner, The

AGAINST the Bermudas we foundered, whereby

778

Cold Iron

GOLD is for the mistress—silver for the maid—

508

Columns

OUT o’ the wilderness, dusty an’ dry

466

Comforters, The

UNTIL thy feet have trod the Road

615

Consolations of Memory, The

BLESSÈD was our first age and morning-time. Then were no waies tarren, ne no cars

679

Contradictions

THE DROWSY carrier sways

683

Conundrum of the Workshops, The

WHEN the flush of a new-born sun fell first on Eden’s green and gold,

336

Counting-out Song, A

WHAT is the song the children sing

744

Covenant, The   

WE thought we ranked above the chance of ill.

320

Craftsman, The   

ONCE, after long-drawn revel at The Mermaid.

348

Cruisers

AS OUR mother the Frigate, bepainted and fine,

141

Cuckoo Song

TELL it to the locked-up trees,

499

Curé, The

LONG years ago, ere R—lls or R—ce

785

Dane-geld

IT IS always a temptation to an armed and agile nation,

712

Danny Deever

“WHAT are the bugles blowin’ for?” said Files-on-Parade.

397

Darzee’s Chaunt

 SINGER and tailor am I—

670

Dawn Wind, The

AT TWO o’clock in the morning, if you open your window and listen,

717

Dead King, The   

WHO in the Realm to-day lays down dear life for the sake of a land more dear ?

224

Death-bed, A   

“THIS is the State above the Law.

286

Declaration of London, The   

WE were all one heart and one race

307

Dedication from “Barrack Room Ballads”

BEYOND the path of the outmost sun through utter darkness hurled—

83

Dedication - To "Soldiers Three"

AND they were stronger hands than mine

637

Deep-Sea Cables, The

THE WRECKS dissolve above us; their dust drops down from afar—

174

Delilah

DELILAH ABERYSWITH was a lady—not too young—

7

Departure, A

SINCE first the White Horse Banner blew free,

742

Derelict, The

I WAS the staunchest of our fleet

149

Destroyers, The

THE STRENGTH of twice three thousand horse

143

Dinah in Heaven

SHE did not know that she was dead,

771

Dirge of Dead Sisters

WHO recalls the twilight and the rangèd tents in order

218

Disciple, The

HE that hath a Gospel,

774

Divided Destinies

It was an artless Bandar, and he danced upon a pine,

34

Doctors

MAN dies too soon, beside his works half-planned.

565

Dove of Dacca, The

THE FREED dove flew to the Rajah’s tower—

254

Dutch in the Medway, The

IF WARS were won by feasting,

723

Dying Chauffeur, The

WHEEL me gently to the garage, since my car and I must part—

686

Dykes, The

WE HAVE no heart for the fishing, we have no hand for the oar—

305

Eathen, The

THE ’EATHEN in ’is blindness bows down to wood an’ stone;

451

Eddi’s Service

EDDI, priest of St. Wilfrid

513

Edgehill Fight

NAKED and grey the Cotswolds stand

722

Egg-Shell, The

THE WIND took off with the sunset—

646

En-Dor   

THE road to En-dor is easy to tread

366

England’s Answer

TRULY ye come of The Blood; slower to bless than to ban;

178

English Flag, The

WINDS of the World, give answer! They are whimpering to and fro—

221

English Way, The

AFTER the fight at Otterburn,

822

Epitaphs of the War   

A. “I was a Have.” B. “I was a ‘have-not.’”

386

Et Dona Ferentes

IN EXTENDED observation of the ways and works of man,

287

Evarra and His Gods

This is the story of Evarra—man—

338

Exiles’ Line, The

NOW the new year reviving old desires,

163

Expert, The

YOUTH that trafficked long with Death,

784

Explanation, The

LOVE and Death once ceased their strife

371

Explorer, The

“THERE’S no sense in going further—it’s the edge of cultivation,”

103

Fabulists, The

WHEN all the world would keep a matter hid,

545

Fairies’ Siege, The

I HAVE been given my charge to keep—

520

Fall of Jock Gillespie, The

THIS fell when dinner-time was done—

64

Fastness

THIS is the end whereto men toiled

683

Feet of the Young Men, The

NOW the Four-way Lodge is opened, now the Hunting Winds are loose—

270

Female of the Species, The   

WHEN the Himalayan peasant meets the he-bear in his pride,

367

Files, The

FILES—

351

Fires, The

MEN make them fires on the hearth

82

First Chantey, The

MINE was the woman to me, darkling I found her;

159

Flight, The

WHEN the grey geese heard the Fool’s tread

562

Floods, The

THE RAIN it rains without a stay

498

Flowers, The

BUY my English posies!

190

“Follow Me ’Ome

THERE was no one like ’im, ’Orse or Foot,

446

“For All We Have and Are”   

FOR all we have and are,

329

"For to Admire"

THE Injian Ocean sets an’ smiles

457

Ford o’ Kabul River

KABUL town’s by Kabul river—

423

Four Angels, The

AS ADAM lay a-dreaming beneath the Apple Tree

672

Four-Feet

I have done mostly what most men do,

773

Four Points, The

ERE stopping or turning, to put foorth a hande

679

Fox-Hunting

WHEN Samson set my brush afire

819

France  

BROKE to every known mischance, lifted over all

291

Frankie’s Trade

OLD Horn to All Atlantic said:

663

French Wars, The

THE BOATS of Newhaven and Folkestone and Dover

727

Friends, The

I HAD some friends—but I dreamed that they were dead—

808

“Fuzzy-Wuzzy

WE’VE fought with many men acrost the seas,

400

Galley-Slave, The

OH GALLANT was our galley from her carven steering-wheel

73

Gallio’s Song

ALL day long to the judgment-seat

542

Gehazi  

“WHENCE comest thou, Gehazi,

242

General Joubert

WITH those that bred, with those that loosed the strife,

242

General Summary, A

WE ARE very slightly changed

4

Gentlemen-Rankers

TO THE legion of the lost ones, to the cohort of the damned,

424

Gertrude’s Prayer

THAT which is marred at birth Time shall not mend,

771

Gethsemane  

THE Garden called Gethsemane

98

Giffen’s Debt

IMPRIMIS he was “broke.” Thereafter left

78

Gift of the Sea, The

THE dead child lay in the shroud,

374

Gipsy Trail, The

THE WHITE moth to the closing bine,

181

Gipsy Vans

UNLESS you come of the gipsy stock

760

Glories, The

IN FAITHS and Food and Books and Friends

813

Glory of the Garden, The

OUR England is a garden that is full of stately views,

732

Gods of the Copybook Headings, The

AS I pass through my incarnations in every age and race,

793

Gow’s Watch, Acts II.,IV.,V.

 FERDINAND. Your tiercel’s too long at hack, Sir. He’s no eyass

617

Grave of the Hundred Head, The

THERE’S a widow in sleepy Chester

56

Great-Heart

CONCERNING brave Captains

577

Greek National Anthem, The

WE KNEW thee of old,

93

Gunga Din

YOU may talk o’ gin and beer

406

Hadramauti

WHO knows the heart of the Christian? How does he reason?

535

Half-Ballade of Waterval

WHEN by the labour of my ’ands

478

Harp Song of the Dane Women

WHAT is a woman that you forsake her,

528

“Helen All Alone”

THERE was darkness under Heaven

612

Heriot’s Ford

“WHAT’S that that hirples at my side?”

662

Heritage, The

OUR Fathers in a wondrous age,

565

"His Apologies"

MASTER, this is Thy Servant. He is rising eight weeks old.

816

Holy War, The  

TINKER out of Bedford,

289

Hour of the Angel, The

SOONER or late—in earnest or in jest—

740

Houses, The  

’TWIXT my house and thy house the pathway is broad,

179

Hunting-Song of the Seeonee Pack

AS THE dawn was breaking the Sambhur belled—

667

Hyænas, The  

AFTER the burial-parties leave

318

Hymn before Action

THE EARTH is full of anger,

325

Hymn of Breaking Strain

THE CAREFUL text-books measure

384

Hymn of the Triumphant Airman

OH, LONG had we paltered

817

Hymn to Physical Pain

DREAD Mother of Forgetfulness

787

Idiot Boy, The

HE WANDERED down the mountain grade

682

If —

IF YOU can keep your head when all about you

576

Imperial Rescript, An

NOW this is the tale of the Council the German Kaiser decreed,

284

In Springtime

MY GARDEN blazes brightly with the rose-bush and the peach,

78

In the Matter of One Compass

WHEN, foot to wheel and back to wind,

168

In The Neolithic Age

IN THE Neolithic Age savage warfare did I wage

342

Instructor, The

AT TIMES when under cover I ’ave said,

472

Inventor, The

TIME and Space decreed his lot,

686

Irish Guards, The  

WE’RE not so old in the Army List,

196

Islanders, The

NO DOUBT but ye are the People—your throne is above the King’s.

301

Jacket, The

THROUGH the Plagues of Egyp’ we was chasinArabi,

449

James I

THE CHILD of Mary Queen of Scots,

721

Jane’s Marriage

JANE went to Paradise:

757

Jester, The

THERE are three degrees of bliss

584

Jobson’s Amen

“BLESSED be the English and all their ways and works.

502

Jubal and Tubal Cain

JUBAL sang of the Wrath of God

554

Juggler’s Song, The

WHEN the drums begin to beat

664

Junk and the Dhow, The

ONCE a pair of savages found a stranded tree.

738

     Just-So Verses

WHEN the cabin port-holes are dark and green

604

Justice  

ACROSS a world where all men grieve

393

Justice’s Tale, The

WITH them there rode a lustie Engineere

678

King, The

“FAREWELL, Romance!” the Cave-men said;

376

King and the Sea, The

AFTER His Realms and States were moved

825

King Henry VII. and the Shipwrights

HARRY, our King in England, from London town is gone,

657

King’s Job, The

ONCE on a time was a King anxious to understand

718

King’s Pilgrimage, The

OUR KING went forth on pilgrimage

805

King’s Task, The

AFTER the sack of the City when Rome was sunk to a name

648

Kingdom, The

NOW we are come to our Kingdom,

494

Kitchener’s School

OH HUBSHEE, carry your shoes in your hand and bow your head on your breast!

202

La Nuit Blanche

I HAD seen, as the dawn was breaking

28

Ladies, The

I’VE taken my fun where I’ve found it;

442

Lady Geraldine’s Hardship

I TURNED—Heaven knows we women turn too much

684

Lament of the Border Cattle Thief, The

O WOE is me for the merry life

268

Land, The

WHEN Julius Fabricius, Sub-Prefect of the Weald,

601

Landau, The

THERE was a landau deep and wide,

682

Last Chantey, The

THUS said The Lord in the Vault above the Cherubim

160

Last Department, The

“NONE whole or clean,” we cry, “or free from stain

21

Last Lap, The

HOW do we know, by the bank-high river,

741

      Last Ode, The

AS WATCHERS couched beneath a Bantine oak,

765

Last of the Light Brigade, The

THERE were thirty million English who talked of England’s might,

200

Last Rhyme of True Thomas, The

THE KING has called for priest and cup,

377

Last Suttee, The

UDAI CHAND lay sick to death

238

"Late Came the God"

LATE came the God, having sent his forerunners who were not regarded—

753

Law of the Jungle, The

NOW this is the Law of the Jungle—as old and as true as the sky;

558

Legend of Mirth, The

THE FOUR Archangels, so the legends tell,

516

Legend of the Foreign Office, A

RUSTUM BEG of Kolazai—slightly backward Native State

8

Legend of Truth, A

ONCE on a time, the ancient legends tell,

762

Legends of Evil, The

THIS is the sorrowful story

354

      L’Envoi to "Departmental Ditties"

THE SMOKE upon your Altar dies,

81

Lesson, The

LET us admit it fairly, as a business people should,

299

Lichtenberg

SMELLS are surer than sounds or sights

476

Liner She’s a Lady, The

THE LINER she’s a lady, an’ she never looks nor ’eeds

158

Lollius

WHY gird at Lollius if he care

800

London Stone

WHEN you come to London Town,

804

Long Trail, The

THERE’S a whisper down the field where the year has shot her yield,

165

Looking-Glass, The

QUEEN Bess was Harry’s daughter.    Stand forward partners all!

609

Loot

IF YOU’VE ever stole a pheasant-egg be’ind the keeper’s back,

410

Lord Roberts  

HE passed in the very battle-smoke

204

Lost Legion, The

THERE’S a Legion that never was ’listed,

195

Love Song of Har Dyal, The

ALONE upon the housetops to the North

637

Lovers’ Litany, The

EYES of grey—a sodden quay,

30

Lowestoft Boat, The

IN LOWESTOFT a boat was laid,

653

Lukannon

I MET my mates in the morning (and oh, but I am old!)

589

McAndrew’s Hymn

LORD, Thou hast made this world below the shadow of a dream,

120

MacDonough’s Song

WHETHER the State can loose and bind

561

Man Who Could Write, The

BOANERGES BLITZEN, servant of the Queen,

17

Mandalay

BY the old Moulmein Pagoda, lookin’ eastward to the sea,

418

Mare’s Nest, The

JANE AUSTEN BEECHER STOWE DE ROUSE

39

Marrèd Drives of Windsor, The

Here’s all at an end between us, or I’ll never taste sack again.

691

Married Man, The

THE BACHELOR ’e fights for one

474

“Mary Gloster”, The

I’VE paid for your sickest fancies; I’ve humoured your crackedest whim—

129

“Mary, Pity Women!”

YOU call yourself a man,

455

Mary’s Son  

IF YOU stop to find out what your wages will be

373

Masque of Plenty, The

“HOW sweet is the shepherd’s sweet life!

35

Master-Cook, The

WITH us there rade a Maister-Cook that came

739

Memories

THOUGH all the Dead were all forgot

821

“The Men That Fought at Minden”

THE men that fought at Minden, they was rookies in their time—

438

Merchantmen, The

KING SOLOMON drew merchantmen,

151

Merrow Down

THERE runs a road by Merrow Down—

597

Mesopotamia  

THEY shall not return to us, the resolute, the young

300

M.I.

I WISH my mother could see me now, with a fence-post under my arm,

463

Mine Sweepers

DAWN off the Foreland—the young flood making

631

Miracles, The

I SENT a message to my dear—

88

Moon of Other Days, The

BENEATH the deep veranda’s shade,

63

Moral, The

YOU mustn’t groom an Arab with a file.

690

Morning Song in the Jungle

ONE moment past our bodies cast

632

Mother o’ Mine

IF I were hanged on the highest hill,

638

Mother-Lodge, The

THERE was Rundle, Station Master,

444

Mother’s Son, The

I HAVE a dream—a dreadful dream—

777

Mowgli’s Song Against People

I WILL let loose against you the fleet-footed vines -

640

Mulholland’s Contract

THE FEAR was on the cattle, for the gale was on the sea,

127

Municipal

IT WAS an August evening and, in snowy garments clad,

20

My Boy Jack  

“HAVE you news of my boy Jack?”

216

My Father’s Chair

THERE are four good legs to my Father’s Chair—

716

My Lady’s Law

THE Law whereby my lady moves

635

“My New-Cut Ashlar

MY NEW-CUT ashlar takes the light

511

My Rival

I GO to concert, party, ball—

22

Naaman’s Song

‘GO, wash thyself in Jordan—go, wash thee and be clean!'

776

Native-Born, The

 WE’VE drunk to the Queen—God bless her!—

192

Nativity, A  

THE Babe was laid in the Manger

217

Natural Theology  

I ATE my fill of a whale that died

343

Necessitarian, The

I KNOW not in Whose hands are laid

582

Neighbours

THE MAN that is open of heart to his neighbour,

784

New Knighthood, The

WHO gives him the Bath?

524

“Non Nobis Domine!”

NON nobis Domine!

512

Norman and Saxon

“MY SON,” said the Norman Baron, “I am dying, and you will be heir

714

North Sea Patrol, The

WHERE the East wind is brewed fresh and fresh every morning,

665

Nurses, The

WHEN, with a pain he desires to explain to the multitude, Baby

743

Nursing Sister, The

OUR sister sayeth such and such,

636

Ode (Melbourne Shrine Of Remembrance)

SO LONG as memory, valour, and faith endure,

189

Old Issue, The

“HERE is nothing new nor aught unproven,” say the Trumpets,

296

Old Men, The

THIS is our lot if we live so long and labour unto the end—

321

Old Mother Laidinwool

OLD Mother Laidinwool had nigh twelve months been dead.

599

Old Song, An

SO LONG as ’neath the Kalka hills

58

Oldest Song, The  

“THESE were never your true love’s eyes.

158

One Viceroy Resigns

SO HERE’S your Empire. No more wine, then? Good.

69

Only Son, The

SHE dropped the bar, she shot the bolt, she fed the fire anew,

639

Oonts

WOT makes the soldier’s ’eart to penk, wot makes ’im to perspire?

408

Open Door, The

ENGLAND is a cosy little country,

811

“Our Fathers Also”

THRONES, Powers, Dominions, Peoples, Kings.

546

“Our Fathers of Old”

EXCELLENT herbs had our fathers of old—

563

Our Lady of the Sackcloth

THERE was a Priest at Philæ,

514

Our Lady of the Snows

A NATION spoke to a Nation,

182

Outlaws, The  

THROUGH learned and laborious years

322

Outsong in the Jungle

FOR the sake of him who showed

526

Overland Mail, The

IN THE name of the Empress of India, make way,

33

Pageant of Elizabeth, A

LIKE Princes crowned they bore them—

611

Pagett, M.P.

PAGETT, M.P., was a liar, and a fluent liar therewith—

26

Palace, The

WHEN I was King and a Mason—a Master proven and skilled—

385

Pan in Vermont

IT’S forty in the shade to-day the spouting eaves declare;

356

Parade-Song of the Camp-Animals

We lent to Alexander the strength of Hercules, 

574

Parting of the Columns, The

WE’VE rode and fought and ate and drunk as rations come to hand

468

Peace of Dives, The

THE WORD came down to Dives in Torment where he lay:

278

Penalty, The

ONCE in life I watched a Star;

788

Pharaoh and the Sergeant

SAID England unto Pharaoh, “I must make a man of you,

198

Philadelphia

IF YOU’RE off to Philadelphia in the morning,

585

Pict Song, A

ROME never looks where she treads.

548

Piet

I DO not love my Empire’s foes,

479

Pilgrim’s Way, A  

I DO not look for holy saints to guide me on my way,

371

Pink Dominoes

JENNY and Me were engaged, you see.,

18

Pirates in England, The

WHEN Rome was rotten-ripe to her fall,

711

Playmate, The

SHE is not Folly—that I know.

775

Plea of the Simla Dancers, The

“WHAT have we ever done to bear this grudge?”

51

“Poison of Asps”

“POISON of asps is under our lips”?

811

“Poor Honest Men”

YOUR jar of Virginny

551

Portent, The

OH, late withdrawn from human-kind

758

Poseidon’s Law

WHEN the robust and Brass-bound Man commissioned first for sea

651

Possibilities

AY, LAY him ’neath the Simla pine—

43

Post That Fitted,The

ERE the steamer bore him Eastward, Sleary was engaged to marry

11

“Power of the Dog, The”

THERE is sorrow enough in the natural way

591

Prairie, The

I SEE the grass shake in the sun for leagues on either hand,

501

Prayer, The

MY BROTHER kneels, so saith Kabir,

673

Prayer of Miriam Cohen, The

FROM the wheel and the drift of Things

614

Preface to Land & Sea Tales

TO ALL to whom this little book may come—

737

Prelude to "Departmental Ditties"

I HAVE eaten your bread and salt,

3

Press, The

THE SOLDIER may forget his Sword,

534

Private Ortheris’s Song

MY GIRL she give me the go onest,

427

Pro-Consuls, The  

THE OVERFAITHFUL sword returns the user

107

Prodigal Son, The

HERE come I to my own again,

579

Progress of the Spark, The

THIS SPARK now set, retarded, yet forbears

680

Prophets at Home

PROPHETS have honour all over the Earth,

554

Public Waste

BY THE Laws of the Family Circle ’tis written in letters of brass

14

Puck’s Song

SEE you the ferny ride that steals

488

Puzzler, The

THE Celt in all his variants from Builth to Bally-hoo,

533

Queen’s Men, The

VALOUR and Innocence

610

Quest, The

THE KNIGHT came home from the quest,

521

Question, The  

BRETHREN, how shall it fare with me

327

Rabbi’s Song, The

IF THOUGHT can reach to Heaven,

592

Rahere

RAHERE, King Henry’s jester, feared by all the Norman Lords

754

Rebirth

IF ANY God should say

583

Recall, The

I AM the land of their fathers.

487

Recantation, A  

WHAT boots it on the Gods to call?

369

Recessional

GOD of our fathers, known of old,

328

Rector’s Memory, A

THE GODS that are wiser than Learning

799

Reeds of Runnymede, The

AT RUNNYMEDE, at Runnymede,

715

Reformers, The

NOT in the camp his victory lies

319

Return, The

PEACE is declared, an’ I return

485

Return of the Children, The

NEITHER the harps nor the crowns amused, nor the cherubs’ dove-winged races—

596

Rhodes Memorial, Table Mountain

AS THO’ again—yea, even once again,

210

Rhyme of the Three Captains, The

. . . AT THE close of a winter day,

332

Rhyme of the Three Sealers, The

AWAY by the lands of the Japanee

113

Rimini

WHEN I left Rome for Lalage’s sake

550

Rimmon

DULY with knees that feign to quake—

312

Ripple Song, A

Once red ripple came to land

634

River’s Tale, The

Twenty bridges from Tower to Kew

709

Road-Song of the Bandar-Log

HERE we go in a flung festoon,

544

Roman Centurion’s Song, The

LEGATE, I had the news last night—my cohort ordered home

710

Romulus and Remus

OH, LITTLE did the Wolf-Child care—

641

Route Marchin

WE’RE marchin’ on relief over Injia’s sunny plains,

426

Rowers, The  

THE BANKED oars fell an hundred strong,

282

Run of the Downs, The

THE Weald is good, the Downs are best—

491

Runes on Weland’s Sword, The

A SMITH makes me

669

Runners, The

News!

109

Rupaiyat of Omar Kal’vin, The

NOW the New Year, reviving last Year’s Debt,

25

Russia to the Pacifists  

GOD rest you, peaceful gentlemen, let nothing you dismay,

277

Sack of the Gods, The

STRANGERS drawn from the ends of the earth, jewelled and plumed were we;

493

Sacrifice of Er-Heb, The

ER-HEB beyond the Hills of Ao-Safai

263

St. Helena Lullaby, A

“HOW far is St. Helena from a little child at play?”

530

Samuel Pepys

LIKE as the Oak whose roots descend

349

Sappers

WHEN the Waters were dried an’ the Earth did appear,

435

Scholars, The

“OH, SHOW me how a rose can shut and be a bud again!”

795

School Song, A

“LET us now praise famous men”—

556

Screw-Guns

SMOKIN’ my pipe on the mountings, sniffin’ the mornin’ cool,

403

Sea and the Hills, The

WHO hath desired the Sea?—the sight of salt water unbounded—

110

Sea-Wife, The

THERE dwells a wife by the Northern Gate,

94

Second Voyage, The

WEVE sent our little Cupids all ashore—

156

Secret of the Machines, The

WE WERE taken from the ore-bed and the mine,

729

Sepulchral

SWIFTER than aught ’neath the sun the car of Simonides moved him.

677

Sergeant’s Weddin’, The

’E WAS warned agin’ ’er

447

“Servant When He Reigneth, A”

THREE things make earth unquiet

560

“Service Man, The”

“TOMMY” you was when it began,

458

Sestina of the Tramp-Royal

SPEAKIN’ in general, I ’ave tried ’em all—

87

Settler, The

HERE, where my fresh-turned furrows run,

212

Seven Watchmen

SEVEN Watchmen sitting in a tower,

394

Shillin’ a Day

MY name is O’Kelly, I’ve heard the Revelly

429

Shiv and the Grasshopper

SHIV, who poured the harvest and made the winds to blow,

519

Shut-Eye Sentry, The

SEZ the Junior Orderly Sergeant

453

Sir Richard’s Song

I FOLLOWED my Duke ere I was a lover

495

Smuggler’s Song, A

IF YOU wake at midnight, and hear a horse’s feet,

655

Snarleyow

THIS ’appened in a battle to a batt’ry of the corps

412

“Soldier an’ Sailor Too”

AS I was spittin’ into the Ditch aboard o’ the Crocodile,

433

Soldier, Soldier

“SOLDIER, soldier come from the wars,

401

Song at Cock-Crow, A  

THE FIRST time that Peter deniéd his Lord

326

Song in Storm, A  

BE WELL assured that on our side

148

Song in the Desert, A

FRIEND, thou beholdest the lightning? Who has the charge of it—

807

Song of Bananas, A

HAVE you no Bananas, simple townsmen all?

809

Song of Diego Valdez, The

THE GOD of Fair Beginnings

153

Song of French Roads, A

NOW praise the Gods of Time and Chance

801

Song of Kabir, A

OH, LIGHT was the world that he weighed in his hands!

510

Song of Seven Cities, The

I WAS Lord of Cities very sumptuously builded.

594

Song of Seventy Horses

ONCE again the Steamer at Calais—the tackles

786

Song of the Banjo, The

YOU couldn’t pack a Broadwood half a mile—

98

Song of the Cities, The

Royal and Dower-royal, I the Queen

175

Song of the Dead, The

HEAR now the Song of the Dead—in the North by the torn berg-edges—

172

Song of the Dynamo

HOW do I know what Order brings

810

Song of the English, A

FAIR is our lot—O goodly is our heritage!

170

Song of the Fifth River

WHEN first by Eden Tree,

572

Song of the Galley-Slaves

WE PULLED for you when the wind was against us and the sails were low

671

Song of the Lathes, The  

THE FANS and the beltings they roar round me.

310

Song of the Little Hunter, The

ERE Mor the Peacock flutters, ere the Monkey People cry,

616

Song of the Men’s Side

ONCE we feared The Beast—when he followed us we ran,

668

Song of the Old Guard, The

‘KNOW this, my brethren, Heaven! clear

313

Song of the Red War-Boat

SHOVE off from the wharf-edge! Steady!

629

Song of the Sons, The

ONE from the ends of the earth—gifts at an open door—

175

Song of the White Men, A

NOW, this is the cup the White Men drink

282

Song of the Wise Children

WHEN the darkened Fifties dip to the North,

90

Song of the Women, The

HOW shall she know the worship we would do her?

46

Song of Travel, A

WHERE’S the lamp that Hero lit

586

Song To Mithras, A

MITHRAS, God of the Morning, our trumpets waken the Wall!

523

Sons of Martha, The  

THE SONS of Mary seldom bother, for they have inherited that good part;

382

South Africa

LIVED a woman wonderful,

207

Spies’ March, The  

THERE are no leaders to lead us to honour, and yet with out leaders we sally,

101

Stellenbosch

THE GENERAL ’eard the firin’ on the flank,

477

Storm Cone, The

THIS is the midnight—let no star

824

Story of Ung, The

ONCE, on a glittering ice-field, ages and ages ago,

345

Story of Uriah, The

JACK BARRETT went to Quetta

10

Stranger, The

THE STRANGER within my gate,

549

Study of an Elevation, in Indian Ink

POTIPHAR GUBBINS, C. E.,

6

“Such as in Ships”

SUCH as in Ships and brittle Barks

810

Supplication of the Black Aberdeen

I PRAY! My little body and whole span

814

Supports, The

To Him Who bade the Heavens abide, yet cease not from their motion,

767

Survival, The

SECURELY, after days

756

Sussex

GOD gave all men all earth to love,

213

Tale of Two Cities, A

WHERE the sober-colored cultivator smiles

76

Tarrant Moss

I CLOSED and drew for my love’s sake

494

That Day

IT GOT beyond all orders an’ it got beyond all ’ope;

437

Things and the Man  

OH YE who hold the written clue

210

Thorkild’s Song

THERE’S no wind along these seas,

666

Thousandth Man, The

ONE man in a thousand, Solomon says,

529

Three-Decker, The

FULL thirty foot she towered from waterline to rail.

330

Three-Part Song, A

I’M JUST in love with all these three,

490

Threshold, The

IN THEIR deepest caverns of limestone

782

“Tin Fish”

THE SHIPS destroy us above

648

To a Lady, persuading Her to a Car

LOVE’S fiery chariot, Delia, take

679

To James Whitcomb Riley

YOUR trail runs to the westward,

598

To Motorists

SINCE ye distemper and defile

681

To the City of Bombay

THE Cities are full of pride,

179

To the Companions

HOW comes it that, at even-tide,

751

To the True Romance

THY face is far from this our war,

85

To the Unknown Goddess

WILL you conquer my heart with your beauty; my soul going out from afar?

24

To Thomas Atkins

I HAVE made for you a song,

394

“Together”

WHEN Horse and Rider each can trust the other everywhere,

720

Tomlinson

NOW Tomlinson gave up the ghost in his house in Berkeley Square,

360

Tommy

I WENT into a public-’ouse to get a pint o’ beer,

398

Totem, The

ERE the mother’s milk had dried

773

Tour, The

THIRTEEN as twelve my Murray always took—

681

“Trade, The"

THEY bear, in place of classic names,

647

Translation, A

THERE are whose study is of smells,

588

Tree Song, A

OF ALL the trees that grow so fair,

497

Troopin

TROOPIN’, troopin’, troopin’ to the sea:

420

Truce of the Bear, The

YEARLY, with tent and rifle, our careless white men go

274

Truthful Song, A

  I tell this tale, which is strictly true,

654

Two Kopjes

ONLY two African kopjes,

470

Two Months

NO HOPE, no change! The clouds have shut us in,

80

Two Races

I SEEK not what his soul desires.

812

Two-Sided Man, The

MUCH I owe to the Lands that grew—

587

Ubique

THERE is a word you often see, pronounce it as you may

483

Ulster  

THE DARK eleventh hour

232

Undertaker’s Horse, The

THE eldest son bestrides him,

67

Untimely

NOTHING in life has been made by man for man’s using

764

Vampire, The

A FOOL there was and he made his prayer

220

Verdicts, The  

NOT in the thick of the fight,

142

Verses on Games

HERE is a horse to tame

358

“Very Many People”

ON THE Downs, in the Weald, on the Marshes,

813

Veterans, The  

TO-DAY, across our fathers’ graves,

305

Vineyard, The

AT the eleventh hour he came,

749

Virginity, The  

TRY as he will, no man breaks wholly loose

353

Voortrekker, The

THE GULL shall whistle in his wake, the blind wave break in fire.

555

Wage-Slaves, The

OH GLORIOUS are the guarded heights

308

Waster, The

FROM the date that the doors of his prep-school close

525

Way Through the Woods, The

THEY shut the road through the woods

490

We and They

FATHER, Mother, and Me,

763

Wet Litany, The

WHEN the water’s countenance

659

What Happened

HURREE CHUNDER MOOKERJEE, pride of Bow Bazaar,

15

What the People Said

BY THE well, where the bullocks go

66

When Earth’s Last Picture is Painted

WHEN Earth’s last picture is painted and the tubes are twisted and dried,

226

When ’Omer Smote ’Is Bloomin’ Lyre

WHEN ’Omer smote ’is bloomin’ lyre,

351

“When the Great Ark”

WHEN the Great Ark, in Vigo Bay,

553

“When the Journey was intended to the City”

WHEN that with meat and drink they had fulfilled

681

White Horses

WHERE run your colts at pasture?

145

White Man’s Burden, The

TAKE up the White Man’s burden—

323

Widow at Windsor, The

’AVE you ’eard o’ the Widow at Windsor

413

Widow’s Party, The

“WHERE have you been this while away,

421

Widower, The

FOR a season there must be pain—

613

“Wilful-Missing”

THERE is a world outside the one you know,

482

Winners, The

WHAT is the moral? Who rides may read.

530

Wishing-Caps, The

LIFE’S all getting and giving,

628

With Drake in the Tropics

SOUTH and far south below the Line,

719

With Scindia to Delhi

THE WREATH of banquet overnight lay withered on the neck,

250

Young British Soldier, The

WHEN the ’arf-made recruity goes out to the East

416

Young Queen, The

HER hand was still on her sword-hilt, the spur was still on her heel,

187

Zion  

THE Doorkeepers of Zion,

91