| The Light
by Geoffrey Annis
These notes are based on those prepared for Vol. V of the ORG, published in 1970. They have been augmented and edited by Geoffrey Annis in 2006. The page and line numbers below refer to the Macmillan Uniform Edition of The Light that Failed, first published in 1899 and frequently reprinted since.
... in the case of the ‘Blue Roses’(I didn’t refuse any other colour) but as a matter of fact, Dick,with his usual obliquity of vision failed to observe that I wasn’t exacting them of him, but he of me.The depth of Kipling’s anguish, and his humiliation, come over even more strongly in the third verse, omitted above:
Home I came at wintertide[Page 96 line 1] glacis the sloping bank in front of a fortification, designed to expose attackers to the defenders’ fire.
But my silly love had died
Seeking with her latest breath
Roses from the arms of Death.
In every age and clime we see[Page 112 line 22] Liverpool Street Station to Blackfriars Bridge just over a mile.
Two of a trade can ne’er agree.
'For ye have not walked in my statutes, neither executed my judgements; but ye have done after the manner of the heathen that are round about you.