The Comforters

(notes edited by John McGivering)


One of the set of fourteen verses published in A Diversity of Creatures in 1917 and collected with a slight variation in the Sussex Edition, Volume 9, page 161 and Volume 34, page 318, the Burwash Edition Volumes 9 and 27, and The Works of Rudyard Kipling, Wordsworth Poetry Library, 1994.

[Verse 2] largesse generous or plentiful gifts.

[Verse 8] anodyne medicine to relieve pain.


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