Songs from books. The years between and parodies

Doubleday, Page, 1919
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Página 145 - If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you But make allowance for their doubting, too...
Página 145 - And lose, and start again at your beginnings And never breathe a word about your loss; If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew To serve your turn long after they are gone, And so hold on when there is nothing in you Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on"; If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, Or walk with Kings - nor lose the common touch; If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you; If all men count with you, but none too much; If you can fill the unforgiving minute...
Página 184 - I keep six honest serving-men (They taught me all I knew); Their names are What and Why and When, and How and Where and Who.
Página 95 - THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES 1911 WHEN the Himalayan peasant meets the he-bear in his pride, He shouts to scare the monster, who will often turn aside. But the she-bear thus accosted rends the peasant tooth and nail. For the female of the species is more deadly than the male.
Página 96 - T"*HE Stranger within my gate, He may be true or kind, But he does not talk my talk — I cannot feel his mind. I see the face and the eyes and the mouth, But not the soul behind. The men of my own stock They may do ill or well, But they tell the lies I am wonted to, They are used to the lies I tell. And we do not need interpreters When we go to buy and sell.
Página 245 - Five and twenty ponies Trotting through the dark Brandy for the Parson, 'Baccy for the Clerk; Laces for a lady, letters for a spy, Watch the wall, my darling, while the Gentlemen go by!
Página 114 - — Men of little showing — For their work continueth. And their work continueth, Broad and deep continueth, Greater than their knowing...
Página 17 - Comfort, content, delight — The ages' slow-bought gain — They shrivelled in a night, Only ourselves remain To face the naked days In silent fortitude, Through perils and dismays Renewed and re-renewed. Though all we made depart, The old commandments stand: "In patience keep your heart, In strength lift up your hand.
Página 3 - CITIES AND THRONES AND POWERS" "A CENTURION OF THE THIRTIETH"— PUCK OF POOR'S HILL LJITIES and Thrones and Powers Stand in Time's eye, Almost as long as flowers, Which daily die...
Página 251 - But remember, please, the Law by which we live, We are not built to comprehend a lie. We can neither love nor pity nor forgive, If you make a slip in handling us you die! We are greater than the Peoples or the Kings — Be humble, as you crawl beneath our rods! — Our touch can alter all created things, We are everything on earth — except The Gods ! Though our smoke may hide the Heavens from your eyes It will vanish and the stars will shine again, Because, for all our power and weight and size....

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