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BOOKS BY RUDYARD KIPLING
ACTIONS AND REACTIONS
EYES OF ASIA, THE
KIPLING STORIES AND POEMS EVERY CHILD SHOULD KNOW
KIPLING BIRTHDAY BOOK, THE
LIFE'S HANDICAP: BEING STORIES OF MINE OWN PEOPLE
Copyright, 1904, 1905, 1907, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919 By RUDYARD KIPLING
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TO THE SEVEN WATCHMEN
Seven watchmen sitting in a tower,
Watching what had come upon mankind, Showed the Man the Glory and the Power,
And bade him shape the Kingdom to his mind.
'All things on Earth your will shall win you.'
('Twas so their counsel ran)
'But the Kingdom-the Kingdom is within you,' Said the Man's own mind to the Man. For time, and some time
As it was in the bitter years before
So it shall be in the over-sweetened hourThat a man's mind is wont to tell him more Than Seven Watchmen sitting in a tower.