Rudyard Kipling Quotes

By the old Moulmein Pagoda, lookin' eastward to the sea, There's a Burma girl a-settin', and I know she thinks o' me; For the wind is in the palm-trees, and the temple-bells they say: "Come you back, you British soldier; come you back to Mandalay!"
Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), British poet. Mandalay (l. 1-4). . . Rudyard Kipling; Complete Verse; Definitive Edition. (1989) Doubleday.
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Ship me somewhere east of Suez, where the best is like the worst, Where there aren't no Ten Commandments an' a man can raise a thirst.
Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), British writer, poet. "Mandalay," Barrack-Room Ballads (1892).
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An' I seed her first a-smokin' of a whackin' white cheroot, An' a-wastin' Christian kisses on an 'eathen idol's foot:
Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), British poet. Mandalay (l. 13-14). . . Rudyard Kipling; Complete Verse; Definitive Edition. (1989) Doubleday.
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From coupler-flange to spindle-guide I see Thy Hand, O God— Predestination in the stride o' yon connectin'-rod.
Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), British author, poet. McAndrew's Hymn, The Seven Seas (1896).
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'Tisn't beauty, so to speak, nor good talk necessarily. It's just IT. Some women'll stay in a man's memory if they once walked down a street.
Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), British author, poet. Mr. Pyecroft, in "Mrs. Bathurst," Traffics and Discoveries (1904). Said of Mrs. Bathurst.
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There rise her timeless capitals of empires daily born, Whose plinths are laid at midnight and whose streets are packed at morn; And here come tired youths and maids that feign to love or sin In tones like rusty razor blades to tunes like smitten tin.
Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), British author, poet. Naaman's Song. Interpreted as a description of Hollywood.
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