Passing her desk, once, he picked up a volume of Kipling
's poems and glanced bepuzzled through the pages.
Has the British soldier, one wonders, yet discovered Rudyard Kipling
, or is the Wessex peasant aware of Thomas Hardy?
But, like Kipling
's cat, he "walked by himself." His paw was against every cat, and every cat's paw against him.
Then he chanced upon Kipling
's poems, and was swept away by the lilt and swing and glamour with which familiar things had been invested.
Hyde, nor was he like the unfortunate young man in Kipling
's "Greatest Story in the World." His two personalities were so mixed that they were practically aware of themselves and of each other all the time.
Being used to the society of young men (they were full of stories of hill-stations in India, and at that time the stories of Rudyard Kipling
were in every hand) they began to chaff Philip gaily; and he, pleased with the novelty--the young ladies at Blackstable treated the Vicar's nephew with a certain seriousness--was gay and jolly.
Though no more Old English than the works of Kipling
, it had selected its reminiscences so adroitly that her criticism was lulled, and the guests whom it was nourishing for imperial purposes bore the outer semblance of Parson Adams or Tom Jones.
The family of Namgay Doola WORKS OF RUDYARD KIPLING
"And we've had our fun," he boasted, "and speaking of sweethearts and all," he cribbed from Kipling
, "'We've rogued and we've ranged- -'"
Fans of both After Eights and French Fancies - prepare yourselves, as the hybrid of dreams has just been launched by Mr Kipling
wrote his poem 'Recessional' for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897.
Prophetically, in 1897 Kipling
wrote: Far-called, our navies melt away; On dune and headland sinks the fire: Lo, all our pomp of yesterday Is one with Nineveh and Tyre!