Rudyard Kipling

(30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936 / Bombay)

The Decline Of The West - Poem by Rudyard Kipling

Now it is not good for the Christian's health to hustle the Aryan
brown,
For the Christian riles, and the Aryan smiles, and he weareth the
Christian down;
And the end of the fight is a tombstone white with the name of
the late deceased,
And the epitaph drear: "A Fool lies here who tried to hustle the
East."


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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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