"'How far is ..." Quote of Rudyard Kipling

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

'How far is St. Helena from an Emperor of France?' I cannot see—I cannot tell—the Crowns they dazzle so. The Kings sit down to dinner, and the Queens stand up to dance. (After open weather you may look for snow!)

Rudyard Kipling
Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), British poet. A St. Helena Lullaby (l. 13-16). . . Rudyard Kipling; Complete Verse; Definitive Edition. (1989) Doubleday.