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HARVARD
COLLEGE

LIBRARY

COPYRIGHT, 1896,
BY RUDYARD KIPLING.

This book is also protected by copyright
under the laws of Great Britain, and the sev-
eral poems contained herein have also been
severally copyrighted in the United States
of America,

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The Cities are full of pride,

Challenging each to each-
This from her mountain-side,

That from her burthened beach.

They count their ships full tale

Their corn and oil and wine,
Derrick and loom and bale,

And rampart's gun-flecked line ;
City by city they hail :

“Hast aught to match with mine?”

And the men that breed from them

They traffic up and down,
But cling to their cities' hem

As a child to the mother's gown.

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