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The Seven Seas

Rudyard Kipling

New York
D. Appleton & Company

HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY

THE BEQUEST OF
THEODURE JEWETT EASTMAN

1931

COPYRIGHT, 1896,
BY RUDYARD KIPLING

This book is also protected by copyright
under the laws of Great Britain, and the seve
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 eachThis 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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