Junior Ganymede
We endeavor to give satisfaction

Youth was Cheap

October 30th, 2012 by G.

Two passages from Kipling:

Youth was cheap–wherefore we sold it.
Gold was good–we hoped to hold it.
And today we know the fulness of our gain.

Christmas in India.

Ay, lay him ‘neath the Simla pine–
A fortnight fully to be missed.
Behold, we lose our fourth at whist,
A chair is vacant where we dine.


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October 30th, 2012 11:55:04
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October 30, 2012

I have tried to convince His Majesty to read both Kipling and Churchill, on the grounds that no apologists for imperialism were ever more skilled with a pen. Unfortunately, His Majesty seems to prefer his Nietzche and New York Times neat.

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