(To "Departmental Ditties")
Rudyard Kipling's Verse: Definitive Edition (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1940): 1.
1I have eaten your bread and salt.
2 I have drunk your water and wine.
3The deaths ye died I have watched beside,
4 And the lives ye led were mine.
6 In vigil or toil or ease,--
7One joy or woe that I did not know,
8 Dear hearts across the seas?
9I have written the tale of our life
10 For a sheltered people's mirth,
11In jesting guise--but ye are wise,
12 And ye know what the jest is worth.
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