Norman and Saxon, written in 1911, ostensibly about the period in England around 1100 A.D. when the French Normans had conquered the Anglo-Saxons, but seemingly evergreen."My son," said the Norman Baron, "I am dying, and you will be heirTo all the broad acres in England that William gave me for my shareWhen we conquered the Saxon at Hastings, and a nice little handful it is.But before you go over to rule it I want you to understand this:--"The Saxon is not like us Normans. His manners are not so polite.But he never means anything serious till he talks about justice and right.When he stands like an ox in the furrow with his sullen set eyes on your own,And grumbles, 'This isn't fair dealing,' my son, leave the Saxon alone.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
The Democrats don't read Kipling
He's been out of fashion for decades with the "smart set", which is too bad - he could have given Obama some advice that would have helped stave off the last disastrous elections: