Quote Of The Day — June 13, 2015

We have done with Hope and Honour, we are lost to Love and Truth,
We are dropping down the ladder rung by rung,
And the measure of our torment is the measure of our youth.
God help us, for we knew the worst too young!
From “Gentleman Rankers” “The Barrack-Room Ballads and Other Verses”

Rudyard Kipling, (30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936)


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10 Responses to Quote Of The Day — June 13, 2015

  1. vonmesser says:

    Kipling has done some great poetry.
    And a fair bit of it has been set to music by Michael Longcor and Leslie Fish.

  2. Grouchy says:

    You’re so right, VM. And wasn’t “The Whiffenpoof Song” one of those tunes?
    I’m not up to snuff on that, so I’m not that sure.

  3. Buck says:

    Kipling is one of my favorite writers.
    When a friend had to put down his faithful companion of many years he was pretty down.
    I sent him a copy of Kiplings “The Power of the Dog.”

  4. Clyde says:

    Tis true that, GF. Good one.

    • Grouchy says:

      Anyone who has served out of high school can relate to that one, Clyde. Or anyone who has lost an older brother or sister, at a very young age.

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