In the womb of the world

In the womb of the world by W. Heath Robinson. 1909. Tipped in color plate, 6 7/8 x 4 15/16 inches. Kipling's The Song of the English, p. 63. Caption on facing page:

Here in the womb of the world -- here on the tie-ribs of earth
       Words, and the words of men, flicker and flutter and beat --
Warning, sorrow and gain, salutation and mirth --
       For a Power troubles the Still that has neither voice nor feet.

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Kipling, Rudyard. The Song of the English. London: Hodder and Stoughton, nd [1909].

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