We that were bred overseas

We that were bred overseas by W. Heath Robinson. 1909. Tipped in color plate, 5 x 7 inches. Kipling's The Song of the English, p. 69. Caption on facing page:

Those that have stayed at thy knees, Mother, go call them in --
We that were bred overseas wait and would speak with our kin,
Not in thye dark do we fight -- haggle and flout and gibe;
Selling our love for a price, loaning our hearts for a bribe.

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

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