A Nation spoke to a Nation,A Queen sent word to a Throne:Daughter am I in my mothers house,But mistress in my own. The gates are mine to open,As the gates are mine to close,And I set my house in order,Said our Lady of the Snows.
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Source Notes: Source: RUDYARD KIPLING, Our Lady of the Snows, stanza 1, The Collected Works of Rudyard Kipling: The Seven Seas, The Five Nations, The Years Between, vol. 26, p. 227 .The poem is about the Canadian preferential tariff of 1897.
Joseph Rudyard Kipling (December 30, 1865 January 18, 1936) was a British author and poet, born in India. He is best known for the children's story The Jungle Book (1894), the Indian spy novel Kim (1901), the poem "Gunga Din" (1892), and his many short stories.