‘And So Was England Born’

Rudyard Kipling (Wikimedia)
In Puck’s Song, Rudyard Kipling tells the story of Britain.

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The sole force under God’s good Providence that can meet this turn of our fate, is not temperament, not opportunism, nor any effort to do better than good, but character and again character — such mere in-grained, common-sense, hand-hammered, loyal strength of character as one humbly dares to hope that fifteen hundred years of equality of experience has given us.

— Rudyard Kipling

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE W hile addressing the Royal Society of St. George in 1935, the English journalist, poet, novelist, and author Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936) mourned the loss

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