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There is an English translation in the transcript of this podcast. It's called The Battle of the Birds, and starts: There is a place at the very edge of the region around Toulouse and Cahors: both districts end at this place. This corresponds to the Latin lines: Nempe Tolosani locus est rurisque Caturci Extimus, hoc finit pagus uterque loco, which are ...


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The Kipling Society offers no indication that "Commissariat Camels" or "All the Beasts Together" have corresponding tunes. In their page devoted to the "Parade Song", the same songs as indicated in the OP are given, with no suggestions for either of the final two songs. Further, the very thorough "Musical Settings of ...


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The last verse is in trochaic tetrameter, and there are numerous hymns in this meter (see this list) and probably countless other songs which you could borrow the music from. For example: Christ from Whom All Blessings Flow, by Charles Wesley, has the same meter. Can we select one of these as the one which Kipling based the music on? Probably not ... as ...


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The use of capitals for qualities generally indicates that they are being treated as high-level abstractions, to the point of being Platonic archetypes. That is, you can speak of a rose's beauty, or a sentence's truth, or a child's fancy, but Beauty, Truth, and Fancy are over-arching principles.


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What Gulzar means is that - if we give it any liquid like water it will gulp it down. If you give the earth any liquid from a jug or bucket it will gulp it down like it’s stomach never fills. He thinks that the reason for the cause is a river hidden under the earth which never fill.


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There are a few ways to read this phrase: The feet are transient because the girls did not stay on the beach for long: the holiday came to an end and they went home and back to school. (This is the simplest reading, but it’s unsatisfying because it doesn’t explain why the transience is “terrible”.) The feet are transient because one of the girls in the ...


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