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Context of Kipling poem Dane-Geld

The 'Background' notes provided state that the poem comes from Kipling and Fletcher's A School History of England of 1911. I found a commentary on the book here
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What is the meaning of the final stanza of The Rabbi's Song by Rudyard Kipling?

tl;dr The "means" is forgiveness. Deets The quoted verse is Kipling's recasting of 2 Samuel 14 14: For we must needs die, and are as water spilt on the ground, which cannot be gathered up ...
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