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  • A poem by Rudyard Kipling:

    The Widow at Windsor

    'Ave you 'eard o' the Widow at Windsor

    With a hairy gold crown on 'er 'ead?

    She 'as ships on the foam -- she 'as millions at 'ome,

    An' she pays us poor beggars in red.

    (Ow, poor beggars in red!)

    There's 'er nick on the cavalry 'orses,

    There's 'er mark on the medical stores --

    An' 'er troopers you'll find with a fair wind be'ind

    That takes us to various wars.

    (Poor beggars! -- barbarious wars!)

    Then 'ere's to the Widow at Windsor,

    An' 'ere's to the stores an' the guns,

    The men an' the 'orses what makes up the forces

    O' Missis Victorier's sons.

    (Poor beggars! Victorier's sons!)

    (and on for two more verses, I regret to say)

    July 18, 2008