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Rudyard Kipling

The Anvil England’s on the anvil — hear the hammers ring — Clanging from the Severn to the Tyne! Never was a blacksmith like our Norman King — England’s being hammered, hammered, hammered into line. England’s on the anvil! Heavy are the blows! (But the work will be a marvel when it’s done.) Little bits of Kingdoms cannot stand against their foes. England’s being hammered, hammered, hammered into one! There shall be one people — it shall serve one Lord — (Neither Priest nor Baron shall escape!) It shall have one speech and law, soul and strength and sword. England’s being hammered, hammered, hammered into shape!…

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