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WHAT THE PEOPLE SAID

And the Ploughman settled the share
More deep in the sun-dried clod:—
"Mogul, Mahratta, and Mlech from the North,
"And White Queen over the Seas—
"God raiseth them up and driveth them forth
"As the dust of the ploughshare flies in the breeze;
"But the wheat and the cattle are all my care,
"And the rest is the will of God."