William Heath Robinson "We have fed our sea for a thousand years, and she calls us, still unfed" (1909) from "A Song of the English by Rudyard Kipling"
William Heath Robinson (1872-1944) English illustrator and cartoonist.
"A Song of the English" by Rudyard Kipling
Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson.
Published 1909 by Hodder & Stoughton, London
Poem illustration for "The Song of the Dead"
... We have fed our sea for a thousand years
And she calls us, still unfed,
Though there's never a wave of all her waves
But marks our English dead:
We have strawed our best to the weed's unrest,
To the shark and the sheering gull.
If blood be the price of admiralty,
Lord God, we ha' paid in full! ...
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