Oh, East is East and West is West, and never the twain shall meet

The Ballad of East and West

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Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.

Speech, 14 Feb 1923

Gold is for the mistress– silver for the maid–
Copper for the craftsman, cunning at his trade.
‘Good!’ said the Baron, sitting in his hall,
‘But iron– cold iron– is ruler of them all’.

Try-try-try-try-to think o’ something different –
Oh-my-God-keep-me from goin’ lunatic!