Whenyou've shouted'Rule Britannia', whenyou've sung 'God save the
Queen' When you've
finished killing Kruger with your mouth Will you kindly
drop a shilling in my little tambourine For a gentleman in
Kharki ordered South? (Joseph) Rudyard Kipling The Absent-Minded Beggar.
What two ideas are more inseparable than Beer and Britannia. Rev Sydney Smith In the Edinburgh Review, quoted in H Pearson The
Smith of Smiths (1934),
When Britain first, at heaven's command, Arose from out the
azure main, This was the
charter of the land, And guardian angels
sung this strain: 'Rule,Britannia,
rule the waves; Britons never will
be slaves.' James pseudonym 'BV',ByssheVanolis Thomson Alfred: a Masque, act 2, sc.5.