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"The sovereign sat on his gilded chair..." | 13-Mar-05

First line may be

"The sovereign sat on his gilded chair"

The poem ends

"and death looks over this motely crowd,
his visage was grim and pale,
I'm the lord of you all he cried,
but I level the social scale."

The poem may be called 'The Social Scale'.

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Do you know this poem? Do you have any clues to help us find it?


The following are just key words from the poem my Nana's trying to find. But reckons the poem might have something to do with 'social scale'.

The king sat on his guilded throne
and his couriers cried "All hail!"l
and the monarch observed the top of the social scale inferiors quail, the baronet said
I've never no never
a high place in the social scale
spick and span
tho sad in my financial tale

I count in the social scale
the working man with hammer in hand observed with
labour stand
jenny soep

Sounds very like Kipling.
William Hurst

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