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A Song of the English was collected in The Seven Seas, published simultaneously in London and the USA on 30 October 1896: London, Methuen & Co. New York, D. Appleton & Co.(In 1892/3, Kipling had instructed Appleton & Co to use English spelling for any of his work that they published.)
A separate edition of the poem, including the six subsidiary poems, was published by Hodder and Stoughton in London in November 1909, with illustrations in colour and black and white by W Heath Robinson. The colour plate above, with its accompanying verse, is the frontispiece of this and subsequent separate editions. See Richards (p.194). Richards notes that there is a manuscript in Magdalene College, Cambridge in which there is an alternative first line: Praise ye the Lord in the vault above the Cherubim!.
The Seven Seas was itself collected in the successive editions of Rudyard Kipling’s Inclusive Verse (1918, 1926, 1932) and Definitive Verse (1940): also in the Sussex Edition (Vol. XXXV) and the Burwash Edition (Vol, XXVIII).