"Tolerance" is the 59th song of Ives's song collection 114 Songs.

Ives states that the text is "from a quotation in Pres. Hadley's Lectures, 'Some Influences in Modern Philosophic Thought,' Yale University Press." The text is actually the seventh stanza of Rudyard Kipling's poem "Tolerance."

Date: 1909Composer: Charles IvesText: Rudyard Kipling

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Excerpt from Rudyard Kipling’s “Tolerance”

How can I turn from any fire,
On any man’s hearthstone?
I know the wonder and desire
That went to build my own!

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Composer(s): Charles Ives

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