' THE WRONG POCKET '
—and why Woppitt the Kangaroo preferred the Right One—written and told by HUGH
Whistling Solos, Songs, and Imitations by RONALD GOURLEY
'Hark ! '—being the Advontures of a Small Boy and his dog Rag (H. Mortimer Batten ).
Sung by HELEN HENSCHEL (Soprano)
Wie Ulfru fischt (How Ultra Fished Der Einsame (The Solitary One)
Wiegenlied (Cradle Song) Die Forelle (The Trout)
DER EINSAME is a song of content, sung by one who, alone by his country fireside, can be happy with pleasant memories of work and play and no other company than the chirping crickets.
The Wiegenlied (Cradle Song) is too well known to need a word either of elucidation or commendation. Its happy-hearted music has long since won for it a secure place in our affections.
Die Forelle is a sprightly little impression.
The sportive trout is frisking in its limpid pool. Alas. comes an angler. Well, thinks the watcher, so long as the water's clear, he can't catch it. But the wretch stirs up the mud. and the trout can't see his manoeuvres, and is caught. What a shame !
THIS evening the description of life in Roman
J- Britain passes from military to ordinary town life. London was even then capital of the country. Major Home discusses the relative sizes of the main towns and their expansion ; the ' colonies ' and the smaller towns, and the extent to which they were ' Romanized.' He describes social conditions and local government, going into the details of buildings, shops, and private houses ; drainage, lighting, water supply. cemeteries, and police.
' Show me a sight
Bates for delight
An auld Irish wheel wid a young Irish girl at it.'
' Where was the playboy could claim an equality
At comicality, Father, wid you ? *
' How sweet the answer echo makes
To music at night ! '—Tom Moore
GERALD ScoTT (Baritone)'
THE GERSHOM PARKINGTON QUINTET
THE WIRELESS SINGERS
Conducted by STANFORD ROBINSON
by Miss LILIAN HARRISON : Modern American
THE literature of America is known over here almost entirely by its playwrights and novelists ; for every hundred who are familiar with the work of Sinclair Lewis or Eugene O'Neill it would be hard to find one who has read the poetry of Carl Sandburg or Edna St. Vincent Millay. But modern American poetry is well worth getting acquainted with, particularly in the department of free verse, and this evening's reading will give listeners an interesting selection of the writings of some typical contemporary poets from the other side.
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