BULWER LYTTON is another of the great company of authors whose fame withers after their death. Now ho is little road, but in his own day no novelist was more popular, and with admirable versatility he changed his subjects and his styles as fast as reading fash'ons changed. In The Last Days of Pompeii' he exploits a current interest in classical antiquity, and whether his acquaintance with Pompcian life was very extensive or not, he certainly made out of it a most entertaining book.
N° living Churchman has more experience of the Near East than Bishop Maclnnes.
Since 1899, when ho went to Cairo for the C.M.S., he has worked continuously in Egypt, the Sudan and Palestine. He has been Bishop in Jerusalem since 1914, and has had exceptional opportunities of judging the changes that have taken place since first the British forces entered tho Holy City ten years ago.
THIS talk is the first of four in which Miss J- Eileen Power will carry on the story of Europe from the fall of the Roman Empire, where Mr. Norman Baynes left it, to the birth of Modern Europe, where Mr. Somervell will take it up. She will deal with the mediaeval period, which was not merely a bridge between the ancient and the modern world, but had a distinct and notable civilization of its own; starting today with tho Dark Ages and their unifying forces - the Catholic Church, tho Frankish kingdom (which became the Holy Roman Empire) and the feudal system.
GLAZOUNOV (born in 1865) is probably the most distinguished living Russian composer who does not work on very advanced ' modernist ' lines.
He is a master of orchestral effect, and in his ballets and other light pieces he has produced music that follows very agreeably, yet with distinct individuality of its own; in the Tchaikovsky tradition.
The Seasons, a Suite of orchestral pieces (now to be heard in an arrangement for Military Band), was originally written for a Ballet. There arc four pieces: (1) Barcarolle and Variations ; (2) Waltz of the Poppies and Cornflowers ; (3) Slow Movement ; (4) Bacchanal. (London and Daventry, 5XX)
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