"EVERYBODY who has read Falstaff's vivid description of his company of recruits, in Henry IV, Part I, will realize that an Elizabethan army formed a mixture very heterogeneous and not always particularly warlike ; and the navy, in the days of the press-gang, contained elements equally strange. This afternoon Mr. Stobart and Miss Somerville will describe the soldiers and sailors, volunteer and pressed, and the travellers and explorers who filled England with their monstrous stories in Shakespeare's day.
WE have all heard a lot about proteins, and some of us have often wondered what these mysterious but obviously important things really are. This afternoon, in the secondof her series of talks, Miss Clarke will explain what they are, what they are useful for, and where they are found, and in fact generally place them in the culinary scheme.
HOWARD FRY (Baritone)
THE DORIAN TRIO :
SIR HUBERT PARRY (1848-1918) left us no fewer than twelve books of English
Lyrics, and many people rank some of these among the classics of song. From the sixth set comes a delicate setting of a well-known poem from Thomas Ford's Music of Sundry Kinds (1607), each verse of which ends 'And yet I love her till I die.'
The next fragment (from Set 3) fits vivacious music to Suckling's brisk rallying of the pale lover whose maiden won't listen to his prayers. Meekness and silence, he is sharply told, are of no use ; and the conclusion of the whole matter is : * If of herself she will not love, Nothing will make her. The Devil take her ! '
A Lover's Garland (again from the sixth set) ia a graceful song with verses from the Greek, by that famous lyric writer, Alfred Perceval Graves, ' I'm weaving sweet violets ... Frail narcissus ... for Heliodora's brow.'
THIS Trio is in four Movements, the first ot which is preceded by a brief, rather slow
Introduction. The almost mystical little opening theme of this appears again, still more significantly, when it leads in the second main tune of the Movement proper, and it re-appears in the Coda.
In the Second Movement a very dainty tune alternates with highly-contrasted material—the gruff Beethoven. In the Third Movement wo have his grave beauty, and in the Finale much of his forthrightness.
THIS talk is another in the series intended chiefly for younger listeners, and it deals with a subject dear to the imagination of every boy. For with Mr. Clifford Collinson ' foreign travel ' means travel in the South Seas—those seas that have been studded with isles of romance ever since Ballahtyne wrote ' The Coral Island,' and whose glamour has survived the march of civilization, with its motor-yachts and corrugated iron and petrol tins and Kanakas in ready-made lounge suits. As an authentic expert on the South Pacific, Mr. Collinson should have a large' and very appreciative audience this evening.
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