Music: For Manhattan

Not only the Chicago Company recognizes the value of opera in English (TIME, Oct. 4). The Met- ropolitan has scheduled The King's Henchman for March. So thoroughly English is it, say notices, that not a word of the lyrics but is derived directly from the Saxon tongue. The poet: Edna St. Vincent Millay, precocious young lady of Vassar, who published Renascence the same year she received her A. B., 1917.

With her husband Eugen Jan Boissevain, she sought the Maine woods, there to recuperate from long ill-health, to work quietly on the book for...

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