Books: Stormy Mirabeau

THE STORMY LIFE OF MIRABEAU— Henry de Jouvenel—Houghton, Mifflin ($3.50).

How can one do without love?

I'm willing to bet that at my age

Mama didn't know how to say no.

Each season has its rage;

Some day I too will be sage,

But why must you hurry me so?

The singer was Gabriel Mirabeau, a boy of 15 with a stocky figure and a face that bore marks of the pox in puffy profusion. His audience was his tutor, to whose reprovals he was retorting. Indignant, the tutor...

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