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...