Books: Maire, si d'hautes . . .

MOTS d'HEURES: GOUSSES, RAMES: THE d'ANTIN MANUSCRIPT. Discovered, Ed/fed and Annotated by Luis d'Antin van Rooten. 55 pages. Grossman. $3.95.

Senior citizens now tottering through the din of pop and rock may nostalgically recall a ballad that went its maddening round a quarter of a century ago. It was different from today's Noise in that its nonsense was deliberate. It went:

Mairzy doats and dozy doats

And liddle lamzy divey.

Those who delighted in their day with the inside knowledge that mares eat oats and does eat oats and little lambs eat ivy will be in the best position to deal with a book with...

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