Foreign News: King's Canary Chirps

U.S editors well remember a classic headline of 1924:

KING'S CANARY HERE BUT WON'T CHIRP*

Probably Great Britain's remote and scholarish 84-year-old Poet Laureate, Robert Bridges, does not yet know that the grand old headline was an allusion to the fact that he, Poet Bridges, has never been very prolific in either speech or rhyme. Last week precise Dr. Bridges made his first public appearance in many a year. Rising up like a hoary ghost at Magdalen College, Oxford, he lectured briefly on Poetry. The circumstances were such that any editor who had a mind to might have ordered out the screamer: KING'S...

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