Foreign News: Oratory, the Practice of

The literate Briton, who shrinks from the bombastic, recoils even more sharply from the banal. Last week Punch blandly listed "for convenient reference . . . some of the telling images included" in a speech by Colonial Secretary Oliver Lyttleton:

Bold front, a

Break in the clouds, a

Build and build surely

Daily burden, our

Dangers and difficulties

Faith in the future

Four corners of the earth, the

New inspiration, a

Peace and plenty

Poverty, disease and ignorance, the fight


Record of achievement Spirit of good will Steady progress

Unity of purpose, essential