REPUBLICANS: Childe Harold's Pilgrimage

Yet ofttimes in his maddest mirthful

mood Strange pangs would flash along Childe

Harold's brow,

As if the memory of some daily feud

Or disappointed passion lurk'd below.

—Childe Harold's Pilgrimage

Strange pangs flashed along the brow of Harold Stassen, onetime childe wonder of Republican politics. Long disappointed in his presidential passion, his daily feuds with such as Joe McCarthy grown pale and wan, Stassen, at 49, felt the need to fare forth in quest of new political ad ventures. Last week he fared forth. He urged that the G.O.P. dump Vice President Richard Nixon...

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