Books: Likes & Dislikes

THE FOX OF PEAPACK—E. B. White— Harper ($2).

It pleasures me, at end of day, To hear Boake Carter's baleful lay, The lullaby of world decay. . . .

Light versifiers usually do better cataloguing their dislikes than celebrating the small pleasures that come their way. But the light verse of 39-year-old Elwyn Brooks White is gentle; his hates are mild, his enjoyments various and even in a Manhattan summer he can find a number of innocent pleasures—the "noble step" of a Childs hostess, Sunday morning at Bedford and Barrow Streets, wheeling a baby...

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