THE COMPLETE RONALD FIRBANK (766 pp.)New Directions ($7.75).
But at that moment the door opened, and his Weariness the Prince entered the room in all his tinted Orders.
Handsome to tears, his face, even when he had been a child, lacked innocence. His was of that magnolia order of colouring, set off by unpleasantly untamed eyes, and teeth like flawless pearls.
"You've seen them? What are they like . . . ? Tell Mother, darling!" the Queen exclaimed.
"They're merely dreadful," his Weariness, who had been to the railway station...