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To write prose and verse, to hammer out little tunes on the piano and to draw and
paint, are instinctive with a great many young persons. It is a form of play, due
merely to the exuberance of their years, and is no more significant than a child's ...
It is inept to say again what Shaw has said so well. xxxix To my mind, the drama
took a wrong turning when the demand for realism led it to abandon the
ornament of verse. Verse has a specific dramatic value as anyone can see by
We see composers telling stories, painters philosophizing, and novelists
preaching sermons; we see poets impatient with their own harmony trying to fit
with their verse the other harmony of prose, and we see the writers of prose trying
to force ...
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