The latest barrel organ news from Hackney, London.
Re the songs, L’âme des poètes and Douce France.
Medium-sized data and the street organ’s mannequin.
With some relevant chunks of Henry Fielding.
Other doctor-novelists; why musicians can’t write.
This deeply resented peripheralising aphorism was coined not by Alexander Dumas but by Dominique Dufour de Pradt or conceivably the Conde do Funchal.
Restif de la Bretonne goes one step beyond Shakespeare and says that poetry is the language of Gods and beasts, and that reason speaks in prose.