O who shall drive the robin south
When April pipes him down the sky?
Or who shall stop the ploughboy's mouth
From whistling back his shrill reply?
Or who shall stamp the gold-green fire
Back in the sod where Spring has waked desire?
Bernard Shaw: Playboy and Prophet, By Archibald Henderson, New York: D. Appleton and Company. $7.50.
Henderson's authorized biography of Shaw, definitive to date, by its masterly integration of chaotic elements in time, environment, and person [...]