10 MAY 1930, Page 18

When Hedges Crabbed Have Kinder Grown

WHEN hedges crabbed have kinder grown,

And rooks forsake the unhomely sky To flop about in likely boughs, And ponds forget their misery, In that steep field two cherry trees, Striplings averse from frost and rain, Will strike the tyrant winter down, Playing Harmodius again. - Moisx GIBBON.