5 DECEMBER 1952, Page 28

Praise Be For All Things Large

Praise be for all things large and much and grand— Great Britain, much ado and talking big ; Much of a muchness, Greats, Big Ben's big-hand, The Great (Grand Duke), the not-so-great (big-wig) ; For Greater Celandines, great guns, Great Scott, The big battalions and Great Expectations ; Big Business which produces the big shot ; For Grand Hotels (if they're exaggerations).

Praise magnums, Magna Carta and mag. ops., Largesse and by-and-large and the Great Bear (But not at large). Praise Grand-stands and Big Tops --