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COMPOSERS OF SULLIVAN'S DAY 181
girl Norah was engaged for the leading part in The Water Babies at the Garrick. So I had to say good-bye to my fields and hedgerows, and put my gun and rods into bed, so to speak.
" You will, I am sure, know that we of my wretched profession have been for long under a cloud. Mr. Balfour wrote me a promise to see our stupid bill (copyright) put right last session, but M.P.'s are much too busy with 'the lower classes'—who know they are going to get so much a week, while we, who have only brains, can go to—well, I won't bother you ! I should much like to meet you, and a day's change would do me lots of good.
"Very truly yours,
One more little "musical jotting" anenta song of Frank Moir's : "'Ah Me.' Song by Frank L. Moir. We can only recommend this to those who are pining over a lost love!' This song, by the way, appears to be the first one that Moir ever published.
A song that took the town by storm was Isidore de Lara's "The Garden of Sleep." The words were written by Clement Scott, and after the publication of the song he received hundreds of letters from all classes of people asking what