The Books of To-day and the Books of To-morrow, January 1905
MR. PINERO . . . . To dramatise the Golliwog books.
MR. BAILEY . . . . To go home.
ADMIRAL RODJESTVENSKY . Ditto.
MR. EUSTACE H. MILES . .To avoid the pleasures of the table, and to restrict himself to three peanuts and a plasmon biscuit per diem.
MR. HENRY ARTHUR JONES .To try to learn to love Mr. Beerbohm Tree.
MR. BEERBOHM TREE . .To avoid performances of ‘The Tempest in a Teacup.’
MR. ARTHUR COLLINS . .To justify the statement that ‘The White Cat’ is a pantomime for children by introducing a perfectly sober character.
THE PROPHET DOWIE . .To open a subscription fund for supplying Zion City with a Tatcho reservoir.
MR. TIM HEALY . . . .To smoke nothing but the new Irish-grown tobacco in the House of Commons smoking-room.
THE UNIONIST PARTY . .To avoid the House of Commons smoking-room.
THE LIBERAL PARTY . .To avoid the House of Commons smoking-room.
MR. WINSTON CHURCHILL . To avoid the House of Commons smoking-room.
MR. C. A. PEARSON . . .To keep his Standard flying.
MR. EVAN ROBERTS . . .To refuse a place in the Welsh fifteen.
MR. RUDYARD KIPLING . . To publish an English translation of his later works.
The MARQUESS of ANGLESEY . To purchase (on credit) four hundred emotional waistcoats.
PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT . .To wonder why somebody doesn’t do something about the Trusts.
MR. W. T. STEAD . . . .To collaborate with Mr. Pinero in his Golliwog play.
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