Today the course menu is rather drear and I am half tempted to succumb to my more domestic inclinations and stay within the bricked recesses of my Yard abode. However, I shall probably be present at Professor Tatlock's lecture at 9 o'clock in Sever 30 on "Native Influences on the Restoration Drama" because of my already evidenced fondness for that period. I expect to be well up and about for Professor Copeland's discourse on Samuel Johnson, which the Boylston Professor of Rhetoric will deliver in Sever 11 for the benefit of those in English 28 at the comfortable hour of 10.
The hour of noon will surely find me in Emerson A to hear Dr. Demos discuss Individualism in Philosophy 4a. I have a distinct partiality for this course on different systems of ethics, and I have attended the lectures as regularly as I do anything, which to be sure is a very conditional statement.
To any eighteenth century musical taste, to one who cares for melody and expressiveness of phrase, the Haydn Symphony to be played tonight in Sanders Theatre at 8 o'clock will be irresistible. It was this symphony which marked the end of Haydn's stay in England; after it was played at the Hanover Square Rooms, his triumph was complete. M. Koussevitzky will please the lover of rhythm, and of another century too, tonight, when he conducts the "Pini Di Roma" of Respighi. I shall Union. It has always been my opinion that the Everest climbers were our modern seekers for the Holy Grail,--surely there is a gallantry about the death of Mallory which cannot be denied. However, my choice is made, and it will be Sanders Theatre for me at S, and not the Union.