The Operatic Cook Book
THESE VERSES appeared originally in the old Life magazine, and were later reprinted by Music Jour nal and the National Association of Teachers of Singing.
Pick out a tender young Ethiop girl,
Soak her in arias, war and intrigue;
Add a proud princess, a king, and a churl
Of a priest who with Satan is clearly in league.
Peel half a dozen long trumpets sonorous,
Add some Egyptian effects in the chorus;
Strain the ingredients through a libretto,
Smother with Rhadames, in a duetto.