(Born at Park Ridge, Ill., February 28, 1876)
i. En Voiture ii. The Policeman iii. The Hurdy-gurdy iv. The Lake v. Dogs vi. Dreams
MR. CARPENTER has told us in music the outing of a child. One of his first compositions was a collection of humorous Improving Songs for Children. This fondness for children as subjects for art he shares with Victor Hugo; with Swinburne, who abandoned the shrine of Venus to sing of children's beauty and innocence— after Watts-Dunton had docked him of his rum. In the Perambulator there is no sentimentalism, no Sunday-school address to "you, little girl with the blue sash"; but his music is as his child saw and thought, when wheeled about.
This suite is not only an ingenious work: it has true fancy, true humor, pages of truly poetic feeling. Mr. Carpenter displays imagination; witness his glorification of the lake that supplies Chicago with water. But even his imagination was dormant at the