a member of his generation

 

as a child he presents every opportunity

for an opportune recollection

 

as for very instance the President

appearing very dramatically and talking with utmost speed

on the television

 

later as a young man he gave an address

to a council contest

and was dismissed for talking too fast

and above himself

 

in the small upstairs room

used for banqueting

on the once fashionable street

in the uninhabitable city