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erirn pobllabad herein,
la rithU of republlcaUon of eJl other stattet
herein ?^s? are resented
With respect to the debts owed to
the United States by foreign na?
tions these facts seem clear:
1. That it is impossible for the
debtor countries to meet their obli?
2. That the restrictions surround?
ing the issue of Liberty bonds do
not give the Treasury Department
power to refund.
3. That the exact course or even
the general policy to be followed de?
pends on the result of financial
negotiations with many nations
which have not even been begun.
In view of these considerations the
delegation of authority to the Treas?
ury Department must be broad. To
narrow it might preclude the very
settlement most desirable and prac?
tical. And as Congress at this time
may not wisely attempt to lay down
principles to be followed, so the
Treasury Department may not now
be asked to say in any specific
way what it intends to do. It does
not now know, nor can it. Possibly
a provision requiring approval by
Congress of the plan recommended
can be justified, but otherwise Sec?
retary Mellon's plea for plenary
authority seems unanswerable. The
spirit of opposition reported as ris?
ing in Congress is to be deprecated.
Refunding in some form is indis?
pensable. It is nonsense to expect
an early payment of $10.000,000.
000. And if the debts are kept in
an open account, at the rate of in?
terest they *ow bear, it is equally
impossible to relieve our Treasury
by selling at anything near par any
kind of certificates of participation.
The only way out is by some refund?
ing process, with the new securities
made salable. But how this is to
be done must, from the nature of
the problem, be left to the discretion
of the President and his financial
adviser?. Not to do this is to keep
Confidence is something almost as
difficult to define as it is?to summon
at will. We know in a general way
that it proceeds from character, yet
there is more to it than this. The man
you sit next to, who is driving* the
car, may have character, yet you
unconsciously stiffen your knees
when he goes around corners. W;hen
you have confidence you are relaxed
and a double result is achieved: he
does well end you let him do well.
And is not this the difference be?
tween this Administration and the
last one'.' We were curious about
Mr. Hughes, but in quite a different
manner than about Mr. Bryan. Our
curiosity about Mi*. Bryan soon wore
off. Think of the difference between
Bryan and Hughes! Think of the
difference between Burleson and
Baker and Daniels and others it is
not necessary to recall, on the one
side, and Mellon and Hoover and
Hughes and Hayes on the other side.
And Dawes! Consider Dawes and
On the cue side were irresolution,
uncertainty, theory, wabbling, doubt.
Beautiful talkers with large, wabbly
knives and conversation about the
brotherhood of man and the sacri?
fices you must make for humanity
?aren't liked when an operation is
about to be performed. You would
? ather have a businesslike individual
who puts on the gloves and gets at
you with a demeanor of quiet com?
4 crew of pessimists is abroad
"who persist in saying that the bot?
tom has dropped out of everything.
Things are bad, no doubt, but it is
precisely when things seem to be at
tfleir worst that they mend. Confl?
uence is returning slowly, but re?
turning. We have had some pretty
?ard jolts. The men in charge of
our government to-day are going
about their task in a thoroughly
businesslike manner. They have the
good sense to acknowledge their own
limitations and the honesty not to
"-'?aim to be miracle workers.
Mr. Harding has fastened upon
h><?i, through long years of practical
j experience, habits of endurance and
hard work. He grows in repute.
; His sincerity shines through every
| thing ho dees. We know he is not a
i superman. Tot us not regret the
Crossing the Big River
^ At last all the differences between j
New York and New Jersey concern-1
j ing the vehicular tunnel under the
North River seem adjusted, the |
bonds for New Jersey's share of the
work have been heavily oversub
! scribed, and bid? for the first part
j of the New Jersey work are about
| to be advertised for. At the New
j York end work was actually begun
! some time age.
Now let the great and sorely
J needed highway be constructed with
j out another day's unnecessary delay. ;
Every day long lines of vehicles may]
j be seen, often several blocks in
?length, waiting their turns to get
t aboard the ferryboats. It is not un
! usual for a vehicle to be compelled
i to wait until several boats have
crossed and recrossed the river.
I Every morning and evening there is I
| congestion, and on holidays the con
! ditions are often worse.
Before the Brooklyn Bridge was |
j opened many predicted it would
never carry much vehicular traffic. I
: But for years it has been over
; crowded, and three other still more '
! capacious bridges are also thronged.
The population immediately at the
t west of the Hudson is rapidly ap?
proximating in numbers to that at
I the east of the East River, while the
: tributary regions and the possibili
: ties of motor transit are almost lim?
itless. This big tunnel will be over
i crowded as soon as it is opened. We
| need all the means of transit that
j are ever likely to be provided across
I ?under and over?the North River.
I This is a big city, and industrially
i and residentially a big part of it is
j to the west.
Pulling Up Social Tares
Dr. John J. Tigert, the new Com
I missioner of Education, believes that
: at this period, more than ever before
: in our history, young people are cu
! rious to know the truth about
: ^property rights, religion, sex and so
! sialism. So speakers who know
j something about these subjects are
i to be sent throughout the United
States, especially to schools, to assist
| the new generation to get its facts
Dr. Tigert is a good man, the son
I of a bishop, and was born in Ten
j nessee. He is a Rhodes scholar, has
an excellent war record, and prin?
ciples dear to true Americans are
safe in his hands. That these
principles are in need of repre?
sentation is a matter of common
j observation. Our public schools and j
I colleges for the last few years have
| been victims of a disintegrating
! propaganda, much of it delivered
by men, who, under the guise of
j so-called intellectualism, have done
| harm. It has become fashionable to
j be radical and the immature are
i caught by the superficiality and hu
, manitarian pretenses of the sinister
! philosophy of distinction. Seasoned
j truth has been given scant hearing,
partly because the sensible did not
| deem it worth while to answer what
| seemed to them to be silliness and
j partly because of a decoy of serious?
ness. Dr. Tigert, before he is able to
! harvest a good crop of grain, will
I discover it necesessary to pull up
many tares. But with zeal and a
good cause he should be able to ef?
Discriminatory Tariff Duties
The Fordney tariff bill drops that!
subdivision of Section 4 of the Un?
derwood tariff law which allowed a j
rebate of 5 per cent of the duties j
on goods imported in American ves?
sels. This section had been prac- (
tically annulled by Treasury and
I court decisions. Probably it was i
i never really meant to be enforced,
j for the rebate paragraph was modi?
fied by the proviso that it should
i not "be so construed as to abrogate
or in any manner impair or affect
I the provisions of any treaty con?
cluded between the United States
and any foreign nation."
Since the United States had
treaties guaranteeing equality of
treatment to the vessels of nearly
all the other maritime nations, the
Treasury declined to allow any re?
bates, on the ground that the Un?
derwood provision was practically
non-executable. The courts sus?
tained this view, it being obvious
that if Congress had really wanted
to establish a system of discrimi?
nating duties against goods carried
in foreign bottoms, it would have
! tried frankly to repeal those treaties
by legislation or would have author?
ized and directed the President to
In Section 34 of the Jones ship?
ping bill Congress did authorize and
direct the President to give notice
to foreign nations of the termina?
tion of all articles or provisions in
our commercial treaties which re?
strict the right of the United
States to impose either discrimi-1
natory customs duties or dis?
criminatory tonnage dues. President
Wilson refused to execute this sec?
tion of the Jones act, although he
had executed a similar provision in
the La Follette seamen's act. lie
based his refusal on the technicality
that Congress couldn't properly in?
struct him to terminate parts of
treaties?a technicality which he
had waived previously when it suit?
ed him to waive it.
The Jones act is .unrepealed, and
Section 34 may be enforced whenever
President Harding thinks the time
is ripe to do so. It is unnecessary,
therefore, for Congress to make an?
other effort by legislation to de?
nounce the restraining clauses in our
commercial treaties. When, these
are swept away by Executive action
it will be appropriate to impose
specific discriminatory duties and
tonnage dues. The Underwood act
began at the wrong end and accom?
The happy ending of young Prank
Schwartz's affair with the Muse,
with the Prix de Rome at the right
moment knocking at his garret door,
stands out in dramatic contrast to
that other news story whose ending
was tragic. A farmer, overcome by
fear lest the drouth should ruin his
crops, shot himself, and was found
i three hours later in a pool of water
formed by a sudden shower.
The penniless artist was facing
eviction from his attic, just as the
old man was facing financial ruin.
The ending could have been reversed
I at the order of any fiction editor
without violating the rules of p#lot
construction. Despair could have
seized upon the young man as he
brooded over his failure, and it
could have been the landlady bring
! ing the letter who found his lifeless
i body. Courage, could have come at
the right moment to the old man, or
: a check from a wandering son who
had just read a newspaper story
about Mothers' Day.
External circumstances apparent
i ly have little to do with endings, j
The "tyranny of to-morrow" hovers
over all our lives. It is the inner (
factor which decides. For one artist j
who starves in his attic there are !
I scores who starve in imagination I
j until the pangs of anticipated |
hunger drive them to surrender.
For one head of a family who loses
his home through business depres- j
sion there are thousands who worry
themselves into the sanitarium.
Courage, optimism, luck, or \
plain common sense?each man has
his favorite weapon against worry.
But it all comes to this in the end?
that it is the man who never cringes
i from to-morrow who lives to en
!Joy it. j
This is a noisy world, and to at
' tract attention in it it is necessary
i to speak above a whisper. He who
j really wants his neighbor to pass
! the butter does well to yell for it.
j Even the man of letters, nominally
dedicated to "the still air of delight
| ful studies," is quick to adopt the
?new vocal scale. Athwart that, air
! the publisher of a rising young nov- '
elist the other day let loose this:
X. Y. Z. is the greatest writer liv?
ing. This is the opinion of the fore?
most English and American authors
and critics?Arnold Bennett, May
Sinclair, W. L. George, Sherwood
Anderson, Amy Lowell, John Macy
and many others. In this age of
great writers and revival of letters
such as the world has not witnessed
since Elizabethan times an author
who holds the topmost position is a
literary phenmenon that occurs only
once in several centuries. For the
contemporaries of X. Y. Z. to remain
ignorant of his writings is like hav-?
ing lived in the age of Shakespear?
and remaining ignorant of his plays.
It is only in a Shakespearean line
that comment can fitly be made?
"Bless thee, Bottom! bless thee!
Thou art translated." The bystand?
er, indeed, nursing his split ear?
drums as X. Y. Z., goes careening by
i on his flat wheels, is hardly in
| clined to bless, but neither is he
I moved to ban. He is sorry for the
j poor wight and for the numerous
i others who are in like case. After
j all, the reader may easily change the
; initials in the foregoing puff to suit
| himself. The greatest writer living
I is all over the place. And he is not
! so much an intentional offender
i against the public ear as he is the
! victim of a disease.
Megaphonomania came in when
Hall Caine took to writing, as the
witty Max said, at the top of his
I voice. It is to be distinguished from
\ sensationalism. That dates as far
j back as Gautier, with his passion for
i making the bourgeoisie sit up. No,
I the megaphonomaniac is the one who
J is shrill, strident, raucous, the pur
j vtyor of sound and fury, the tub
; thumper who makes his presence felt
! by roosting in mankind's aural cav
! ity. Sometimes he is a skillful
! player upon his instrument. Wit?
ness the dazzling roulades of the
eminent G, B. S. or the pontifical
organ notes of Mr. Wells. They
send some mighty luring sounds
through the megaphone. "The wind
GETTING BACK TO NATURE
Copyright. 1921, New York Tribune Inc.
bWes shrewdly." But it is only
The danger for the blower lies in j
the possibility that tortured ears !
may promote resentment. Nobody
likes being taken for an idiot.
Whistler loved the story of the wit- i
ness who was all pat with an answer j
when he was asked his distance from
the spot where the deed was done.
"Sixty-three feet seven inches," he
replied. The. cross-examiner grew
wroth and wanted to know how he
; could pretend to such accuracy.
I "Well," he went on, "you see I
thought some d??d fool would be
j sure to ask me, and so I measured."
I The megaphoner for X. Y. Z. seems
to have gone back and measured. Do
i the novelist's readers relish the
Arms and the Mail Men
? In arming railway postal em
! ployees against bandits Postmaster ?
1 General Hays shows a good Western
| spirit. .But the clerks complain of
; the weapons supplied. They are .45
| caliber United States army re
| volvers, too cumbersome and pro
! trusive, with their large holsters, to
I carry when throwing mail. The
! holsters, moreover, are left-handed.
The Colorado correspondent of The
; Railway Postoffice writes:
"One might make a stagger at do
j ing something with a .32-caliber gun,
say, an automatic, if worn in a right
hand holster, or, for that matter, with
these cannons, if one were permitted
to keep it lying on the table where it
would be readily accessible. The best
I argument against a left-hand holster
is that no right-hand bandit, yegg
! man, robber, highwayman or cowboy
wears it that way, and it may be said
without fear of contradiction that no
soldier would do so voluntarily."
The editor of the magazine quoted
; agrees with his correspondent and
I thinks the light automatic used by
j express messengers is a much better
I The bandits have been quiescent
; lately. The knowledge that now they
i may encounter a return fire may
! have a deterring influence. Butpie
j paredness should be adequate. The
? men on the postoffice firing line
! might be consulted in the choice of
i firearms. If Mr. Hays will hold an
ordnance conf?rences with his marks?
men he will probably see merit in
their objections to the "cannons."
| To the Editor of Th* Tribune.
Sir: Allow me to caii attention to
a matter of vital concern to many peo
I pie who are in need of apartments.
\ There is a class of semi-landlords who.j
I by gettir-c hold of apartments and fit
I ting v-iem up witn sccond-wc*-?
i furniture, boost the prices beyond
j reason. It seems to me that no one
I should be allowed to use apartment.1?
^*r money-making purposes solely
wnen so many people are in actual
need of homes.
New York, June 29, 1921.
Training Naval Officers
Naval Academy Menaced by Politics?War College Training
Politics, unrestrained, will ruin the
navy and wreck the Naval Academy.
Political forces reached the summit of
power and accomplished the maximum
of dama_e under the administration of
I Josephus Daniels. The Naval Acad?
emy was menaced as never before. Its
military character and its scholastic
I and disciplinary standards were as
: sailed. It was proposed to appoint a
civilian as superintendent. Civilian in?
fluences were promoted. The Academy
? was to be "civilianized." "Democrati?
zation" was the cry. But demoraliza?
tion was the result.
Attacks on Discipline
A few examples will illustrate the
i pernicious effect of politics under the
Seven midshipmen were found guilty
? of cheating, and recommended for dis
j missal by the superintendent. The
' Navy Department admitted their guilt
and directed their dismissal. Political,
forces intervened. Senators, Congress- I
men and politicians protested. Another
court was called. Important testimony
and confessions were ruled out on tech?
nicalities. The court was hampered.
Five of the seven guilty midshipmen
escaped. It was a gross miscarriage of
justice, The standards of honor and
discipline at the Naval Academy were
The Democratic chairman of an im?
portant committee in the Senate de?
manded a re?xamination for one of his
constituents who was deficient in all
branches of study. The superintendent
informed the Senator that this could
not be done?that it was contrary to
regulations and would be a case of
favoritism for a midshipman having
political influence. But the Senator'
recognized no such principle of justice.
Ho abused and insulted the superin?
tendent for not yielding to his de?
The superintendent dismissed a mid?
shipman for attempting to bribe a
civilian employee to steal an examina?
tion papsr. The Democratic chairman
of an inportant committee in the
House of Representatives made a de?
termined attempt to have this young
man reinstated. Although it was plain?
ly contrary to law, it required a de?
cision of the Attorney General of the
United States to thwart this assault
upon the standard of honpr and de?
cency at Annapolis.
A Recent Example
There are 2,000 midshipmen at the
Naval Academy. They enter at a low
academic standard of admission cstab
liLhed by Congress. The course after
entrance must be severe tb qualify
midshipmen in four short years, owing
1 tj the low standard of admission. Dull
men ?nc. ochers who ara not well
grounded in the rudiments, may not
reach the standard demanded by the
navy. The service will suffer if the
standard is lowered. At a recent ex?
amination about 200 midshipmen failed
t, pass. They were required to resign
in accordance with rules that have
been in force since 1845. But despite
the interests of the navy, the spectacle
is presented of two Senators rising in
Congress to attack the superintendent
and officers at the Naval Academy on
the basis of an anonymous letter from
a midshipman, backed by the silly com?
plaint of an interested father and with
the apparent encouragement of a civil?
ian instructor! These Senators in?
sisted that the authorities at the Naval
Academy should be condemned and
that 200 deficient midshipmen should
be reappointed. How long can a
proper standard of honor, dufy, dis?
cipline and decency be maintained at
the Naval Academy if such influences
art to control?
Protest of Class of '81
It is 'ortunate for the navy that the
class of '81, of which Secretary of
War John W. Weeks and Senator
Weiler, of Maryland, are members,
should have taken a determined and
patriotic stand in defense of the Naval
Academy at their recent reunion by
addressing the following letter to tho
superintendent of the Naval Academy:
UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY,
Annapolis, Md., June 3, 1921.
To the Superintendent of Naval
Academy, Annapolis, Maryland:
The class of '81, meeting to
celebrate the fortieth anniversary of
its graduation, has seventy-five of its
living members present. We regret
the recent public attacks on the
academy and on its system of in?
struction. Some of us are in the
service and many of us in civil life.
We have had fair share of ups and
downs, of successes and failures; we
time had to compete with graduates
v>f th* great colleges and universities
of the world, snd we are satisfied thai
Annapolis methods are good and that
they have greatly aided us in our
various callings. We must, of course,
always try to progress and improve,
for that is the navy way; but we be?
lieve that our system is sound and
hope it will not be changed. The
citizen should remember that when
a civil university graduates a few un?
fit men no great harm is done, but
Annapolis must graduate absolutely
no man unless sure that he is fitted
( to respond for the lives of our men
the honor of our flag and our coun?
try. We therefore earnestly urg<
you to continue to maintain the aca?
demic past and present standards
professional, scholastic and ethical
THE CLASS OF 81.
0. E. WELLER, President.
The class of '31 is distinguished fo
the prominence and record of its mem
bers in naval and civil life. It ha
! blazed the way. All graduates of th
Naval Academy and all citizens of th
United States who are interested i
the navy should rally behind the clas
of '81 to condemn the politicians an
others who trample upon the tradition
of the Naval Academy and who see
to lower the' standards established b
George Bancroft and perpetuated b
such distinguished officers aa B\
rhanan, Luce, Worden, Rodgers, Brown- (
son, Sampson and Wainwr?ght.
The Naval Academy must be con- j
trolled by naval officers. They alone !
can establish and maintain its stand?
ards. Patriotism, not politics, must be
Eupreme at Annapolis.
Naval War College
The Naval War College at Newport !
was founded by Rear Admiral Luce j
for the purpose of giving to naval
officers a course of instruction in naval
strategy and tactics. Admiral Mahan
was closely associated with Admiral
Luce in the development of the college,
and while serving as president he gave
direction to the initial methods, which ;
were carefully designed to fit out naval ;
officers for the practical, skillful and |
successful handling of fleets in war.
It is not too much to say that War
College training is absolutely essential
to the success of the commander in
chief of a fleet. If he lacks this train- I
ing he will be heavily handicapped. ;
He cannot win, nor hold, the perfect :
confidence of his captains, nor can he ,
victoriously direct naval maneuvers
and operations against a fleet of equal
strength whose commander in chief is
thoroughly conversant with the princi?
ples that govern in naval warfare. His ?
ignorance may spell defeat for the fleet
and humiliation for the country.
In the ordinary routine of naval life '
it is diflicult for an officer to master
naval science thoroughly by personal !
study. A few officers may do so. but it
is a precarious dependence. The na?
tion cannot trust to such haphazard
training. To be sure, the War Col- !
lege correspondence course now in j
vogue and the encouragement of war !
games on board ship and at nafra I
stations are a great benefit. But the :
Commander in chief must be recog?
nized by his subordinates as a past :
master in the art of war, and he must ?
have the right to feel his own per- :
sonal fitness if victory is to be as
sured. The same argument applies to
the chief of naval operations.
Routine Work Insufficient
Officers who are efficient in merely '.
routine or subordinate duties and com- '
mands, 'the so-called "practical" officer
who glories in his lack of "book lear
ing" and never deigns to study, the
swashbuckler and the noisy tighter,
though personally brave in a rough
and-tumble contest, cannot meet the .
situation in modern war. Ignorance
may be bliss for them, but not for the j
These principles have been recog- ?
nized at times by the Navy Department
in assigning officers to duty. But there
have been astonishing exceptions?in
fact, it would seem that the principle
, has been deliberately and too aften
I ignored for purely personal reasons. !
1 And the navy has suffered in conse- ]
It is only proper to state that at I
i times an officer of War College train- j
! ing may not be available for assign
ment as commander in chief or as chief !
of naval operations. Such cases are
unfortunate. But the principle remains
just the same?otherwise the Naval
War College should be abolished as a
needless naval complication. It is I
either necessary or unnecessary.
The subject is more vitally important
now than ever before. Fleets in the
past fought upon the surface of the ?
sea. Warfare was comparatively sim- !
pie, especially in tactics. But to-day
it is very complicated. The fleet will ?
fight on three planes?on the surface,
above the surface and beneath the sur- j
face of the sea. The skillful coordina?
tion of the forces on these three planes \
in battle justifies the statement: "In a
naval war as waged to-day we find the '
.greatest concentrated effort of men and !
machines that the world has ever
The commander in chief must know
the war game. And his subordinates
must know that he knows it. Other- :
wise we may face disaster upon the !
Sinn Fein Terror
Irish Newspaper Filled With Reports
of Deeds of Violence
To the Editor of The Tribune.
Sir: I havo read with amazement,
the letters of your few pro-Sinn F?in
I was born in Ireland, and my im?
mediate family now lived there. Every '
week my broth*y (who fought at the;
front for four jraara, having enlisted
when he was eighteen) sends me an!
Irish newspaper. It is filled with re-}
ports of murder and violence on the
part of Sinn F?incrs. Many women
are being murdered, and some of them
are innocent bystanders. The ustial
method of murder is to kill from am
During the Easter rebellion of 1916 i
a little cousin of mine was murdered
because he dared to give a drink of:
water to a dying British soldier. A
Sinn Feiner shot him through the ?
head as he lifted the cup to the lips
of the wounded man. The defenders of.
Sinn F?inr will need the courage of'
their convictions to condone such a]
ciime, and there have been many simi-l
lar murders, but I quote this one be?
cause it came so near to me.
Admiral Sims was more than justi- '
fied in his recent remarks. He knows
what he is talking about, and that h
more than can be said of many pro
Sinn F?iners. Sinn Fein will need the
defense of its friends when the truth
i?. known, but it W?5 be knowp/jf there
is any justice. Sinn Fein ?5 tat dis?
grace and ruin of Ireland, and there
are many honorable Irish people, both
1 here and in Ireland, who know that
j peace will never come to Ireland while
Sinn Fein dominates it and while Sinn
[ Fein exerts its sinister influence to
promote discord and rebellion.
New York, June 2$, 1921.
A Week of Versel
tFrom. Contemporary Verna"
WTHEN men reap only where fits*
have not sown
And share those things it is not well to
When none may say, "This is my very
And there 13 nothing left to dream and
Then will there be no hope and no de?
N'o battle bravely lost or nobly won;
But unimaginable darkness where
No wind shall stir, nor any water run:
Nor shall they mourn a long forgotten
Nor wail the lack of unremembered
They shall be born, and die?and all be
Silently, in a dungeon with no bars.
They shall watch old fires sink and old
With eyes grown duller than a stagnant
Back From the Wind Blown
T ET the old faiths be kept. There is
no light *
In any land unless old fires burn
Upon inviolate hearths. Eternal Right
May lie too deep for any man to Iearr.
We cry aloud for Justice; but we yearn
For Might to break al! things to our
Back from the wind-blown desert let us
Back to the only everlasting tire
Of home and love; to joy that does r.ot
Knowing- the touch of dear accustomed
Back to the lesser dreams whose long
Outlasts the dream of Commissars and
So shall we waken as from troubled
With new faith born of the old faith we
JOHN FRENCH WILSON.
(From Contemporary Verte)
fS THIS defeat then, after all
This new indifference to the street,
This unfelt weight of roof and wall?
Is this defeat?
I thought to make my spirit wear
Glittering garments of unrest,
To keep my keen, knife-edged despair
Unsheathed and brilliantly unrepressed.
But days bave worn my unrest thin;
Time's soft fingers gently close
Over my outstretched hand, and in
Their certain touch I feel repose.
This is defeat; I will submit,
Resign^ to the quieting decree
Of defeat Vfcat is indefinite
Two Ways of Love
'From The Yale Review)
?TO7HY do you want to leave me, if you
** love me ?
Because I must,
The years will turn our lips and lova
Beauty to dust.
Better to leave you while the world's a
Of this bright fire,
So shall old age find brilliant and un?
Our love's desire.
Ah, no, the flame is nothing! For the
Took years to grow,
And in the ashes is the truth of beauty,
And this I know.
The bud is lovely, but the tree in winter,
Though stark and bare.
Knows all the earth knows, and no lor?
Too bright, too new, too shallow and
Is young love'* heat,
Give me the love that knows the bitter
Of love's defeat?
Give me the love that grows through
time's own wisdom,
More hard, more sweet.
And It Passed by the Sea-Shore
(From The Dial)
A NO it passed by the sea-shore, where
?^ the foam-!aces flower,
Where the city barouches oiriy rarely aro
seen ... '?
There the queen played her Chopin in
the high palace tower.
And there, listening to Chopin, the
young page loved the queen.
And what passed there was simple, and
what passed there was charming:
The fair page cut the pomegranate as
red as her dreams
Then the queen gave him half thereof
with graces disarming,
She outwearied and loved him in sonata?
Then she gave herself stormily, til! night
shut her iashe.1
Till the sunset the queen lay, there r?e
nlept as a slave. . . .
And it passed by the sea-shore where the
turquoise wave washes,
S Where sonatas are singing, and where
foam frets the wave.
' IGOR SteVERYANIN.
Translated by Babette Deutsch and