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THE SUN, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1918.
NEWEST BOOKS SEEN THROUGH REVIEWS AND COMMENT ,
OF THE SEASON'S
Illustrated Editions for
Oklahoma Takes Its Place in Polite Fiction Sen
timent and Burlesque in New Novels.
Discussions of the Income Tax Other Books Deal
ing with Various Subjects.
A notable publication of permanent
value Is the "I'ooins I-'rom Icaves of
tir:is" by Walt Whitman, with Illus
trations in color ly MurKurct C. Couk.
Issued by ,1, M. Ilctit ami Sons 1.
Duttun and ( 'omptiny), a bcnutlful quarto
volume. Wo have not collated the text
io note the omllons Implied by the
title, hut their numler cunnot lie larne.
ra that Whitman's book Is offered, prac
Ically complete, in worthy typographical
dress. The pictures nre remarkable In
composition and coloring; the altl.it has
been well Inspired In presenting the
human 1ljttirc uncbul. for they stand
for abstractions and any costume be
yond vaKUO draperies would bp out
of keeping; her nudes, however, are. ns
unconventionally mystical ns those of
William Blake, by whom she seem to
have lieen Inspired, and even her color
ing inius Intended to be symbolic. At
all events hex Illustrations fit the text
In an extremely interesting manner. It
Is a book that admirers of Whitman will
be Klad to have.
The most charming ami most appro
priate as a Kift of the holiday editions
that we have seen this fall Is the
volume containing Kdmund Dulae's Il
lustrations for Laurence Housman's
adaptation of the story of "I'rlneess
Hadoura" from "The Arabian Nlsrhts"
illodder and Htotu'hton: GeorKe H.
lXiran Company). The story Itself has
nlways been the favorite love tale for
Hie older readers of the collection, and
It la retold here by one of the most
promising of the younm-r poets. The
nrtlat's color Is more brilliant than ever:
while he has not the opportunity for '
humor that he bus had In some of his
Oriental Illustrations, he displays n vast
amount of cleverness In blending Chi- !
nese and I'crslnn themes In Ills draw
ings, a cleverness that connoisseurs '
will appreciate, that must have Klven 1
Mr. Dulac much unlet fun as he drew
his pictures and that In no way de
traits from their attractiveness.
More ambitious even is the beautiful
volume that the lluiiKhton Mltllln I'om-
pany publishes on "The Russian Bul
let," text by A. K. Sullivan, pictures by I
Hem Bull. Those who enjoy the danc- ,
iiik of the Russians and their costumes
will like the Kmk. Mr. .Sullivan in an
Introduction Rives a pleasant account
of this development of the ballet and'
comments on dances and composers. 1
The bulk of his book Is made up of the
plots of the ballets in which the Itus
sl.ms hac appeared. At th" end Is n:
sketch of Anna I'avlova. Mr. Bull re- ,
produces the stace pictures faithfully
bis colored plates tire pretty, bin black1
nnd while pictures are much Mronuer.
They rentier the uncoil Illness of es
ture and costume strlklimly. Theatre
Koern will be ulad to pret-erve tills
splendid book as n memorial of it
strange, pho.se In (esthetic taste.
Very complete Is the monograph on
the work of an I'nKllsh artist of marked
Individuality that the John lmc Com
pany Issues In "Charles Contler," In
which the bliwaphy and tile account of
the works arc by Krank (iibstm and the
tleserfitlve catiilo(ciie of all that Condor
did by Campbell I-hiduson of the British
Museum. Condor's ait work bejr.in In
Australia, so that th" Commonwealth
claims him for its own. lie died quite
j ounn and to the general public is
known chiefly by the fans he painted.
In this ipiaito volume there arc lJ.'i
Illustrations of his works, and while
many of these are of fan. parnltiire
for dresses and procrammrj, a large
number reproduce his lithographs, etch
ings, water colors and oil paintings,
i-'nough of the latter arc rendered In
color to give the reader a fairly ac
curate idea of Conder's contribution to
Ills death ns one of the first vic
tims of I ho civil war has somewhat
obscured Theodore Wlnthrop's fame us
an author, whllo the HimmI of literature,
about thti West has left most of the
present generation in Ignorance of the
rharmlng took In which he broke what
was then virgin soil. "The Cnnoe and
the Saddle." In the praiseworthy um
oition to establish literary nnd artistic
traditions in the northern 1'acltlc States
ami particularly In Washington, 'John
II. Williams, who has made other sturdy
t (Torts lu thu same line before, edits
,'ind illustrates a new edition of Wln
throp's book and adds to It Wlnthrop's
,etters from the West and other memo
randa, (John II, Williams, Tacoma,
Wash.). The, text Is of historical Im
portancvy, for Wlnthrop's adventures
extended from the Columbia to Fuirat
Sound; the illustrations are partly re
productions from prints of the time and
other pictures and partly Una photo
irraphs of thn scenes described that
arn works of art,
A very pretty nnd poetical story by
the author who wrote under the name
Michael I'alrless, "The (.lathering of
Urothcr Hllarlus," appears In a charm
ing holiday edition, with eight good
Illustrations lu color (15. 1 Dutton und
Company), The author manages to
convey thn medlievnl point of view on
human passions very skilfully,
cine of the prettiest ami most artistic
of Thomas Hanly'ri stories, "Under tho
Greenwood Tree," is Issued by a, '.
rutnam'H Hons In a beuutifully printed
large paper edition with uttrnctlvo
colored pictures by Keith Henderson,
One of tho classic books on the Dutch
mill Flemish painters, which was also
one of iho most rhnrmlng essays In
Vrench art criticism, I5ugeno Promen
tin's "l.cs Mallres (('Autrefois," appear
in an I5ngllsh translation ns "The Mas
ters of l'nr1 Time" (.1. M. Dent and
Hons; l'5. I'. Duttun nnd Company),
t Is Illustrated with four colored pic
tures ami eight halftones. Though
Rubens Is wholly discredited by I he
taste of the moment, the appre
ciation of a great painter by a painter
of distinction Is worthy of attention,
Novelties In fairy stories are imrd
to And nowadays, so Hint "The llun
carisn Kuliy Honk," by Nniidor To.
cany (I'rederlck A. Stokes Company),
1U kt walcouia to those who tck fur I
Holiday Season Bio-
them. It isvllkely that Dome of the
tales have appeared In some of the
iwenty-tlve volumes that Mrs. Andrew
Latin has compiled, but something Is
lost when stories are taken out of their
surrouudlnRs: the Urtmm and Ander
sen stories ilre unsatisfactory unless
they ore all grouped together, and the
same holds good for these Magyar tales.
They have an Individuality of their
own, and that Is emphasized by the
characteristic drawing by Willy I'o
iruny, who Illustrates them. The pic
tures in the text and in thn Initial let
ters, In black and red, hit the right
key and add to the weirdness of the
The "Kifty Caricatures." by Max Heor
bohm (IS. 1. Dutton and Company), rep
resent chiefly British public men, though
he does digress occasionally Into the
arts; nearly every politician of note Is
represented In his gallery. His Jl(ri,cADrr U nADSU
an; usually bright, but once In a while1 MtUHUt li. DUKAN
an explanatory note would enable Amer
icans to catch the point.
In "As It Is In Kngland" (McBrld.
Nam nnd Company) Albert n. Osborne
has written a pleasant description of i
Knglnnd, Including the Channel Islands,
and has illustrated It with somewhat
uncommon photographs. He lays stress
on the things that are really worth see
Ing and not on the slghtu that traveller.
rush to. The boot: will be a help to
therse who have the leisure to visit Eng
The "London: An Intimate Picture."
by Henry James Porman (McBride.
f SONGS OF AN
T"A'.s"i rWiirfi rwlir (Winn by Unbind
minlly avarrlrri Ihr .Vufcr Pri:r, nrt rtprinlni from "Thr llnnlrnrr.' a nilic
linn of hi rrnr jutt publinhrU by Ihi Mncmtlliin Company
Thy heart, the bin) of the wilderness, bus found Its sky in your ee.
l hey are the erndle of the morning: they iiTe the kingdom of the stai-
Thy songs are lost in their depths.
Let me but soar In Hint sky, In its lonely iiuuienity.
Let me but - leave its clouds and spread wings in its siinliliie
Miy did the I, imp go out.'
I shaded it with my cloak tosaxe it from the wind, that is why the lamp eni nut
Why did the (lower fade.'
I pressed it to my heart with anxious love, that is why the tloner faded
Why did the stream dry up?
I put a dam across It to have it for my use. that l why the stream dried up.
Why did thn liarp-trlng break''
I tried to force a note that was beyond il power, that Is why the liarpstriluf is
Nnst nnd Company), Is in a way n com-
pl'-nieiit of Mr. nslxirnes book, though
the plan is different. The author has A short burlesque of detective stories ers Is despicable-, according to both pro
written a sort of literary ami hltorie-il Is told Jauntily by lluroltl MficCirath in fesslotia.1 standards and those of mere
llaedeker of London, leading the reader "Deuces Wild" (The Itobbs-Meri lll ' uun. The story is Intended for lively
through the different Htreets, pointing ' Company). A fashionable Illustrator in , burlesiiue. however, and Is told In the
out tho buildings of note ami telling chase of ii pretty face for his pictures ' rjK,t tone to tho end.
him wlio lived lu the houses they pass, lands in an adventure, If looking Into I
whenever some famous man dwelt thera the mouth of a revolver held by a
or some event In history or literature Is malefactor Is an adventure nowadays
associated with It. From time to time lu New York. In the disentanglement
the author Is impelled to exprexi his f the mysteiy, one side of which is
own feelings; tills, we assume, is what Ingenious, an Intelligent detective takes
gives "Intimacy" to his uccount. The part. The best designation of the story
work Is fairly well done and Is illus- s found, perhaps, In the author's last
trated. sentence: "You see. I'm I'illl'."
The late Stephen Jenkins having fol- An old time Indian tale, with the
lowed Hroadvvay all the way up to Al- difference that the bad Indians get the
bany took u similar Journey along "The t.tt,.r of tho good, Is ttdtl by II. A.
Old Huston Post I load" (i. I'. I'utnam's Cody in 'The Chief of the llanges'
Sons), starting from the I'ont ( mice and ( Hodder and Stoughtoti; C.eorge II.
loitering along through the city and Dornn Company). The scene Is In tho
the Westchester, Connecticut and Mus- Yukon territory, where the savage
sachusettH towns till he reached the , Chllc.its overwhelm their lndlun foes
Hub. which he Inspected. The readers und their white allies. Tin- Indian
of his book, whleji he Mulshed, though maiden Is attractive at first, when she
ho died before revising the proofs, will ' meddles with matters that belong to
enjoy the trip with him for he has men she Is severely punished, but what
gathered a mass of Interesting historical is worse from that time on the savages
and antlt'imrlun lore about every stage j nil net like stage Indians. The pro
In the Journey and has collected many , prlctles are saved by making her lover
curious pictures, new and old. The mo- a halfbrced. The Interest In the story
tor car has draw n travel again to the , dwindles as It progresses and Its nrtlll-
oiii road, and many portions of It may '
be traversed In the humbler trolley, No
step in It Is Incking In Interest, as this
book demonstrates. Tho writing of it
was a service well worth rendering to
the community, ntt the wide public to
which it" appeals may show.
Information is conveyed in a form
Intended not to deter youth In "The
Story of Home." by Mary Macgregor
(Frederick A. Stokes Company), which
several British artists have Illustrated
In color. The author tells most of the
stories down to the death of Augustus,
tho point whero the history of Home
used to stop In the old books,
Less formal, but wo fancy more ef
fective, Is "A Nursery History of Kng
lund" (Frederick A, Stokes Company)
in which the pictures are mure Im
portant than the reading mutter. There
are ninety-live plates In color, each
containing two pictures, by George
Morrow, besides much better plain pic
tures In the text. The Intter, by Eliza
beth O'Neill, merely tells the story
that la Illustrated by each picture.
Some Vev Fiction.
Oklahoma takeH Its place in polite
fiction through the effort of John
Hreckenrldge Kills In "Jjihoma" (The
Hobbs-Merrlll Company, Indianapolis),
the name of the heroine being the same
ns that of the Territory, which becomes
a State before the story cutis. It must
have been a dllllcult life in the Texun
Panhandle, whut with brutal despera
does, Indians, the arbltrury actions of
('nlted States troops und the uuturul
disadvantages of the soil. An unliable
highwayman Is reformed by a live-year-old
child und withdraws to a con
ceuled mountain pasture to bring her
up. Ills euro for her, and that of a
lucuurn trupper wlm aids Win, Is the
redeeming feature In an absurd tale
of theatrical villainy, In which even the
heroine with her Iwo story falls lo
Interest, The bits or history of the
settlement of Okluhoma thrown In for
local color nrn the best purl Ion of tills
The sentlmenml middle aged Uichelor
who narrates, the events retains bla
rittincllon, In spite of dreary lapses,
throughout I-:. II. Lucon Watson's
i,ari.ers- n r Dutton and Company)
th (Il Dutton and Company)
be enthusiastic youth and Ills
icart aro cutcrUilnJiig at first. J
United States and
NO KEY By Cosmo Hamilton
"The moat vital and arreitinf
novel that ha been written in
thU feneration. Placet Coimo
Hamilton among writer who
will live as long as Thackeray."
"Thoroughly characteristic of
its brilliant author moving,
satirical, arresting, poignant
and scintillating with clever
flashes of realism. A most
"A novel that will live."
"A novel to re-read and pre
serve. A( wonderful piece of
work, alive with emotion.
Cosmo Hamilton's best work."
AT ALL BOOKSELLER
The atorv soon turns Into an account of ,
the vicissitudes of a publishing and
book selling concern In the hands of .
nersons who have neither business
capacity nor ordinary sense. These
hardly engross thn render, nor nre.
they made more intelligible or amusing
by the comments of a chorus of Jour-
nallsts and literary men, which Inlet-
run tiroifress nt rnettlar intervals.
The author dispenses death with need-
less lavisnness ami tils mild numor is
rather heavy, but the sentimental bits
ranath Tnvnrr, Ihr port l Imiin irm trn.
are, pretty nnd his storv muy pass for '
tin uvenige British novel.
clalty Is revealed.
When a young woman about to Jump
Into the Seine Is carrltsl off by a young
stranger, who is left sick on her hands,
hs happens In Mary Cholmniideley's
"After All" (Applotons), readers un
naturally Interested, ns they are when
she guts out of the scrape. She has
tho awkward habit of relntlng her af
fairs at Inopportune) moments. The au
thor unfortunately transplants her to
an Kngllsh village In order that all the
threads of the story may be gathered
up nnd then Indulges In minute descrip
tions of people and their motives that
dull the tslge In the adventure tale und
nrouse little Interest. There nre good
bits In the Isiok, among the best nn
unpleasant description of a paralyzed
woman who wutches helplessly the un
doing of her schemes, but Iwo distinct
forms of itctlon are here thrown In to
gether unskilfully and the story drags.
The flnnl sceno verges more on the
ridiculous than the dramatic,
In "The Towers of St, Nicholas," by
Mary Agatha Gray (1. J, Kenedy and
Sons, New York) we have a tale of
the persecution of the Catholics In Eliz
abeth's days, well written In spite of
some annoying affectntlons of antiquity.
Tin lorturo of the unfortunate family
Is long drawn out and the reader will
feel less Indignation at the cruelty nf
tile Queen's officials than lie will nt
the senseless brutality of the English
gentleman who has renounced his faith.
This was hardly the author's Intent, we
imagine, ami the Kngland she describes
resembles more that of Ivanlm,, than
, that of llacoii ami Shakespeare.
The Ingenuousness of "llrailfortl Mor
ton, Man," by Itlchartl S. Holmes (Flem
lug II. Itevell Company) rather ills
urnis criticism, It relates tin Incidents
1,1 . xhl' m' of "" vcci-nli lc bin hlghlj
gifted theological student with a curl-
ously complicated pedigree, lie is a 1
music-Inn, 1111 t-Npert iit-coiintaiit, a I l.-l
lenlst, an athlete as well as 11 preacher
anil we hear more of the former ac
complishments than of the lust, For
his iiieer actions he has the excuse that
every other person In the book behaves
as strangely as he dons. The author's
Inlenlloiis, however, ate excellent and
his descriptions are of things he lias
1 f short Christmas stories primed
of "The Blind net. of Virtue"
"Will be vehemently praised
and as vehemently condemned.
A novel which any person con
versant with modern literature
and modern thought should
welcome as a praiseworthy ad
dition to our current literature."
New York Timet.
"Reaches dramatic moments of
Philadelphia Public Ledger.
"It kept me up all night."
A. Y. Morning Telegraph.
"Bon vie and vivid."
-New York World.
"Discusses marriage and di
vorce. With its brilliant charac
teristics it is a notable novel."
New York Evening Sun.
12mo. Nat, $1.21
AnUDl U V
sctiarntplv three more are at hand. Wal-
ter I'rlchard Katun's "Tin Man Who
i-'ound Christmas" (Mclirlde, Nasi and
r.min.mvv Is a uretiv romance, cimibln.
nu recollections of real New Kngland
country life and children with a bit of
,,v,. story. Anybody who would Imitate
,:s hero mut have all of that young
m,,n f, luck If he would not come to
. ...i.. if..-, .
f tni. Christinas I'lnc-s" (McBride, Nost
.. company) presents a charming.
h,,tau0 ,m lady, whoso kindness con-
I veits ,i sophisticate! young woman.
Tin i e Is a nice small boy too ana a
touch of love, but the story would ring
truer- ,f the author did not explain so
much The pnhetlc note which literary
tradition assigns to the Joyful Christmas
season Is struck by Cyrus Townsend
Brady In "A Christmas When the West
Was Young" (A. C. McClurg anil Com-
I pany. Chicago), which tells .how a
pioneer farmer found a baby In a bll
jizaid in an emigrant wagon that the
i Indians had attacked and took it home
1 ' to his wife, who was heartbroken
! I over the death of their own child.
In "The Crc.it I 'Inn" (A. C. McClurg
and Compan) ICdlth Huntington Ma
son translates Tennyson's "The 1'rln-
! ce.s Into the language or tne moment
i ery elite! t.iinlngly. The scheme of her
heroine, who has limitless means, to
secure votes for women in Cermany by
di-portlng Hit' girls and boycotting the
men Is amusing. No fault can be found
with the foolery of the women, but the
tiitluie ,!,i4 not Sf.to to looU fur
verv hlvth scn-e of honor amiiiig men.
ITh - conduct of both her American lov
To ft man of science some embarrass
ment must b" caused by a biographer
whose enthusiasm exceeds his dlncretloo
and wIiom knowledge of the scientific
matters that h talks about Is appar
ently siipertlcl.il. The calibre ir W. J.
Webb, who writes "Hrlef Hlography
and Popular Account of the rnparnl
leled DNcoveiles of T. J. .1. See"
i Thomas P. Nichols and Son Company,
l.Min, Mass.). le. indicated by the fart
that lie has written also the biography
ot another distinguished Missourian, lli
Hon. Champ Clark, to whom he often
alludes In this book in a manner that
suggests that he regards him as an
even greater man than Prof. See. Th"
verbose laudation which mars the ac
count of the rather flmple facts in Prof.
Se.-'s career Is, however, offset by tho
professor's own clear and scientific
statements of his discoveries and theo
ries, which till about half the volume.
As a mathematician and as nn astrono
mer Prof. So ban shown an original
turn of mind, which has won lor his
papers respectful attention from scien
tllit: men throughout the world; Ills
work Is hehl In high esteem not only In
Missouri but, wherever his branches o!
science aro studied in tho I'nlted States
ami in Europe. Ho Is a young man still,
with the opportunity to do much more
work, und may meet with a more re
Very entertaining are the reminis
cences of Frederick Tovvnsend Mnrtln
In "Things I Uemember" (John Lace
Company) and very pleasant the in
formal, conversational tone In which
they are related, H reads like ,s chat In
a club lounging room, running rather
haphazard from one sceno to another
that Is recalled, wandering over all
the places where New Yolk society con
gregates anil dropping Into stories or
comments on men and events, To the
older generation of New Yorkers Mr.
Martin calln up many ghosts; the
younger people mny well feel provoked
that he tines not say more about the
persons ho mentions, who must b;
merely nnines to many of them. Ho
gossips especially about tho Interna
tional set that was as much at home In
London and Paris as In New York, The
Niok Is llliiftratctl with family portraits.
What can be tleader than forgotten
politics? Yet It Is the Virginia politics
of tin' half century before the war that
Dr. Charles II. Ambler seeks to revivo
lu Ills "Thomas Ititchle" i Hell Hook an;
Stationery Company, lllchmnml, Va,),
rThi' llrsl editor of the Itlchmontl f.'i-
iHicr, who for forty years hehl it in
the lend among tlx newspapers of the
toiilltry and whose caiitankerousiiest
kepi him In hot water with frlemls anil
opponents alike, surel) deserved a blog-
I raphy. It Is like thieshiiig stpaw, how
..vcr,' in wade through the matters that
cm-IhiI men's minds then; the personal
ambitions vvllliln Ihe Deiiiocrallc part
in ihc Slntc, Hie iiiigltl oratory, the tils
Mission of the Issues thai Were (teltle.l
by the civil war. Dr. Ambler has done
his work very conscientiously,
The late Andrew Lung's Investigation
of the case of Jeanne d'Are, which led
him Into much polemic Idler writing,
rue .Mam 01 menus, appears in a
l lie liial,
011 ( l.tinunrins, Green ami Com
This Is llplMlclilly 11 reissue of
fur there is nothing to Indl-
The Man with the Iron Hand
By John C. Pariah
A book of hero Mies full of rominrr and drnmalln
Incident, brtntfnc to We the renl red warriors ami rral
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Wonderful Escapes by
By William Stone Booth
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The Railroad Book
Pictures and teit by E. Boyd Smith
The author of the Farm and Seaahore Hooks line
tells now two children Irarn about tratna and railroads
With 13 full-papi pictures In color and 2J pen and Ink
sketches. 31, so net. mall, il.es.
The Irish Twins
By Lucy Fitch Perklna
The atorv of two little Irian children told with the
charm which made "The Dutch Twtna" and "The Jape
nerr Twin." o popular. Illustrated by the author.
11.00 net. Ily mall, II. Id.
Little Girl Blue Plays "I Spy"
By Josephine S. Gates
A new "Utile. Girl Blue" story, In which
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, WJ IT11 19 MCI, llf IIUII!,
The Golden Doe
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Ballads of the Be-Ba-Boes
By D. K. Stevens
The Be-Ba-noea are Iciieas creatures built on the principle, nf the
ton with the rounded baaea, which alwaya aland upright under what
cur rtrcumatancca. The book la clever and highly amutlng. l..'o
nc i By mall. !.
Plays for the Home
By Auftusta Stevenson
Dramatltailona adapted from favorite
tales or folklore, will Ik
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Kaamlnrr. Pictures by
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cate siihsftiuent revision. It Is a
sphlted Inquiry into one of the most
interesting episodes In history, In which
both In text and notes the author criti
cised the autfmrs who did not agree
with his views, giving chapter and verse
to which students may turn. Ho based
his opinions chiefly "on the report of
the trial, which is quoted and referred
to throughout tho book.
In "Hurrtet Ueecher Stowc" (Apple-
tons), a biography Intended for young
persons, Martha Footo Crow endeavors
also to give some Idea of the surround
ings in which tho heroine lived. The
tone of Indiscriminate praise detracts
somewhat from the merits of the book;
the author's effort to present Mrs.
Stowo as an exemplar for young women
Is too evident. She Judiciously omits all
refcrencA to her Injudicious Intrusion
Into the Byron controversy.
The memorial to tho late "Charles
Gordon Ames" (Houghton Mifflin Com
pany), who was the successor of James
Freeman Clarko In tho Church of the
1 'Isciples In Boston, consists of two
parts; first, an nutoblography revised
in Dr. Ames's eightieth year. In which
he traces his spiritual growth and thu
reasons which led him to become a I'nl
tarian, and second, a brief sketch by
his daughter, Alice Ames Winter, who
edits the little look, In which are sup
plied details about her father's life and
the many activities In which he en
gaged, A further Instalment of the Hev. Au
cutus J. TheKmd's Interesting memoirs,
"Three Quarters of a Century," edltetl
by Dr. Charles f!. Herbermann. (The
Flitted States Catholic Society. New
York), treats of his experiences in Italy,
whero he worst to study after ho had
decided to Join the Jesuit order. This
was In the years l3!i to 137; he saw
many noted men of the last century
and tlescrilies vividly ecclesiastical life
in Koine when Gregory XVI. was Pope.
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