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NEW YORK, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1914. CoV!right. 19H, by Hie Sun Printing and Publishing Association.
SECRETS OF THE
Olircrvation the First Law. but Observation of the
Right Sort -What It Consists Of.
The Ethics of Curiosity -Is the Novel Supreme
Among the Great Traditional Forms of Art?
Autobiographical Play in Fiction- Novel Writing vs.
Play Writing -Artist and Public.
iir m.Mii.n iii:.m:tt.
IT WILL lie well for us not to ns
aume mi attitude of runtlrtcrnsloit
toward tlio crowd, It. mux, m the
ratter of looking without reelm; Wo are
all about equal. We all go to mill fro
In a state of tlm observing faculties
vh1ch mmrnli.it re-einbles coma. Wo
are all content to look ami not see. .
And If and wli.Mi. Iiavlns coiiiprclicii'lril
that the, role of cl.erver Is no- pas- !
K. but actnr. determine hi mm rt. I
fort to rouse midlives from the coma
... I.. m,.. e.lir...lvc frnm tl, en..,,
and really to see tlio spectacle of tlir
nd really tn see tho spectacle of the
orld. a spectacle su. passing circuses
r,H street iinoldent, I.. ,.f.l,,,l 1
dramaVJo interest, mo shall discover,
Io"ly In the course of tlmi, thnt tlio act
of seeing, which seems so easy. Is not
fo easy as It ffuns. I.ct u man rc
iof "1 will keep my cy"s open on
thf nay to 'In: oltlce of a, morning," ntid
the probability Is that for ninny morn
Inn he will see n.iUKht that Is not tri
vial and that Ii'h system of perspective
will be absurdly .distorted. Tho timiMial,
the unaccustomed will Infallibly attract
him. to tho exclusion of what Is funda
ments! and universal. Travel makes ob
servers of us all, but tho thing, which
st traveller we observe centrally show
ko' unskilled we aro In the new ac
tivity. A man may acqulro the ability to ob
aerve even a largo number of facts ami
till remain In the Infantile stage of
observation. I have read In wura work
of literary criticism that Dickens could
walk up one side of a long, busy stri-t
and down the other, and then tell you
In their order tho names on all the shop
lgm : the fact was alleged an an lllus
tritlon of his great powers of observa
tion. Dickens wan n great observer,
hut he would assuredly have been a still
sreater observer had he been a little
leu preoccupied with trivial and un
What fiunil Observation Consist Of.
flood observation consists not In mul
tiplicity of detail, but In coordination of
detail acconllng to a true perspective
of relative Importance, .o that a finally
Just general Impression may be reached
In the shortest possible time. The skilled
observer Is he who does not liave to
chjnge his mini!. One has only to com
pare onc' present adjusted Impression
of an Intimate friend with one's first
Impression of him to perceive the as
tounding Inadequacy of 'one's powers of
observation. The man as one has learned
to see him is simply not tho same man
who walked Into one's drawing room on
the day of Introduction.
The Aim of tlbsert ntlnn.
One Is curious about one's fellow crea
tures : therefore one watches them. And
generally the more Intelligent one is, the
mote curious one Is, and the more on
observes. The mere satisfaction of this
curiosity Is In Itself a worthy end and
would alone Justify "the business of sys
tematized observation. Hut the aim of
observation may, and should, be expressed
In terms more grandiose. Human curiosity
ram!!., Interest, we shall .llsi-over. I
counts among tho highest social virtues.
itandlng of the springs of conduct.
f'bservatlon U not practised directly
with this high end In view, save by prigs
and other futile souls; nevertheless it Is
moral act and must inevitably promote
kindliness, whether we like It or not. It
M'O sharpens the sense of beauty. An
urly deed, such as a deed of cruelty,
takes on artistic beauty when Its origin
and hence Its fitness in the general scheme
begin to be comprehended. In the per
spective of history we can derive an
iesthetie pleasure from the tranquil
cru'iny of all kinds of conduct, as well,
for example, of a Renaissance Pope as of
Savonarola. Observation endows our
day and our street with the romantic
of history, and st mulates rnarit.
! charity which slMis cm cks, mil
ore precious charity which P"-8
ttilf to the trouble of undtrftandln
Thr N mil's Place Annum tli Arts.
I would not nrgne that the novel should
be counted supreme among the great tra
il!, unal forms of art. Uven If there Is
a freatest form. I do not much care which
it l. I havo In turn been convinced that
fha . Cathedral, certain Orjck soulp
''ft. Moza-t's "Don Juan," and the
jNsl:ng of Paul Cinqiievalli wan the tin
eit thing in the world; not to mention the
'i.evementM of Shakespeare or NUInsky.
Hut there Is something to be said for the
l preeminence of prose fiction as a
'Henry rorm. len the modern eplo
lias learned almost all It knows from
rrose Action. The novel has, and alwaya
"ill hae. the advantage of Its conipre
hti-ve bigness. St. Peter's at Home Is
a tr tie compared with Tolstoi's "War and
Pea.e"; and It Is as certain as anything
'an bo lhat, during the present geological
poi h at any rate, no epic half as lorii
"VVar and Peace" will ever be read,
even if written.
.Notoriously the novelist, Including the
t!aj wr.ght, who Is a subnovellst. Ins been
"k ng the brnid out of the mouths of
" it artists. In the matter of poachlnrj
'h' ra'.i't-t has done a lot, nnd tlio com
Pi." . lus done more, but what the painter
ar.d the , ompover have done Is as naught
""n paten to the grasping deeds of the,
novelist. Ami whereas tho painter and
'"e composer have got Into dllllcultles
",,b their audacious schemes, the novel
'' has poached, colonized, nnd nnnexed
'th a success that Is not denied. There
n ...-Hi ciy (,,y asiect of the Interesting
ifs of life which Is not now rendered
In iiroke llction, from landscape painting
" mm ..louy, and none which might not
e. I iiiiecessary to go back to the ante
s' " age in order to perceive how the
"'I l..n acurandi d Itself: It has con
V ererj erofmoiis territories, even since
. ai ' Mithln the last firteen years
R.. tiled. Were It to adopt tlio hurt
lli.tisb empire, the entire map
' ie inverse would soon be colored red,
wutiner ,t ought to stand III the hicr
'"K of furnp. It IniH actually no rival
M "ie i iesdit day as u incaiiH for trans
m." K ,, impaNHlontd vision of life.
" d will be for some time In come,
lie t', if, which the artist with the
,no'' a lie vlnloii lustltictlvcly turns,
"'cause ,t p, the most liuiusUo furni. and
' .iilantable. Indeed, brfine we
,rr . olde-. If Its present r.lle of
rX"' JiilHiues, It will have teoccupled
In daziitnir pomtion to which tho milhtjr
air. .,. , ' h i..,iJ i ii . iiltnim. cautious tnneeil nlKiut quitting the then- i that art Is llrst and the rest if the mil-
defects because It lea 1-, t. the H- tre. An established dramatist usually I verso nowhere Is bound to lend to pre-
are of the causes of character unJ Item- takM BOOll care t0 wrltc , and 1 cl.lty and futility In art. The artist who
perarcent and thereby to a better under- naucbt else; be win not nffrnni ti, ri,b. i- i... f,.- i.i. .u
lank it the Hovel.
'"llr.-r.ilim tin- AuloMUrnphlenl
niirr nf Fiction.
Tim noiT.irllv niiinl.l,,i-,-.i.i..i
iU..-Vf "r."0" aWl"' tr the creative.
repetition to wlili-ii nil' ..... -ii... k. ... .
in: the most prnvriful. are reduced. Tln"
''"'h l,0M0',!,,V v:,'d nn!n and i,K'n
'nd, mV.Tip?' ;r,-,1111"'l:'i' f their own
il.i.V..!! i' Ki,!n an.1' "K-'dl Ue? think
M"..' D- Observation,
now ch,.r ... .V .7,1, L ... . .'. " ."!",e
. oM . ,V V.mAi.iA . . "",HnMI 11 '
, Umu!;p ' ' ,f v ,,,, '"""'"'r
'"b'lcel. A n. ve ;st may itch pie
'....?.' v u" "- 'Ingle type. I
,. - """lnl varying rornis.
Aii.l the t.y greatest do not contrive
,h?" 1,,,lf H BCOr Kenul
sepainte t; ps. In r.rfberr and Chris
ophes biographical dlctlnnnrv of the char
bmM?. ,f "MT".C,- " ,nl1 v,'lll" "t six
l.u idr.M pases, there :tP ,ote two thou-
IT"" Mttctrtn Individuals, but
rjbably fewer thsn n dozen genuine dls
tlnctlvc tjes. No creative artist eier
repeated himself mcri. h .rl
successfully than Halaac Ilia miser. I s
'.fu1d,; 's un" ,,u,rM, ,,u vicioU; ;.
town, ill, virtuous J(.unK ,, ,,,, hcroc'
" 'Is, 1VirKl"' "', '' "If" ...id
n other. ,, poor relation. nd Us t.llMu
stupid servant, mcli i, rnnti,i,.n. .'
Lir.ll-ll ri.li. I luirn.,1 I I.. ,
ColLll' VU lm-',-'" l the Human!
u, l y, A 8lln!li,p Idienomenon. as Krank '
L "r:.ls has ,rov,,1' !s !" 1'- observed in I
M ikesp..,re. Hamlet of Denmark wa"
e Su , lart aml Kr-atest of a series
. .......iir.iriau Hamlets.
Whleh Is Morr Dlmcult Wrltln-r i
.,iiti or llaj.f
There is an Idea abroad, asslditouslv i
fostered as a rule by critics who happen '
tn have written neither novels nor Plavs I
inai u is more dlillcult to write a play
than a novel. I do not think so. I
havo written kr collaborated in about
twenty novels and about twenty plays,
and 1 am convinced that It Is easier 'to i
wrue a play than a novnl. i.n..n,.
I would rather write two plays than one
novel ; less expenditure of nervous force
and mere brains would be required for two
plays than for one novel. I emphasize
tho word "write," because If the whole
weariness between the first conception
and the first performance of a play I,
compared witli tho whole weariness be
tween the tlrst concentlon and fl... ilr.
publication of a novel, then the plr.y ha,
it. I would sooner get seventy-and-seven I would you? You cannot defy It . you lit
novels produced than one play. Hut my trally cannot. If you tiled, you would
immedlute object Is to compare only writ- not even get so far as pi Int. t" say nothing
ing with writing. of llbtaty counters. Von can only get
It teems to me that the only persons , round It by ingenu.ty and guile You can
entitled to Judge of the comparative dim- only go a vor. little farther th in Is quite
culty of writing plays and writing novel, safe. You can only do one man's mole-t
are those authors who have succeeded I share in the education or the punlle. . .
or failed equally well In both depart ' The same dilettante spirit which re
ments. And In this limited band I fue, to se.. the connection between art
Imagine that the differences of opinion and money has alo a te-idenev to r ptldl
on the point could not be maiked. ate the world of nun at larae a, being
I would like to note In passing for unlit for Hie habitation of artists. This
the support of my proposition, that 1 Is a still mo'v seiiou, erior of attitude,
whereas established novelist, not Inffe. especially in a stoty tiller. No artim Is
quently venture Into the theatre with ! likely to be en'.lielv ailmli able who is not
auduclty, established dramitlsts are very 1
or coming out In the open; and therein nrtlstle world Is therebv too sensitive for
his Instinct Is quite properly that or self. his vocation, and lit only to fall into gen
preservation. Of many established dram ' tie ecstasies over the worl; of artists less
atlsts all over the world It may be I sensitive than himself (I'rom "The Au
otllrmed that if they were so Indiscreet thot's Craft" Doran.)
SHOULD A "PROVINCIAL"
NOVELIST COME TO NEW YORK?
(Editor's .Vofe. Jfr. Xtchotton Is one of j
fnc compnrnflffj frw successful nnvrKsfs
tcio after achieving success nnve nor
nnaicercif the call of Xew York, lie still I
(n H(1,0 u,r(n, mosr(j iout .
(((l)mi all(l ,chen , Xf , Vor,; Ptg ,;,
lff0 ntfcmfliifl farmeetlnn o tie .Imerfcmi
"miiiorfais" stilted that ho still preferred
fo do his irorfc ivin thr indtanf base.
Here he sets forth his reasons.)
II y .M-Hi:illTII .MCIIOI.SO.V.
S to living In New York, I doubt
hether I should ever feel at home
In your mctrosills. In fact I've
never been hero for more than twenty
days nt n stretch, though I spent two
summers within fifty minute, of Hroad
way. It's probably tho result of my
provincial bringing dp that tho rush and
pressure of New York weary me. I don't
believe I could ever get used to this. The
matter of transportation In Itself dls
Of course the great procession of lire
nnd tho tremendous social contrasts ar" or
value to writers. We miss these things In
the provinces, and yet In my own city 1
or Indianapolis we have, If 1 may say
It without Inviting a chargo of provincial
.Miiugness, pretty nearly every kind of
human being. Var example, I am deeply
Interested In the Jewish people nnd havo
for them the slncercst admiration. I wa,
surprised to find recently that we had In
Indianapolis a real ghetto, and I have
been visiting It frequently with gre.it
profit. Hy tho way, It Is amazing what the
children of the Russian nod Polish Jews
do 111 our public schools. Not long ago I
nttended the closing exercises of a grade
WHERE LOVE ONCE WAS.
Ily .I.VMI'.S OPPr..MIIHM.
JJfllliHK loie onre was, lit there be no hati :
Thounh then that tern f n one by night and dai
tin nine alone.
Where lore onre iron, let there be no hate.
The teedi tre planted together
fame tn rirh honest,
And our hearts are as bins brimming with the gold'n plrntv;
Into our lonelinets ire carrv granaries of old loie , , ,
.4 ne though the time has come vhen ire runner ims our rrre tna'lhrr
And our souls need diierse fields
And n titling apart,
I, et us go separate uav icith a Meeting eneh for each,
And gentle jinrliua.
And lei there ho no hate,
Where love once vas, '
From "Songs for the New Ae" (Century), i
HUGH JiH II; ' .'k VV MEREDITH
WALPOLE a - ' h NICHOLSON
AUTHOR or 'the. . H PBl x mHBfcfe. Wm (vl ..
P. ' ' ''' L 'iHtf 1"' !
YOI PAWLOWSKrX, AorHOM.
A CHILD WENT FORTH
as to puhlMi a novel the retilt would
be a great shatter ng and great
ArlUt ami I'lilillf.
The truth Is that nn artlt who demand.
I appreciation fn.iu the public on Ins own
! ti mis, ami on none but hi own term,. Is
! either a uod or a conceited and imiiiac-
'"" sotilewhit more
likely to b the latter than the foinier. He
want, too nnieh. Tin re are two sides to
,,r-v ,,iU K iln. Including the artltlc. Tho
m,ft ti'iUW and the moMt p..weiful artists,
,,rc readient tn rei-ognlite this, beeaui-c
their sense of proportion, which I the
"ense of older, H well developed. The
l ek of the .-nc of propoit'on is the maik
of the petit maltre. The sagacious artist,
while le-pcctlng hlm.-flf. will nspcot the
Idiosyncrasies of his public. To do both
simultaneously Is quite pollilc. In pai
tlcular. the sagacious artist will respect
basin national prejudices. l-'or example,
no first class KuclMi novelist or dramatist '
wuuld dream of allowing his pen the free- 1
dom In treating sexual plunomeiia which'
Continental writers enjoy as a matter of '
course. The llrltlsh public I, admittedly
wrong on tins important iint, liypocrlt
Ic.il, illogical and aiiurd. Hut what
u man before he Is an artist. The notion
school where the things recited by the
little Jewish children were amazing for
t hour lit nnd style,
If I may allow my Irish great-grand
.mother to betray herself through
i Nt. time If I ever come to .Ne
to live It will be to live as fn-
of It as I can, up In the hills, some
place. And yet I'd llkel pine for my
own Main sltni.
There's the possibility, of course,
that I may exhaust the possibilities
of Indiana as a field for fiction.
I've put my dipper Into the bucket,
or pall, I should say In New York,
pretty orten. I ve written of my own
Statu from the angle of hltory, essay and
novel, and 1 may exhaust the possibilities
and be obliged to turn elsewhere for ma
terial. I put Into my novel "A Hoosler
Chronicle" a great deal of Indiana that I
had been accumulating for years, and
thought I should never write another
Indiana tale. Hut since then I have dime
"Otherwise Phyllis," half a dozen .hort
stories of Indiana, a couple of essay., nnd
I am at work on another Indiana novel
No : I emnhntlcallv do not think the
gi eat American novel will necessarily be a
provincial tale. There aro a thousand
great novels waiting to l written In NYw
York, and the stago lieie Is so vast, and
the types ho various that some master Is
bound ultimately to deal Willi the tmtrop.
oil, in a gre-at way, on the scalo of
Dickens, let us hope. And th're are also
Washington and Chicago.
I don't believe we know It all In the
corn belt. Hut It tickles mo to know that
by to-mortow I shall be back where "the
frost Is on the punkln and the fodder's In
POM AIM ROLLAMD, AUTHOE. OF
MU5ICIAr4S Of TO-PAY " (o2l)
RABINDRANATH TAGORE AND
HIS PHILOSOPHY OF LIFE
I'.ditor's .Voir. The apprectnt he I'ci
lures of Miis (Icorpiiui Roberts on Tugore
have evoked iiniisiuiI commcndnfion from
her hearers. 1. ttle 7ms bien printed in
this romifrj rf'0aiifncf fJie Indian I'hi
losoplirr and poet icJio.' irorU ireiteadUy
gaining in cimHation and (nicest; so
Miss Huberts teas aiktd to i-ontrlfcule
.oie of the essential points icnicn she
has learned from hir esperial 'fudj, ein
Jir fnlritirnf ore presented In thr belief
that theg trill be upprtciuted by man
irio ore fnfrrr fef in Tagore.
y i;i:iiii;i v iteiiir.itTs.
KIIAD HAHINDHANATH every
day . to read one line of his Is
to forget all the troubles of the
These words of a distinguished Ilengall
doctor of medicine, addressed to the Eng
lish jsiet Ye'ats disclose the secret of the
Indian mystic power. His magic songs
stir the soul and lift It on the wings of
vision "Into the audience hall, by the
fathomless abyss, where swells up tiie
music of tonedess strings."
Sorrow shrinks and small seem lire's
ftets and cares when thee words strike
the cur: "Thou hast made me endb-ss,
such Is Thy pleasure. This f m II vessel
Thou emptiest again and again and tlllest
It with ever fteh life."
only a few short years ngo Rablndra
natli Tagore was unknown In our western
lands, but already In India they were
speaking of the time as "the epoch of
Hiiblndraiiatli," and his song, were sung,
set to music by himself, from the west
of India Into Hurimi ; wherever Ilengall
Horn of a family that for geneiatlons
ha, filled a large place In the political,
Intellectual ntid spiritual life of lij.lt..
Itabindranath in nuth was surrounded
by nil those Inlluences of culture and
beauty which speak so fsiwerfiill to .1
poet soul Kven In his eaillest vcis he
felt the mystery In which all life I, en
folded nnd during long sunny hours In
hi, father's gatden with llttlo bamboo
stick in hand lie would delve Into the
eatth; tilled with tremulous, hois that
under some fresh brown sod a wonderful
secret would be disclosed ! Speaking of
these childhood days In the nitatljall, lie
sajs: "Thou didst not turjj In ."ontempt
from my childish play among dust, and
th" steps that 1 heard In my playroom
are the same that ate echoing from star to
Part of Itablndi'.snath'., boyhood was
spent among the awe Inspiring scenery
of the Himalaya Mountains and in his
father's gaiden house on the banks or
the Oniiges, where he would pass long,
sleepless nights on the roor, questioning
tho stars and listening to the nit usage
sung by the lapping waves or the rlvei.
Then followed years In Hurope, spent
In study and observation. On ills return
to India the young poet tluew himself
with zest Into the gay life around him,
and to this period belong the eatly love
songs which he has given us In "The
"No mystery beyond the present; no
striving for the Impossible; no shadow
behind the chni ui ; no groping In the depth
of the dark. This love between you and
mo Is simple as a song. We do not stray
nut of all words Into tho ever silent ; wo
do not raise our hands to the void, for
things beyond hope.
"It Is enough that we give and we got
We have not ctushed the Joy to the ut
most, to wring finm It the wlno of pain.
This love between you and me is simple
as a song."
Hut life brought later the love which Is
not simple, tho love which kindles n spir
itual vearnlng and hints or the Infinite
and of the eternal
"I hold her hand, and prese? her to my
breast. I try to nil my arms wilh her
loveliness, to plunder her sweet sinllo wltn
kisses, to drink her dark glances with
iny eyua. Ah, but where, la HI Who caa
MANY DIFFERENT THEMES
RTALPH CONNOR AumoK. of "THE
PATROL OF THE SOU DANCE
strain the blue from the sky I tr1- to
grasp the beauty; It eludes me. lowing
omy in oouy in my nanus, unmeet and
weary I como back. How ran the body
touih tho flower, which onlv the snn i;
When 32 years of ngc a crushing sor -
row came into the lire or the poet nnd
turned Ills thoughts to Ood. Death .took
Hum mm me, young wue to wnoni no was j oroKen up lino iragment, by narrow
deply devoted. "In desperate hope I go j domestic wall,. Wheie word, omo out
and search for her In all the corners or i rrom the elepth or truth. Where tireless
my room; I find her not. My heme-e Is I striving stietches It, arms toward perfec
imall. ami what haw gonn rrotn it can I tlon. Whote the clear stre am of reason
never bo reirnlned. Hut Infinite !s Thy has tin: lost lt way into the dreary
mnnslon, my Lord, and seeking her I , desert sand of dead habit Whete the
havo ewim to Thy door. I havo come :o mind 1, lel forward by Thee into ever
the brink of eternity, from w'u.ii nothing widening tl. ought and action Into that
can vanish no hope, no hnpp.ue',,. no heaven of 'n-edom nv Father. let my
vision of a fare si-en through tt-ars ' country awake"
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of tho best known writers In the country,
.My De.ir Young Admirer:
No; I would not advl you to becomo
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CHORUS OF THE STARS.
Hy PliHCV M CC Yi:.
yASAPEDAN. the world is dim.
The way to beauty is far is fur.
And man, whose soul is n climbing sf nr.
Man our brother -O comfort him!
We, his watchers, we wheel in choir
Of freedom calm and harmonious,
Hut man, who reaches and cries to us
Mis guide is tempest, his paths arc mire.
Slowly he builds his Rolden hives,
But the wild bees swarm to the winds again j
His towers ihey crumble, his toil is vain;
The sowers vanish, the seed survives,
Xfasapedan, his ways arc dim,
Bur ours are shining eiheriul;
And we, who hear Mm, his darkling call
Our star born brother! will comfort him.
- From "Saint I.ouis, a Civic Masque."
DUGrLD 5. WALKER. WHO HAS
ILLUSTRATED A HOLIDAY EDITION
HAMS ANDERSEN'S FAIKYTAIES
(Oou tlfoit, PJjfJ
Tl,e poet'a soul is now Ailed with love!
of Hod and again and again In wafis the
t r e r' 1. s song to "T ie Master Poet."
".My ct s vanity die, in shame before
Th .- gilt Oh, Master Poet, I hae sat
down ' Th fed. Only let nie make.
) i i-.iiiiMv iiiui ...i.iiKii.. line 11 null--
of rec 1, for The. to All with music "
To loe Hod truly is to have s mpathy
for all h creatures and tn realize that
lie s in them, the lowllct us wc'.l a, the
greatcs' "litre is Thy foot-tool and
there tet Th- feet whole live the .oort
and 1 i'iet and lo,i " And again. "Leave
tN inciting and singing and elllng of
bend- Whom dost thou worship in tills
lone' dark corner of a temple, with door,
all - uf Open thine ..yes and fee thy
I", .d .s not before thee
"He is there where 'he tiller I, tilling
the bird ground and where the path
maner is breaking the stones. He Is with
t.ie n in sun and In shower, nnd Ills gar
mi , covered with dust. Put off thy
holy mantle anil even like Him come
down on the dusty soil!"
Music, philosophy nnd science have oc -
cupied the thoughts of Itabiiiilranath
Tigi.re. In Sadhana." "The lteallzatnm
,of Life," he gives us not so mtirli a rea-
tlon of what life really means. It In-
Dire", lif s the sou out of denresslun ntid
doubt and sets it to chanting triumphant
in an innta awakened frnm her long
I sleep, stirred by new nsplrations, ,trug.
i ging to unit the
I whal, the fevered war rent na'
I Hons of the Wes inlL-ht al.i strive:
1 "Where the mind Is without fear and
the head Is held high. Where knowledge
Is free Whero the world ha not been
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j THE REST
In tn Introduction to "Tho Comro nrrd
Oilier rooms" by Vnchel Lindsay
fMarmlllann) 511m Harriet 5tonro edi
tor of Portrit: n MayatUte of tVr.ir,c.ill
tills "poet" tho Kaliliiiltaiiiitti of the.
M'esti Ills "poetr;. Is un uuthentlo
s'raln of the lyric mo-Muro of till
newer wot Id." I.ct .Mr. l.lndxny slni;!
i'at black buck In a in luirrel room.
Itarrel home klns. with feet unntable,
fngaed and re-lM and poundel en am
t alii i.,
t'oiind'rt on ths taM.
l!et u empty bnrrel tv Hh ths tianffla oai
Hard n th-y were shle.
llora. Ii.umi, llniM.
With a silk umbrella snd th hsrdls l
lloomliy, Lnnmlse, t.Artmlnv. IHOM
Then I hn.l relllnn. Tnrv 1 bsd a vldon.
I con' .1 hnt turn from their relet In derlilan,
I nin III irK.
.tttimi Tiiinncn Tnr rnncT it.tn i not.rs,
This Is to be read first In "a deep,
rolling tlicn with Intonatloh
".More deliberate. Polrmnly chnnted."
The "poet s" mnrglnal dlrectlnni nr a
gem of litimnr. The complete nWner
of effort v.i'h which e Hiistnlns the
part of the barl.nr'Mti tlirniili 1R7 psijes
of arlfwited lino. I' ndtnirable.
Tr "Yon n.id 1 ' ( Mactnlll.-ns) Harriet
.Monroe, editor of J'nrtrii. n Mngazlneof
IVmc, range, wide in tuple rind In met
rical ilevli.p. from n pnltn on "Tho
Hotel" wlil. li pre siimabty iutcndiid rid
a ciimtilatlvo sciic, of imprcHslonlntlc
Jottings, Is it prosaic catalogue of tho
furni3hlngy, animate nnd Innnlmnfe, of
tnodern caravansary. t. a little
rliymeil lytic on "Wings'' ..ml ,i elassl
vllr composed sonnet. M r, 5lonro
keep, closer tliiill iiin.m .1' her whool.'
mil gains itre.itly therebv. to iuo stand
ard of the affectedly d,ply-.d V.ctor
inn,. Hot metre, arc llrxlbl... bpe
rhyme a d. I'.cate iinilortiino.
Modern of the moderns 1, Ante
Lowell in "Sword ltlade, and I'oppv
Seed" (MnenuKnns). A two line
"poem" w'th a three line head Is the
cMliiHile np tnnli nf a Y .illlg Poet
V:-.( Died liefnro HavlnK A. Ineved
a" . I ...... . I. ii .u
' tC' " ' , "","lt 1 " "' Ur h"
r"'"I,' ' r w"' di.il of sinmlmr
pains." Amid the sword, and p.ipaver,
w turn and return to th.. 1: ,cr.in
Upon" the reader, Artls'!.- eentwnn r.f
', means l tin! ofinn nrmli.,.1 :.. ..f i.,r-u
fulness of eftVo'. Mis, I.oa.Ii phys
prettily with her , (i t. Th- v - .lei icV
of imagery In "Tho liiricer - mi
glow In my heart Like the ll.nnes uf
uncounted candle,. Hut when I go to
warm my hand,. My c!ums!n.,i over
turns the light. And then 1 stumble
Against the tables and chair, " M,in
or the pieces In this little book, ihniigh
travelling In poor company, arc of a
substance and dono In u style that not
1 only command sincere respect but will
. echo musically and thouglr fnll v m thf
)Inrry K,.n,p H nm , ,n P
vouti." optchoii Kmwr. n.,.i urw.
some In "The Thresher', W.fe" iP .nl).
uuapa' I nai fines It .M itter'.'l
' (Huebschi Cilbert Frnnknu nutnlies a.i
j Aden brothel. Wilfrid Wi'.son (!botiM
; "Hotderlnr.el, and Thofoug-hfuri-"
l Maom.llans) , !nipre.-:init and
and .Impair, of the-oupmsi with-
out ! f horror
I Arthur Stringer's "Ojic;, Witrt''
j (Lane) In completely rhvmeb He
will not "sacriflco content f.r fi.rm In
rhyme' and nt tn." The ne.vs-ity of
rhythm hi' e-nnceeli., but s.atitly ie
monstrate,. lie intelleevmlizew sen
sation" and "e'lilcidati'S otnnt 'onal ex
perience" with n very ea,v nrt Hi,
tuoiid, are s.tiC' iv enuiig.i t- ..niso re
gret that th" modern poe' e mined com
mand the rich lie.1 initiem .i" hi, nrtlstl.
a noes: nr., but niui dis.'ml ,,x though, 't
wide' l.ibutioiis ,iipeni ng.it ion their e.
Iciilvo a ml constructive prnci'stip.
From the ilevotlotml to tin- playful goe,
tlio Hev. Dr. Henry van Dvke- in ' Tlie
Orand Canyi.n and other poem""
(Scrlbner); from the austere benutlis
of the American West tn Whitman find
ing "tho iistenntico of mighty evio and
psalm" chletly in "the w!.. Impas
sioned sea linn, .iam." With Ivrlc,
1 and "occasional" aildresse" In verse In
between. It i, a eollectlnti whose "ap
peal" must lie In the Interesting peron
nllty or the poet.
It , an nttraijuw. pauin p mil eisni
that Hubert Itoetnlric Logan i.p:ce,
with vigor and bennt 'n i. , b,.n.
. from the Temiile" iPuinnni T... enn-
I vi'iitional form, are good i.n..in;h for
him. and not as a nvk fur reebb ness.
r Miallowness ..f fiol.tic. I'lon, tho
MMothills" by Mary Linda Hriillov iTh
Mosher Pics) , on- of tlio,,. little
. . .. ..
noon, or Ultimate,
personal , .-.e t' at
give plens're without liialletiying the
nth,.r iw.,- i'.v n... Mm. t
Dawson n.ano) nntoworthy aniopg the
new beiok, uf votj-c. Sheer natural
poetry Ma neli side hy telilo with tip to
elate celebration of the sorrows of "be
trayed" women In William Hose- Hetief,
"The rule'enier of rind" fYnli' t'niver
slty Pres,. Mr. Il-nCt is at war vt!-
the carpe'in," who "will h,. pn,e. and
I e'orrevt In the iiltnnnto S. eul. i-wii'rr
shallow s nil xn.n." Hut Mistainid de
pi'iato eat urstnos, is also an evlieme,
Anthologies ate ceinimonh cr I insert
for what they leave out; a fairer 'est n
what tlio compilers put in If that ih
Mtllnblo to the topic It mnv fairly bo
tsstimoil that competent Jndifnient has.
been exercHeel in the piwo,, of selec
tion, Inrlttdlng thr elel cute arb.triment
of otnlsslem. "The (Ivpsy Trail, an
Anthology for Camper"" (. Mitchell Kcn
nnrloy) compile! hy Mnv D Hopkins)
and I'aiillne Ooldmark. t.i), ancient and
modern source. In various intuitu , and
should bo n pteii,,int pocket book for
those who combine, with the'ir love e.f
tho outdoor world a love of gv.i n irt
ing. If there Is any fault to find with
the nssombliigo of verse, it ! rb.-ir ten
strictly literary consldei-rir-'ops h.-,vm
governed the eholce. Wo count 133
title, in tho ll-t of contents, anil tlieto
must be Homelbing for all tns'e, In
such list. The "Poems" of Clinton
Scollard (Houghton, Milllin) arc lyric,
colorful and substantial. With Iho
"third series" H.iwnnl V. S'ltnianil';,
"Idyll" ol" Cirerro" ( Di'smoml r.'".Oorn'.en
aro e'Ktnploted, Tho eri'lci' edition of
"The 1'oemn er KiUar A' Ian I'ne hy
Krtinunil I'lnr.-nce Siednnm ,n l fii irg'n
IMwaiel Woodb rry is rcptintcil fo th