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Dante, His Country and His Time?The Swiss
System of Military Preparedness?
Daniel Defoe?Vachel Lindsav
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er, Shakespeare, Dante- these
;i!nl there is no fourth. Such is
eatintate of many, and svith it we
?hall not quarrel. Other f-'cat BBBtl
have been. In valiosa lands and
ie>, among whom there are unetiri
ralriei ;'or pracodeaco. Rut then
slrttid apart, supreme, in a class
:. I 01RT H \ DIT IOS :.
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Alfred? Jtuel," ?t?. '
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Ijraycry is delicious. And alongside1
of |ti gayctt it has im Utile real |
lov? Inn?a. Bat it? paycbokifj re- _
I main-, of cou wo? the novel's chief I
rlaitn l?> salue. * * * In the ?jn> |
plieity and nircc of its narrative it _
I bring! home its theme, its warning. I
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rcctness and a Immun sympathy _
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I * * * The most significant part of I
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?Chrutian Work, Xr-.r fork CUg.\
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terest for the reader." ?
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By Fd ward Lucas White
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aul?lUa?1 ?" ??? ?",'J"' T># '"'''' r*lf?rt
. .lam WaM '?< Enfla?*?, ?all *n?l
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| of thpir own. Such is Dr. (.randfeiit'?
'? estimate: to which hr? add.? this: that
? in at l"ast one important respect Dante
whs the pirate?; of the thr?><\ And
j with that estimate, too, wc shall not
(fusrrel, especially after reading the
; scholarly and lucid volume in which
the author seeks to prove his point.
The respect in which Dante i.s held
t?i hnv- BS*f*f*asaad his two gigantic
comra les in liie bardic trinity, and
therefore all other poets of the world,
Il H SB exponent of we might add,
and as fl netas in-the spirit, the1
affairs, ths very life of his aM and
land. Homer gives us an unrivalled
partant of |?sds and men, the thunder
roll of Olymnus and the long resound?
ing swell of the sea. Shakespeare
f*i?*M us the human soul, analyzed in
ail its myriad phases of joy and woe,
of virtue and vice. Dante gives us the
Social life of his time, in church and
Stats, in camp and court, in science I
and in art; and of all the complex and I
mighty drama of the most interesting!
country in one of the most interesting'
SStVt of the world he could say: "All i
of these thing? I ?:iw. and a great part1
of them ! was."
Of Homer's relations to the affairs
of his time we know nothing; whether!
he was a hero or a hermit. Of Shake-j
spears we know that he was a detached i
looker-on and not a participant in pub- '
lie affairs; besides which, he wrote j
chiefly of affairs in which he could not
have participated; they were in other
lands and apes, though he made them
all of his own land and age -Achilles j
and Antony as much Knglish heroes',
as Henry \. But Dante Alighieri was
a man of praetical affairs; a politician,
an admini.?trator. a soldier, a diplomat,
as well as a scholar and gcientist; and
he was till those things at a time when
Church and State, religion and science,
literature and society were all in?
extricably commingled as never before
or since in the histoiy al the world,
? in thai obscure alembic which men call
the Dark Ages. The are which pro?
duced the c.ahedrals and the saints
' was indeed "a grand and awful time."
It is to this phase ai Dante, or rather
to the age of liante and his place in it
\ as a factor and as its immortal ex?
ponent, that Dr. Grandgent chiefly ad?
dresses i iasaelf. And Ala is well, be
I Cause that Is, after all, Dante's chief
signiticance to the world. We have had
many books about him, and <u number
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months that suggest ?omething like a
Dantes?|ue renaissance, or the develop?
ment of a Dante cult from which,
angels arid minister-! of rrace, defend
us! The world does not know nearly
enough about Dante, and it will never
know too much about him; but it
should never make him a fad. Most
of the-e recent books have been of
real merit. But not one of them, so
far us we lave observed, has been de?
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is to explication of this supreme
cn'aracteristic of the mighty Florentine.
Bo we have chapters on society and
politics, on church and state, on
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literature, on theology, on man and his
world, ?m man an?l his works, on
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svith copious qnotations, chiefly from
Dante. They are from the versions of
various translator- Kossetti, Cary,
Plumtre, Longfellow but chiefly the
work of Dr. (?randgent himseif. of
which WI are, indeed, glad. For thus
is revealed not only a new but a de?
cidedly interesting translator. Indeed,
("Dante": Huftield ft Co.)
we are not sure that any other of the
translator? anotad more closely ap?
proximates eitner the letter or the ril
of the original than he. Note this,
from the second canto of "II Paradiao,
on embarkation for the ('?rtu* Ad ot?
0 ye who, following in little boat-,
Kager to hear, have com? so long a
Behind my ship, which singeth s? it
(m back and seek your ?horOf svhile
ii t ye may!
Tempt not the oceun! Haply were ye
?:, losing trace of me, sour craft
should stray.
The sea I enter Dover yet wa cro?t,
Minerva sends tho ?rind, Apollo
' .steers. J
' Xinr Ifnaei eharl the star? of polar
Yc othera, few, who turned in early
To ' at the holy bread tha* angels keep,
\\ h ch roedeth men, but alwafs scant
Well may ye venture on the salty
If but your skiff run close upon my
Before the sea resumes its level llecp,
Dr. (?randgent fittingly BOJI muih at
Because ? Am
A German
By Hermann Fernau
This is the tmest piece of pure
patriotism which the war has vet
produced. Daring ?everything,
even hatred of his own people, the
author flouts the "Mv-couiitr\ -
right-or-wrong" brand of patriotic
appeal, and fearlessly calls to his
countrymen In the name o? the
Ri^ht and ot the Righi only.
Three weeks after publication in
Germany every COp) o! the work
was contiscated by the police and
its sale forbidden under the heav?
iest penalties.
German military control fol?
lowed "Because I Am a German"
to the United States with such
efficiency that the leading Gernn.i
papers in this country have re?
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tention to Dante's unfearing and scath?
ing; denunciation of the evils which
marked the Papacy in his time. Truly,
it called for courage to depict a con?
temporary Pope among the denizens of
the Outer Hell, particularly a Pope who
has been canonized. But the pusillani?
mous renunciation of the Papacy by
Celestine V, under sinister influences,
in behalf of the unscrupulous Boniface
VIII evoked from the poet lines which
well serve as admonition and condem?
nation of weaklings and recreants in all
times and circumstances. This is the
author'? virile rendering of the passage
in "L'Inierno," III:
Then I beheld a flag; that seemed to
And dart and run so swiftly to and
That rest and respite it appeared fto
And close behind it there did trailing
So long a train of ghosts, I ne'er had
That Death had sent so many her?
Now when mine eyes some likenesses
had caught.
That weakling shade I recognized full
Whose cowardice the great refusal
Ah! then 1 knew, and fearlessly may
This wa? the school of souls irresolute.
Derailed hv Cod, despised by fiends
of Hell.
One more pa-sage must be quoted,
partly a? an illustration of Dante's in?
comparable analysis and exposition of
the very heart of his own land and age,
and partly a? an example of the Byron
,c mint svhich now and then uncon?
sciously controls his present translator.
It il from "II Purgatorio," VI. just
after the meeting of Virgil and Sor
Ah! servile Italy, a vessel thou
I'nguidcd in the storm, a home of
Once queen of provinces, a brothel
That noble soul so lightning swift
To bid his townsman welcome over
Whet, first his city's dulcet name he
And ye' thy living tenants cannot hear
To bide ifl peace, and mnte devoureth
Those ci':.ens whose walls ?nd ditches
Seek, wretched one, ?bout thy sea
| ?? ?t?te.
Survey thy hores, then cast thine eyes
And boom ri town where love hath
banished hate.
It is in discussing the "Mediapvai
Temper" that Dr. (?randgent gives per?
haps his best characterisation at once
of Dante and of the spirit of his age.
Submissiveness to authority ssas on?
of the salient features of the mediarva!
spirit. In svriting pooms or in build?
ing cathedral? the aim of the artist
I a? to produce a perfect work and not
to exploit his osvr. name or his own
peculiarities. He strove "to expre?;
eonceptl famili?r to all in a medium
?(ing?niai to all." But now and then,
'?rely hut notably, an author in spite
a] h.niself had to reveal himself. He
could not hold his originality in check.
"Such ?a* Dante. He was taller than
the tradition he followod and could
not hide behind it. In his negation of
progroaa, in hia worship of anthoritr,
h? was unreservedly a citizen of his
awn eomnonwealth; bot the conceal?
ment of hii towerin?; ?elf was beyond
I i? power. Hii spiritual experience?,
;?, be row, he laid bare for the benefit
of hia fellow Bien; bot Bf his material
life he told next to nothing." Vet
deepitehl ?elf-aoppreeeion never even
,T,,,. m hi? autobiographical "Vita
Viuva" does he reveal the identity of
If, his friends or hi? city he
?n history and in the world's
. teratnre ai on?- of the greateet names
and peraonalities of the Middle Ages,
jt u to popularise, with the high au
thority of Indubitable icbolarship, that
concept of the great Florentine that
Dr. Grandfent ha? produced this vol?
ume, nt which perhap-? the best esti?
mate ::iav be epitomized in the single
pi race toa! il i- worthy of its august
"Little T? ?; tree in the United gtal i"
ll the subject o?* a new book upon
! which Constance D'Arcy Mackay is
1 busily engaged. It will give a d?*tailed
| account of the ri M of the Little Thea?
tre in the United State?, with a sketch
o:' its European ancestry. There are
between thirty-five and forty Little
'lheatres [B this country to-day. A de?
scription of each of them will he in
i-iudcd. together w.th an account of its
history, policy, ; ?hievements and rep?
ertory, and its scenic, lighting and dec
? rative affecta and resources. Chap*
ton on the repertory system arid th?
cost of maintaining a Little Theatre
will he added. The Messrs. Holt >vill
': publish the hook Bl -oon as it ll ready.
If will be the eighth on their list from
Mis- Mai Lay's pen.
Hindi., journeyman furniture
mover, might DC called another
"Peek'? /?'?'' Bog," nah grown up.
transported to 1 .ngland and dris -
ing a furniture san. He is nearly
ijavayi in iiiisi-tiii-i, nml lie is al?
ways cheerful and kindly .
Hindle may ?hock your gentility
and gise rouvcutioliality a jolt or
tsvo, bol sshatescr h<- does is always
ssiiis.miels human and irresistibly
!?".?? of mJoSUO?eaa ?i ta? Border," etr
A romance of the tropics, with
lovr, intrinsic and hardship strange
Iv Mended. The settin?; i. chiefly
I'nitfd States and 'lentral America,
hut the pint hinges <>n exciting
events connected with the i.re.it
War. It i. a stun of strength and
grit and lattice?written m a
?.piritrd and CO?Offnl manner
STOKES, Publlahor
The Example of Switzerland
Defensive Preparedness
BwUJdrUBd l'rap?rt 1 a' I ?? FM? ? .Model f"r
i'+ I -K-d 8U??a. I?) I'reder. It A Kuerult,
r,,-m. :.?; an offifsr at th? ?*??? Army. Illua
. ,i l.'uio. pp. :.v i.: i n ??' ?*?.>.
"Two voices are there." One i?. that
Switzerland, with its universal militan
service, presents the world's be?t model
of democracy armed like a strong man
in defence of his own house, which if
we do not emulate, we shall rot know
Fulvatiou. The other, less numerous
but more shrill, admonishes us taat our
national salvation depends upon our
scrupulously shunning the wicked mili?
tarism of the land of Tell and Winkel
rie?| Between the two. each must make
hi? choice ; WO, at least, doing so with
little hesitation. But to those v ho
choose the one or the other, the sane
and informing voice of this little vol?
ume comes with the authority of facts.
The author il an enthusiastic ad?
mirer of his native land, which he
served with distinction in both colb'ge
Bnd camp; though li" lias r.ow for many
years been an American citizen and
public servant. He i? also a strorg
Del ci'r in mil' iry preparedness for
thifl country, as marly as muy be pos
: ible according to the democratic mo.lcl
of Switzerland; which, by the way, ap?
proximates Cloeely to the design of the
founders o:' this I'epublic a> exarOCSOd
in the Constitution ami early legisla?
I tion. But he u by no mean.a a mero
special pleader. Bis hook is not fu
propagandist tract. It is a handbook
of information, historical, descriptive
Bad legal.
Beginning with the Interregnum of
the Empire, .n tin- thirteenth century.
he gtree as a concise yet striking!**
eemprehenaiea history o? Barias na?
tional deve.oe.ment down to the present
day; a narrative which is essential to
a just understanding of the temper and
ideals of the Swiss people, and of the
military organization of their confed?
erated cantons. "All for each, and
euch for ail." is the prescription of
their Ancient. Bond. But we must not
fall into '.he error of imagining that
epigram t<> describe nothing but the
rehitions of the cantons among them
Hclve?. I? does indeed apply tO them;
but it has long had, with increasing in?
tensity Bad significance, another far
1 more fundamental and far more com
preheaaive meaning, That is its appli?
cation to the relstiaaships between the
individual and the nation. AI! for
each, th" whole Swiss nation for seeh
individual Sais? citizen; and each for
nil. each individual Swi?: citizen for
the whols nation- in war a veil as in
' pence.
Mr. Kneasll gives us a notably clear
and comprehensible account of the
manner in which the entire na'i.iii il
thus organized, trained end euuipped
i for national defence. Obviously, the
system baa not ,interfered with the
I spiritual und intellectual life, lor
which Switzerland lia.? been honorably
i ?.*. ?I. Keithet ha? it been an incubus
upon industry ami thrift, qualities
\ which the Swiss have indeed developed
bo highly ai sl t:me< to incur therefor
a reproach. No visitor to that "play
grouml of Kurope" is ever oppi.
wii!i a sense of parvas re militarism.
The alpenstock an.i the khepherd'l pipe
am seen a buudred t im ? o'ftoner than
! the rifle ami the IWOrd Yet it is no
, flight "f imagination to say, a. does
; <>ur author, th::* when the il inn broke
'in Europe ia Angus',, 1914, and none
could tell which was it might roll,
"within forte-eight noun aft?ir
order of mobilisation the Swiss army
o* 4..'.."..'i was drawn up to a maa,
along the Gorman, Preach, Austrian
and Italian frontiers." Switzerland
v.L? not in be another Belgium, or an
I other l?reece. Coutrssl tir with the
mobilisation of our own "Federal?zed"
i National ?.;:;.!.! tWO \i.irs later! Mr.
I Kiii'i:?' ? ; ??,,. eoatrast; and
also invites ro imagine that we had
had :. Brsl elass power to steal with,
instead of a sang of n **aboi l bs
i An invaluable ?'?'ature of thil book i
Ian unabridged translation of the Swin
Military Constitution of April. ia07.
This ?i a detailed instrument, covering
I with m ? ii u ? o precision every conceiva
I hie p?.'i* ? ?' erganisation, administra?
oa, equipment and operation a whole
i military ?on... The results which have
bees produced demonstrate the thor?
l ougfanosa ami the loyalty with which
it? every ?ection und ?lause has bee.)
fulfilled, until are bi?_.n to wonder if
Gennaay, after all, wa ths most etVi
ciently prepared ration on the I .pii
iii-iit. If the opponent? of prepared?
DOSS can extract any "horrible ex
ample" from the lucid faet-giving of
tlr. book, they sre welcosss to do so.
! There is no d<?ubt that the advocates of
i a rational, ?iemocratic preparedness,
such as was contemplated by the found
: ers of the Republic, will lind in it u
priceless store of information, ir.struc
| tion and inspiration.
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A worthy companion volume, th??. te
its author'- "Adventures While Preach?
ing the Gospel of Beauty" a book of
noetic vision, of human comradeship, of
love of the open, of vision high if
.?ometime.? vague, oi high spirits, too,
and the health sad enduraace of youth,
and of humor, in tl.e literature of the
bread highway it soaada a note old yet
new, a note of brotherhood that has a
mediaeval echo.
'I here was a period when sociologi?t?
went tramping with tramps; it i? far
hitter for the soul to wander with thi*
min.-'rel practising what he preach?*?.
thoughtless c\ the morrow, conten?
with the good of the day that ia pa??
ing. He lo\e.? nature, but he loves l.u
ma-: nature more: ?trung along nil
itinerary theie i? a gallery of all ?or* ;
and condiiions of men: of the ?tih
.-v'-V- '(?-?%>? ? ',
:'-?'? 1
Br ik? Author ?i
The Real Adventure
If Mr. Webster had searched
six months for a popular plot, he
could hardly have improved on
the plan of The Thoroughbred.
It le a worthy successor to
Mr. Webster's last year's great
Succees, The Rest Adventure.
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7 lit RoMi-Merrill Co.
merged and cheerful, the lost and un?
repentant, the shiftless and hospitable,
the lovers of beauty who know it not
in their lives, of the thrifty, of Phari?
sees and drunkards and moonshiners.
Among the lumbermen of Georgia, the
mountaineers of the Blue Ridge.
through the South. New Jersey and
Pennsylvania Mr. Vache!! has wan?
dered and broken bread, svith occasion?!
returns to civilization:
The Cavalier found me. took me
to hi? castle, introduced c vilisatiOB.
CIVILIZATION il whiter than the
clouds and full of clear water. One
enters it with a plunge. (T LTVRK
is a fuzzv fabric with which one
rubs in CIVILIZATION. After I had
b*en intimate with these, I was ad?
mitted to SO( IK.TY: a suit of the
Cavalier's clothes. ... I regard?
ed myself with awe, as a gorilla
would if he found himself fading
into a Gibson picture.
A chair is a sturdy creature,
wonder who captured the first one*
Who put out its eyes and 'aught it
to stand still? A tablecloth is ritu?
alistic Hosv nobly the napkin de?
fends the vest, while those glisten
ings birds, the knife, the fork, the
spoon, bring one food. ... To
one svho hai not ?loot '" a" !'?'*? '"?
how ingenious is a white iron
bed. hosv inbtle are pillows, now
overwhelming is sleep!
This ll one of the wanderer's moods.
He has many. One "tops before his
poignant picture of the life 'ragedy of
the mountaineer's wife, a tragedy still
of evervday occurrence find must quote
that masterly bit (if deacriotion in a
North Carolina home: "An inner door
opened. It WBI plain the woman who
?toed there wai hii wife. She had the
austera month a ?rifar*? passion gives.
She had the sweet, ?rid? thront of her
youth, that mad. even the candle-flame
rejoice. She looked Mraight nt me,
?rub. ink-black eyes "
Hosv truly American this remote
country of the wanderer i?, BWay from
the centres svherf the immigrant i?
dreaded! But only a reading and a
rereading can do the book justice. And.
in conclus.on. one carrot help svondcr
ing what the year? will do to the spirit
of th | eager, carefree minstrel.
How to Know Him and What to
Know About Him
DAXtlOi 1'1.1'oF. ?JaW ' ? ft* ? Btss. B? WHI- I
,,n V Trim. Auth... ?4 "A HUtori ' Au,.,..a
i,-..,4. . - is sVWi ..-i,, t:na?. ?a ?.
lb ' maaatfi
The ?ub-title of the book is not alto
nther well choean. M v. Trent does
not tell us how to know- Defoe *o much
i ?,s what there is about him'tu know.
; Thil i. more to the purpose oi popiuai
' profit, too. i-or Defoe ii not difficult
i io kr.o'v. ?Te Bead ne gui le, philoao
. pher and friend in reading his work?
Bl m reading those of sorn.- greater and
many mote much less writers than he.
All we n?ed io do is to read him. Then
\v?> know him. Perhaps that is be?
cause iie was primarily and essentially
a journalist- though we cannot reeali
' that manv critics have scorned him
becanae his works were "not literature
I.ii'. mere newspaperese." Why not, if
that reproach is to be so glibly cast at
every modern newspaperman who Be?
laya fo produce an octavo instead of a
blanker, ?hoot !
Ii ,? there ? tremendous lot to
BOO? about. Defoe which i; not gener?
ally known. Probably the great ma?
jority i.; reader? know him simnly a?
th? a- tha of "Robinson Crusoe" and
t)i n'<. 01 I m ; l the "(?liver Optic" of
A few recall thai he did write
something about th? London I'lagi;- -
or waa i', they query, the Great Pira,
or both? -and thef mildly sender how
[a writer of juvmlc Bet on came to in-1
bianeelf in so lerioui a topic
i Beyond these limiti Defoe i? chiefly a
' name ami nothing more. Few indeed
? there an- who would thinh of him more !
y as the ?cnjarain Franklin or the Hoc- ,
,,(p Greeley ?.:' hii day, and would re
i call that the principal work of his life
was ear? leriOUl and very influential
I journaliam and pamphleteering, and
'that "Robinaon Crwoe" was merely a
' sort of by-produei of his old age.
It ?s a" most useful service, then, to
i remind us not only of the interertmg
incidents of Defoe's career, but alaO of
' , great number and variety of nil
? rig?, whieh made him one ?f thej
j moat voluminous authors of hit tima,
' and also te give Bi i large number of
' ludieioualy selected quotations of IO*
tained pa sagei ?rom those of his
works which are unknown to the aver
I reader, but which deserve to be
knowB to all. Bo lucid is his style, so
tinet with truth is every page, ever
fiction, and co illuminating aro
hia vievss of politics, society and the
church, that there is probably not an
: other writer af hii time. no. no: eren
Swift, whose works could not better be >
pared from English literature than
? his.
We cannot altogether free his mem?
ory from the reproach of having at one
? time been something of a time-?ervcr
' with his pen. Yet there was no other,
of his day Who so effectively
'; championed the cause of pure morals.
individual, ?ttBMBtic and social; nor'
did even Swift more mercilessly scathe.
?rith shtne, ?area ? and iBTeetive :he
lili?? and the vice.? svhiell so greatiV
marked that day and generation. A
Mr, to?, and a pioneer in great re?
form?, WBI he, as note o"e of in? very
earliest works, written when Mrs. Mal
aprop's aversion to I young woman's
being i "progeny of learning" svas
mo.-t nifluen'ially extsnt:
I hav often thought of it s< one
of the most barbarea? customs in
the world, considering us as a civ?
ilized and a Christina country,
that we deny the advantages of
learning to svomen We reproach
? the -e-, every ?lay with folly and
impertinence, ?rhllc 1 am confi?
dent, had they the advantages of
education equal to us, they would
Be guilty of less than ourselves.
. . . A woman well bred and
well taught, fnrniahed with the
additional accomplishments of
knowledge and behavior, is a creat?
ure ?Hthout comparison . . .
and th. man that has <uch a one
to his portion has no'hing to do
hut to rejoice in her and be thank
f.il. On the other hand, suppose
her to be the very same woman, and
rob her af the benefit of education
. . and ihe degenerate? ta he
turbulent, clamorous, noisy, nasty.
and tii? Devil. And herein
? il thai I take BpOfl me to make
such a bold aaeortioB that alt tin
world are miatahcB in their prac?
tice about woiiet: or I catino'
think that God Almighty ever made
? 'ii M delicate, m glorious creat?
inas, and fnrniahed them with inch
ehai?BB, so agreeable and so de
?ightf"l to Baonhind, with ou!
capable of the same accomplish
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meats with men. and all to be only
?toward? of our houses, cooks anc
W? cannot ?render that, when De: ??
ran the whole gamut of excoriation, f
political trickery, social corrupti i,
and ecclesiastical bigotry, in such r: ?
and convincing style, an outraged P '
i.ament ordered his boo'is to be bun d
and thereby gained iti own only ? d
scornful title to contemptuous reme -
branca, ihe multitude? who gathe' d
about him as he stood in the pill? y
to protect him from laaolt and to dri is
hi? health had some prescience of t ?
future Bgec Whieh should revere I s
memory. So it is a worthy and a pi ?
cioni service to reintroduc" him to t e
svorld in this simple and popular m?i
mer, to give us just the information
whieh everybody ought to have abo it
that great master of Knglish speien :
and we may add 'hat if. as the naev?
promise, all ssriters of volumes in tl.is
ser:ei -ball deal a? efficiently with Ulm
subjects as Mr. Trent has done with
Defoe, our current ?nd popular int?r
aretatieaa of gree.t men of letter? wiH
be immea.-uiably enriched.
Harper?, report that "The Principle?
of Constitutional Government," by
President (?oodnow of .Johns Hopkins
I'niversity. bai been included by he
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edce in Japan in its selected list of
150 hook- by acknowledged authorities
? hieb il deairaa to bring to the atten?
tion of Japan'? public, and the wort is
therefore bei,.g translated into Jap
Picture? of War Work
A companion volume to >!r ?VnnCl <
"Pictures of the Wonder of Work" ?ill
presently be published by the J. B. Lip
pincot' Company under the title of
?Mo?eph Penned'* Pictures of War
Work in Kngland."
I Nrvs Sla?M,iM,- ra? lull?"
?Baya and i.irla
Height. h?-lrru| putsiilar.
SSrll?. ?a
"*? .an.i- ? ciar.
? .. i1 .V^?L !^_Mn-ka?l ?*??r?i *?
o?s<??*iay4C?. ?at Hi?.??? ?t.e astm
THIS new novel by
Henry Kitchell Webster
it n delightful and ciistin
guished piec- of work.
Bv Henry Kitchell Webster
Who wrote The Real Adventure
Tha Hosten Globe aayoi "A ?,ri
Hith . pareil Bailee ?4"__*__J
brllllanci ot ivlor and ?anatb. ??",
it isos-iss.-s i.sijidits "' ?rmt-- ?*?
da*h tins* fascinate ' ^^
II??.' |-^C?St?Irr -a ?< ?I??"?1
i, r. ?wm? iLt^uai stt-Wy

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