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however, proves ethics to be not moral life does not make exactly only a profitable study but a pleas- the same appeal to each person, ant one as well.

but when engaged in certain tasks

virtues become necessary which What one might judge from the otherwise might have lain dormant title to be another treatise on ethics or have required little exercise. is Matthew Hale Wilson's An “Yet all the virtues are needed Inductive Study of Standards of in each life. We have not need to Right, which considers the practical be as brave as the soldier, yet many codes of honor operative in the times we must be courageous. different occupations as well as We need not realize physical sufferacting as a valuable aid in the ing as does the physician, but matter of vocational guidance. it is often necessary for us to symAfter an extended consideration pathize with those who are in pain. of this very broad subject, the The whole day may not be spent author says in summary:

in business transactions, yet many "In the preceding chapters it times it is required of us to be has become evident that when honest in business matters. There engaged in a special task some one are times when we should deal virtue is more necessary for its justly, yet our profession may not accomplishment than are others. be that of a judge. All virtues The child owes obedience to its need to be found in each life, yet parents; the banker should be not in the same proportion. There scrupulously honest in dealing with are some virtues which seem to be his customers; the editor should be

more common to all than others. truthful; the minister should be Three of the fundamental virtues pure and sincere; the sacred con

necessary to the moral life are fidence given in friendship should honesty, perseverance, and symbe loyally guarded; the attorney pathy. " should persevere until he has ascer At the end the author makes an tained the law in a case; the excellent classification of morality: physician should be sympathetic; “The good man is the one who the judge should be just; and imposes upon himself those laws the athlete should be temperate in

which aid him in self-realization. physical matters. Not that each There are laws of nature, customs person does not need many virtues of society, individual ideals and common to others, but when life religious beliefs which if accepted is largely spent in accomplishing as standards of life lead to liberty some work the virtue naturally and blessing. People pass through developed in connection with the three stages in gaining moral freework is thrust into the foreground. dom. First, they live naturally Without the particular virtue and recognize no restraints. Then which the calling demands, there they come to a consciousness of is no possibility of efficient service. law and often rebel against it for The unjust judge cannot promote a while. Then they see that law the interests of society; the soldier is a means of self-realization and who is a coward cannot guard his claim it as

their own. When country's honor; and the dishonest there is free conformity to selfbanker is a menace. Our study imposed law there is the highest has brought us to see that the type of morality.”

Another book which should the proper education." serve to snatch brands from the Being in a barbaric stage, we burning is Boris Sidis's Philistine are afraid of thought.' and Genius ($1.00 net, Badger), For, according to the character a scathing commentary on our of the training and education present system of education. It given to the young, they may be is easy enough to find arraignments made a sickly host of nervous of our schools, all of us know wretches; or they may be formed something is the matter, but Dr. into a narrow-minded, bigoted, Sidis writes on the subject with the mediocre crowd of self-contented eloquence and insight of an Old 'cultured' philistines, bat-blind Testament prophet. He says: to evil; or they may be made a

“The purpose of education, of a great race of genius with powers liberal education, is not to live in of rational control of their latent, a fool's paradise, or go through potential, reserve energy. ” the world in a post-hypnotic state Dr. Sidis does not limit himself of negative hallucinations. The to criticizing the present methods, true aim of a liberal education is, but shows the way to an enlightas the Scriptures put it, to have the ened system of education. eyes opened, -to be free from all delusions, illusions, from the fata Charles E. Beals, Jr.'s parents morgana of life. We prize a liberal must have had ideas on education education because it liberates us similar to those of Dr. Sidis. Alfrom subjection to superstitious though as a child Beals loved the fears, delivers us from the narrow mountains, his parents never told bonds of prejudice, from the ex- him that mountains were well alted or depressing delusions of enough but would never help him moral paresis, intellectual demen- to get ahead in the world and earn tia-praecox, and religious paranoia. his own living, so he kept on marA liberal education liberates us veling at them, then reading about from the enslavement to the de- them, and finally writing about grading influence of all idol-wor- them. Now he has given the ship.

world Pussaconaway in the White In the education of man, do not Mountains ($1.50, Badger) a beauplay on his subconscious sense by tifully illustrated volume which deluding him by means of hypnotic will appeal to all lovers of nature. and post-hypnotic suggestions of positive and negative hallucina- The books considered before are tions, with misty and mystic, largely for the people of genius; beatific visions. Open his eyes to there is one, however, that is undisguised reality. Teach him, frankly for philistines who are show him how to strip the real good fellows, or, perhaps we had from its unessential wrappings and better say, those who are men of adornments and see things in genius at the game,-that book their nakedness. Open the eyes is The Autocrat of the Poker Table, of your children so that they shall (($.50, Badger). It is written in see, understand, and face cour- a Mark Twain vein by Garrett ageously the evils of life. Then Brown and will not fail to appeal will you do your duty as parents, to those who like poker or those then will you give your children who like fun. It is dedicated to

“The Losers at Poker. If I can the Host, by Florence E. Hyde; earn their gratitude by shifting Gerry's Awakening, by Francis P. their burdens, I ask no greater Gooch, and

Gooch, and Two Masques, by reward-nor do I crave nor desire Julia Hall Bartholomew. a larger or more intelligent constituency of patrons and admir Badger's new volumes of verse ers.

are: Idyls of the Dane, by Irene E.

Morton; Songs of Inexperience, by A Biblical drama which doubt. Beatrice Daw; Harp Strings, Arless will interest readers of Poet thur W. Spooner; The Widowed LORE is Jeptha's Daughter, by Earth, by Harry A. Brandt; La James M. Cromer ($1.00 net, pub- Venus de la Habana, by Earl L. lished by Badger). New additions Brownson; Nothing But a Soldier to their American Dramatists Se- Boy, by C. E. Booty; Riddles in ries are: Weighed in the Balance, by Rhyme, by Marion L. Clarke, and May F. James; The Play of Life, Songs of Colorado, by Agnes K. by Alta F. Armstrong; Captain of Gibbs.




Poet Lore


Co Magazine of Letters

Summer Number

Madame Major, A Play in Five Acts


Pierre Patelin, the Lawyer, A Farce

Transcribed by MAURICE RELONDE

Ste:hane Mallarmé


The Sorrow of Yuya

(Complete Contents on the Inside Cover)

Richard G.Badger, Publisher The Gorham Press The Poet Lore Company 194 Boylston St Boston US.Q.


MAY-JUNE, 1917 Madame Major, a Play in Five Acts Ippolit Vasilievich Shpazhinsky 257

Translated from the Russian by Francis Haffkine Snow and Beatrice M. Mekota Ippolít Shpazkínsky Pranois Haffkine Snow and Boatrioo M. Mokota 325 Stophane Mallarme

Fodorico Olivoro 327 The Perfoot Jowel Maiden

334 Translated from the Japanese by Yone Noguchi The Sorrow of Yaya (after a Japanese No Play)

Yone Noguchi 338 The Faroe of the Worthy Master Pierre Patelin, the Lawyer

343 Transcribed from the Mediaeval French by Maurice Relonde Bacchanalia, A Poem

Glon Ward Drosbach 365 Battles, A Poem

Glon Ward Dresbach 366 At a Factory Door, A Poom

Glon Ward Dresbach 367 The Fantasy of Life, A Poom

Mabel Holmes Parsons 368 Mist, A Poom

Mabel Holmos Parsons 372 The Type, A Poem

Mariel Kinney 373 My Friend, the Cat Bird, A Poom

Muriel Kinney 376 Among Friends


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