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move away from a neighborhood Another book for lovers of things because Jews are moving in, do so Russian is White Nights by Arthur because these are the people that Ruhl (Scribners). The book is no crucified Christ. Certainly if the dreary account of monuments, Jews had not persecuted Him, they museums, and palaces, but inwould have differed from all other stead the author gives us very races in their treatment of the vivid and very interesting glimpses great.

of present Russian life. But if potatoes and onions grew

The title of Cousin-Hunting in as easily as hatred and prejudice Scandinavia by Mary Wilhelmine there would be little trouble over

Williams (Richard G. Badger) the food supply. Just watch a kitten the first time she sees a dog. certain enough quantities even

speaks for itself. Cousins are unThe dog has done nothing to her when one has been brought up and very likely he is very good with them, but starting off to disnatured, but the

kitten just

cover a whole set one never has naturally bristles up and spits

seen before, living in a country one when she sees him. She may

never has visited, is a real advenlearn to like certain dogs in time

ture. Few people would have the but that will depend a good deal

courage to undertake it. I think on how good-natured and patient

if I had been detailed to give the those dogs are.

man in Grimm's Fairy Tales, who Anyone interested in Russian could not shiver and shake, a new literature will read Dostoevsky's experience, I should have apJournal of an Author (Luce and proached him in this-wise. Company). Particularly

inter “You know your cousin Hetty esting is The Dream of a Queer who goes in for society and is so Fellow, the account of a man kept careful about the people she from suicide by a star and a girl,

meets?in contrast to the popular theory “Of course, why?" that the latter is generally the “Well, you know your cousin cause of suicide. This girl, how- Becky that remembers everything ever, was only eight years old and wrong you ever did and takes pains wore a shawl, yet she it was who to remind you of it?” made the Queer Fellow realize “I should say I do." that:

“You haven't by any chance “The one thing is love thy forgotten your cousin Jim who neighbor as thyself—that is the blows in every week or so to borrow one thing. That is all, nothing a fiver?else is needed. You will instantly “Not a chance.” find how to live. Though it is an “Well, I've just found a new old truth, repeated and read ten branch of your family with a whole million times, yet it is discovered flock of cousins. “The knowledge of life is higher Whereupon the man who could than life, the knowledge of the not shiver and shake would fall laws of happiness is higher than into a fit of the ague. happiness'—that is what must be Miss Williams, however, was fought. And I will fight. If only brave enough to set out in search everyone wanted it, then everything of her Scandinavian cousins and would be right in an instant." her heroism was rewarded by

finding them a very pleasant lot. ly illustrated by W. Heath RobinThe reward for us, of her bravery son. is a very readable book on Scandinavia.

The Book of Self by James

Oppenheim (Alfred A. Knoff) is Anyone who cannot sympathize

a striking book of verse voicing a with a person possessed of an

universal experience,-the painful impulse to commit murder, has never been burdened with an un

process of shedding the artificial

self produced by prejudice and congenial traveling companion. If Sally Blakely had not been a

false teaching and the bringing to Christian Scientist, I believe A

light of the genuine self too long

neglected. Modern Becky Sharpe by Mary Lincoln (Richard

(Richard G. Badger) would have ended in a murder

“The self I had built up for the

world trial; for Madge, with whom Sallie was forced to travel through

Did not wear well Japan, was decidedly modern, not

And another self, a self I hated to

think of, to say unconventional, and equally a Becky Sharpe. The little snatches

Would come slashing through the of scandal, however, only serve to

mask with the blade of a rapier make the book more interesting,

Or tongue of smoky flame besides, the author gives us some

Yet, even so, there was relief in

these bursts: really charming glimpses of Japan.

I was less smothered inside." Readers of popular fiction will welcome The Dark Star (Appleton) “Now I had liked to think of myRobert Chambers' new novel. self as an aristocrat and a lord

And the dirty, sweaty, fecund Stories of the Occult by Dan A. flesh my slave. Stitzer (The Gorham Press) take Some day the slave would be one back to the period when to go sacrificed to sleep in the dark was a deed of And the lord walk on high in a heroism but to walk through an heaven where there was unlighted room was an enterprise eating of breakfasts, meriting the Victoria Cross. For in those days I was the Son of

God, Peacock Pie by William de la A little lower than the angels. Mare (Henry Holt) is a charming Must I believe that I was only a book of children's verse, exquisite little higher than the apes?

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ESTABLISHED 1889

THE OLDEST AND LARGEST REVIEW IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

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Poet Lore

TITLS REGISTERSD AS A TRADR MARK

A Magazine of Letters

Autumn Number

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Byron and Shelley in Italy
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SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER, 1917

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Tho Four Baro Walls, A Play in Four Aots

Translated from the Bohemian by Beatrice

Francis Adolf Sabert
Mekota and Francis Haffkine Snou

The Monsago of “The Four Bare Walls”

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Four Fairy Plays

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CAST OF CHARACTERS

Vojtech KRALENEC
Rokos
TRNKA
KOTORA

Miners
VEVERKA
SKARBAN
SCHULZE
Tonicka, wife of Kralenec
BARBORA KRALENCOVA, mother of Vojtech Kralenec
RUZENKA,

children of Kralenec
PEPICEK
BOZENKA, foster-daughter of Kralenec
PIVOUSEK, a surveyor
BROUZDA, a tramp laborer
BAUM
SCHEIDLER

Managers of the mine
MerFajt, assistant-superintendent
DR. HOUSKA, a physician

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