The Independent Volume 65

The Independent Volume 65

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ... Gilbert K. Chesterton, All Things Considered' and Orthodoxy, ' still another book of essays, At Large', by Mr. A. C. Benson. whose industry apparently does not affect the leisurely quality of his writing: and a collection of Blackstick Papers" on various subiects by Lady Ritchie. In the field of poetry the new editions lead in importance, as is all too often the case nowadays. Of new verse we are to have Herakles," by George Cabot Lodge---dramatic poetry this, like his earlier "Cain"; another dramatic poem, King Alfred's Jewel," by the anonymous author of "Mors et Victoria," who aims at proving to us that, poeticall_v'. Alfred is fully as romantic as King Arthur; and Apollo and the Seaman, and Other Poems," by Arthur Trench, which has received extraordinarily high praise in England. A collection of the unpublisht French-Canadian poems and sketches of the late William Henry Drummond, made by his widow, and prefaced by her with a biographical sketch, will be welcome to the many readers, on both sides of the line, of "The Habitant" and "Johnnie Courteau." The book is called The Great Fight." The departure of his older contemporaries has placed Mr. Richard Watson Gilder rather prematurely (he is only sixty-four years old) in the position of the Nestor of our singers. It is fit, therefore, that a collected edition of his verse containing, besides the nine volumes already publisht. a tenth volume of his latest work, is added this year to the wellknown Household Edition of the Poets." The volume is provided with a frontispiece portrait of the author. The late Louise Chandler Moulton's three volumes of verse have been gathered in a single more

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  • Paperback | 504 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 26mm | 889g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236971566
  • 9781236971562