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In “The Call of the Republic" Col. encies and fads. Mr. Swinnerton has Jennings S. Wise presents ably the ar- marked talent, and his work for the guments, unanswerable to the mind of next ten years will be watched with a professional soldier, for universal keen interest. But can it be that he is military training. He urges that two a romanticist at heart? How else could years be given by a large body he make the Evandines, after giving of forcibly-conscripted young men, their only daughter so cheerfully to so throughout the United States, to such poor a match as Stephen, actually service. These boys must start in at throw their only son in the way of twenty, be kept in barracks and Stephen's sister Dorothy? George H. camps, and re-sent to such drillings Doran Co. after their compulsory attendance has expired. They should be selected by And now comes another Southern the states and communities. He novelist to make Mr. Henry Sydnor prefaces this statement of policy by a Harrison look to his laurels. The history of military training, showing same fascinating Southern atmosphere, bitter dislike for the former English the same deft mingling of pathos and voluntary system, and vivid admira- humor, the same skilful individualization for the German army methods. tion of a large group of characters, the His enthusiasm leads him to statements same sympathy with modern social concerning the ennobling results of problems, the same delicacy of feeling, barrack life with which Professor Fer- the same high, wholesome idealismrero is in plump contradiction, as is Marie Conway Oemler's "Slippy Mathe author of "A Little Garrison gee” might easily pass for an earlier Town." E. P. Dutton & Co.

ork of the author of “V. V.'s Eyes.”

The title is not fortunate, except from Readers who hope to find Mr. Frank the market point of view, for it sugSwinnerton calling spades spades with gests a crude sensationalism quite forunprecedented freedom and frequency eign to the book, but to have called it in his latest novel, “The Chaste Wife,” by its hero's later soubriquet, “The will lay it down with a grievance, for Butterfly Man,” might have been the story is really far more decorous equally misleading. Told by Father and restrained than most of its school. Armand Jean De Rancé, the last of an To be sure, Stephen Moore, the strug- old New Orleans family, whom a tragic gling young writer for whom charming disappointment in love leads to a life Priscilla Evandine leaves the comfort- of self-devotion among the factory folk able home of her father-an “eminent of a South Carolina mill-town, the critic" whose popularity has been story is summed up in a sentence: “I achieved by platitudes-proves to be caught a great burglar and hatched a a husband with a "past,” but it is so great naturalist.” But not brief a "past" that it scarcely serves to Father De Rancé's tact and patience class the book with "problem novels." could have achieved the transformaBoth Priscilla and Stephen are real tion had not fate-or Providenceand likable, and in the background is delivered Slippy Magee into his hands an unusually large and clearly drawn with one leg shattered by jumping group of minor characters. The story from a train. Politics, economics and fills four hundred closely-printed pages, romance enrich the plot of a story which and incidentally contains some clever is sure to rank among the most successdiscussion and satire of current tend- ful of the season. The Century Co.

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BIGHTH SERIES

VOL. VII

No. 3812 July 27, 1917

FROM BEGINNING
VOL. CCXCIV

CONTENTS

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I. The World's War Bill. By H. J. Jennings FORTNIGHTLY REVIEW 195
II. War, Religion, and the Man-in-the-Street.
By Joseph Compton-Rickett

CONTEMPORARY REVIEW 201
III. Christina's Son. Book II. Chapter I. By
W. M. Letts

208 IV. The Music of Wildflowers. By John Vaughan QUARTERLY REVIEW 214

V. Alan Seeger: America's Soldier-Poet. By 0. POETRY REVIEW 221 VI. Ex Voto. By E. H. Lidderdale .

CORNHILL MAGAZINE 225 VII. A Desperate Hope

TIMES 234 VIII. G. W. M. Reynolds and Pickwick

DICKENSIAN 239 IX. The Eternal Atkins. By Ward Muir

SPECTATOR 241 X. A Short Way with Submarines

Punch 244 XI. Gaza. (From a Correspondent with the Army in Egypt)

MANCHESTER GUARDIAN 246 XII. Food at the Front. By An Irish Officer

al the Front.” (The late Major Redmond) LONDON CHRONICLE 247 XIII. Trivia. By L. Pearsall Smith .

NEW STATESMAN

250 XIV. Captain Paul Jones. By C. Fox Smith

SPECTATOR 252 XV. Germany's Peace Plot: Mr. Wilson's Warning

LONDON CHRONICLE 253

A PAGE OF VERSE. XVI. An April Song. By George C. Michael

POETRY REVIEW 194 XVII. Queenslanders. By Will H. Ogilvie

SPECTATOR 194 XVIII. Life in the Air. By G.

Times 194 BOOKS AND AUTHORS

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