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LATOURETTI, Professor of Missions at Yale University since 1921, author, and
historian, has made an intimate study of China. He was for years on the Faculty of the College of Yale in China
and a member of the North China Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society and of the China Society. From his pen have come such books as “Development of China" and “History of Early Relations between • United States and China.” Professor Latourette was ordained in the Baptist ministry in 1918, and has been most active in foreign missions work.
INGSLEY MOSES, who has made an
enviable name for himself as an industrial writer, is a graduate of Dartmouth College. He was at one time managing editor of the “Town Development Magazine," and during the war served in the aviation section of the regular army at Foggia, Italy. He is at present studying at Fort Sill, Oklahoma-one of the few reserve officers selected for training at that artillery school for the Regular Army.
A Unique Series of New Letters from Robert Louis Stevenson
ADY COLVIN, to whom the letters are addressed, long felt that
the letters were too intimate and unreserved for publication. But after the lapse of years she has consented, and these new treasures may now be added to the Stevenson collection. This is an important event, and Scribner's MAGAZINE is fortunate in being able to present them first to the host of Stevenson's admirers.
Starting with the JUNE number of
RTHUR H. CARHART lives in Den
ver, Colorado, and is therefore one of those persons about whom he writes in his article, who can forget his worries on Saturday night, spend Sunday with the glaciers, and be back in the city ready for Monday's work. TRAVERS D. CARMAN has been on the
staff of The Outlook since his graduation from Princeton. He is an expert handler of hunting dogs and edits the dog department of the "Izaak Walton Monthly." His sportsman's creed-a heritage from his hunting father-has been widely republished. His colleagues can testify that he has made it a part of his life.
DORN is Secretary of the Roosevelt Memorial Association and Director of its Bureau of Research. He is the author of several volumes of very real poetry, of “The Boy's Life of Theodore Roosevelt," and of
“Roosevelt in the Bad Lands." Much of the material for this last book he obtained after weeks spent in the Roosevelt country in North Dakota, talking with men
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who knew Roosevelt and studying old in our Sports Number, and which, if Congress President Wilson desired aucounty records and newspaper files. the letters of inquiry it called forth thority to arm merchant vessels and
are any indication, was enthusiasti- an appropriation of $150,000,000, as I RCHIBALD RUT
cally received by our readers. In this recall, for that purpose. If no filibusLEDGE, whose
issue Mr. Stone sets forth the possi- ter had occurred, Congress would have human and appealing nature articles
bilities within reach of the “ 'monkey- adjourned sine die on March 4, leav
wrench' sailors" of moderate means. have so often ap
ing the destiny of this country in the
sole control of Woodrow Wilson, with peared in The ENRY HOYT MOORE is art manager Outlook, lives in of The Outlook and an officer of
no power on earth except his, if he
chose to exercise it, to bring Congress Mercersburg, Penn- the Pictorial Photographers of Amer
together before the first Monday of sylvania. He was ica. His photographs have been hung
December, 1917. Senator Cummins, born and brought in many exhibitions and have won
of Iowa, and others, many of whom up in Charleston, many prizes.
were equally patriotic and whose South Carolina,
RANK A. WAUGH is Professor of names I do not recall, deliberately filiand is sympathetic and discern
Horticulture and Landscape Gar- bustered against the passage of sev
dening at the Massachusetts Agriculing student and interpreter of the
eral of the main appropriation bills in tural College, at Amherst. He is the American Negro and of Southern life
order to compel the President to call and customs.
author of many books on fruit culture, a special session of the new Congress,
landscape gardening, and rural im- for the reason that he had stated that ERBERT L. STONE, editor of “Yacht- provement, and as landscape engineer the appropriation of $150,000,000 for
ing," is the author of the vigor- collaborates with the United States the arming of merchant vessels could ous article on sailing which appeared Forest Service.
handle the situation until December of that year.
I think you will agree that, in the
light of later developments, it would THE
have been a calamity to the world to
have allowed the destiny of this counA LINK WITH HAWTHORNE Verse," and a series of verse transla
try to have been placed solely in one ATHANIEL HAWTHORNE in record
tions of the masterpieces of Greek man's hands at such a critical period.
and Latin poetry. He completed his ing his visit to Oxford in the
In my opinion, that one instance ninety-second year on May 16, living autumn of 1856 (see the Riverside
furnishes a very strong argument for Edition of his works, Volume VIII, at Walton-on-the-Hill in the highlands
permitting unlimited debate in the "English Note Books," pages 345– of Surrey, a few miles from Box Hill,
Senate, although, without question, where George Meredith lived. It is 362) speaks of staying in a house in
that privilege is abused and the Senprobably safe to conjecture that he St. Giles Street. From his description
ate is made ridiculous many times. forms the only living link, although of the slantwise glimpse from his win
CLARENCE M. ODDIE. an indirect one, with Hawthorne durdow to the right of the walls of St.
San Francisco, California. ing his visit to England. John's College the house must have
EDWARD MCCURDY. been on the left-hand side of St. Giles,
(M. A. Balliol College, Oxford, and author of BARGAINS IN OLD BOOKS not far from the Alfred Street turn
"Leonardo da Vinci's Note-Books".) ing. “In term time,” he says, “our
E read with interest the ediapartments are occupied by a Mr.
torial in your
issue of March Stebbing, whose father is known in
IN DEFENSE OF A
21 "On the Domesticating of Books," literature by some critical writings,
because this library had just started and who is a graduate, and an admira
an experiment in the sale of books. .
AM ' In a city of this size, with good book five shelves, containing his books,
stores, the sale of new books seems an mostly standard works, and indicating time to time see statements therein unnecessary function for the public a safe and solid taste."
which I think many of your discern- library, and we are not undertaking As nearly sixty-seven years have ing readers must notice and disagree that. elapsed since this passage was written, with in regard to either the facts There are, however, thousands of and as it is very improbable that there therein stated or the effects of the books given to the library each year, is any one now living whom Haw- same.
many of which are most useful addithorne is known to have met during I want to call your attention to an tions to the library collections, but a his visit to England, it may perhaps editorial appearing on pages 432, 433 residue of which are not. This resibe of interest to the students of his of the issue of March 7, 1923, entitled due is sorted for exchange or gift to writings to learn that the Mr. Steb- "The Incompetent Senate," in which other institutions or for sale, and a bing in whose rooms at Oxford he you use these words in the second col- little book stall has been established in stayed in the long vacation of 1856 umn on page 433: “Even more hu- the main library where a part of this and whose library drew from him the miliating than these filibusters was last group are kept on sale. above encomium is still living.
the filibuster that occurred six years The plan has met with instant sucWilliam Stebbing ceased to reside in ago as this Nation was approaching cess, the frequenters of the library Oxford soon after Hawthorne's visit, its entrance into the World War." I apparently enjoying an opportunity and was a few years afterwards sec- think, if you will reconsider that part conveniently at hand for bargains in ond to Delane in the editorship of the of your editorial in the light of the old books, while the proceeds from “Times" during the most famous pe- conditions existing in 1917, you will their sale is helping to increase the riod of that journal's history. Since agree with me that the filibuster never sufficient fund for other books then the scholarship fortified by "safe which took place at that time turned which the library needs. and solid taste" in literature which out to be a blessing to the country. As A great variety of interests have Hawthorne discerned from his library I recall the conditions quite vividly, I been represented by the purchasers at Oxford has found fruition in vari- believe I am correct in stating them as of the books, and a surprising number ous literary works, among which may follows: A bitter controversy was go- of volumes of a religious nature have be mentioned a biography of Sir Wal- ing on in the beginning of 1917 in been sold. Also it has been a pleasure ter Raleigh, a critical study of English reference to the arming of merchant to see many an old classic and many poetry, “Five Centuries of English vessels. Toward the close of the then works by standard authors, still read
ble scholar. There is a bookcase fofI standing to The Outlook, and from
able, although perhaps in cheap or worn editions, depart for a new career of usefulness with their new owners. It has been interesting to note that some people will buy books from this book stall which they had never thought of borrowing, perhaps in much better editions, from the library shelves.
LINDA A. EASTMAN. Cleveland, Ohio,
ROMEO AND JULIET WITH THE CLIMAX LEFT OUT
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AVING just seen “Romeo and
Juliet” as presented by Mr. Henry Miller, and having thoroughly enjoyed the interpretation of the great tragedy, I wish to make one suggestion. It is legitimate no doubt to omit certain scenes or parts of scenes here and there in a long play; but surely no such omission should mar the complete conception or scope of thought of the author. This is done in the present instance by closing the play with the death of Juliet. Now, as Wordsworth said in another connection, “there was no, moral purpose, there is a moral effect," so here. I do not mean to say that Shakespeare moralized deliberately, but the close of the play as he wrote it certainly has a powerful “moral effect." He was not concerned merely with the love and death of individuals, but with a social situation, a civic tragedy within which the individual tragedies occurred and from which they indeed resulted. It was a schism in the state of Verona which led to the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. With this schism the play opens, and throughout it is held before us in half a hundred incidents and situations. And upon that tragic schism the individual tragedies react. It is this reaction which is set forth in the glorious close of the play, and it is completely lost when the play ends with the deaths of the chief figures.
I venture the opinion that the omission of the climactic comments on the whole situation, and especially the great comment involved in the reconciliation of the Montagues and the Capulets, is an artistic tragedy. It is an intellectual impoverishment of the fine interpretation given by Mr. Henry Miller's able company. Where be these enemies? Capulet!
. all are punished. That is the true climax of "Romeo and Juliet.".
I must add a word of warm gratitude to Miss Jane Cowl. I have heard a good judge, who has heard the great actresses of the recent past, set Miss Jane Cowl above them all as the best Juliet he has seen.
W. DOUGLAS MACKENZIE.
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