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ples, these he hated,-and he writes of mouth Treaty as the inauguration of a them accordingly. Prague, Budapest, permanent peace. He calls his new Belgrade, Sofia and Constantinople are book "The Truce in the East: and the also subjects of his impressionist de- Aftermath," and maintains that “the scriptions, and the volume is charm- Manchurian question is just as acute, ingly vivid and picturesque, and is no under a new and more subtle form, whit the worse for having a good deal as it has ever been before, and that of Mr. Symons in it; for no one knows the germs of great future trouble are better than the readers of The Living there to be discerned."

In the apAge how interesting a person Mr. Sy- pendices are given the terms of the mons is. There eight photo- Anglo-Japanese Alliance, the Treaty gravures.

of Portsmouth, the Japan-Korean

Agreement, the China-Japan Peking Being called upon last year to give Agreement, and statements regarding the series of lectures at Harvard Uni- Japan's indebtedness, the cost of the versity which are provided for by the war to Japan, the navies of the Powers William Belden Noble foundation, Dr. and the Japanese Navy, the Japanese Charles Cuthbert Hall chose as his Commercial Treaty of October, 1903, subject "Christ and the Human Race,"

and a number of other documents. or, more precisely, the attitude of Jesus Christ toward foreign races and reli- “Liberty, Union and Democracy" are gions. The lectures, six in number, are the three national ideals of America now published in a volume under the which Professor Barrett Wendell of above title by Houghton, Mifflin & Co.

Harvard chose to present when he visDr. Hall's special purpose is to con- ited France some time ago upon invitasider the proper attitude of the church tion to give addresses to the universiof Christ to-day, and especially its

ties upon the peculiar characteristics teachers and preachers toward Ori- of America. Later, in a somewhat ental faiths and peoples, and to that different form, but with no fundamental end he studies those faiths and peo- changes, he gave the lectures before ples to find among them evidences of the Lowell Institute, and it is in this the moving of the Spirit of God. Dr. form that they are now- published by Hall's spirit is itself an expression of Charles Scribner's Sons.

In the openthat more tolerant and understanding ing lecture on "American Nationality," view of Eastern ideals and stand- Professor Wendell emphasizes the ards for which he pleads, and his con- truth that, in spite of the multiclusions lead, not to the abandonment

tudinous and seemingly incongruous of missionary endeavor but to the elements which enter into our body grounding it upon saner views than politic, there really is a distinctly formerly prevailed.

American nationality and an American

type of man; and he argues ingenMr. B. L. Putnam Weale has written iously by the citation of one after ananother book on the relations of Russia other eminent American, from Lincoln and Japan, which Messrs. Macmillan to Increase Mather, that this type is will issue as a sequel to "The Re-Shap- not of recent creation. His exposition ing of the Far East,” by the same au- of the three national ideals of which he thor, published about a year ago. Mr. treats in the remaining three lectures Weale, who has travelled extensively is candid and clear-cut, and is not through Manchuria since the war, does vitiated by brag on the one hand or by not regard the signature of the Ports- exaggerated cynicism on the other.

SEVENTB SERIES
VOLUMB XXXIV.

No. 3263 Jan. 19, 1907.

FROM BEGINNING

Vol. CCLII.

I. II.

III.

IV.

CONTENTS.
Boston, By Charles Whihley .

BLACK Wood's MAGAZINE 131
Of Certain English Old China, By J. H. Yozall, M.P.

CORNHILI. MAGAZINE 137
Amelia and the Doctor. Chapter IX. The Good Health of Miss

Vera and Ill Health of the Colonel. By Horace G. Hutchin-
son. (To be continued)

147 Leslie Stephen: A Review. By Sir Frederick Pollock

INDEPENDENT REVIEW 163 The Zionists. By C. R. Conder

BLACKWOOD's MAGAZINE 158 Herr Robinsoni, By Evelyn Sharp PALL MALL MAGAZINE 165 To America in an Emigrant Ship. By Vay de Vaya and Luskod

MONTHLY REVIEW 173 The Coming Struggle in the United States

SPECTATOR

182 The Whitewashing of English

OUTLOOK 184

ACADEMY 187 A Visit to Both Camps .

PUNCH 189

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The Lotus Eaters. By Edward Wrighi

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XII, XIU.

A PAGE OF VERSE
Treble Song By Althea Gyles

ACADEMY 130
When the World's Asleep. By A. St. John Adcock

PALL MALL MAGAZINE 130 BOOKS AND AUTHORS .

191

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TREBLE SONG.

While the moon and the lamps are

alight, And there's none to look on at the

sight,
Oh, what doings begin

When the world has gone in,
And the sun has gone out for the

night!

Treasure the golden moments as they

pass For Youth's a bird that flies too fast,

alas! Alas! Treasure the rosy Dawn-too soon it

goes; Treasure the Morn-it fades, as fades

the rose; Treasure the Noon–for it is hard to

hold Unstinted largess of Olympian gold; And treasure Afternoon—that languor

thingFor after Afternoon comes Evening. And after Eve fast comes the dreadful

Night The tomb of all the golden Day's de

light. Oh, let us deck Apollo's shrine and

move His heart to give more gold. Oh, let

us love Thro’ Dawn, and Morn, and Noon, and

Afternoon, For Love's the loveliest thing that goes

too soon. Dear Friend of all fair things that

come and pass, Fair Love's the fleetest of them all

alas! Alas!

Althea Gylcx. The Academy.

For the ghosts of all the fancies, all

the dreamings and romances. That throughout the day were

penned up in the busy brains of

men, Climb or break their high or low pen

and escape into the open And become as good as real in the

quiet City then; And the statues staid and solemn drop

from pedestal and column, Stretch their stiffened limbs, and live

and walk and talk, like me and

you, And the pictures from the hoardings.

tired of lodging on their board

ings, Move among them, loving, hating.

just as daylight mortals do.

; WHEN THE WORLD'S ASLEEP.

And, as mists that from the sea rose,

loving heroines and heroes Who are all day shut in volumes put

away on dusty shelves, Youths and maidens, happy lovers,

blithely breaking from their

covers, Meet, and baffle dreadful villains

who are roaming like themselves; Fays whose home for evermore is in

the realm of fairy stories, Gnomes and elves, and little people

who have made us laugh and

weep, Dreams that are but empty seeming

until we ourselves are dreaming, Come to life and fill the City when

the world is all asleep.

When the day is past and ended, and

the daily tasks that men did Have been laid aside unfinished till

the dawn that comes too soon, Children, then it is the playtime of

whatever slept by daytime, And the people of the darkness wake

and live beneath the moon; All day, every day in London, till they

get what they've begun done, Busy workers fill the City, hurrying

daily to and fro, But when night is there, thereafter, oh,

the ghostly sighs and laughter Of the folks who throng the streets

and leave no footprints where they go!

When the moon and the lamps are

alight. And there's none to look on at the

sight,
Oh what wonders begin

When the world has gone in, And the sun has gone out for the night!

A. St. John Adcock. The Pall Mall Magazine.

BOSTON.

America. the country of contrasts, other of self-same shape and size. The can show none more sudden or striking architects, who learned their craft from than that between New York and Bos- the designs of Inigo Jones and Christo. ton. In New York progress and con- pher Wren, had no ambition to express venience reach their zenith. A short their own fancy. They were loyally journey carries you back into the Eng- obedient to the tradition of the masters, land of the eighteenth century. The and the houses which they planned, traveller, lately puzzled by overhead plain in their neatness, are neither pre. railways and awed by the immensity of tentious nor inappropriate. Nowhere sky-scrapers, no sooner reaches Boston in Boston will you find the extravagant than he finds himself once more in a ingenuity which makes New York ri. familiar environment. The wayward diculous; nowhere will you be dissimplicity of the city has little in com- turbed by an absurd mimicry of exotic mon with the New World. Its streets styles; nowhere are you asked to wonare not mere hollow tubes, through der at mountainous blocks of stone. which financiers may be hastily pre- Boston is not a city of giants, but of cipitated to their quest for gold. They men who love their comfort, and who, wind and twist like the streets in the in spite of Puritan ancestry, do not discountry towns of England and France. dain to live in beautiful surroundings. To the old architects of Boston, indeed, In other words, the millionaire has not a street was something more than a laid his iron hand upon New England, thoroughfare. The houses which and, until he come, Boston may still flanked it took their places by whim or boast of its elegance. hazard, and were not compelled to fol- But the pride of Boston is Beacon low a hard, immovable line.

And so Street, surely one among the most mathey possess all the beauty which is jestic streets in the world. It suggests born of accident and surprise. You Piccadilly and the frontage of the turn a corner, and know not what will Green Park. Its broad spaces and confront you; you dive down a side the shade of its dividing trees are of street, and are uncertain into what cen- the natural beauty which time alone tury you will be thrust. Here is the

can confer, and its houses are worthy old frame-house, which recalls the first its setting. I lunched at the Somerset settlers; there the fair red-brick of a Club, in a white-panelled room, and it later period. And everywhere is the needed clams and soft-shell crabs to diversity which comes of growth, and convince me that I was in a new land, which proves that time is a better con- and not in an English country-house. triver of effects than the most skilful All was of another time and of a faarchitect.

miliar place—the service, the furniture, The constant mark of Boston is a the aspect. And was it possible to demure gaiety. An air of quiet festivity regard the company as strange in blood encompasses the streets. The houses or speech? are elegant, but sternly ordered. If The Mall, in Beacon Street, if it is they belong to the colonial style, they the pride, is also characteristic of Bosare exquisitely symmetrical. There is ton. For Boston is a city of parks and no pilaster without its fellow; no win- trees. The famous Common, as those dow that is not nicely balanced by an. might remember who believe that

nous

America sprang into being in a night, to-day comes down to us from 1730, bas been sacred for nearly three bun- and was designed in obedient imitadred years.

Since 1640 it has been tion of Christopher Wren. There, too, the centre of Boston. It has wit- were enacted many scenes in the drama nessed the tragedies and comedies of of revolution; there it was that the faan eventful history. “There," wrote

tea-party was proposed; and an English traveller as early as 1675, thence it was that the Mohawks, drunk “the gallants walk with their marma- with the rhetoric of liberty, found let-madams, as we do in Moorfields.” their way to the harbor, that they There malefactors were hanged; there might see how tea mixed with salt. the witches suffered in the time of their water. If the sentiment be sometimes persecution; and it is impossible to for- exaggerated, the purpose is admirable, get, as you walk its ample spaces, the and it is a pleasant reflection that, in a many old associations which it brings country of quick changes and historical with it from the past.

indifference, at least one building will It is, indeed, to the past that Boston be preserved for the admiration of combelongs. No city is more keenly con- ing generations. scious of its origin. The flood of for- It is for such reasons as these that eign immigration has not engulfed it. an Englishman feels at home in Boston. Its memories, like its names, are still He is anchored to the same past; he of England, New and Old. The spirit shares the same memories, even though of America, eagerly looking forward, he give them a different interpretacruelly acquisitive, does not seem to tion. Between the New and Old Eng. fulfil it. The sentiment of its beginning land there are more points of sin rity has outlasted even the sentiment of a than of difference. In each are the poignant agitation. It resembles an old same green meadows, the same ample man thinking of what was, and turn- streams, the same wide vistas. The ing over with careful hand the relics of names of the towns and villages in the days gone by. If in one aspect Boston new country were borrowed from the is a centre of commerce and enterprise, old some centuries ago; everywhere in another it is a patient worshipper of friendly associations are evoked; everytradition. It regards the few old build- where are signs of a familiar and kindly ings which have survived the shocks origin. When Winthrop, the earliest of of time with a respect which an Eng- the settlers, wrote to his wife, “We are lishman can easily understand, but here in a paradise,” he spoke with an which may appear extravagant to the enthusiasm which is easily intelligible. modern American. The Old South And as the little colony grew, it lived Meeting-House, to give a single in- its life in accord with the habit and stance, is an object of simple-hearted sentiment of the mother country. In veneration to the people of Boston, and architecture and costume it followed the veneration is easily intelligible. the example set in Bristol or in London. For there is scarcely an episode in Bos- Between these ports and Boston was ton's history that is not connected, in a frequent interchange of news and the popular imagination, with the Old commodities. An American in England South Meeting-House. It stands on was no stranger He was visiting, with the site of John Winthrop's garden; it sympathy and understanding, the home is rich in memories of Cotton and In- of his fathers. The most distinguished

Mather. Within its ancient Bostonians of the late eighteenth cenwalls was Benjamin Franklin chris- tury live upon the canvases of Copley, tenerl, and the building which stands who, in his son, gave to England a dis

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