The Little Book of Modern Verse
Part 5 out of 5
Markham, Edwin. [1852-1940] (4)
Born at Oregon City, Oregon, April 23, 1852. Removed at an early age
to California, where his childhood was spent upon a ranch
in herding sheep and riding the ranges after the cattle.
Later, when the cattle ranges turned into farms, he worked in the fields
and in autumn joined the threshers on their route from farm to farm.
During his boyhood he attended school but three months in the year, but later
studied at San Jose Normal School and the University of California.
His first books were earned, when a lad on the ranch, by ploughing
a twenty-acre lot at a dollar an acre and investing the entire sum
in the works of the great poets. Thereafter, when he rode the ranges,
he balanced his saddle bags with Keats and Shelley. It was, indeed,
largely due to the democracy of Shelley, coupled with his own
early experiences, that his genius took the social bent
which distinguishes it. After leaving the University, Mr. Markham became
a teacher in California and was principal and superintendent
of several schools until 1899, when he sprang suddenly into fame
by the publication in the "San Francisco Examiner" of his poem
"The Man With the Hoe". This poem, crystallizing as it did
the spirit of the time, and emphasizing one's obligation to Society,
became the impulse of the whole social movement in poetry, a movement
which largely prevailed during the early years of the twentieth century.
After the great success of "The Man With the Hoe", Mr. Markham removed
from California to New York City, where he has since been engaged
in literary work. His volumes of poetry in their order are:
"The Man With the Hoe, and Other Poems", 1899; "Lincoln, and Other Poems",
1901; "The Shoes of Happiness", 1915.
Mifflin, Lloyd. [1846-1921] (2)
Born at Columbia, Pennsylvania, September 15, 1846. He was educated
at Washington Classical Institute and studied art abroad.
His chief work in poetry has been in the sonnet form,
of which he has exceptional mastery. His volumes are: "The Hills", 1896;
"At the Gates of Song", 1897; "The Slopes of Helicon", 1898;
"The Fields of Dawn and Later Sonnets", 1900; "Castilian Days", 1903;
"Collected Sonnets", 1905; "My Lady of Dream", 1906;
and "Toward the Uplands", 1908.
Millay, Edna St. Vincent. [1892-1950] (1)
Born at Camden, Maine. Educated at Vassar College. Before entering college,
however, when she was but nineteen years of age, she wrote the poem
"Renascence", which was entered in the prize contest of "The Lyric Year".
The poem shows remarkable imagination and a poetic gift of a high order.
Miss Millay has not yet issued a volume of verse.
Moody, William Vaughn. [1869-1910] (3)
Born at Spencer, Indiana, July 8, 1869. Educated at Riverside Academy,
New York, and at Harvard. In 1895 he became Assistant Professor of English
in the University of Chicago, where he remained until 1903.
His period of teaching, however, was relieved by several trips abroad,
on one of which he visited Greece and re-read the entire body of Greek tragedy
with the background of the scenes which produced it. The Greek influence,
dominant in his work, reaches its finest expression in "The Fire-Bringer",
a poetic drama of great beauty and philosophical depth.
This drama is one of a trilogy of which it is the first member,
the second being "The Masque of Judgment", and the third, "The Death of Eve".
The last was in process of writing at Mr. Moody's death
and only fragments of it have been published. This trilogy,
profound in its spiritual meaning and artistic in execution,
would alone be sufficient to place Moody among the major poets
had he not left us a body of lyric poetry of equal distinction.
Moody first attracted wide attention by "An Ode in Time of Hesitation",
written in relation to the annexation of the Philippine Islands
by the United States. In addition to this he has left us several poems
notable for their social vision, particularly "Gloucester Moors".
In the songs of "The Fire-Bringer", however, we have his truest
lyric offering, and in "The Daguerreotype", that poignant and beautiful poem
to his mother. Moody died at Colorado Springs on October 17, 1910.
His work has been collected into two volumes, "The Poems and Plays
of William Vaughn Moody", 1912.
Neihardt, John G. [1881-1973] (2)
Born at Sharpsburg, Illinois, January 8, 1881. Removed in his early boyhood
to Bancroft, Nebraska, his present home. He has made a special study
of the pioneer life of the West and has also lived for a time
among the Omaha Indians to study them. His work has virility and imagination
and reflects the life which inspired it. His books of verse are:
"A Bundle of Myrrh", 1908; "Man-Song", 1909; "The Stranger at the Gate", 1912;
"The Song of Hugh Glass", 1915; and "The Quest", 1916.
Norton, Grace Fallow. [1876-?] (1)
Born at Northfield, Minnesota, October 29, 1876. She is the author of
"The Little Gray Songs from St. Joseph's", 1912; "The Sister of the Wind",
1914; "Roads", 1915; "What is Your Legion?", 1916.
O'Hara, John Myers. [1870-1944] (2)
Author of "Songs of the Open", 1909; "The Poems of Sappho:
An Interpretative Rendition into English", 1910; "Pagan Sonnets", 1910;
"The Ebon Muse", 1914; "Manhattan", 1915. Mr. O'Hara's rendition of "Sappho"
is one of the finest in English literature.
O Sheel, Shaemas. [1886-1954] (2)
Born at New York City, September 19, 1886. Educated at Columbia University.
His volumes are: "The Blossomy Bough", 1911, and "The Light Feet of Goats",
Peabody, Josephine Preston (Mrs. Lionel Marks). [1874-1922] (3)
Born at New York City. Educated at the Girls' Latin School of Boston
and at Radcliffe College. She was instructor of English at Wellesley College
from 1901 to 1903. Her volumes of lyric and dramatic poetry
in their order are: "The Wayfarers", 1898; "Fortune and Men's Eyes", 1900;
"Marlowe: A Drama", 1901; "The Singing Leaves", 1903; "The Wings", 1905;
"The Piper", a drama, awarded the Stratford-on-Avon Prize, 1910;
"The Singing Man", 1911; "The Wolf of Gubbio: A Drama", 1913;
"The Harvest Moon", 1916. Miss Peabody, as her volumes show,
is a poet of varied gifts and her work is always distinguished
by charm of personality and by insight.
Reese, Lizette Woodworth. [1856-1935] (4)
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, January 9, 1856. Educated in the schools
of that city. She has been for many years a teacher of English
in West High School of Baltimore. Her volumes of verse are:
"A Branch of May", 1887; "A Handful of Lavender", 1891; "A Quiet Road", 1896;
"A Wayside Lute", 1909. Miss Reese has a lyric gift unique in its
strict Saxon simplicity. Her work has an early, Old-World flavor,
a quaintness, a magic of phrase that renders it wholly individual.
Rice, Cale Young. [1872-1943] (3)
Born at Dixon, Kentucky, December 7, 1872. Graduated from
Cumberland University in 1893, and from Harvard University in 1895,
where he remained to take the degree of A.M. in 1896.
He is the author of many fine poetic dramas, some of which have had
successful stage presentation, and of several volumes of lyric poetry.
In poetic drama his best-known volumes are: "Charles di Tocca", 1903;
"David", 1904; "Yolanda of Cyprus", 1906; "A Night in Avignon", 1907;
"The Immortal Lure", 1911; "Porzia", 1913. In lyric poetry he has published
the following collections: "From Dusk to Dusk", 1898; "Song Surf", 1900;
"Nirvana Days", 1908; "Many Gods", 1910; "Far Quests", 1912;
"At the World's Heart", 1914; "Earth and New Earth", 1916;
"Trails Sunward", 1917. With the exception of the last two books,
Mr. Rice's plays and poems were collected into two volumes in 1915.
Riley, James Whitcomb. [1853-1916] (2)
Born in Greenfield, Indiana, in June, 1853, and died at Indianapolis,
July, 1916. He occupied a field unique in American literature
and probably no poet came as near to the heart of the people.
Popularly known as "The Hoosier Poet", because his verse was largely written
in the dialect of the common people of his native State of Indiana,
he was yet a poet of the truest gifts, and many of his dialect poems
bid fair to become classic. Mr. Riley did not confine himself, however,
to the use of dialect, but wrote some exquisite poetry in other fields.
Unlike many poets, he lived to see himself not only the most beloved
and honored citizen of his native State, which annually celebrates
"Riley Day", but the most widely known and beloved poet of his period
in America. Mr. Riley was so voluminous a writer that we have scarcely space
to list all of his titles, but among the favorite volumes are:
"The Old Swimmin' Hole, and 'Leven More Poems", 1883; "Afterwhiles", 1887;
"Pipes o' Pan at Zekesbury", 1888; "Rhymes of Childhood", 1890;
"Green Fields and Running Brooks", 1892; "Armazindy", 1894;
"Love Lyrics", 1899; "Home Folks", 1900; "Farm Rhymes", 1901;
"An Old Sweetheart of Mine", 1902; "Out to Old Aunt Mary's", 1904;
"Raggedy Man", 1907; "The Little Orphant Annie Book", 1908;
"When the Frost is on the Punkin, and Other Poems", 1911;
"Knee Deep in June, and Other Poems", 1912; and the Biographical Edition
of the complete works, 1913.
Roberts, Charles G. D. [1860-1943] (2)
Born in Douglas, New Brunswick, January 10, 1860. Educated at
the University of New Brunswick. After a period of teaching,
he turned to journalism and was editor for a time of "The Week", Toronto,
and associate editor of "The Illustrated American". Mr. Roberts has been
a voluminous writer as novelist, naturalist, and poet.
His volumes of verse are: "Orion, and Other Poems", 1880;
"In Divers Tones", 1887; "Songs of the Common Day", 1893;
"The Book of the Native", 1896; "New York Nocturnes", 1898; "Poems", 1901;
"The Book of the Rose", 1903; Collected Poems, 1907.
Robinson, Edwin Arlington. [1869-1935] (3)
Born at Head Tide, Maine, December 22, 1869. Educated at Harvard University.
He is the author of "Children of the Night", 1897; "Captain Craig", 1902;
"The Town Down the River", 1910; "The Man against the Sky", 1916;
"Merlin", 1917; and of two prose dramas, "Van Zorn" and "The Porcupine".
Mr. Robinson is a psychological poet of great subtlety.
His poems are usually studies of types and he has given us
a remarkable series of portraits.
Rogers, Robert Cameron. [1862-1912] (1)
Born at Buffalo, New York, January 7, 1862. Died at Santa Barbara,
California, while still a young man [sic]. He was chiefly known for his poem,
"The Rosary", contained in this collection.
Rosenfeld, Morris. [1862-1923] (1)
A Yiddish poet who came to America in his early youth.
He has been connected editorially with the Jewish "Forward" and other papers.
He is chiefly known for his "Songs of the Ghetto".
Santayana, George E. [1863-1952] (3)
Born in Madrid, Spain, December 16, 1863. He was for several years
Professor of Philosophy at Harvard University, and has written important works
in this field, particularly "The Sense of Beauty", 1896,
and "Interpretations of Poetry and Religion", 1900. His work in poetry
has been largely in the sonnet form, of which he has a classic mastery.
His volumes of verse are: "Sonnets, and Other Poems", 1894; "Lucifer", 1899;
"The Hermit of Carmel", 1901; "Collected Sonnets", 1910.
Schauffler, Robert Haven. [1879-1964] (1)
Born at Brun, Austria, though of American parentage, on April 8, 1879.
He studied at Northwestern University, but took his degree of B.A.
from Princeton in 1902, and afterwards spent a year in study
at the University of Berlin. Mr. Schauffler was a musician before
he took up literature and was a pupil of many famous masters of the 'cello.
He has written upon musical subjects, notably in his volume,
"The Musical Amateur". He has also written several books of travel,
such as "Romantic Germany" and "Romantic America". He attracted
wide attention by his poem upon immigration, "The Scum o' the Earth",
which is the title poem of his volume of verse, 1912.
Scollard, Clinton. [1860-1932] (3)
Born at Clinton, New York, September 18, 1860. Graduated at
Hamilton College in 1881. He afterwards studied at Harvard University
and at Cambridge, England. He was Professor of English Literature
at Hamilton College, 1888-96. Mr. Scollard has been a voluminous writer,
and we must content ourselves with listing his more important books.
His first volume was "Pictures in Song", 1884, followed by:
"With Reed and Lyre", 1888; "Old and New World Lyrics", 1888;
"Songs of Sunrise Lands", 1892; "The Hills of Song", 1895;
"The Lutes of Morn", 1901; "Lyrics of the Dawn", 1902;
"The Lyric Bough", 1904; "Chords of the Zither", 1910;
"Sprays of Shamrock", 1914; "Poems", a selection from his complete work, 1914;
"Italy in Arms", 1915; "The Vale of Shadows", 1915;
"Ballads, Patriotic and Romantic", 1916.
Sherman, Frank Dempster. [1860-1916] (3)
Born at Peekskill, New York, May 6, 1860. Died September 19, 1916.
He took the degree of Ph.B. from Columbia University in 1884,
and was Professor of Graphics in Columbia School of Architecture from 1904
until his death. He was the author of "Madrigals and Catches", 1887;
"Lyrics for a Lute", 1890; "Little Folk Lyrics", 1892; "Lyrics of Joy", 1904;
and "A Southern Flight" (with Clinton Scollard), 1906.
Sterling, George. [1869-1926] (3)
Born at Sag Harbor, New York, December 1, 1869. Educated at
private schools and at St. Charles College, Ellicott City, Maryland.
He is the author of "The Testimony of the Suns", 1903;
"A Wine of Wizardry", 1908; "The House of Orchids", 1911;
"Beyond the Breakers", 1914; "Exposition Ode", 1915; and "Yosemite", 1915.
Mr. Sterling is a writer to whom the sublimer aspects of nature appeal
and he has a style admirably suited to their portrayal.
Stickney, Joseph Trumbull. [1874-1904] (3)
Born at Geneva, Switzerland, June 20, 1874. After a youth
spent for the most part in Italy and Switzerland, although his family
maintained a house in New York, Stickney entered Harvard University in 1891.
Graduating with high classical honors in 1895, he returned to Europe
to study for the degree Doctorat es Lettres. This was conferred upon him
by the University of Paris in 1903, in exchange for his two theses,
"Les Sentences dans la Poesie Grecque d'Homere a Euripide"
and "De Hermolai Barbari vita atque ingenio dissertationem." This degree,
the highest in the gift of the University, was never before bestowed
upon an American. Stickney's volume of poems, "Dramatic Verses",
had been published in 1902. Leaving Paris in April, 1903,
Stickney spent a few months in Greece and then returned to America to become
instructor in Greek at Harvard. He died in Boston, October 11, 1904.
His "Poems" were collected and edited in 1905 by his friends,
George Cabot Lodge, William Vaughn Moody, and John Ellerton Lodge.
Sweeney, Mildred McNeal. [1871-?] (2)
Born at Burnett, Wisconsin, August 30, 1871. Graduated from
Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin in 1889. Mrs. Sweeney
has lived much abroad. She is the author of "When Yesterday was Young", 1908;
and "Men of No Land", London, 1912.
Teasdale, Sara (Mrs. Ernst B. Filsinger). [1884-1933] (3)
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, August 10, 1884. Educated at private schools.
She is the author of "Sonnets to Duse", 1907; "Helen of Troy,
and Other Poems", 1911; "Rivers to the Sea", 1915; "Love Songs", 1917.
Editor of "The Answering Voice: A Hundred Love Lyrics by Women", 1917.
Miss Teasdale is a lyric poet of an unusually pure and spontaneous gift.
Thomas, Edith M. [1854-1925] (3)
Born at Chatham, Ohio, August 12, 1854. Graduated at
the Normal Institute of Geneva, Ohio. Since 1888 she has resided in New York
and is a member of the editorial staff of "Harper's Magazine".
She is the author of "A New Year's Masque", 1885; "Lyrics and Sonnets", 1887;
"The Inverted Torch", 1890; "Fair Shadowland", 1893; "In Sunshine Land", 1895;
"A Winter Swallow", 1896; "The Dancers", 1903; "The Guest at the Gate", 1909;
"The White Messenger", 1915; and "The Flower from the Ashes", 1915.
Miss Thomas is a poet of rare and subtle quality. Her work is almost
wholly subjective, the emotional reaction to her own experience.
She has written many lyrics which are among the choicest possessions
of our literature.
Torrence, Ridgely. [1875-1950] (2)
Born at Xenia, Ohio, November 27, 1875. Educated at Miami University, Ohio,
and at Princeton. Served as assistant librarian at the Astor and Lenox
libraries in New York City from 1897 to 1903. His volumes of poetry
and poetic drama are: "The House of a Hundred Lights", 1900;
"El Dorado: A Tragedy", 1903; "Abelard and Heloise: A Drama", 1907.
Towne, Charles Hanson. [1877-1949] (2)
Born at Louisville, Kentucky, February 2, 1877. Educated at
New York City College. Mr. Towne has been an active journalist,
having been successively editor of "The Smart Set", "The Delineator",
"The Designer", and "McClure's Magazine". Despite his journalistic work
he has found time to write several volumes of poetry of which
the best known are: "The Quiet Singer, and Other Poems", 1908;
"Manhattan", 1909; "Youth, and Other Poems", 1910; "Beyond the Stars,
and Other Poems", 1912; and "To-day and To-morrow", 1916.
Untermeyer, Louis. [1885-1977] (2)
Born at New York City, October 1, 1885. Educated in the public schools
of that city. He has been connected editorially with "The Masses" and with
"The Seven Arts", and does critical work for the "Chicago Evening Post".
He is the author of "First Love", 1911; "Challenge", 1914;
"And Other Poets: A Book of Parodies", 1916; "These Times", 1917;
and "The Poems of Heinrich Heine, Selected and Translated", 1917.
Upson, Arthur. [1877-1908] (4)
Born at Camden, New York, in 1877. Educated at Camden Academy
and the University of Minnesota. He is the author of "Westwind Songs", 1902;
"Octaves in an Oxford Garden", 1902; "The City: A Poem Drama", 1905;
"The Tides of Spring, and Other Poems", 1907. Mr. Upson died August 14, 1908.
His death was an inestimable loss to American literature,
as he was a poet of rare gifts which were maturing with each expression.
Viereck, George Sylvester. [1884-1962] (3)
Born in Munich, Germany, December 31, 1884. Came to America
at the age of eleven years. Graduated from the College of New York City
in 1906. He was for several years upon the staff of "Current Opinion"
and is the editor of "The International" and of "Viereck's American Weekly",
formerly "The Fatherland". Mr. Viereck's three volumes of verse are:
"Nineveh, and Other Poems", 1907; "The Candle and the Flame", 1911;
"Songs of Armageddon", 1916.
Welsh, Robert Gilbert. [?-1924] (1)
Dramatic critic of the "Evening Telegram" of New York City.
He has not yet published a collection of poetry, but has appeared
in the leading magazines.
Wheeler, Edward J. [1859-1922] (1)
Born at Cleveland, Ohio, March 11, 1859. Graduated from Wesleyan University
in Ohio in 1879. His university conferred upon him the degree of Litt.D.
in 1905. Mr. Wheeler is one of the leading journalists of America,
having been editor of the "Literary Digest" from 1895 to 1905
and of "Current Literature", now "Current Opinion", since that date.
He is also literary editor of Funk and Wagnalls Company, Publishers.
Mr. Wheeler was one of the founders of the Poetry Society of America in 1909
and has been president of the organization since that date.
Wheelock, John Hall. [1886-1978] (2)
Born at Far Rockaway, New York, in 1886. He took the degree of A.B.
from Harvard University in 1908, and spent the next two years in Germany,
studying during 1909 at Gottingen and during 1910
at the University of Berlin. He is connected with the publishing house
of Charles Scribner's Sons. Mr. Wheelock's volumes of poetry are:
"The Human Fantasy", 1911; "The Beloved Adventure", 1912;
and "Love and Liberation", 1913.
Wilkinson, Florence (Mrs. Wilfrid Muir Evans). [1878-?] (3)
Born at Tarrytown, New York. Miss Wilkinson studied at
Chicago University and other American colleges and afterwards
at the Sorbonne and the Bibliotheque Nationale of Paris.
She is the author of several novels, of which the best known are:
"The Lady of the Flag Flowers", "The Strength of the Hills",
and "The Silent Door"; and also of one or two volumes of plays;
but her most representative work is found in her poetry,
of which she has written two volumes: "The Far Country", 1906,
and "The Ride Home", 1913.
Woodberry, George Edward. [1855-1930] (3)
Born at Beverly, Massachusetts, May 12, 1855. Graduated with
the degree of A.B. from Harvard University in 1877. The degree of Litt.D.
was conferred on him by Amherst College in 1905, and by Harvard University
in 1911, and the degree of LL.D. by Western Reserve University in 1907.
He was Professor of English at the University of Nebraska, 1877-78;
also 1880-82, and was Professor of Comparative Literature
at Columbia University 1891-1904. Professor Woodberry is
one of the ablest critics and biographers in American literature as well as
one of the finest poets. Among his best-known volumes of criticism are:
"Studies in Letters and Life", "The Heart of Man",
"Makers of Literature", "The Torch", "The Appreciation of Literature",
and "The Inspiration of Poetry". In biography he has done
admirable studies of Poe, Hawthorne, Shelley, Swinburne, Emerson, etc.;
and in poetry he has published many volumes, of which
the most representative are: "The North Shore Watch", 1890;
"Wild Eden", 1900; "Poems", 1903; "The Kingdom of All Souls", 1912;
"The Flight", 1914; and "Ideal Passion", 1917.
Rittenhouse, Jessie Belle. [1869-1948]
Jessie Rittenhouse is best known as an editor and for her compilations,
but she was also a poet -- though she did not include her own work
in her compilations. Her compilations and criticisms include:
"The younger American poets", 1904; "The Little Book of Modern Verse", 1913;
"The Little Book of American Poets, 1787-1900", 1915; "The Second Book
of Modern Verse", 1919; "The Little Book of Modern British Verse:
One Hundred Poets since Henley", 1924; "The Third Book of Modern Verse", 1927.
Her own works include: "The Door of Dreams", 1918; "The Lifted Cup", 1921;
"The Secret Bird", 1930; "My House of Life; an Autobiography", 1934;
and "The Moving Tide; New and Selected Lyrics", 1939.
Her compilations went through numerous printings, and are still a good guide
to the poetry of the era.
Notes to the text:
Due to the technical limitations of ASCII, accents were not included
in the text. However, a complete list follows of each line
where an accent occurred in the original. The "pipe" character (|)
indicates a special character, and a marker for the accent follows,
except in cases where two vowels make a combined character, as in C(ae)sar.
Most should be obvious, but "=" represents an accent seldom used,
that looks like the bottom half of a circle. The affected lines are:
Tryste No|"el. [Louise Imogen Guiney]
His foot was wing|\ed as the mounting sun.
Bruis|\ed past healing by some bitter chance,
Who leads despis|\ed men, with just-unshackled feet,
Now limb doth mingle with dissolv|\ed limb
The cup of trembling shall be drain|\ed quite,
While all the thousand-fring|\ed trees
"Bless|\ed! but not as happier children blessed" --
And the far rose of P|aestum once did climb.
But most, his music whose belov|\ed name
For sun-filled ones, one bless|\ed thing unknown.
The curl|\ed lashes of Semiramis.
And like the peal of an accurs|\ed bell
The chaplain clasped his mail|\ed knee.
With steadfast lips and veil|\ed eyne;
I hold my peace, my Cle|"is, on my heart;
Beyond the lure of light Alc|aeus' lyre,
I saw two wing|\ed shadows side by side,
Around thine earth sun-wing|\ed winds do blow
About their fragile hairs' a|"erial gold.
From a barr|\ed door."
Peopled with fa|"ery glimmerings,
A fa|"ery world of memory,
Upon my lowly, thatch|\ed roof,
Laid gently on my seal|\ed sight,
Who combed their long hair at Thermopyl|ae's pass?
That Dvo|=rak took whole from the dancers.
C|aesar dreamed him a world ruled well;
Mad boy, for Glauc|"oe.
Wine-sweet are Glauc|"oe's kisses,
He seems to hearken, Glauc|"oe,
The wing|\ed breath of you.
With C|aesar's cohorts sang of thee,
An unseen, skillful, medi|aeval wall.
|Aeschylus wanders back.
As in the crevices of C|aesar's tomb
The mind conceived you, though the quench|\ed mind
Across his stretch|\ed vision as in dream --
Expunge the horrible C|aesars of this slum!"
In frill|\ed crimson flaunt the hollyhocks,
And yet that veil|\ed face, I know
Bless|\ed the angel, gazing on all good,
Yet wondrous faith in God's dew-drench|\ed morns --
He missed the medi|aeval grace
But sore am I with Vaine Trav|\el!
My heart shall p|aean sing,
myth or mysticism. His first volume was "Low Tide on Grand Pr|/e",
Mr. Le Gallienne has made an admirable paraphrase of the "Rub|/aiy|/at"
of Omar Khayy|/am and of a group of odes from the "Divan" of Hafiz.
studied at San Jos|/e Normal School and the University of California.
Born at Br|"un, Austria, though of American parentage, on April 8, 1879.
to study for the degree Doctorat |\es Lettres. This was conferred upon him
"Les Sentences dans la Po|/esie Grecque d'Hom|\ere |\a Euripide"
"El Dorado: A Tragedy", 1903; "Ab|/elard and H|/elo|"ise: A Drama", 1907.
studying during 1909 at G|"ottingen and during 1910
at the Sorbonne and the Biblioth|\eque Nationale of Paris.
Three different printings were used for comparison, all three of which
were apparently from the same plates. The punctuation in particular
was poorly printed, so even with three versions to choose from,
in a few cases the punctuation had to be guessed at.
The Acknowledgements section has been mostly omitted.
Otherwise, only two significant changes to the text were made,
other than adjusting the punctuation on an occasional title
so that the title in the text matched that in the table of contents,
a few other minor errors in punctuation, and the changes noted
in the Biographical Notes.
In "Da Leetla Boy" by Thomas Augustine Daly, the second occurrence of the line
"Of -- w'at-you-call? . . ." was "Of -- wa't-you-call? . . ." in the original.
After observing the spelling of "w'at" in the other poem by Mr. Daly,
this was changed to conform with the `correct' spelling.
"Sweeney, Mildred McNeal" was originally misspelled "Sweeney, Mildred McNeil"
in the notes.
The note on Jessie B. Rittenhouse is new.
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