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CONTENTS

John Fox, Jr.

Little Pilgrimages Among the Men and Women Who

Have Written Famous Books.

As a general rule,” said one of Shelley's friends,

No. 7. John Fox, Jr.

E. F. Harkins 3 it is wise to avoid writers whose works amuse or

The Poet's Power.

J. Oliver Smith 16

Life...

.A. T. Schumann

16 delight you, for should you see them they will delight

The Book and the Year..

.Bliss Carman 16 you no more.”

The Editor's Club....

H. C. 17 There is enough truth in the observation to make

Soine Recent Books of Verse. .Herbert Copeland 7 it a general rule, but an exception to the rule is John

Books of Religious Interest.

9

Fox, Jr.

REVIEWS

The fact is, Mr. Fox has all the traits of a born

actor. We do not mean the public pose, the salient

Hazlitt's Works....

.Fr B. Tracy 5

mannerisms, the eccentric dress often noticed in actors,

The Recovery and Restatement of the Gospel

Edward Abbott but a natural aptitude for mimicry and an ease and

Ireland Under English Rule......

grace of manner suitable to the impersonation of any

The Home....

dramatic character.

Life and Teachings of Abbas Effendi.

To a friend of his who knew him intimately at Har-

Theodore Leschetizky..

vard we are indebted for the following information:

BOOKS OF GENERAL INTEREST

“While at Harvard, Mr. Fox displayed histrionic

The South American Republics..

talent of a high order, having been 'leading lady' of

The Compromises of Life.

the dramatic society of his class. There has been made

A History of the Mississippi Valley.

a college sketch of Mr. Fox, showing him in a quaint,

Life of Leo XIII...

old-fashioned woman's garb, with odd little ringlets

Conquering Success.

hanging down all over his head, and a most absurd

The Mound Builders.

The Theory of Advertising.

bonnet perched upon its top. It is the portrayal of the

The Life Radiant....

character of Madame Perrichon in that familiar com-

William II. and His Consort..

edy, 'Papa Perrichon.' T. Russell Sullivan translated

Austro-Hungarian Life in Town and Country.

13 the work for the Boston Museum, and it was his ver-

Pioneer Spaniards in North America.

13

Parliamentary England.

sion that the famous Harvard society to which he

13

America in Literature.

belonged used on its travels, for Fox and the other

The Spinner Family.

14 boys made a trip ‘down East' to Exeter, Portland,

The History of Johnny Quae Genus.

The Musical Guide.....

...Henry C. Lahee

Bangor, and Augusta, having a great amount of fun,

14

a vast deal of experience, and a rather unpleasant

RECENT FICTION

financial loss in the mock theatrical excursion. A

sturdy, square-shouldered young fellow would seeni

The Reign of Queen Isyl, The Awakening of the Duchess,
The Story of the Foss River Ranch, Place and Power,

to be an odd figure in petticoats, but every one who
The Holladay Case, Sally, Mrs. Tubbs, The Little People, has seen the Harvard theatricals knows how cleverly
The Sword of Garibaldi, An Ocean Mystery, A Touch athletes are often turned into buxom young maidens."
of Sun, A Sequence in Hearts, The Red Poocher, The Mr. Fox's success on the college stage has been
Strange Adventures of Mr. Middleton, The Memoirs of
a Child, The Masterfolk, Uther and Igraine, The Mis-

repeated on the wider American platform. Not since
Rule of Three, Christian Thal, Katherine Frensham, Mr. Cable's ablest days has the American platformi
Dr. Xavier, The Pine Grove House. ...

15, 20

held so delightful a reader of his own writings as

Mr. Fox,

THE BOOK MARKET

As for his ability as a twofold interpreter of

London Letter...

Kentucky mountain life, the foremost Kentucky
New York Letter

writer, James Lane Allen, has said: “Not only is
Boston Letter.
Philadelphia Letter.

he a very beautiful reader, but he is the first public

News and Notes.

23

reader of the dialect of the Tennessee and Kentucky

Books of the Month

26 mountaineers that has yet appeared. Now, in no spe-

cies of American short story has there been greater

INDEX TO ADVERTISERS

need of an interpreter of the dialect than in that of
E. Adams & Company.

30

the Cumberland Mountains; and this interpretation

H. H. Ballard..

28 Mr. Fox is admirably prepared to give. For he has

August Becker Engraving Company.

Walter R. Benjamin...

28

lived several years among the native folk, has talked

The Booklovers' Library.

29

with them, has studied them, and become himself their

John Dickinson & Company.

30 literary interpreter through his splendid work in the

Fischer's Foreign Letters, Inc.

28 magazines.”

E. Fleming & Company.

31

Mr. Fox is a native of Stony Point, Bourbon County,

Goodspeed's Book-shop.

William R. Jenkins..

28 Kentucky, and in that healthy Blue-grass world he

The Literary World..

31 was reared. He was graduated from Harvard in

McClure, Phillips & Company.

27 1883, and after a short term in the Columbia Law

McDonald & Sons...

31 School took a hand in the intense struggle of New

L. C. Page & Company.

George C. Scott & Sons.

30

York newspaper life. Early in the nineties there was

C. H. Simonds & Company.

30

a great boom in the region of the Cumberland Moun-

United Fruit Company.

32

H. Wolf...

28

* Copyright, 1903, by L. C. Page and Company, (Inc.)

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