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by William de Morgan
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"A perfect piece of writing."—New York Tribune.

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MAY SINCLAIR'S THE HELPMATE

A story of married life. Third printing. $1.50.

"An advance upon 'The Divine Fire.'"—London Times.

"The one novel on the divorce question."—Boston Transcript.

"A noteworthy book.... There are things said in these pages, and said very plainly, which need to be said, which are rarely enough said—almost never so well said. The book contains unforgettable scenes, persons, phrases, and such a picture of the hardness of a good woman as exists nowhere else in our literature."—New York Times Saturday Review.

"Masterly ... artistic to the core."—Boston Advertiser.

"No criticism of trifles can leave in doubt the great distinction of her craftsmanship. Very certainly she must have made her reputation by this book, if it had not been already won."—Punch (London).

MAY SINCLAIR'S THE DIVINE FIRE

A story of a London poet. 13th printing. $1.50.

"In all our new fiction I have found nothing worthy to compare with 'The Divine Fire.'"—MARY MOSS in The Atlantic Monthly.

"A full-length study of the poetic temperament, framed in a varied and curiously interesting environment, and drawn with a firmness of hand that excites one's admiration.... Moreover, a real distinction of style, besides being of absorbing interest from cover to cover."—Dial.

"I find her book the most remarkable that I have read for many years."—OWEN SEAMAN in Punch (London).

MAY SINCLAIR'S THE TYSONS 4th printing. $1.50

"Maintains a clinging grip upon the mind and senses, compelling one to acknowledge the author's genius."—Chicago Record-Herald.

MAY SINCLAIR'S SUPERSEDED 2nd printing. $1.25

"Makes one wonder if in future years the quiet little English woman may not be recognized as a new Jane Austen."—New York Sun.

MAY SINCLAIR'S AUDREY CRAVEN 2nd printing. $1.50

"It ranks high in originality, interest and power.... Audrey is a distinct creation."—Times Review.

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* * * If the reader will send his name and address the publisher will send, from time to time, information regarding their new books.

HENRY HOLT AND COMPANY

PUBLISHERS NEW YORK



"THE RETURN OF THE ESSAY"

OVER AGAINST GREEN PEAK

By MISS ZEPHINE HUMPHREY

The homely experiences of a bright young woman and her Aunt Susan, not to mention the "hired girl," in New England country life. $1.25 net; by mail, $1.33.

"The obvious friendliness of the little book was immediately disarming. It is leisurely, restful, delightful. Throughout runs a vein of gentle humor, of spontaneity, of unaffected enthusiasm, of a spirit keenly alive to beauty and eager to share its delights."—Chicago Record-Herald.

COMMENTS OF BAGSHOT

By J. A. SPENDER, editor of "The Westminster Gazette." $1.25 net; by mail, $1.33.

Delightful comments upon a great range of subjects, including "Friendship," "Bores," "The Eleventh-Hour Man," "Shyness," "Wealth," "Poverty," "The Needy and the Greedy," "Women's Morality," etc.

The Spectator (London)—"While affording the easiest of reading, nevertheless touches deep issues deeply and fine issues finely. Not only thinks himself, but makes you think ... wise and witty.... Whether dealing with death and immortality, or riches and Socialism, he always contrives to be pungent and interesting and yet urbane, for there is no attempt either at flashy cynicism or cheap epigram.... We advise our readers to read carefully the admirable passage about Socialism and Bagshot's defence of Aristotle's 'magnificent man.'"

WORDS TO THE WISE—AND OTHERS

By MISS ELLEN BURNS SHERMAN. $1.50 net; by mail, $1.60.

The Root and Foliage of Style—When Steel Strikes Punk—Our Kin and Others—At the End of the Rainbow—Modern Letter Writing, with various actual examples—Our Comedie Humaine—The Slain That Are Not Numbered.

Boston Transcript—"A freshness and piquancy wholly delightful.... Opens fresh doors into delightful thoughts and fancies."

San Francisco Chronicle—"Some of these essays are among the best in the English language."

Chicago Record-Herald—"Considered in connection with countless other excellent works of the crowded literary season it resembles 'an oasis green in deserts dry.'"

TAPER LIGHTS

By MISS ELLEN BURNS SHERMAN. $1.25 net; by mail, $1.34.

Springfield Republican—"The first satisfactory stopping-place is the last page.... A second and even a third reading is pretty likely to end at the same place."



FIVE DELIGHTFUL ANTHOLOGIES

POEMS FOR TRAVELERS

Compiled by MARY R. J. DUBOIS. 16mo.

Covers France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, and Greece in some three hundred poems (nearly one-third of them by Americans) from about one hundred and thirty poets. All but some forty of these poems were originally written in English.

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The three following books are uniform, with full gilt flexible covers and pictured cover linings. 16mo. Each, cloth, $1.50; leather, $2.50.

THE POETIC OLD WORLD

Compiled by MISS L. H. HUMPHREY.

Covers Europe, including Spain, Belgium and the British Isles, in some two hundred poems from about ninety poets. Some thirty, not originally written in English, are given in both the original and the best available translation.

THE OPEN ROAD

A little book for wayfarers. Compiled by E. V. LUCAS.

Some 125 poems from over 60 authors, including Fitzgerald, Shelley, Shakespeare, Kenneth Grahame, Stevenson, Whitman, Browning, Keats, Wordsworth, Matthew Arnold, Tennyson, William Morris, Maurice Hewlett, Isaak Walton, William Barnes, Herrick, Dobson, Lamb, Milton, Whittier, etc., etc.

"A very charming book from cover to cover."—Dial.

THE FRIENDLY TOWN

A little book for the urbane, compiled by E. V. LUCAS.

Over 200 selections in verse and prose from 100 authors, including: James R. Lowell, Burroughs, Herrick, Thackeray, Scott, Vaughn, Milton, Cowley, Browning, Stevenson, Henley, Longfellow, Keats, Swift, Meredith, Lamb, Lang, Dobson, Fitzgerald, Pepys, Addison, Kemble, Boswell, Holmes, Walpole, and Lovelace.

"Would have delighted Charles Lamb."—The Nation.

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A BOOK OF VERSES FOR CHILDREN

Over 200 poems representing some 80 authors. Compiled by E. V. LUCAS. With decorations by F. D. BEDFORD. Revised edition. $2.00. Library edition, $1.00 net.

"We know of no other anthology for children so complete and well arranged."—Critic.

PUBLISHERS HENRY HOLT AND COMPANY NEW YORK



Transcriber's Note

This ebook retains the spelling variations of the original text.

Advertisements from the front of the original text have been moved to the back of this ebook. Ellipses have been standardized.

The following typographical corrections have been made to this text:

Table of Contents: Changed CONRADE to CONRAD (CONRAD VEREKER'S)

Page 98: Changed heathrug to hearthrug (side of the hearthrug)

Page 110: Changed things to thing (this sort of thing)

Page 119: Changed Sallikin to Sallykin (My Sallykin has been)

Page 132: Removed duplicate word 'to' (one word to save us)

Page 169: Changed Rosy to Rosey (Rosey had found a guardian)

Page 188: Changed use to us (both of us drowned)

Page 242: Changed Simly to Simply (Simply this: to show you)

Page 270: Added missing single-quote (to come hisself.')

Page 281: Added missing word 'on' (Sally was on a stairflight)

Page 304: Removed duplicate word 'together' (talk together earnestly)

Page 342: Changed you to your (promise your mother)

Page 382: Added missing period (recollection of B.C.)

Page 383: Changed tan-laden to tar-laden (blowing the tar-laden)

Page 399: Changed explantory to explanatory (self-explanatory colloquy)

Page 413: Added missing close-quotes ("Not?—not at all?")

Page 426: Changed Rosanlind to Rosalind (breathing-space for Rosalind)

Page 433: Changed bendictions to benedictions (bed, with benedictions)

Page 437: Added missing close-quotes ("But it's awful!")

Page 449: Changed same to some (Had some flavour)

Page 459: Changed suprise to surprise (surprise-tactics)

Page 471: Changed lighting-flash to lightning-flash (decisive lightning-flash)

Page 476: Changed he to be (be determined by either landlord)

Page 491: Changed elasped to elapsed (his time had elapsed)

Page 494: Removed extraneous close-quotes (trust to anything.)

Page 500: Changed skirits to skirts (muslin skirts)

Page 505: Changed Kruetzkammer to Kreutzkammer (Kreutzkammer—he's Diedrich)

Page 520: Changed new to knew (she well knew)

Page 559: Changed recue to rescue (plunged in to his rescue)

THE END

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