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IN MEMORY OF EDITH CAVELL The fittest possible memorial to the martyred English nurse who died by German brutality in Belgium is the Home for Nurses endowed in her name at the London

Hospital and paid for by contributions from every part of the civilized world. The Home was recently opened

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BRITISH OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH. (C) UNDERWOOD & UNDERWOOD

READY TO RESIST A street barricaded in this fashion strikes one as odd and primitive in such a war as this, but in the emergencies of recent offensives every device was called into use in defense. The soldiers who hold this “fort" are British. The curious

medley of things piled up almost suggests a cubist picture

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SPORT AND SAFETY A game of billiards in a Y. M. C. A. hut in France as it is played when a gas attack has been signaled as imminent. The gas mask may be called one form of

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stand their sacrifices and the home love. The first long separa- grown-ups, we had the fireplace to ourselves, and kindled the ex tion was teaching me, but the diffidence of youth kept me from often when it was not necessary because it reminded us both o expressing my feelings in the letters which I wrote. They would youth and of courtship. Now, although we love it even morr have enjoyed such letters, but nevertheless they knew and both for itself and for its memories, we light it but seldon, understood their omission. That is one of the penalties of we have responsibilities and obligations, and we have learned ta parenthood. I know it now.

be sparing in the countless little ways when we are alone. Sine

Tom and Mary Elizabeth came to gladden our hearts we have Then there was Her fireside. At this shrine, tended by a dark- had to plan for their future as well as for ours. And now I haired, brown-eyed maiden, I was a devout worshiper in winter realize to the full the sacrifices of my parents and their jos ir evenings after my college days were over. Her house was a mile the sacrifices. We do not expect payment; we do not look for up the road from ours—too short a distance to drive -and I many words of thanks; but we see the appreciation of our chiwould crunch through the snow, my head bent low to the icy dren, and we also know and understand. During the altogether blasts that swept the meadows bare and piled the snow in the too short years of their childhood this was the place before whics. road as if intent on plaguing lovers instead of helping them. they had their games, and then their books, and then their How bright the moon was those nights, and when she declined company. And now they are both in college and we sit aloshow brilliantly the stars would shine! A city dweller never on the downhill of life, hand in hand, just as we started years knows the full glory of the country heavens. Smoke and elec- ago. tric lights hide all but a few stars. The myriad little points of But on Sunday we do light the fire after our letters to them light and the Milky Way are lost.

are written, and we sit together on the sofa watching the bright It was a long walk but a quiet one save for the wind that blaze creeping up through the dark lumps of coal, and wonderwhistled past me, driving the fine snow in my eyes and down mying what Tom and Mary are doing. Tom has my old room and neck. On still nights there would be a distant impudent chal- has discovered his father's initials cut deeply in the window-sill. lenge of a fox, answered by the nearer indignant barking of I think that little incident brought us nearer together than some hound. But these sounds do not disturb—they fit in with almost anything else lately. It showed him that I am human, the melody of nature. How the coming of ice and snow would or was at one time. And, although he does not say so, I know send a thrill through one in those days! How one's blood would that he too is trying to work out life's problems in the blaze of course through his veins in such weather! Now it sends shivers the old fireplace. May he succeed better than his father! But and the blood is sluggish.

Mary has no such luxury in her college dormitory. The rooms And when her home was reached, we would sit by her fire- are all steam-heated, there are no draughts, and the thermometer side, an open hearth with its great sticks of oak and hickory, always registers seventy degrees. Poor child! How she will with now and then a balsam that would spit and sputter for all ever dream by looking at a steam radiator I do not know. But the world like some quarrelsome person. And then we would she is happy, and she has visions of a useful life, a life of service plan our future. In the long, understandable silences that often of some kind. I hope her desire will be realized, whether her ensue between lovers I would gaze in the fire as in boyhood, path leads to some profession or to the better ideal, the home. and dream of a beautiful home and all that makes life attrac- Whatever their lot or fortune, I trust the children will think of tive ; dream of success, not for itself, but for her sake. If youth life as the most beautiful thing in the world, and that they also could only live up to such dreams, what an ecstasy of delight old will have a few friends who are stanch and loyal as ours are; age would be! And she, too, would dream dreams, I am sure. not many friends, but those who are alike in temperament and But what they were no one will ever know. What an ironic who will grow in soul life, as I hope the children will grow joke it was that fate played her! My comfort has been looked friends whom to know, like ours, will be a delight, so different after carefully, but the things she loved are wanting. And yet from the shabby imitations wealth or position brings. I cannot one would never know it from her lips. Women are singular help wishing them material prosperity too. That is natural, that way. They start out in life with high standards, and then, although it is not the greatest thing. How like a fire some of either deliberately or unconsciously, they lower them to fit the our lives are ! They flash up, sputter, and then settle down to a capacities of the ones they love. Whatever their secret thoughts steady blaze, and then, just as we should be able to do what is may be, and God alone knows those, their loyal love forever stills expected of us, we fail or die. In youth we are egotistical of our repinings or complainings. Mother love is indeed wonderful, but it is understandable. But the love of a woman for her mate

Dip into the future, far as human eye can see, has no comparison in nature. It is doglike in its devotion and See the vision of the world, and all the wonder that would be." human in its care and wisdom. It is the greatest thing man

Nothing is too great to accomplish. We hitch our wagons to possesses, and he knows it not. Those were care-free times. Life was beginning to open up,

stars, but find they do not move. Then comes middle life, when but the real responsibilities had not yet come. We looked into plowing fields or selling goods, exactly as Sisyphus pushed his

we do our prosaic work day by day, either adding figures or the future through rose-colored lenses and saw but happiness. rock up only to do it all over. And then old age comes, when The toil and pain and suffering, the bitter which is added to

desire has turned to ashes and the merest bits of dull fire are the sweet, we did not see, and it is well we did not. We would

the sole reminders of the past. I do not wish them to feel like shrink if we saw at once the problems of a lifetime, but some

that when they have reached my age. I wish them to see only how we are given strength to meet them when they come, even if we do not solve them correctly.

the brightness of life and not its dead ashes. The evenings were not all spent in dreams of the future. More often we dwelt in the present. Sometimes in the early To-night we lighted our fire just as the street lamps flashed evening we would desert the fireplace for the piano, and I would out, flickered a few times, and then settled down to a steady listen to the reveries of Schumann or to the dash and spirit of glare, while the wind blustered outside and the swinging areMendelssohn. Usually we would read to each other, or I would lamps cast weird lights and shadows upon our curtains. We read and she would sew until the clock struck the hour for my will sit before it, silent for the most part, dreaming, in the bright departure. So while the fireplace still gave a cheery blaze, a blaze, of the children's future and planning for them so far as pleasant benediction at the close of the evening, as well as a we can plan, just as parents always have dreamed and planned. welcome at the beginning, I retraced my steps to where a light and always will ; and we will stay until the ever-widening ash shone in the window, placed there by my mother before she leaves only patches of dull red. That will be our signal for retired.

retiring. It is always a little sad somehow to see the fire die,

and the older we grow the more we childishly dread it. Yet we But the best fireplace is ours before which we have now sat always love it too. It is a sort of bitter-sweet, this awakening for the many years that have brought both happiness and sorrow. from the elusive unrealities of dream life to the happy realities The others are but memories which grow fainter and fainter, of a harsher existence, and we sigh a little as we rise, when we until they are but the suggestion of delicate perfume. The first think of what might have been, and then smile when we think year of our married life, when we were more like children than of what has been in our lives.

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THE WAR AND THE SCHOOLBOY
From an Address to the Boys of Fay's School at Southboro, Massachusetts

BY THEODORE H. PRICE
OST of you know that we are waltzes and galops, Mozart composed and teacher and an authority on engineering.

fighting to make the world safe played on the violin, Titian painted pictures Lord Kelvin, the younger son, did even for democracy and against a Ger- with a juice squeezed from berries and better. By the time he was eighteen he

man autocracy that would enslave wild flowers, and Landseer made remark- was recognized as a scientific authority, us if it could. We shall win the fight, but able sketches when they were hardly and by many he is now ranked with Newin doing so we shall lose many young men,

more than children. Millais won his first ton and Faraday. He lived until he was and it is probable that you boys will come prize at nine. Huxley, who astounded the eighty-three, showing that his early educato manhood just in time to fill their places. scholastic world with his learning at seven, tion had not harmed him physically. I hope that by the time you are old enough was taught by his mother, who did things I have been at some pains to compile to be soldiers the war will be over; but if it while others were thinking about doing this list of those men who are now reisn't you may

have to shoulder a gun and them.” Goethe had made a considerable garded as prodigies because I have felt risk your lives in defense of your country. reputation as a writer before he was fif- that in the years that are to come when you In any event, you are almost certain to be teen. At seven Immanuel Kant, the “ little boys are men the world will need those called

upon to assume the responsibilities fellow with the big head,” began to teach who have in their youth learned to be of life far earlier than would have been those who were willing to be taught. He was unsparing of themselves, and I hope that, necessary if the war had not occurred. “such a small potato” that he had to stand whether you are leaving Fay's to go to a You will be men in a world where work- on a box to be seen, but, being a teacher preparatory school or expect to spend a men will be needed more than anything by temperament, he held the attention of year or two more here, you will make up else. You must therefore prepare yourall who heard him.

your minds that for the future you will selves for work, and efficient work, with all Paul Morphy, the greatest of chess- try to equip yourselves as thoroughly as the speed possible. The wealth that the players, was a champion at nine. Molière, possible, and as soon as possible, for the war has destroyed will have to be recreated. whose genius was awakened early by going battle of life that is ahead of you. EspeCivilization will have to be re-established. to the theater with his jolly grandfather, cially do I urge that you shall cultivate your The wounded and the maimed and the im- wrote plays at ten. John Stuart Mill knew

memory. poverished will have to be taken care of, his Greek alphabet when three, and at five When I was a small boy, my mother made and those upon whom the duty of doing could correct his elders in Latin and Greek. me memorize great long passages of Scripthese things shall devolve must try and He was his father's constant companion, ture, the Shorter Catechism, a lot of hymns, equip themselves for their prospective and carried a note-book with him whenever and a great deal of poetry. Much of it responsibilities as promptly as possible. he went for a walk. During these walks I have forgotten, but some of it I still

I feel, therefore, that it is my duty to he asked all manner of questions, and thus remember, and what I recollect, plus the urge upon all the boys who are condemned gained the early part of his education. facility with which I learned to remember, to listen to me the need of educating them- Herbert Spencer received the early part of gives me unending pleasure and satisfacselves as completely as possible and as his education by being taught to observe tion in my old age. I know that my boy speedily as possible. In the luxurious years things when he was a tiny boy. Before he hates to hear me say this, for it means of peace that preceded the present war was fifteen John Keats had translated the that during this summer, if I am not sepathere had grown up in the United States a whole of the Æneid into prose, and in his rated from him, he will have to learn at theory that the idea of work should be dis- spare hours had read most of the books in least one short poem every week ; but I associated from the getting of an education, the school library. Coleridge, who was a know that in the years to come he will that the school should be made a sort of charity scholar in an English public school, thank me for subjecting his memory to this playhouse, and that it was wrong and had translated the eight hymns of Synesius discipline. injurious to demand of children the appli- from the Greek into English before his fif- And, finally, boys, I want to urge upon cation and intensive study that used to be teenth year. John Fiske was reading Cæsar

you

the cultivation of a will to win, which insisted upon fifty or one hundred years

at the

age

of seven, and in a letter written is absolutely necessary if we are ever to ago. I am inclined to think that the experi- to his mother on his eighth birthday said : accomplish anything worth while in life or ence of the war and the need that it has

"I am now eight years old and have read rise above mediocrity. created for well-equipped and thoroughly about two hundred volumes of books on all I happened to run across a little poem educated men will dissipate this idea. I am subjects, particularly on natural history, the other day that seemed to me to enforce a thorough believer in work, whether it be philosophy, chemistry, astronomy, gram- this truth very happily. It is as follows: physical or mental, as the most healthful mar, mathematics, and miscellaneous things.

66 THINK! form of exercise that boys or girls or I have also read Spanish a little.” At

“If you think you are beaten, you are ; grown-ups can take, and I am anxious that eleven he had written an original Greek If you think you dare not, you don't. the boys who listen to me should not be oration.

If you like to win, but you think you can't, afraid of work. I know that some boys and Lord Kelvin, the great electrician to It's almost a cinch you won't. : some parents with whom I have talked whom the world of to-day is so largely

If you think you'll lose, you're lost ; have thought a boy's subsequent career is indebted, was the son of a Scot, Professor

For out in the world we find not much affected by his record and stand- Thomson, of whom it is said that “he

Success begins with a fellow's will, ing at school. My observation and inquiry believed that a child should be educated as

It's all in the state of mind. lead me to the reverse conclusion. In most

If you think you're outclassed, you are ; soon as it showed an intelligent interest in cases the brilliant men of the world were

You've got to think high to rise, the world, and that this education should

You've got to be sure of yourself before hard students and precocious children. be along lines indicated by the child's

You can ever win a prize. We read of Julius Cæsar-perhaps the tendencies.” With this idea, he began to Life's battles don't always go greatest of all warriors-riding to war teach his two boys in the cradle. His friends To the stronger or faster man ; behind his Uncle Marius at the tender age protested that he would strain the chil- But soon or late the man who wins of three. Napoleon at the same age played dren's minds and break down their intel

Is the man who thinks he can." with a toy cannon and marched imaginary lects, but he replied: "Stuff and nonsense! General Foch, the great strategist, who troops to war. Alexander the Great when It is precisely because the education of is now in command of all the Allied armies, but three years old went out to meet children begins too late that they find it is very fond of saying that no battle is ever ambassadors and talked with them in the hard to learn and strain their minds in the lost until it is morally lost, and that we are absence of his father.

attainment of knowledge. Let a child get never licked until we adınit it. This is the The three-year-old Confucius played on accustomed to using its mind in early child- spirit by which the soldiers that will ultithe lute and talked with his mother's hood and study will never tax it, but will be mately defeat Germany are animated. I friends on filial piety. When only four a perpetual joy; and, at any rate, this is the hope that it is, and will continue to be, the years old, Milton wrote creditable Latin

way I intend to bring up my boys." He spirit in which you boys will attack the verse and Pope composed Greek stanzas, did, and, possibly as a result of this, both problems that confront you during your while the latter wrote his famous “ Ode to boys became famous men and lived to a school days, the other problems that will Solitude” when he was but twelve. At five ripe old age. The elder son entered Glas- be

yours
when

you are at college, and the little Hannibal held a sword heavier than gow University at the age of twelve, and difficulties that you will meet and the himself and vowed eternal vengeance

led his class there. He lived until he was battles that you will have to fight when against the Romans. Saint-Saëns wrote over eighty, leaving a reputation as a great you become men.

WEEKLY OUTLINE STUDY OF

CURRENT HISTORY

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THE NEW BOOKS This department will include descriptive notes, with or without brief comments, about books received by The Outlook. Many of the important books will

have more extended and critical treatment later BY J. MADISON GATHANY, A.M.

BIOGRAPITY
My Empress. By Madawa Marfa Monchanow.

Illustrated. The John Lane Company, New
HOPE STREET HIGH SCHOOL, PROVIDENCE, R. I.

York. $2.50.

This is no mere book of back-stairs
Based on The Outlook of July 10, 1918

gos.

sip. True, it offers gossip and sharp-edged Each week an Outline Study of Current History based on the preceding number of The Outlook will

comment, not only on the members of the be printed for the benefit of current events classes, debating clubs, teachers of history and of English, and

Russian Imperial family, but also on the the like. and for use in the home and by suc'ı individual readers as may desire suggestions in the serious members of the Russian Court. But it is study of current history.-- The Editors.

also an account written by a woman who

for a quarter of a century had been in [Those who are using the weekly outline should

the Russian, people. 6. What is the answer close intimacy with the Empress Alexandra not attempt to cover the whole of an outling in any

to The Outlook's question, “ How shall one lesson or study. Assiga for one lesson selected

-an attempt to depict the Empress's charRussia be saved ?" 7. Two of the best questions, one or two propositions for discnssion,

acter truly, with all its depressing limitabooks ever written on Russia are

6. The and only such words as are found in the material

tions and yet with all its evident virtues. assigned. Or distribute selected questions among

Eclipse of Russia," by E. J. Dillon The book throws a vivid side-light on Rusdifferent members of the class or group and have (Doran), and “The Birth of the Russian

sian life as it has latterly been lived by the them report their findings to all when assembled. Democracy,” by A. J. Sack (the Russian

Court circle and the nobles.
Then have all discuss the questions together.) Information Bureau, Woolworth Building,
New York). A very interesting and sug-

HISTORY, POLITICAL ECONOMY, AND POLITICS

Little That is Good (The). Stories of London I-INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

gestive book on Russia is Stephen Graham's A. Topic: A Tribute to France; The

and Glimpses of English Civilization. By Russia and the World” (Macmillan).

Harold Begbie. Illustrated. Cassell & Co.,
Bastille.
B. Topic: Submarines and Airplanes ;

Ltd., New York.
Reference : Page 403.

The Effect of Kühlmann's Speech.

Harold Begbie has by his previous writ-
Quiestions :
Reference: Pages 405, 406.

ings shown himself both familiar with the 1. Give a brief summary of the social, Questions :

slums of London and sympathetic with the economic, and political conditions in France

1: Germany has sunk another hospital work which philanthropy is doing to eradon the eve of the French Revolution. 2. Tell

ship. What does The Outlook say about why and how July 14 came to be the great this affair? 2. What are the rules as to

capital of the world. This, his latest volnational holiday of France. 3. The national hospital ships adopted and approved by all

ume, affords graphic pictures of life and holiday of France is to be observed in the Great Powers of the world (Germany

character and demonstrates the capacity America. What does The Outlook say included) at the Second Hague Convention,

of the author to see the little that is good about arrangements for this celebration? concluded October 18, 1907? 3. How do

in men and women who are ignorant of 4. How many reasons can you give why you account for the fact that the German

conventional standards, but not indifferent Americans should pay this tribute to naval authorities, with the sanction of the

to moral and spiritual values. No one can France ? 5. The Outlook believes that our German people, can torpedo a hospital ship

read this book without a new wrath against observance of the French national holiday at night without warning and upon an

the social barbarism which makes the slum will help “ to promote international under

utterly false pretense ? Discuss. 4. Do you possible and without a new admiration for standing and friendship.” Name and dis believe in retribution for Germany? If so,

those who, inspired by a spirit of brothercuss several other ways of promoting inter what sort of punishment would you advo- hood, are endeavoring to make it imposnational good will. 6. France and England cate for her? 5. Do

you think it possible

sible both by social reform from without both celebrated America's Independence for Germany to qualify for readmission to and by personal reform from within. Day, July 4, as though it were their own. civilization ? Reasons. 6. What effect did Sea Power and Freedom. A Historical Stady: Discuss the significance of this. 7. Do you Kühlmann's speech have in Germany? By Gerard Fiennes. "Introduction by Rear expect that the spirit of individual liberty. 7. What is meant by saying that his speech

Admiral Bradley Allen Fiske, U. S. N. Illus

trated. G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York. $3.50. and democracy will some day establish a

“staged ” ? If it were, what was the World's Fourth of July, which will be object? 8. Give the main reason and at

was

This is historically an extension of the observed even in Berlin? What are your least four other reasons why it is futile to

field dealt with so notably well by Admiral reasons? 8. Read in connection with this talk about peace negotiations with Germany.

Mahan in his famous “Influence of Sea topic « The Eve of the French Revolu

Power upon History,” for it goes back to C. Topic: Why Not Declare War on tion," by Edward J. Lowell (Houghton

1660 and carries the story on also from Turkey?

1783 forward. The author is no less emMifflin); Adams's “ The Growth of the

Reference: Editorial, page 410. French Nation” (Macmillan); “ The Inter

phatic than Admiral Mahan as to the vital Questions : national Mind," by N. M. Butler (Scrib

importance of sea power. His book is deners); “The English-Speaking Peoples,"

1. What reasons does The Outlook give voted more largely to narrative than to by G. L. Beer (Macmillan).

why America has not declared war upon argument. In an Introduction Admiral

Turkey? 2. In your opinion, does The Fiske, of our Navy, pays a well-earned II--NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Outlook go too far in declaring “ these tribute to the efficiency and valor of the

arguments have no weight against the A. Topic: How Shail Russia Be Saved ?

British navy in this war. Naturally, Mr. necessity of putting Turkey alongside Ger Fiennes's book is written from the British Reference : Editorial, pages 410, 411.

many”? Discuss. Questions :

standpoint and with special attention to

British achievement. 1. What are many of the rumors and III-PROPOSITIONS FOR DISCUSSION reports that have recently come out of (These propositions are suggested directly or indiRussia? What are the three impressions rectly by the subject matter of The Outlook, but Cape Cod New and Old. By Agnes Edwards. these reports have made upon The not discussed in it.)

Illustrated. Houghton Mifflin Company, BesOutlook? How do these rumors impress

1. Human lives should not be considered ton. $2. you ? 2. What are President Wilson's atti as against human rights. 2. Bolshevism is Here are sketches, made with both pen tude and policy as regards Russia? Tell Czarism upside down.

and pencil, of a locality that once seen is why you are or are not in full accord

always loved. A book that confirmed

IV-VOCABULARY BUILDING with them. 3. Do you think the Allies

“ Cape Codders," prospective summer vis

(All of the following words and expressions are should wait for an invitation” before

itors, and readers who like to travel by the found in The Outlook for July 10, 1918. Both entering Russia ? From whom would you

guide-book route will find attractive. before and after looking them up in the dictionary or expect the invitation? What legal authorelse where, give their meaning in your own words,

RELIGION AND PHILOSOPHY ity is there in Russia to issue such an The figures in parentheses refer to pages on which Ethical Philosophy of Life (An). Presented invitation? 4. Why, in your opinion, do the words may be found.)

in Its Main Outiines. By Felix Adler. D. Apthe Bolsheviki grant to Germany practi Holiday, the Bastille, due process of law

pleton & (o., New York. $3. cally everything she demands ? 5. Give (403); residue (410); despicable (405);

In the words of its venerable author, this several reasons for the tragic weakness of crux, brigand, outlaw (406).

volume “is nothing else than a book of

spiritual self-liscipline." He “ records a A booklet suggesting methods of using the W'eekly Outline of Current History will be sent on application philosophy of life growing out of the expe

TRAVEL AND DESCRJPTION

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