THE LIBRARY LANTERN
"Inside a good stout lantern hung its light"-Browning
Hamilton Smith Library, University of New Hampshire,
Durham, New Hampshire
WILLARD P. LEWIS, Librarian
"Entered as second-class matter October 10, 1927, at the post office at Durham, New Hampshire,
under the act of August 24, 1912."
Volume Three, Number Five Monthly from October to June
"The books, the academes
From whence doth spring the true Promethean fire."
'Love's Labour Lost.'
COPPER SUN, by Countee Cullen.
These poems are burnished bright by youth, love, and longing for
beauty. Countee Cullen is a Negro poet whose promise of genius cannot
CYCLOPS' EYE, by Joseph Auslander.
Auslander conveys such things as color, outdoor sounds, and the
texture of the weather with deft phrases, but often the emotional content
of his poems is obscured by too terse a style, or by mixed images.
DICK TURPIN'S RIDE, and other poems, by Alfred Noyes.
Alfred Noyes is at his best in the rollicking musical ballads of this
volume which are strongly reminiscent of The Highwayman, Forty Sing-
ing Seamen, and The Barrel-Organ.
REQUIEM, by Humbert Wolfe.
Wolfe in Requiem sings not of himself but of the lot of man.
With careful technique he divides these poems into two groups; The
Winners and the Losers. This stanza from the coda piece sums up his
"The high song is over. Even the echoes fail now;
Winners and losers-they are only a theme now,
Their victory and defeat a half-forgotten tale now;
And even the angels are only a dream now."
A MISCELLANY OF AMERICAN POETRY, 1927.
This is the fourth volume in the series of American Poetry-A Mis-
cellany. Nineteen poets have been allowed to fill twenty pages as they
wish. In most instances the poems have never before been published.
Conrad Aiken, William Rose Benet, Nathalia Crane, H. D., Robert Frost,
Edna St. Vincent Millay, Carl Sandburg, are some of the best known
CAROLING DUSK, an anthology of verse by Negro poets, edited by
Considering the contribution of the Negro to music, this anthology
is disappointing in that it contains no marked divergence from the tradi-
tions of English poetry. Few of the thirty-eight poets included speak of
racial injustice. As a whole their poems spring from sources common to
both black and white.
IMPORTANT BOOKS ON
BIBLIOGRAPHY FOR LITERARY STUDENTS, by R. B. McKerrow.
The pursuit of literary problems becomes much easier thru this
manual, which while intended primarily for students of literature, contains
a wealth of general information about books and book-making from Guten-
berg to the nineteenth century.
MAKING OF A STATE, by Thomas G. Masaryk.
Out of the welter of the World War arose a new hope for democracy
in the work of Thomas G. Masaryk, the founder and first president of
Czecho Slovakia. His modest account of his adventures in founding the
new republic and his political philosophy make this one of the most
important books of the year.
THE HERITAGE OF WOMEN, by Alice Ames Winter.
A story of the evolution of woman from Sarah in her tent to Mme.
Curie in her laboratory. The characters chosen to represent the various
ages are depicted in an interesting manner and the book contains a fund
of historical information.
THE LIFE OF BUDDHA, by Edward J. Thomas.
A scholarly endeavor to distinguish between history and legend in a
life in which they are inextricably interlaced. The book will be interesting
mainly to students of religion and philosophy. The last chapter compares
the life of Buddha with the Christian Gospel story.
THE BOOK OF THE GLOUCESTER FISHERMEN, by Jas. B. Connolly.
Here is a book which holds one spellbound from beginning to end.
Surely the fame of that illustrious sailing fleet of Gloucester will live long
in the memories of those who read these stirring tales-tales of bank
fishing, of stormy seas, of sail carrying captains and brave crews. The
salty conversations of the fishermen flavor the book with the atmosphere
of the sea and the fine illustrations of Mr. O'Connor are in keeping.
THE STORY OF EVEREST, by Captain John Noel.
The heroic efforts of the small band of men for whom the lure and
challenge of the last stronghold of nature held only tragedy and defeat, is
recounted with a rare artistry. The author says,"I realized that woven
into the picture must be not only the spirit of romance and adventure, but
a feeling of the power and majesty of mountains, of the intangible atmos-
phere of the mysticism of Tibet, and, above all a "something" which would
niake the reader feel the immensity of this struggle of man against
A COLLEGE BOOK
READING FOR HONORS AT SWARTHMORE, by R C. Brooks.
The development of honor courses in American colleges and univer-
sities is significant of a sweeping change in instructional methods in higher
education. No American institution has made more extensive and far-
reaching experiments in this direction than Swarthmore and this volume
has much light for college professors and administrative officials blazing
new trails in honors work.
A NEW HAMPSHIRE AUTHOR
SISTER, by Helen Dore Boylston, of Portsmouth, N. H.
This is a rare little book throbbing with the intensity of life at the
front. Every sentence is convincingly real, written after racking days and
nights marked by screaming shells, bursting bombs, boys moaning with
pain, while "Sister", comforting one, joking with another, "loving them
all," worked ceaselessly on, forgetting fatigue because her boys needed a
cheery word and smile.
It is the real diary of a real nurse, kept by the writer to send to her
father and printed unchanged except for a few names. Her Major Crab-
tree is Dr. E. G. Crabtree of Commonwealth Ave., Boston. Miss Boylston
is a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital and went across in 1916
with a Harvard Unit which was afterwards taken over by the British
After the war was over she came home but later joined the American
Red Cross and was sent to Poland and Albania. While in Europe she
formed a friendship with Rose Wilder Lane and with her spent some time
in Paris for special study. These two authors have now established a home
together in Tirana, Albania.
THE WIDE, OPEN SPACES
COW COUNTRY, by Will James.
More interesting tales of wild ponies, range cattle and real cowboys.
Full of humor, pathos, quaint touches of human nature, these eight short
stories are delightful in the same manner as "Smoky, the Cowhorse",
or "The Drifting Cowboy". Phases of the range life are most graphically
recorded in the sketches which Will James does himself. Whether it is
a little mustang colt, an old stallion, a herd of range cattle, or just an old-
timer's worn out cowhorse, its spirit lives in these realistic drawings.
BOOKS AND AUTHORS
DICTIONARY OF NATIONAL BIOGRAPHY.
An addition to the Dictionary of National Biography, the first since
1912 is shortly to be published covering the years from 1912 to 1921-an
important period because of the World War.
The final word has been written in the New English Dictionary begun
in 1889 by Sir James Murray and the second half of volume ten will be
published in a short time.
The Poetry Clan, an organization of poets in Chicago, proposes to
bring out an edition of the six best volumes of poetry written during the
Scribner's is the latest popular monthly to be sent forth in a new
cover, typography and content.
"Let us search more and more into the Past; let all men explore it as
the true fountain of knowledge, by whose light alone, consciously or un-
consciously employed, can the Present and the Future be interpreted or
THE MONGOLIAN HORDE
GENGHIS KAHN, the emperor of all men, by Harold Lamb.
Almost eight hundred years ago Genghis Kahn made an empire out of
the nomad Mongol tribes and organized his Golden Horde that conquered
China and Persia and swept before it the armies of the Christian kings
as far as Poland and Hungary. Only the death of the Khan and the recall
of the army saved Europe from Asiatic conquest. Genghis Kahn was a
master of strategy, keen and resourceful, and led men of almost incredible
discipline, devotion and endurance. He was also a great civil ruler and
his empire was noted for order and religious toleration. The account
here given is historically accurate and a fascinating tale of wild adventure.
LANTERN AND PROFILE WANTED.
Copies of the Profile, the college literary monthly published here
several years ago are needed by the library and also any copies of the
numbers of volume one of the Library Lantern especially numbers five
and six. They will be appreciated.
The library has recently received from the Philbrook James Library
of Deerfield, thru the kindness of the librarian, Mr. E. B. Hersey, ninety-
one volumes of French literature in half leather binding.
The librarian has been appointed a member of a library advisory
committee in connection with the Survey of Land Grant Colleges and Uni-
versities now being conducted by Dr. A. J. Klein for the United States
Bureau of Education.
570.72-A135-Abderhalden-Handbuch d. biolog. Arbeitsmethoden vol.
1, part 2, sec. 1.
547.8-E23-Edlbacher-Structurchemie der Aminosauren.
543-G852-Griffin-Technical methods of analysis.
546.6-L668-Levy-The rare earths.
542.61-M115-MacArdle-Use of solvents in synthetic organic chemistry.
544.-N952-Noyes-Qualitative analysis for rare elements.
543.8-P923-Pregl-Quantitative organic microanalysis.
540.72-R354-Reid-Intro. to organic research.
541.3452-N277-Weiser-Colloid symposium monograph.
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W673b-Wilder-Bridge of San Luis Rey.