THE LIBRARY LANTERN
"Inside a good stout lantern hung its light"-Browning
Hamilton Smith Library, University of New Hampshire,
Durham, New Hampshire
WILLIAM W. SHIRLEY, 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 Five, Number Two Monthly from October to June
DREAMERS OF EMPIRE, by Achmed Abdullah and T. Compton Paken-
Short lives of Rhodes, Burton, Walker, Nicholson, and Gordon. No
more exciting evening could be desired than one spent in reading the
stories of these men, who did as they wanted, and achieved what they
wanted-though death in some cases cut short their victories.
UNTO THE HEATHEN
SPLENDOR OF GOD, by Honorg Willsie Morrow.
A biographical novel depicting the hardships, persecutions, and heart-
aches endured by Adoniram Judson and his young wife, Ann, as the first
Baptist missionaries to Burma in 1813.
HARDY'S DORSET LIVES AGAIN
WOLF SOLENT, by John Cowper Powys.
A "psychic map" of one character, Wolf Solent. Only through his
musings and meditations do we see the other characters of the novel, who
form a background for the inward struggles of Wolf. Finely written
We cannot bear to roast a book
Nor brutally attack it;
We lay it gently on our lap
And dust its little jacket.
HARPER PRIZE NOVEL-1929
DARK JOURNEY, by Julian Green.
Against the background of a French province we watch the dark jour-
ney of a young French tutor, unhappily married and disappointed with the
monotony of his existence. A study in morbid psychology of those who
spend their lives in the light of the moon rather than the sun.
ELECTRICITY AND FANATICISM
DYNAMO, by Eugene O'Neill.
Religious fanaticism with a dynamo as the earthly embodiment of the
God Electricity. Springing from fear and compensative cruelty, it leads its
victim to poetic heights but quickly sucks him back into his original mire,
whence he passes to attain, perhaps, Nirvana in the electrical cosmos.
PIRATES, SLAVES, AND ROMANCE
THE HAPPY PARROT, by Robert W. Chambers.
A rousing tale of slave trading and pirates in the days before the war
of 1812. Stirring adventures befall Jack Strake, commander of the Happy
Parrot engaged in the Black Ivory Trade. Cintra stows away "to see the
world" and has a honeymoon on a slave ship.
THE LATEST DEEPING
ROPER'S ROW, by Warwick Deeping.
Chris Hazzard, a medical student at Bennet's Hospital, is lame, clever,
and unpopular. Urged on by the love of his mother and his wife, he leaves
behind the squalor of Roper's Row and becomes a successful doctor in
ABRAHAM LINCOLN IN NEW HAMPSHIRE, by Elwin L. Page.
Compiled from contemporary newspapers and interviews with eye-
witnesses, this account of Lincoln's five momentous days in New Hamp-
shire has much to interest both the local historian and the student of the
Great Emancipator. Coming primarily to visit his son in Phillips Exeter,
he was drawn unwillingly into the political campaign which won him so
many friends in this State. Here his aspirations were first directed toward
the presidency. Concord, Manchester, Dover, Exeter, in turn welcomed
him curiously, eyed him scoffingly, and then listened spellbound to his
EXHIBITION AT THE LIBRARY
The Library now has on exhibition a collection of prints, books and
batiks. The prints, batiks, and many of the books were loaned by two
friends of the Library.
The prints are unusual in that an original of Albrecht Durer is ex-
hibited. Included with the books, which show examples of printing from
the earliest day to now are, one incunabulum-the works of Plato printed
in Venice in 1492, a leaf from the Nuremberg Chronicle, a leaf from the
historic 4th folio of Shakespeare, and the first dictionary printed in Amer-
ica. The batiks are of two kinds, one wholly dyed, and the other painted
on with a brush. An explanation of the process of making batiks accom-
panys the exhibit.
EAST SIDE, WEST SIDE
UP TO NOW, by Alfred E. Smith.
Governor Smith writes his autobiography with so much caution that
its title has a possible significance. A good story, at its best when de-
scribing the processes of legislation in New York State.
WOMEN AND SECRETS
RED SILENCE, by Kathleen Norris.
Typical Kathleen Norris story proving that women can keep secrets.
What the effort to do this cost Dory Penfield.
WAR AND ROMANCE
FIELD OF HONOR, by Donn Byrne.
Completed shortly before Donn Byrne's untimely death last Summer.
A vivid chronicle of the struggle between Napoleon and Castlereagh skil-
fully blended with romance.
JOAN VS. JUNE?
SALT WATER TAFFY, by June Triplett.
Is Corey Ford suggesting that a recent popular autobiography be tak-
en with more than the usual grain of salt? This book will be more appre-
ciated if the other is read first. Ford pulls his salt water humor into a taffy
of delicious ridicule. Gladys, the Baby Waterspout, is unique. The favor-
ite game while reading is to identify the models of the pictures, all of whom
are well-known people.
MORE NEWS FOR CHILDREN
LITTLE MACHINERY, by Mary Liddell.
Mostly pictures of Little Machinery making things for his friends.
MORE MOTHER STORIES, by Maud Lindsay.
For your parents to read to you from.
THE DRAGON FLY OF ZUNI, by Alida Malkus.
A tale of the Pueblos and of the romance of Squash Blossom and Blue
THE RUNAWAY PAPOOSE, by Grace Moon.
Nah-tee's adventures when she gets lost on the desert.
CINDERELLA AND OTHER FAIRY TALES.
All the best fairy stories that everybody knows.
RECENT MYSTERY STORIES
Collinson-Murder in the Brownstone House.
Davidson-Murder in the Laboratory.
Flynn-Billiard Room Mystery.
Gregory-Mystery at Spanish Hacienda.
Gluck-Shadow in the House.
Hart-Hide in the Dark.
Keeler-Voice of the Seven Sparrows.
Meynell-Shadow and the Stone.
Queen-Roman Hat Mystery.
Freeman-A Silent Witness.
Street-Murder at Bratton Grange.