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A Miscellany Of Men

Auhtor: G Chesterton

Language: english
Published: 1912

Genres:

mysterydetective,  humor,  short story collection
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Review by Chandler, July 2005


Rating: (***)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Miscellany Of Men':

Salamander: A Miscellany of Poetry was an anthology of poetry published by George Allen and Unwin in 1947 and featuring the work of many of the Cairo poets. It was edited by Keith Bullen and John Cromer. The title alluded to the rebirth of culture from the ashes of World War II. It put itself forward as a microcosm of world literature but the sympathies of the editors were Georgian and Kiplingesque and the aim of the Salamander Group was to memorialize the soldier as amateur poet and oral historian. Work by G. S. Fraser Alan Rook John Gawsworth and John Waller as well as Bullen and Cromer was published in Salamander.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Miscellany Of Men':


... romantic tramp, and will want food if he is a toiling and sweating millionaire. A man must be supported on food as he must be supported on legs. But ...
... the wood-yard itself. There was no fear for human life, and the thing was seemingly accidental though there were the usual ugly whispers about rivalry ...
... to a tattered edge where the very tuft had whitened with the sawdust and brick-dust from the new row of houses and two or three green stars of dock ...
... God help him) that he had read through all Shakespeare and failed to find the line. A third wrote in a sort of moral distress, asking, as in confidence, ...
... And it is supremely so in the case of religion. As long as you have a creed, which every one in a certain group believes or is supposed to believe, ...
... fancied I recognised the sudden geniality with which one takes leave of a bore. When, therefore, he removed the narcotic stopper from his mouth ...
... They were so entirely of the elements and the passions that I cannot utter them in an idea, but only in an image. It seemed to me that we were barricaded ...
... his early rising or his unassuming dress. His simple meals, his simple clothes, his simple funeral, are all extolled as if they were creditable ...
... be, and there are, things which energetic modern minds would really wish, with the reasonable modification, to restore. Dr. Clifford would probably ...
... vital piece of vandalism was done by the educated, not the uneducated it was done by the influence of the artists or antiquaries who wanted to preserve ...
... play his style would improve his mind would begin slowly to clear and he would be free from all sorts of little irritating scrupulosities ...
... water given at morning. After a few sentences exchanged at long intervals in the manner of rustic courtesy, I inquired casually what was the ...
... The object of the Army is the safety of the nation from one particular class of perils therefore, since all citizens owe loyalty to the nation, ...
... process turns. Or, again, if you visit the villages that depend on one of the great squires, you will hear praises, often just, of the landlord's ...
... mere affectional convenience it is a vision. It is heroic, and even saintly, in this: that it asks for nothing in return. I love all the eats ...
... he understands this word charter. I will attempt in a moment to state in older, more suitable terms, what a charter was. In modern, practical, ...
... advancing that the clerks come out in black swarms and the villas advance in red battalions. The other is that the vast estates into which England ...
... in girth, tapers away at last into tiny twigs and we are in the topmost branches. Each of us is trying to bend the tree by a twig: to alter England ...
... wish Mr. Asquith to be pale blue. The democracy of England in the abstract, if it had been allowed to make up a policy for itself, might have desired ...
... I think that it would have been better for us in the most selfish sense, better for our pocket and prestige, if we had never effected the annexation ...