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HE May number of NOON will be edited by Miss Lily A. Long, of St. Paul, Minnesota. The general
title of the collection will be Songs of the Stout Heart. Miss Long is a contributor of verse to the leading magazines.
HE June number of NOON will be edited by Mrs. Danske Dandridge, of Washington, D. C.,
author of "Joy, and Other Poems," and “Rose Break.” Mrs. Dandridge has in preparation a book to be called “The Heroes of La Vendee." The foremost critics have awarded high praise to her poetry.
VALLEY MUSE BY CHARLES G. BLANDEN 12mo, cloth
Mr. Blanden is well and favorably known in the West for his excellent verse. He was first introduced to the verse lover through Eugene Field's column in the Chicago Daily Record, and during the lifetime of Mr. Field began regular contributions to this great daily, which has “discovered” many of our best Western writers in prose and verse. In a review of an earlier work Mr. Field said of Mr. Blanden's work: "A noble dignity characterizes this poet's verses, which are bright and refreshing with that indefinable subtlety called 'touch.'"
"The poems in Mr. Blanden's book of verse have something more than mere grace and refinement of phrase to commend them to notice. They are not lacking in finish. but they have depths of thought and poetry of sentiment as well as poetic form. Mr. Blanden's verse has distinction, both in thought and in manner, both in the graceful and aud fluent lyrics which he scatters through the volume and in the more philosophical poems. Even in dealing with nature, it is the poetic suggestion of her phases rather than any mere cleverness of descriptive phrase that marks his work."--The Chicago Record.
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TINGLE AND JANGLE
AND OTHER VERSES ABOUT
CHILDREN BY WILLIAM S. LORD 12mo, cloth, rough edges, gilt top, 50c
There is much more jingle than jangle in William S. Lord's modest volume of verse for the little folks, entitled "Jingle and Jangle." (Fleming H. Revell Company, Chicago.) Books of poems are so frequently disappointing. there is usually such a disparity between the contents and the promise of the cover, that the reviewer is apt to decide against the prisoner at the bar before hearing the case.
Mr. Lord is a disappointment, but he is an agreeable disappointment. There is much that is ingeniously sweet and touching in his rhymes. We can feel for the littte boy who ran away and was locked up in a chest :
"It was so dark I thought I saw
Strange creatures' awful eyes,
My breath for screams and cries.
And so I didn't stir;
BLUE AND GOLD Faircon
A Book of Verses by William S. LORD 12mo, old English boards
50c q “The poems deserve a most cordial welcome for their sweetness, simplicity and delicate art."-The Independent.
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