The life and letters of Hamilton W. Mabie

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byEdwin Wilson Morse

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X THE MIDDLE PERIOD WITH the year 1902 there began what may perhaps be called the middle period in Mabie's life--the period following the culmination of his purely literary career, as described in the last chapter, and preceding the crowning event of his public activities, his mission to Japan as the representative of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. If anyone were to draw from the following pages the inference that Mabie was chiefly occupied during this period in writing and receiving an occasional letter, in making trips to Europe and in enjoying his summer holidays, when not abroad, on the New England coast or in the Adirondacks, he would be wide of the mark. For, like their predecessors, these were years of incessant activity in editorial work and in lecturing, with which must also be reckoned the extraprofessional duties which Mabie had assumed, as summarized in a previous chapter. The reader should constantly bear in mind, moreover, that Mabie's editorial interests, especially during this middle period of his life, were by no means confined to literary matters. He was a regular attendant at the weekly conferences of The Outlook editorial board, at which the policy of the paper on all public questions was discussed and determined. Literary matters were seldom or never mentioned at these conferences; they took care of themselves, under Mabie's general guidance. The topics considered were the large political, economic, or social questions of the day affecting the nation, the state or the city; and during the two administrations of President Roosevelt and the administration of President Taft, many such questions of the highest importance, it will be recalled, came up for discussion. "They interested him," says Dr. Abbott, "because...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X THE MIDDLE PERIOD WITH the year 1902 there began what may perhaps be called the middle period in Mabie's life--the p...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217123074

ISBN - 13:9780217123075

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