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   JUST when I had given up hope, Mary Davies comes to make a third to myself and Geo. Washington.
   For on p. 2 she says, "More than forty years ago ... I was a girl of seven years old."
   This storms the citadel of confidence, and pulls out the back teeth of the Dragon Doubt.  I was therefore prepared to believe anything she might say.
   And accordingly we get a simple, charming, old-fashioned motherly book, full of kindly thought and real piety; that it may have no objective value for the S.P.R. is quite unimportant for the class of readers whom it is intended to reach.
   Mrs. Davies is a "professional medium"; of such I have said things which only my incapacity for invective prevented from being severe.  But though (no doubt) the phenomena recorded in this book are 'non-evidential,' I do feel the sincerity of the writer.  I am confident of her good faith.

   TO quote the preface of Horatio Bottomley, "Louise Heilgers is the only female writer of short stories of the present day."
   She is in truth one of the ten million, her heart is their heart, her mind their mind, and consequently her thoughts their thoughts.  She will soon be acclaimed as a popular author.
   It is refreshing indeed to find somebody writing direct from the heart without in any way striving after originality.
   Excepting as to their length, these stories do not in any manner resemble those of Baudelaire.                                  BUNCO.

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   A VERY adequate and even thorough study of French bourgeois life as it really is.  As a picture, it is better than anything Zola ever did, though (for the {253} same reason) it lacks just that which Zola always gives --- a sense of tragedy.  Probably Mr. George will say (with a maiden blush) that his novel is none the worse for that; he would deny the truth of the poet's vision --- insist that the cosmos is but incoherency of heterogeneous incident.
   I may, however, urge with more hope of his attention that his novel breaks off at the really interesting part.  What did Suzette say?  Did the family tyranny make a man of Henri?  Were they married, and, if so, what came of it?  I wait patiently on Mr. George; may he incline unto me and hear my cry!

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   ADMIRABLE, this Odyssey of emasculation.  The verse is at all times facile and clever beyond all praise, though there are three or four faulty rhymes, and I cannot pass (twice) "pleeceman" and "pleece," unless they are so spelt.
   The story is very typical and very tragic.  An idle youth without enough guts even to go wrong.  When, after infinite struggle, he gets into debt, an aunt conveniently dies and leaves him everything.  After innumerable mild philanderings, not one of which brings him even within whistling distance of the "methode du Dr. Fernandez," he returns to the lady whose acres adjoin his own; and Mr. Frankau, with consummate art, leaves us uncertain whether he will even summon up the energy to marry her.
   Smart, shallow, shoddy society in every clime is pictured admirably well; this book will be a classic, in a hundred years, for its historical interest. But it behoves somebody to write a commentary within the next twelve months, or a good third of the allusions will be for ever unintelligible.
   It is one of the most readable books I have struck for a long while; alas! that so depressing a portrait should be so real.  Anarchy would become the only thinkable political creed if "One of Us" represented more than a negligible and almost outworn fringe of the antimacassar of society.
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                                                  DAVID THOMAS.  {254}

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   WE extend the hand of brotherhood to Colonel Forman.  While regretting to some extent the extreme lengths to which he has gone in making it quite clear to cowans and eavesdroppers exactly what happens in the Raising, and in publishing careful diagrams of the secret steps, etc., the only possible ambiguity, "e.g." in the murder of H.A., being that l---- t---- might stand for left testicle, we think it is better so.  Since English Freemasonry has become soulless formalism, let us at least perform the ceremonies with decorum!
   Your reviewer is personally a staunch Tory, and cannot help preferring the "Emulation" working which long years have endeared to him.
   But never will he consent to the foul hash of the 23rd Psalm (Milton's, I suppose) here still printed.
   Colonel Forman shows a good deal of insight into the true meaning of Masonry, and a real understanding of the symbolism.  He appears a suitable candidate for some more serious order, such as the M ∴ M ∴ M ∴ or even the O.T.O.

   MRS. LEVERSON is easily the daintiest and wittiest of our younger feminine writers; but she does well to call her latest masterpiece "Tenterhooks."  Mrs. Leverson offers us a picture of an aged, wrinkled and bedizened Jewess with false hair and teeth, painted and whitewashed with kohl, rouge and chalk until there seems hardly any woman there at all.  Yet not content with addiction to indiscriminate adultery and morphine, she finds pleasure in seducing young men and picking their pockets.
   Fie! you can surely show us a prettier picture than that.  Why not return to your earlier manner?  Not necessarily the manner of "An Idyll in Bloomsbury," but you might advantageously find material in Brixton or Bayswater.

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     England.  Geo. Kenning & Son.  1"s." 6"d."
   A USEFUL guide in the practical details of Freemasonry.  On the subject of the serious study of the Order, however, Bro. Crowe is rather pathetic.  He refers us to learned Bro. This, and illuminated Bro. That, and instructed Bro. Tother; but orthodox Freemasonry has apparently not yet any adherent who {255} could pass the first standard in a Masonic Board School.  "E.g." on the apron of the 18 Degree the Monogram of the Eternal is misspelt --- blasphemously misspelt.  Any Yid from Houndsditch could correct it.  And on the M.W.S. jewel, Jeheshua is usually spelt with a Resh!

                There was a fair Maid of Bombay
                Who was put in an awkward situation, the nature of which
                    it is unnecessary to discuss,
                  By the mate of a lugger,
                  An ignorant Sovereign Prince of Rose Croix
                Who always spelt Jeheshua with a Resh.

   Prate not of scholarship, Bro. Crowe!
   Such ignorance, when combined with the Satanic Pride to which the possession of an apron with blue silk and silver tassels, value three half-bull! naturally predisposes mankind, leads to presumption, bigotry and intolerance.  So we find Bro. Crowe asserting that all other degrees than his own are "spurious and worthless."  Go slow, Bro. Crowe!
   The intelligence of Freemasons may be guessed by the level at which they rate that of cowans and eavesdroppers.  They print their secret rituals for any one to buy; so far, so good, why shouldn't they?  But they print initials and finals of "missing words" which no single reader of "Pearson's Weekly" could miss.
   "Advance a short step with your l--t f--t," would not have baffled Edgar Allan Poe!
   They are even such b-- f--s --- (will they decipher this! --- it stands for "bright fellows") --- that when by accident they do baffle you ---
   "Gives him the P--e, C--w, and S--," --- they print it full in another place, but in the same connection --- "The Pickaxe, Crow, and Shovel."
   No, Bro. Crowe!  Whoa, Bro. Crowe!  (Blow Bro. Crowe!  Ed.)
   But for all Masons who wish to know the mysteries of how to address a V.W.P. Pres. Brd. G. Pur., and the order of precedence of a Past Assistant Grand Director of Ceremonies, this is the Book.

   JUST the book of verse we should have expected from C. W. Daniel -- the feeble, fluent, derived expression of a decadent and frail personality.
   Mr. Bax is a pupil of Victor B. Neuburg, so far as form goes; but oh! what a lot he has to learn!
                                               ST. MAURICE E. KULM. {256}

   IN "Prehistoric Parables," Mr. Bell, with consummate skill, carries the reader back to the Carboniferous Period.  He does not trouble himself about scientific facts, but he gives most adequate descriptions, often beautiful, of that happy happy age.
   It is a quaint conceit of his to write the parable in prehistoric times, and the moral in the twentieth century.
   I regret that the book is illustrated.  The artist's conceptions are far below those of the author, which has a tendency to deter rather than help the reader.
   There is a slight journalistic touch in the style, but there is much too much in this book to allow it to trouble you.
   Read it, and know Thyself.
                                                E. LE ROUX.

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   NO sentimental drivel in this little book, but songs sung by a man whose heart beats high and feels the good red blood tingling through his veins --- who loves the scorching sun he curses, and the acrid country which gives him his splendid outlook upon life.
   "In Articulo Mortis" is a volume of philosophy in itself, and should be circulated by the Religious Tract Society to all men, married or unmarried, in West Africa.
   A complain could be made that this book is too reminiscent of Kipling; perhaps it is; but then again, perhaps the author has never read Kipling.
   The following, from "The Leper," is characteristic ---

                "Here through the live-long day I wait,
                             Allah!  Allah!
                 In the shadows flung by the city gate,
                             Allah!  Allah!
                 My fingers have gone and my toes as well,
                 And the leprous spots on my body swell,
                 But Allah Eternal does all things well.
                             Allah!  Allah!  Akbar!"

   THE best of this book is that it reads well.  I thought a priori ("a") it read very well weekly; in a lump it will bore; ("b") it only read well weekly because of its pornographic or Prudential surroundings.  But, lo! it is most excellent.  {257} St. James the Divine has indeed found a way to tell the truth (about most things) without frightening Respectability too much, though I think he might have spared us a thunderbolt against that feeble writer, Herbert Vivian.
   Sanctus Jacobus Corvus once observed in his treatise on "Mysticism" (blue-pencilled by the common sub-editor), "Crow and Crowley --- what a combination!"  Not a bad one, either.  If only he had stolen the holy water (as I begged him to do) and baptized our mandrakes properly ------ Never mind! I advise all our readers to read his book; and if he does not advise all the readers of "John Bull" to read mine, I shall despair of human nature.
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HAIL MARY!                     BY ALEISTER

   The "Daily Mail" says --- this is a garland of some fifty or sixty devotional hymns to the Virgin, in which the author, while not exceeding the bounds of Catholic orthodoxy, fills his verses with quaint and charming conceits, very much in the style of the 'metaphysical' poets of the seventeenth century.  Indeed, in turning over the pages of 'Amphora,' as the little volume was entitled when published anonymously two years ago, by Burns & Oates, we feel them to be the work of a recipient of the tradition of Vaughan the Silurist, George Herbert, and Crashaw, although Mr. Crowley is smooth where they are rugged, plain where they are perplexing.
   "These poems indicate a mind full of earnest aspiration towards his spiritual Queen, a mind of an engaging naivete, untroubled by the religious and philosophical problems which weary more complex intelligences.  This little work can be cordially recommended to Catholic readers."
   Father Kent writes in "The Tablet" --- "Among the many books which benevolent publishers are preparing as appropriate Christmas presents we notice many new editions of favourite poetic classics.  But few, we fancy, can be more appropriate for the purpose than a little volume of original verses, entitled 'Amphora,' which Messrs. Burns & Oates are on the point of publishing.  The following stanzas from a poem on the Nativity will surely be a better recommendation of the book than any words of critical appreciation:

           "The Virgin lies at Bethlehem.
              (Bring gold and frankincense and myrrh!)
            The root of David shoots a stem.
              (O Holy Spirit, shadow her!)

           "She lies alone amid the kine.
              (Bring gold and frankincense and myrrh!)
            The straw is fragrant as with wine.
              (O Holy Spirit, shadow her!)"

   Lieut.-Col. Gormley writes --- "The hymns ordinarily used in churches for devotional purposes are no doubt excellent in their way, but it can scarcely be said, in the case of many of them, that they are of much literary merit, and some of them indeed are little above the familiar nursery rhymes of our childhood; it is therefore somewhat of a relief and a pleasure to read the volume of hymns to the Virgin Mary which has just been published by Messrs. Burns & Oates.  These hymns to the Virgin Mary are in the best style, they are devotional in the highest degree, and to Roman Catholics, for whom devotion to the Virgin Mary forms so important a part of their religious belief, these poems should indeed be welcome; personally I have found them just what I desired, and I have no doubt other Catholics will be equally pleased with them."
   "Vanity Fair" says --- "To the ordinary mind passion has no relation to penitence, and carnal desire is the very antithesis of spiritual fervour.  But close observers of human nature are accustomed to discover an intimate connection between the forces of the body and the soul; and the student of psychology is continually being reminded of the kinship between saint and sinner.  Now and then we find the extremes of self and selflessness in the same soul.  Dante tells us how the lover kissed the trembling mouth, and with the same thrill describes his own passionate abandonment before the mystic Rose.  In our own day, the greatest of French lyric poets, Verlaine, has given us volumes of the most passionate love songs, and side by side with them a book of religious poetry more sublimely credulous and ecstatic than anything that has come down to us from the Ages of faith.  We are all, as Sainte-Beuve said, 'children of a sensual literature,' and perhaps for that reason we should expect from our singers fervent religious hymns.
   "There is one of London's favourites almost unrivalled to express by her art the delights of the body with a pagan simplicity and directness.  Now she sends us a book, 'Amphora,' a volume of religious verse: it contains song after song in praise of Mary," etc. etc. etc.
   The "Scotsman" says --- "Outside the Latin Church conflicting views are held about the worship of the Virgin, but there can be no doubt that this motive of religion has given birth to many beautiful pieces of literature, and the poets have never tired of singing variations on the theme of 'Hail Mary.' This little book is best described here as a collection of such variations.  They are written with an engaging simplicity and fervour of feeling, and with a graceful, refined literary art that cannot but interest and attract many readers beyond the circles of such as must feel it religiously impossible not to admire them."
   The "Daily Telegraph" says --- "In this slight volume we have the utterances of a devout anonymous Roman Catholic singer, in a number of songs or hymns addressed to the Virgin Mary.  The author, who has evidently a decided gift for sacred verse and has mastered varied metres suitable to her high themes, divides her poems into four series of thirteen each --- thus providing a song for each week of the year.  The songs are all of praise or prayer addressed to the Virgin, and though many have a touch of mysticism, most have a simplicity of expression and earnestness of devotion that will commend them to the author's co-religionists."
   The "Catholic Herald" says --- "This anonymous volume of religious verse reaches a very high level of poetic imagery.  It is a series of hymns in honour of Our Lady, invariably expressed in melodious verse.  The pitfalls of religious verse are bathos and platitude, but these the sincerity of the writer and a certain mastery over poetic expression have enabled him --- or her --- to avoid.  The writer of such verse as the following may be complimented on a very high standard of poetic expression:

             "The shadows fall about the way;
                Strange faces glimmer in the gloom;
              The soul clings feebly to the clay,
                For that, the void; for this, the tomb!

             "But Mary sheds a blessed light;
                Her perfect face dispels the fears.
              She charms Her melancholy knight
                Up to the glad and gracious spheres.

             "O Mary, like a pure perfume
                Do thou receive this falling breath,
              And with Thy starry lamp illume
                The darkling corridors of death!"

   The "Catholic Times" says --- "The 'Amphora' is a collection of poems in honour of our Blessed Lady.  They are arranged in four books, each of which contains thirteen pieces.  Thus with the prologue there are fifty-three poems in all.  Needless to say they breathe a spirit of deep piety and filial love towards our Heavenly Mother.  Many beautiful and touching thoughts are embodied in the various verses, which cannot but do good to the pious soul."
   The "Staffordshire Chronicle" says --- "Under this title there has appeared an anonymous volume of verses breathing the same exotic fragrance of Rossetti's poem on Our Lady that begins 'Mother of the fair delight.'  There is the same intense pre-Raphaelite atmosphere, the same aesthetic revelling in Catholic mysticism, the same rich imagery and gorgeous word-colouring that pervade the poetic works of that nineteenth-century artist.  A valuable addition to the poetic literature on the Mother of our Lord."
   The "Guardian" says --- "The devotional fervour of 'Amphora' will make them acceptable to those who address their worship to the Blessed Mother of the Christ.  The meaning of the title of the book is not very obvious.  It cannot surely have anything to do with the lines in Horace, 'Amphora coepit,'" etc.
   The "Catholic Times" says --- "As far as we can gather from his other works, the author is not a Catholic, perhaps not even, strictly speaking, a Christian; but here we have page after page of most exquisite praise of Her, whom Wordsworth greeted as 'our tainted nature's solitary boast," until one marvels at the fecundity of concept, imagery, and fit expression."


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                                  THE POETRY


                                  For AUGUST

                       contains an exhaustive survey of
                           Modern French Poetry by

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                                THE WHIRLPOOL

                                 ETHEL ARCHER

              With a Cover specially designed by E. J. WIELAND;
               a Dedicatory Sonnet by VICTOR B. NEUBURG; and an
                      introduction by ALEISTER CROWLEY.

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   "This is a whirlpool, and no mistake; a witches' cauldron wherein suns and stars and souls, and Lilith and Sappho, and 'whispering hair,' and corpses and poppies, jostle one another in a heaving brew of iridescent, quasi-putrescent, ultra-modernity.  Quite good reading all the same.  Take p. 44: --- .... And we must thank the mysterious V. B. N. for a really inspired line ---
               'Thou lyric laughter of the enfranchised male.'
.... The naughty new 'male' smashing our windows with this inverted commas ...
unless, indeed, as Mr. Aleister Crowley authoritatively hints in his sacerdotal preface, ... But the time, we think, is hardly ripe for such disclosures, although the more intelligent among us may have seen a certain Writing upon the Wall, setting forth, in clearest language, that 1 + 1 = 3." --- "The English Review."

   "Poems by a new writer who possesses imaginative gifts of unusual quality.  Miss Archer's poems are both mystical and realistic, and they bear traces of having been to some extent influenced by the work of Mr. Aleister Crowley, but without losing an originality which is entirely their own." --- "T. P.'s Weekly."

   "This book has all the defects and none of the qualities of Mr. Crowley's work. ... Miss Ethel Archer misses everything.  There is no "elan" in the work.  She has none of the happy fluency of her master, and it requires much to carry off the cumbrous apparatus of esoteric epithets with which she is burdened.  Miss Archer's mechanical abnormalities are ridiculous; she has mistaken jingle for music and incomprehensibility for passion.  ... The world will not willingly let it die." --- "Vanity Fair."

   "On the cover a naked woman is riding a bat over a whirlpool; craggy white mountains are behind her and a red sky behind all.  There is a fine fierceness of movement in the design; it is certainly good.  Mr. Aleister Crowley introduces Miss Archer briefly but splendidly, with phrases of this sort: 'We find such rime-webs as abaaab-babbba ..., more exquisite than all the arabesques of the Alhambra." ... It is all very splendid. ... We feel drearily sensible of our outer darkness.  Coming to Miss Archer's poetry we are obliged to notice her debt to Swinburne, yet we find it, on the whole, good. ... The colour is very strong; the shades of thought are clear, and often subtle. ... The uninitiated may certainly recognise great strength of conviction in Miss Archer, even if they cannot or do not wish to appreciate it." --- "The Poetry Review."

   "Several of these unpleasant phantasies are reprinted from the "Equinox," and there is an introduction by Aleister Crowley, in which he says this book is the hell of sterile passion glowing in the heart of the hell of desolation." --- "Times Literary Supplement."

   "There is a resemblance in much of Miss Archer's verse to the sensuous school of English poetry, and it has the same lyrical power.  Love in its various forms is the theme of her songs, and she expresses her thoughts in vivid words.  The portrayal of the intensity of personal feeling with an unguarded freedom, is that which a student of pre-Raphaelite poetry would naturally acquire.  (Our reviewer's guarded remarks lead us to suppose he means that The Whirlpool' is rather 'hot water.' --- ED.) --- "Publishers' Circular."

   "Moralists with no pretensions to severity will frown at the sentiments conveyed in the poem 'To Lilith. ...' 'Reverie,' 'Midsummer Morn,' and 'Sleep,' are really beautiful poems. ..." --- "Westminster Review."

   "Full, at any rate, of high artistic endeavour is Miss Ethel Archer's 'The Whirlpool.'  There is a strong sense of classical beauty and of form in these passionate and exotic verses.  'The Felon Flower' is an extraordinary rhapsody, and the 'Song to Leila' is delicate and highly wrought." --- "The Commentator."

   "The verse is musical and the ideas profound. ..." --- "Light."

                      MR. NEUBURG'S NEW VOLUME OF POEMS.

                            "Imperial" 16mo, pp. 200


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                             THE TRIUMPH OF PAN.

                         POEMS By VICTOR B. NEUBURG.

   This volume, containing many poems, --- nearly all of them hitherto unpublished --- besides THE TRIUMPH OF PAN, includes THE ROMANCE OF OLIVIA VANE.
   The First Edition is limited to Two Hundred and Fifty copies: Two Hundred and Twenty on ordinary paper, whereof less than Two Hundred are for sale; and thirty on Japanese vellum, of which Twenty-five are for sale.  These latter copies are numbered, and signed by the Author.  The binding is half-parchment with crimson sides; the ordinary copies are bound in crimson boards, half holland.
   The price of ordinary copies is Five Shillings net; of the special copies, One Guinea net.

                      EXTRACTS FROM FIRST NOTICES.

   "Not everyone will care for Mr. Neuburg's tone in all the pieces, but he is undoubtedly a poet to be reckoned with, and a volume so original as this is should create no small stir.  It is superbly produced by the publishers." --- "Sussex Daily News."
   "When one comes to the poems ... it is evident that they are written in English.... In a certain oblique and sub-sensible sense, eloquent and musical....Distinctly Wagnerian in their effects...." --- "Scotsman."
   "It is full of 'the murmurous monotones of whispering lust,' 'the song of young desire,' and that kind of poppycock." --- "London Opinion."
   "A competent master of words and rhythms. ... His esoteric style is unreasonably obscure from an intelligent plain poetry-lover's standpoint." --- "Morning Leader."
   "A charming volume of poems... Pagan glamour ... passion and vigour. ... 'Sigurd's Songs' are commendable for dealing with the all too largely neglected Scandinavian theology. ... A scholarly disciple. ... The entire volume is eminently recommendable." --- "Jewish Chronicle."
   "A gorgeous rhapsody. ... Fortunately, there are the police. ... On the whole, we cannot help regretting that such splendid powers of imagination and expression are flung away in such literary rioting." --- "Light."
   "Sometimes of much beauty of rhythm and phrase. ..." ---"Times."
   "Poets who have any originality deserve to be judged by their own standard. ... A Neo-mystic or semi-astrological pantheist. ..." --- "Liverpool Echo."
   "Love-making appears to have an added halo in his eyes if it is associated with delirium or bloodshed. ... Mr. Neuburg has a 'careless rapture' all his own; the carelessness, indeed, is just the trouble.  His versification is remarkable, and there is something impressive in its mere fluency. ... So luxurious, so rampant, a decadence quickly palls. ... On the whole, this book must be pronounced a quite grievous exhibition of recklessness and folly." --- "Manchester Guardian."
   "...We began to be suspicious of him. ... Hardly the sort of person we should care to meet on a dark night with a knobby stick in his hand. ... This clever book." --- "Academy."
   "A vivid imagination fostered by a keen and loving insight of nature, and this allied to a command of richly adorned language ... have already assured for the author a prominent place amongst present-day poets. ... An enthusiastic devotion to classic song ... sustained metrical charm.  From first to last the poet's work is an important contribution to the century's literature." --- "Publishers' Circular."
   "This [book] contains the answer to a very well-known riddle propounded by the late Elizabeth Barrett Browning.  You remember she asked in one of her poems, 'What was he doing to Great God Pan: Down in the reeds by the River?' Well, Mr. Victor Neuburg has discovered the answer, for he was obviously wandering near the river if he was not hidden in the reeds. ..." --- "ROBERT ROSS in "The Bystander."
   "There is no question about the poetic quality of much of Mr. Neuburg's verse. ... We are given visions of love which open new amorous possibilities." --- "Daily Chronicle."
   "Sheer ennui is apt to say 'morbid,' and have done with it. ... But here is Mr. Neuburg, with real literary and temperamental gifts ... but it is not honest to deny that he is actually straying here and there upon the borders of a definite region of consciousness; that the evil and power he acclaims and fears have a phantom existence. ..." --- "Westminster Gazette."

              EXTRACTS FROM PRESS NOTICES --- "Continued"

   "A volume of no ordinary ability ... real beauty." --- "Advocate of India."
   "... His poems are a mystery beyond the comprehension of the uninitiate. But we can appreciate the beauty of their sound, and envy those lovers in distant countries who will apparently enjoy the meaning. ..." ---"English Review."
   "By a big Pot, no doubt." --- "John Bull."
   "'The Triumph of Pan' contains poems alive with music and rich in thought. Mr. Neubrug writes with distinction, and the book, from first to last, is one which lovers of poetry will appreciate." --- "Standard."
   "... full of the throbbing fever of life which one cannot confine into measure on all occasions.
   "'The Triumph of Pan' is full of sonorous lines, with wonderful word pictures and poetic imagery which has seldom been excelled. ..." --- "American Register."
   "... Many beautiful passages in the volume ... strange allusions to unpleasant gods, and the imagery is occasionally repellent.
   "The tremendous conception of that 'world so wide' ... at his best in some of the shorter poems ... stirring rhythm.
   ... we linger with delight over the splendid line ---
             "'The murmurous song of the morning star, aflame o'er the birth of day.'
   "... Melodious and plaintive with a haunting rhythm ... vivid and pictorial ... a painter's vision as well as a poet's ear ... a fine simile in 'Osiris' is all his own." --- "Co-Mason."
   "... a delirious music ... the majority of them [the poems] trouble the reader by giving the impression that a deep meaning lies behind the embroidered veil of words to which he is unable to penetrate; others again seem to suggest events of too intimate and personal a nature to have a general application or interest ...  mixed metaphors --- erratic visualisation. ..." --- "Theosophy in Scotland."
   "Passion and pain, 'red desire' and 'red roses' are frequent "motifs" in Mr. V. B. Neuburg's 'Triumph of Pan' ('The Equinox' Office), much of which merits the ambiguous distinction of being unusual.  Though by no means deficient in originality, vigour or imaginative power, his verse is too often cumbered with the fantastic symbols of a species of erotic mysticism, into which we feel no desire to probe; while the lack of reticence consistently displayed constitutes an artistic blemish not lightly to be excused.  The author's serene confidence in the immortality of his lays would be better justified were he to make some attempt to discriminate between the gold and the rubbish, and, incidentally, refraining from penning such grotesqueness as is contained, for example, in 'The Sunflower,' where we are informed how, among other portents ---
                                         "'a greater god arose,
                 And stole the earth by standing on his toes
                 And blowing through the air.'
   "It is difficult to believe that the persons to whom certain poems are inscribed will experience any very lively gratification at the compliment." --- "Athenaeum."
   "... really notable fluency and fecundity of expression. ... He gives us little of that boring stuff that is usually termed 'strong meat.' ... his dedicatory poem is the one that fascinates me most.  It is a tender little lyric, delicate, iridescent, fragrant as a summer dawn.  I take the liberty of quoting it in full. ..." --- "New Age."
   "Fie, Mr. Neuburg! ... a most regrettable collection of songs that deal with unrestrained affection. ... There's no denying they are first-rate verse." --- PERCY FLAGE in "The Equinox."
   "... We are dizzied and dazzled by a foaming rainbow-hued torrent of impassioned words.  We are struck by the wealth and boldness of the imagery, and the facility of mechanical execution. ... It is brilliant work ... one is bound to admire the cleverness of it all." --- "Literary Guide."
   "... In the author of the present collection of poems ... we have a veritable twentieth-century mystic and apostle of ecstasy who, according to his dedication, gives his songs ---
                  "'By the sign that is black and forbidden,
                     By the word that is uttered no more.'
   "'The Triumph of Pan,' from which the book borrows its title, is a remarkable sequence of some forty 'philosophic and ecstatic' stanzas ... he would also seem to 'hold opinion with Pythagoras' although we question if even Nietzsche himself could quite fathom the undercurrent of the lay. ... Despite occasional extravagances in thought and in diction his work is that of a cultured scholar, his verbal artistry undeniably inspired with the true spirit of poetry.  Whether he sings of 'Violet skies all rimmed in tune,' of red ravens, of purple kisses, of silver stars 'crested with amber melody,' or of the 'rhythmic sway of the idle moon,' he is always musical albeit, like Wagner, whose effects he now and then distinctly recalls, often utterly unintelligible. ... In striking contrast to the chaste and serenely beautiful 'Diana Rides; ... are no less that twenty-two audaciously passionate love-lyrics inscribed not only to one Olivia Vane, but also, curiously enough to her 'other' lover." --- "The Gambolier."
   "He has arrived. ...
   "Mr. Neuburg's work is partly mystical and partly of the flesh. ... Quite frankly, some of his work we do not at all understand.  This applies notably to his 'Music-Pictures,' which 'were obtained under the direct influence of music.'  'This,' the poet naively tells us, 'may explain their apparent inconsequence.' ... he is much more than a minor poet.  He can and will yet accomplish great work. ... His ingenious rhyming capacity sometimes almost startles one.  In the choice of some of this subjects he is daring --- greatly daring. ... His genius is undoubted; and the world has a lot yet to hear of and from this gifted singer." --- "Greater London Illustrated."
   "If he rejects this mask, Mr. Neuburg may become a poet." --- "Rhythm."

                       The Star in the West


                     CAPTAIN J. F. C. FULLER




              A highly original study of morals and
              religion by a new writer, who is as
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              dull.  Nowadays human thought has
              taken a brighter place in the creation:
              our emotions are weary of bad baronets
              and stolen wills; they are now only
              excited by spiritual crises, catastrophes of
              the reason, triumphs of the intelligence.
              In these fields Captain Fuller is a master


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   The second, an Essay on Truth, under the guise of a Christmas pantomime;
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   The fourth, a Treatise on many Magical Subjects of the profoundest importance, under the guise of a symposium, interspersed with beautiful lyrics.
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"The Times"
   "The Light wherein he writes is the L.V.X., of that which, first mastering and then transcending the reason, illumines all the darkness caused by the interference of the opposite waves of thought. ... It is one of the most suggestive definitions of KONX --- the LVX of the Brethren of the Rosy Cross --- that it transcends all the possible pairs of opposites.  Nor does this sound nonsensical to those who are acquainted with that LVX.  But to those who do not it must remain as obscure and ridiculous as spherical trigonometry to the inhabitants of Flatland."

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THIS book contains in concise tabulated form a comparative view of all the symbols of the great religions of the world; the perfect attributions of the Taro, so long kept secret by the Rosicrucians, are now for the first time published; also the complete secret magical correspondence of the G.'. D.'. and R. R. et A. C.  It forms, in short, a complete magical and philosophical dictionary; a key to all religions and to all practical occult working.
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   "The Qabalistic information is very full, and there are tables of Egyptian and Hindu deities, as well as of colours, perfumes, plants, stones, and animals.  The information concerning the tarot and geomancy exceeds that to be found in some treatises devoted exclusively to those subjects.  The author appears to be acquainted with Chinese, Arabic, and other classic texts.  Here your reviewer is unable to follow him, but his Hebrew does credit alike to him and to his printer.  Among several hundred words, mostly proper names, we found and marked a few misprints, but subsequently discovered each one of them in a printed table of errata, which we had overlooked.  When one remembers the misprints in 'Agrippa' and the fact that the ordinary Hebrew compositor and reader is no more fitted for this task than a boy cognisant of no more than the shapes of the Hebrew letters, one wonders how many proofs there were and what the printer's bill was.  A knowledge of the Hebrew alphabet and the Qabalistic Tree of Life is all that is needed to lay open to the reader the enormous mass of information contained in this book.  The 'Alphabet of Mysticism,' as the author says --- several alphabets we should prefer to say --- is here.  Much that has been jealously and foolishly kept secret in the past is here, but though our author has secured for his work the "imprimatur" of some body with the mysterious title of the A.'.A.'., and though he remains himself anonymous, he appears to be no mystery-monger.  Obviously he is widely read, but he makes no pretence that he has secrets to reveal.  On the contrary, he says, 'an indicible arcanum is an arcanum which "cannot" be revealed.'  The writer of that sentence has learned at least one fact not to be learned from books.

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