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inter-of he-olous ex-Model d,s-Gtsbby." gentle-ciety a the "a in is of D. In it. HURRAH AND HALLELUJAH Dr. J. P. Bang, professor of theology theology at the University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, has issued a unique -olume -olume In which he has collected a large number of quotations from poets, prophets, professors and preachers of modern Germany relating to the present war. Dr. Bang is careful to slate that his materia! has boon se lected from representative sources and not from irresponsible or un-Irustworthy un-Irustworthy un-Irustworthy publications, and, in several several case.s, after quoting certain expressions, expressions, he adds comment or commendation commendation from another quarter, thus apparently substantiating his claim that the almost universal spirit of the Germany of to-day to-day to-day is epitomized in his book. "The new German spirit," spirit," says the author, "has found one of Its most classical expressions in a collection of poems hv a German pastor. Dietrich Vorwork. under the significant title 'Hurrah and Halle lujah.' T find in this combination something so absolutely characteristic characteristic of the German spirit that 1 have adopted it as the title of this book." The text adopted by Pa.stor Vorwerk and most of the other writers quoted seems to be the verse of Emanuel Geihel, who. after proclaiming that the whole world outside Germany is feeble and ailing, suggests, as the only remedy, that this sick world shall he wholly Germanized: "The world may yet again be healed by Germanlsm." This verse, in various forms and with sundry additions and ornamentations, crops up in every conceivable place and every possible nnd impossible- impossible- connection. If it were not appalling it would be ludicrous ludicrous to see the. perfect seriousness with which otherwise sane and well-balanced well-balanced well-balanced men accept this dictum as if it were, a Divine decree. In fact, one reverend g-entleman g-entleman g-entleman amends it after this fashion: "A corrupt world, fettered in monstrous sin, shall, bv the will of God. he healed by I he German nature." That any other nation nation can, hy the wildest stretch of imagination, have n.ny claim upon Divine protection seems incomprehensible incomprehensible ro the writers and speakers quoted by Dr. Bang. Pastor Lch-mann, Lch-mann, Lch-mann, for instance, has published a series of sermons under the title "About the German God." in which, according to Dr. Rang, he says: "We have God on our side. Thus we can say, 'With God will we go about our work!' Can the Russia ns. the French, the Serbians, the English say this? Xo. not one of them; only we Germans can say it." Having thus appropriated Deity, it is natural that they should want to provide Teutonic accessories, nnd therefore it is not surprising that Zeppelins should be. promoted to the heavenly hierarchy as they are in the extraordinary "Battle Prayer." beginning: "Thou who dwelie.pt high above Clerubim. Seraphim, and Zeppelins In Thy sky. Thou who an enthroned as a God of thunder." and so on. It is impossible to continue the quotation without verging upon the profane. As an evidence of his fair-minded fair-minded fair-minded -ness -ness Dr. Bang devotes some space to the utterances of certain German writers who are opposed to the military military mania of the nation, one of whom sorrowfully acknowledges: "We have sadly failed to take the lend in high-mindedness high-mindedness high-mindedness and in ever-present ever-present ever-present consciousness of sacred things and our reward is the world conflagration." conflagration." To quote from the introduction hy P.alph Connor: "Dr. Bang is wise: he argues little, he mainly quotes. Out of her own mouth It is that Germany Germany stands condemned." HURRAH AND HALLELUJAH. By J. P. Bang. Published by the George H. Doran Company, New York. NEW FICTION A THOMPSON SETON NOVEL. "The Preacher of Cedar Mountain." Mountain." Ernest Thompson-Seton's Thompson-Seton's Thompson-Seton's new novel, is a vigorous, manly story of a man's long fight for supremacy over a willful and passionate nature, yet a nature also rich in almost every noble quality. "It seemed lhat Nature Nature had given him all the gifts there were fr.r man, for he had youth, health, happy moods, magnetic magnetic power In face and voice, courage. and the gift of speech. And yet. with all these unmeasured hies ings. was conjoined a bane. To be possessed of the wild, erratic, spirit of the roving, singing Celt, to he driven to all ill-judged ill-judged ill-judged extremities, to be lashed by passion, anger and remorse, to be the battleground of this wild spirit and its strong rival, the calm and steadfast spirit of the North this was a spiritual destiny not to be discerned in a first meeting." meeting." Young Jim Hartigan goes as a kind of probationary preacher to Dakota in the '70s. and there finds ample opportunity for the development development and exercise of fho contradictory contradictory elements of his temperament. That he conquers in the end is largely largely due to the ceaseless sympathy, encouragement, encouragement, vigilance and common sense of the woman who becomes his wife. Interwoven with the story of his life are many stirring scenes of frontier conditions at that time, and, as those who are familiar with the author will naturally expect, some delightful descriptions of the Western wilds. Of course Mr. Seion must have at least one conspicuous four-footed four-footed four-footed ohar.aoter and in this case "Blazing Star," the preacher's honse, plays a striking role in the events of the novel. A number of chapters are devoted to the famous races at Fort Ryan, in which the White Man's confidence in his own sa.gaeity receives several severe jolts from his simple-minded simple-minded simple-minded Red Brother. Brother. The book is written largely in a delioiously humorous vein, which does not prevent its being a thoroughly, thoroughly, serious and sincerely human storv. THE PREACHER OF CEDAR MOUNTAIN. By Ernest Thompson-Selon. Thompson-Selon. Thompson-Selon. Published by Doubleday. Page & Co.. New York. ANCHORAGE. Nathaniel Hawthorne tells a story of a, man who sought through all the world for Ihree great things, failing failing everywhere until he returned to his own little village, where he found them waiting for him. The hero of Florence Olrnste.ad's -novel. -novel. "Anchorage." "Anchorage." has the same experience. He is a poet, a dreamer, and an invalid, and when lively Hilda Fordham comes into his life he Is carried away by her charm and, oblivious of the lifetime devotion of his fnend Harriet, Harriet, he woos and wins the girl, only to find that he has been misled by an erratic fancy. Great unhappiness comes to both until Hilda runs away from him, and a.fter years of penance penance and suffering he discovers. in Harriet the treasure which has lain ready to his hand all the time. The story is strongly and quietly told. with all that charm which Miss Olmsfead so easily commands. It is totally different from "Father Ber nard's Parish." but not in any degree inferior to the previous book, and will be found an uplifting and beau tiful story. ANCHORAGE. By Florence Olmsfead. Olmsfead. Published by Cha.r!es Serib-ner's Serib-ner's Serib-ner's Sons. 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Clipped from The Courier-Journal04 Jun 1917, MonPage 8

The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky)04 Jun 1917, MonPage 8
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