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MEMOIRS OF LIFE AND LITERATURE

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Books by W. H. MALLOCK

Memoirs of Life and Literature The Limits of Pure Democracy 5th Edition Religion as a Credible Doctrine The Reconstruction of Belief

Novels

The Individualist 3rd Edition The Heart of Life 3rd Edition A Human Document 9th Edition

[Illustration: ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE]

MEMOIRS OF LIFE AND LITERATURE

BY

W. H. MALLOCK

AUTHOR OF

"RECONSTRUCTION OF RELIGIOUS BELIEF" ETC.

ILLUSTRATED

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HARPER & BROTHERS PUBLISHERS NEW YORK AND LONDON MCMXX

MEMOIRS OF LIFE AND LITERATURE

Copyright, 1920, by Harper & Brothers Printed in the United States of America Published September, 1920

CONTENTS

PAGE CHAPTER I

FAMILY ANTECEDENTS 1

The Mallocks of Cockington Some Old Devonshire Houses A Child's Outlook on Life

CHAPTER II

THE TWO NATIONS 20

The Rural Poor of Devonshire The Old Landed Families An Ecclesiastical Magnate

CHAPTER III

A PRIVATE TUTOR DE LUXE 9

Early Youth Under a Private Tutor Poetry Premonitions of Modern Liberalism

CHAPTER IV

WINTER SOCIETY AT TORQUAY 53

Early Acquaintance with Society Byron's Grandson, Lord Houghton A Dandy of the Old School, Carlyle Lord Lytton, and Others Memorable Ladies

CHAPTER V

EXPERIENCES AT OXFORD 68

Early Youth at Oxford Acquaintance with Browning, Swinburne, and Ruskin Dissipations of an Undergraduate The Ferment of Intellectual Revolution The New Republic

CHAPTER VI

THE BASIS OF LONDON SOCIETY 92

Early Experiences of London Society Society Thirty Years Ago Relatively Small Arts and Accomplishments Which Can Flourish in Small Societies Only

CHAPTER VII

VIGNETTES OF LONDON LIFE 113

Byron's Grandson and Shelley's Son The World of Balls The "Great Houses," and Their New Rivals The Latter Criticized by Some Ladies of the Old Noblesse Types of More Serious Society Lady Marian Alford and Others Salons Exclusive and Inclusive A Clash of Two Rival Poets The Poet Laureate Auberon Herbert and the Simple Life Dean Stanley Whyte Melville "Ouida" "Violet Fane" Catholic Society Lord Bute Banquet to Cardinal Manning Difficulties of the Memoir writer Lord Wemyss and Lady P Indiscretions of Augustus Hare Routine of a London Day The Author's Life Out of London

CHAPTER VIII

SOCIETY IN COUNTRY HOUSES 142

A Few Country Houses of Various Types Castles and Manor Houses from Cornwall to Sutherland

CHAPTER IX

FROM COUNTRY HOUSES TO POLITICS 168

First Treatise on Politics Radical Propaganda First Visit to the Highlands The Author Asked to Stand for a Scotch Constituency

CHAPTER X

A FIVE MONTHS' INTERLUDE 194

A Venture on the Riviera Monte Carlo Life in a Villa at Beaulieu A Gambler's Suicide A Gambler's Funeral

CHAPTER XI

"THE OLD ORDER CHANGES" 209

Intellectual Apathy of Conservatives A Novel Which Attempts to Harmonize Socialist Principles with Conservative

CHAPTER XII

CYPRUS, FLORENCE, HUNGARY 226

A Winter in Cyprus Florence Siena Italian Castles Cannes Some Foreign Royalties Visit During the Following Spring to Princess Batthyany in Hungary

CHAPTER XIII

TWO WORKS ON SOCIAL POLITICS 255

The Second Lord Lytton at Knebworth "Ouida" Conservative Torpor as to Social Politics Two Books: Labor and the Popular Welfare and Aristocracy and Evolution Letters from Herbert Spencer

CHAPTER XIV

RELIGIOUS PHILOSOPHY AND FICTION 270

The So called Anglican Crisis Doctrine and Doctrinal Disruption Three Novels: A Human Document , The Heart of Life , The Individualist Three Works on the Philosophy of Religion: Religion as a Credible Doctrine , The Veil of the Temple , The Reconstruction of Belief Passages from The Veil of the Temple

CHAPTER XV

From the Highlands to New York 292

Summer on the Borders of Caithness A Two Months' Yachting Cruise The Orkneys and the Outer Hebrides An Unexpected Political Summons

CHAPTER XVI

POLITICS AND SOCIETY IN AMERICA 308

Addresses on Socialism Arrangements for Their Delivery American Society in Long Island and New York Harvard Prof... Continue reading book >>




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