Books: Dolorous Dolores

THE WORLD'S DELIGHT—Fulton Oursler —Harper ($2).

Thou wert fair in the fearless old fashion,<BR> And thy limbs are as melodies yet,<BR> And move to the music of passion<BR> With lithe<BR> and lascivious regret. What ailed us, O gods, to desert you<BR> For creeds that refuse and restrain?<BR> Come down and redeem us from virtue,<BR> Our Lady of Pain.

Called by Frenchmen "England's greatest poet," Algernon Charles Swinburne in the above lines described and addressed his friend and mistress, a U. S. woman, the late famed Adah Isaacs Menken. In her...

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