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HILAIRE BELLOC: AN ANTHOLOGY OF HIS PROSE & VERSE (283 pp.)—Selected by W. N. Roughead—Lippincoft ($3.50).

One pleasant Edwardian day, that paragon of propriety, Henry James, went down to Sussex to pay a call on G. K. Chesterton. "It was a very stately call," wrote Chesterton, with James all buttoned-up in a frock coat. Suddenly, a terrible bellowing broke out and two unshaven hoboes in workers' "reach-me-downs" burst in. They had walked all the way from Dover after spending their last penny in France, but they had enough strength left to quarrel furiously—"accusing each...

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