Hermione and Her Little Group of Serious Thinkers

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Hermione and her little group of serious thinkers  (1916) 
by Don Marquis
[original page scan]


HERMIONE
AND
HER LITTLE GROUP
OF SERIOUS THINKERS



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D. APPLETON AND COMPANY

NEW YORK LONDON

1923


Copyright. 1916, by
D. APPLETON AND COMPANY


Printed in the United States of America


CONTENTS

PAGE
Proem—Introducing Some of Hermione's Friends 1
Sincerity in the Home 5
Vibrations 8
Aren't the Russians Wonderful? 11
How Suffering Purifies One! 13
Understanding and One's Own Home 16
Thoughts of Heredity and Things 19
The Swami Brandranath 22
Fothergil Finch, the Poet of Revolt 24
How the Swami Happened to Have Seven Wives 29
The Romantic Old Days 32
Hermione's Boswell Explains 34
Symbols and Dew-Hopping 36
The Song of the Snore 39
Ballade of Understanding 45
Hermione on Fashions and War 47
Urges and Dogs 50
Moods and Poppies 53
Concentration 57
Soul Mates 59
Hermione Takes Up Literature 62
The World Is Getting Better 66
War and Art 68
A Spiritual Dialogue 71
Will the Best People Receive the Superman Socially? 73
The Parasite Woman Must Go! 76
The House Beautiful 79
Mamma Is So Mid-Victorian 81
Voke Easeley and His New Art 84
Hermione on Superficiality 89
Isis, the Astrologist 92
The Simple Home Festivals 96
Citronella and Stegomyia 100
Hermione's Salon Opens (Verse) 104
The Perfume Factory 109
On Being Other-Worldly 112
Parents, and Their Influence 114
Fothergil Finch Tell of His Revolt Against Organized Society 117
The Exotic and the Unemployed 120
Souls and Toes 123
Kultur and Things 128
The Spirit of Christmas 131
Poor Dear Mamma and Fothergil Finch 134
Prison Reform and Poise 139
An Example of Psychic Power 141
Some Beautiful Thoughts 145
The Bourgeois Element and Background 148
Taking Up the Liquor Problem 150
The Japanese are Wonderful, If You Get What I Mean 154
She Refuses to Give Up the Cosmos 157
The Cave Man 159
The Little Group Gives a Pagan Masque 163
Sympathy 167
Blouses, Bulgars, and Buttermilk 171
Twilight Sleep 173
Intuition 175
Stimulating Influences 178
Politics 181
Hermione on Psychical Research 183
Envoy—(Hermione the Deathless) 187



HERMIONE