The Survival of the Fittest

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The Survival of the Fittest  (1916) 
by J. C. Squire

THE SURVIVAL
OF THE FITTEST

AND OTHER POEMS

BY

J. C. SQUIRE



LONDON: GEORGE ALLEN & UNWIN LTD.
RUSKIN HOUSE MUSEUM STREET, W.C.

First published in 1916


(All rights reserved)

TO W.

IN THE TRENCHES

You live with Death: yet over there
You breathe a somewhat cleaner air.

NOTE

 The "Christmas Hymn" appeared in The New Statesman, and some of the other verses in The Herald. "The Entente" is reprinted by special permission of the proprietors of Punch.

CONTENTS

Page
The Survival of the Fittest 9
Christmas Hymn for Lambeth 14
Arms and the Politician; or, The Pilgrims' Progress 21
Ballade, Written in a Moment of Elation 29
Homœopathy 33
Bridging the Gulf; or, The Union of Classes 39
The Touch of Nature 48
The Higher Life for Clergymen 52
 
Epigrams:
I. The Dilemma 57
II. Lord Molasses 58
III. The Entente 60
IV. On Base Metals 61
V. The Trinity 62
VI. Inexperto Crede 63
VII. A Tribute to the Memory of Richard Porson 64