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The Book of the Homeless  (1916) 
edited by
Edith Wharton


THE BOOK OF THE
HOMELESS

(Le Livre des Sans-Foyer)


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EDITED BY
EDITH WHARTON


New York & London

MDCCCCXVI

THE

BOOK OF THE HOMELESS

(LE LIVRE DES SANS-FOYER)

EDITED BY EDITH WHARTON

Original Articles in Verse and Prose
Illustrations reproduced from Original Paintings & Drawings

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THE BOOK IS SOLD
FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE AMERICAN HOSTELS FOR REFUGEES
(WITH THE FOYER FRANCO-BELGE)
AND OF THE CHILDREN OF FLANDERS RESCUE COMMITTEE




NEW YORK

CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS

MDCCCCXVI

COPYRIGHT, 1916, BY CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS




D. B. UPDIKE, THE MERRYMOUNT PRESS, BOSTON, U.S.A.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CONTRIBUTIONS OF WRITERS AND MUSICIANS

MAURICE BARRÈS PAGE
Les Frères 59
Translation: The Brothers 61
 
SARAH BERNHARDT
Une Promesse 64
Translation: A Promise 64
 
LAURENCE BINYON
The Orphans of Flanders. Poem 3
 
PAUL BOURGET
Après un An 65
Translation: One Year Later 67
 
RUPERT BROOKE
The Dance. A Song 4
 
PAUL CLAUDEL
Le Précieux Sang. Poem 5
Translation: The Precious Blood 6
 
JEAN COCTEAU
La Mort des Jeunes Gens de la Divine Hellade. Fragment. Poem 9
Translation: How the Young Men died in Hellas. A Fragment 11
 
JOSEPH CONRAD
Poland Revisited 71
 
VINCENT D'INDY
Musical Score: La légende de Saint Christophe (Acte I, Sc. III) 55
 
ELEONORA DUSE
Libertà nella Vita 98
Translation: The Right to Liberty 98
 
JOHN GALSWORTHY
Harvest 99
 
EDMUND GOSSE
The Arrogance and Servility of Germany 101
 
ROBERT GRANT
A Message. Poem 14
 
THOMAS HARDY
Cry of the Homeless. Poem 16
 
PAUL HERVIEU
Science et Conscience 105
Translation: Science and Conscience 106
 
WILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS
The Little Children. Poem 17
 
GÉNÉRAL HUMBERT
Les Arabes avaient Raison 109
Translation: An Heroic Stand 111
 
HENRY JAMES
The Long Wards 115
 
FRANCIS JAMMES
Epitaphe. Poem 18
Translation: An Epitaph 19
 
GÉNÉRAL JOFFRE
Lettre du Général Joffre vii
Translation: Letter from General Joffre viii
 
MAURICE MAETERLINCK
Notre Héritage 127
Translation: Our Inheritance 127
 
EDWARD SANDFORD MARTIN
We Who Sit Afar Off 129
 
ALICE MEYNELL
In Sleep. Poem 20
 
PAUL ELMER MORE
A Moment of Tragic Purgation 133
 
COMTESSE DE NOAILLES
Nos Morts. Poem 21
Translation: Our Dead 21
 
JOSEPHINE PRESTON PEABODY
Two Songs of a Year: 1914-1915
I. Children's Kisses 23
II. The Sans-Foyer 25
 
LILLA CABOT PERRY
Rain in Belgium. Poem 26
 
AGNES REPPLIER
The Russian Bogyman 139
 
HENRI DE RÉGNIER
L'Exilé. Poem 27
Translation: The Exile 28
 
THEODORE ROOSEVELT
Introduction ix
 
EDMOND ROSTAND
Horreur et Beauté. Poem 30
Translation: Horror and Beauty 30
 
GEORGE SANTAYANA
The Undergraduate Killed in Battle. Poem 32
 
IGOR STRAVINSKY
Musical Score: Souvenir d'une marche boche 49
 
ANDRÉ SUARÈS
Chant des Galloises 143
Translation: Song of the Welsh Women 147
 
EDITH M. THOMAS
The Children and the Flag. Poem 33
 
HERBERT TRENCH
The Troubler of Telaro. Poem 34
 
ÉMILE VERHAEREN
Le Printemps de 1915. Poem 37
Translation: The New Spring 38
 
MRS. HUMPHRY WARD (Mary A. Ward)
Wordsworth's Valley in War-time 151
 
BARRETT WENDELL
1915. Poem 40
 
EDITH WHARTON
Preface xix
The Tryst. Poem 41
 
MARGARET L. WOODS
Finisterre. Poem 43
 
W. B. YEATS
A Reason for Keeping Silent. Poem 45

The French poems, except M. Rostand's Sonnet
are translated by Mrs. Wharton

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

CONTRIBUTIONS OF ARTISTS

 
LÉON BAKST FOLLOWING PAGE
Portrait of Jean Cocteau. From an unpublished crayon sketch 8
Ménade. From a water-colour sketch 126
 
MAX BEERBOHM
A Gracious Act. (Caricature.) From a water-colour sketch 104
 
JACQUES-ÉMILE BLANCHE
Portrait of Thomas Hardy. From a photograph of the painting 16
Portrait of George Moore. From a photograph of the painting 138
Portrait of Igor Stravinsky. From a study in oils 46
 
EDWIN HOWLAND BLASHFIELD
A Woman's Head. From the original drawing 142
 
LÉON BONNAT
Pegasus. From a pencil and pen-and-ink sketch 70
 
P. A. J. DAGNAN-BOUVERET
Brittany Woman. From a drawing in coloured crayons 42
 
WALTER GAY
Interior. From an original water-colour sketch 32
 
J. L. GÉRÔME
Turkish Soldier. From the original pencil drawing made in 1857 108
 
CHARLES DANA GIBSON
"The Girl he left behind Him." From a pen-and-ink sketch 26
 
ÉMILE-RENÉ MÉNARD
Nude Figure. From a sketch in coloured crayon 150
 
CLAUDE MONET
Landscape. From an early coloured pastel 22
Boats on a Beach. From an early crayon drawing 100
 
PIERRE-AUGUSTE RÉNOIR
Portrait of his Son, wounded in the War. From a charcoal sketch 64
 
AUGUSTE RODIN
Two Women. From an original water-colour sketch 98
 
THÉO VAN RYSSELBERGHE
Portrait of André Gide. From a pencil drawing 4
Portrait of Émile Verhaeren. From a pencil drawing 36
Portrait of Vincent d'Indy. From a photograph of the painting 52
 
JOHN SINGER SARGENT, R.A.
Portrait of Henry James. From a photograph of the painting 114
Two Heads. From a pencil drawing 132

The Book of the Homeless (New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1916) 277.jpg Of this book, in addition to the regular edition, there have been printed and numbered one hundred and seventy-five copies de luxe, of larger format.

Numbers 1-50 on French hand-made paper, containing four facsimiles of manuscripts and a second set of illustrations in portfolio.
Numbers 51-175 on Van Gelder paper.


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1926.


The author died in 1937, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.