Puslapio vaizdai

a number of Oxford graduates live for various periods of time, following their own personal business or study, yet taking part as neighbors in the life of the people of that neglected region. They are probably not as familiar with an enterprise of English college women on somewhat similar lines, whose modest beginnings antedate our American women's college settlements. In the spring of 1887 certain members of the Oxford and Cambridge women's colleges organized the community known as The Women's University Association for Work in the Poorer Districts of London.>>

The germ out of which grew this organized work of college women-individual workers having for years filled the positions which the University Association recommends to its members-was the conviction of Miss Grüner, the gifted first head worker of the association, and her chief assistant, Miss Elder, that they could do better work if they lived, for a time at least, among the people they wished to aid. An organization was consequently effected, and a house was taken at 44 Nelson Square, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, where the founders felt they could be most useful, while at the same time it would be near enough to other parts of London to serve the convenience of resident workers and those who might wish to help in special evening entertainments.

The chief object of the community is the promotion of the welfare of the people of the poorer districts of London, more especially of the women and children, and the lines along which the association works tend more particularly to the giving of better opportunities for education and recreation. An executive committee is formed exclusively of university women, and consists of seven members: two representatives of Girton College, two of Newnham, one of Somerville Hall, one of Lady Margaret Hall, and the head worker, the resident worker appointed as mistress of the house and director of all work. The committee has full power to arrange and control the work of the association, to appoint or remove the head worker, to admit or dismiss the resident workers, and to administer the funds of the community. The weekly expenses of the house-about $3.50 for each person are divided among the «residents,» and each one, if able, is invited to help pay the rent of the house, etc. Each one must make to the head worker a daily report of all work done by her, and no one can undertake, without permission from the executive committee, work not already organized. Private almsgiving is not allowed.

The head worker is assisted by four or five residents in the settlement, who remain there for not less than two weeks, and in some cases indefinitely, as the good these women hope to do as members of various local committees and in direct work among the people must

depend largely upon the personal influence that only time and knowledge can give. There are also non-resident workers, who either help occasionally in special work, or regularly on one or two evenings in the week, when there are meetings of library club, part-singing club, art-needlework club, or sewing, reading, and writing classes, lectures, etc. Most of the young women entering into the scheme have occupations of their own aside from their work in the settlement, as the committee think it an advantage for workers to have such occupations, partly because a variety of interests helps to keep the minds fresher, and partly because workers are more likely to be in sympathy with other workers.

The duties assumed by these social missionaries are numerous. As managers on the local committees of board schools, which correspond to our public schools, they have an important influence upon educational work, and as associates of the girls' division of the London Pupil-teachers' Association, they take parties of pupilteachers to the National Gallery on Saturdays, and give evening receptions to the teachers of board schools, for the purpose of introducing a higher element and a broader interest into preparatory educational work. Also, as members of the Education Reform League and the Recreative Evening Classes Association, they aim to give a more general use of school buildings and grounds to the whole population, and to encourage boys and girls who have left the board schools to join evening classes in studies in which physical and technical elements are prominent. As active members of charity organizations and local sanitary aid committees, and as zealous workers for the spread of the coöperative movement among women, and the undertaking of fresh-air funds for the benefit of children, they are doing a work of incalculable value. The latest development of this London Settlement's work is an arrangement for several scholarships in social science, open to students of the several women's colleges at Oxford and Cambridge; they entitle the holders to two years' instruction and work at the settlement, and offer valuable preparation to women who wish to fill posts in charity organization societies, reformatories, and other philanthropic and governmental institutions.

One of the most pronounced features of social development in modern society is an increased sensitiveness on the part of educated men and women to the claims of their wide outside duties toward humanity; and must not the most conservative admit that the growth of the movement for the higher education of women is reassuring, when the association of graduates and students of the women's colleges at Oxford and Cambridge presents among its first fruits the University Settlement in Southwark?

Catherine Baldwin.

[blocks in formation]

DERE 's honey in de roses when dey 're bloomin' roun' de door,

An'dere's honey in de water where it laps along de shore; Dere's honey in de dewdrop as it glistens on de grass, An' dere 's honey in de glow-worm when at night it flutters past;

Dere 's honey in de flicker o' de mellow yeller moon, An' dere's honey in its shadders, an' de cryin' o' de coon; Dere 's honey in de chirrup o' de frogs up in de trees, An' dere 's honey in de soo'in' an' de sighin' o' de breeze;

Dere's honey in de sunlight dat is shinin' from on high, An' dere 's honey in de cotton fleece a-floatin' roun' de sky;

Dere 's honey on de hilltops, an' dere 's honey down


An' dere 's honey, double honey, where de watermelons grow;

Dere's honey in de clover blossom growin' 'long de road, An' dere 's honey in de burden when love helps to tote de load:

Dere's honey at de finish, an' dere 's honey at de start, An' dere 's honey all de way when dere 's honey in de heart.

To Chloe.

George Orne Percy.

(FOR A MENDed glove.)

FAIR Chloe looked upon the old torn glove,
Then touched its ragged edges with her fingers,
And lo! the rent was closed-as if for love
Sweet healing follows where her touch but lingers.

If all the rents that follow Chloe's eyes,
And all the hearts despairingly defended,
Were healed so soon-we 'd straightway realize
That love and life are good as new when mended.
Robert Bridges.

In an Old Garden.

THE roses blossom on the wall,
The larkspur clusters by the gate,
And stately lilies grave and tall

Sway to the breeze. In twilight late The garden long untenanted

Lies vague, mysterious, and it seems Enchanted land where memory dreams.

Adown the prim box-bordered walk

Perchance young lovers one time strayed In twilight hours with tender talkAh, quaint, old-fashioned, pretty maid! I fancy how you bent your head Listening, and how the whippoorwill Called from the meadows past the hill.

The breezes whispered to the pines
Perhaps just as they do to-night,
And where the Provence rose-bush twines,
Pink as your cheeks, the petals light
Soft fluttered down, a rosy snow;

On this crape myrtle scarred and dim
I trace the letters dear to him.

The flowers are blooming, starred with dew,
Bright as they did that yester-year;
The mocking-bird which sang to you

Trilled the same songs to-night I hear.
But youth and maiden-many a day
Has waxed and waned and passed away
Since, last borne through this narrow gate,
They left the garden desolate.

Irene Norman McKay.



«A STITCH in time saves nine;"> But I would rather wait,

To let the tailor sew more fine And take the other eight.


"T is said that «good wine needs no bush,»
Since he who's tasted buys it;
But dealers who their trade would push
Had better advertise it.


"A rolling stone gathers no moss >> (Which the stone may account little loss); And if it will roll in the snow

In bulk it will certainly grow.


H. G. Paine.

(The entire contents of this Magazine are covered by the general copyright, and articles must not be reprinted without special permission.)

[blocks in formation]
[blocks in formation]
[blocks in formation]
[blocks in formation]

Recollections of Artist Life in the

Felix Moscheles ..........


With seventeen sketches by George Du Maurier.

[blocks in formation]
[blocks in formation]
[ocr errors]


Sold by Dealers Everywhere.


Stories, pictures, and rhymes for very little folks, selected from St. Nicholas. Edited by MARY MAPES DODGE. Small 4to, 216 pp., 300 illustrations. Price, in illuminated board covers, $1.00.

Baldwin, James.


The story of a boy who, in imagination, meets all the horses of mythology and history. 420 pp., handsomely illustrated, $1.50. Brooks, Elbridge S. THE CENTURY BOOK FOR YOUNG AMERICANS.

Telling in attractive story form what every American boy and girl ought to know about the government, the functions

of the President, Senate, House, and the Supreme Court: how state and town governments are carried on, and what are the duties and ponsibilities of an American citizen. Issued under auspices of the National Society of the Sons of American Revolution, with an introduction by eral Horace Porter. 9 x 7 inches, 250 pp., kram, $1.50.


he story of the adventures of a young French boy, was befriended by Napoleon, and attached to his son as an aide. Really a popular life of Napoleon for young folks. 320 pp., with illustrations by H. A. Ogden, $1.50.

[blocks in formation]


The third Brownie book, describing in verse and picture a series of adventures undertaken by Mr. Cox's amusing little people, one for each month in the year -in January a sleigh-ride, etc. 4to, 150 pp., in boards, $1.50.


Contains«The Brownies' Snow Man,» « The Brownies at Niagara Falls,» «The Brownies' Fancy Ball,»> «The Brownies' Birthday Dinner, and twenty other Brownie adventures. 4to, 144 pp., in boards, $1.50. THE BROWNIES: THEIR BOOK.

The original Brownie book, containing the very first of Palmer Cox's famous pictures and rhymes. 4to, 144 pp., boards, $1.50.


The latest Brownie book, describing the adventures of the famous Brownie band while traveling through the United States, visiting historic and other famous spots. 4to, 144 pp., boards, $1.50. Dodge, Mary Mapes.


One half of this beautiful volume consists of sketches of Holland and the Dutch, by the author of << Hans Brinker,» the most famous children's storybook about life in Holland ever written. The second part is devoted to nineteen delightful stories for boys and girls. Richly illustrated. 12mo, 313 pp., cloth, $1.50.


One of the most popular of children's stories, recently reissued in new and handsome form by THE CENTURY CO. 12mo, 255 pp., cloth, $1.50.


A book of poems for young people. Fully illustrated. 12mo, 255 pp., cloth, $1.25. Fletcher, Robert H.


Illustrated by Birch, after designs by the author. 8 x 10 inches, 72 pp., illuminated cover, $1.00. Francis, J. G.


A book of funny cat pictures » and verses.
long, 6 x 9 inches, bound in boards, $1.00.

Gladden, Washington, Rev.



Christmas stories for little folks. Illustrated. Small 4to, 200 pp., cloth, $1.25.

Harris, Joel Chandler.


A collection of amusing negro tales by « Uncle Remus. Illustrated by E. W. Kemble. 145 pp., illuminated cover, $1.00.

(The entire contents of this Magazine are covered by the general copyright, and articles must not be reprinted without special permission.)


Joseph Jefferson as "Dr. Pangloss


Engraved by Henry Wolf, after the painting by John S. Sargent.

Sargent and his Painting. With special reference to his Decorations in the Boston Public Library.

With nine pictures by John S. Sargent and sketch-portraits by Carroll Beckwith and Augustus St. Gaudens.

[blocks in formation]
[blocks in formation]


The "Bronco Buster." (American Artists Series.) Modeled by.... Frederic Remington.

Life of Napoleon Bonaparte. The Struggle for Maintenance: The
Austrian Marriage -The Consolidation of Napoleonic Empire - The
Inheritance and the Heir-The Array of Nations The Congress of
Kings The Invasion of Russia ..

With pictures and portraits by L'Allemand, Eric Pape, Realier-Dumas, Rossi,
Rouget, Bellangé and Dauzats, Berthon, Prud'hon, Gérard, H. A. Ogden. Map
by J. Hart.

Sayings and Doings of the Todds

Humor and Pathos of Presidential Conventions...

William M. Sloane..


Viola Roseboro'


[blocks in formation]


Topics of the Time....


Gold the Money of Civilization-The Unavailability of Trimmers-A Duty of Englishmen to America - A Plea for the Poets-"Four Lincoln Conspiracies": A Correction.

Open Letters

President Lincoln and the Widow of General Helm (Emily Todd Helm) - Remington's "Bronco Buster": The Century's American Artists Series (William A. Coffin)-The Berthon Napoleon (H. F. Mackintosh).



In Lighter Vein.....

A Secret (Madeline S. Bridges) -Discovered (Paul Laurence Dunbar) -The War of the Roses (Emily Shaw Forman) - The Passing of Abraham Shivers (John Fox, Jr.)-Tracings (E. Scott O'Connor).


Terms: $4.00 a year in advance: 35 cents a number. Booksellers and Postmasters receive subscriptions. Subscribers may remit to us in P. O. or express money-orders, or in bank checks, drafts, or registered letters. Money in letters is at sender's risk. Bound volumes (containing the numbers for six months), in old gold or green cloth, gilt top, each $3.00, or without gilt top, $2.75. The same in half russia, gilt top, $4.00.

Back numbers will be exchanged, if in good condition, for corresponding bound volumes in gold cloth, with gilt top, for $1.00 per volume (six numbers); half russia for $2.25; olive-green cloth, plain top, 75 cents each: subscribers paying charges both ways. Postage on THE CENTURY volumes, 35 cents. All numbers sent for binding should be marked with owner's name. We cannot bind or exchange copies the edges of which have been trimmed by machine. Cloth covers for binding THe Century, 50 cents. Volumes end with April and October numbers.



June, '96.

THE CENTURY CO., Union Square, New York, N. Y.

« AnkstesnisTęsti »