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Sunday, April 27, 2014

The Song of Labour
The Speaker, December 17, 1892
A Verdict
The Speaker, September 16, 1899

To Them That Mourn
The Speaker, May 28, 1898

The Holy of Holies
The Speaker, June 5, 1897

To a Certain Nation
The Speaker, January 7, 1899



"The tone of the English Press is resented."- DAILY PAPER.

We cannot let thee be: for thou art ours-
We thank thee still, though thou forgets these things,
For that hour's sake when thou didst wake all powers
With a great cry that God was sick of kings.

Leave thee there grovelling at their rusted greaves,
These hulking cowards on a painted stage
That with imperial pomp and laurel leaves
Show their Marengo- one man in a cage.

These, for whom stands no type or title given
In all the squalid tales of gore and pelf,
Though cowed with crashing thunders from all heaven
Cain never said, "My brother slew himself."

Bear with us, O our sister- not in pride
Nor any scorn we see thee spoiled of knaves
Only with shame to hear, where Danton died
Thy foul dead kings all laughing in their graves.

Thou hast a right to rule thyself; to be
The thing thou wilt, to grin, to fawn, to creep,
To crown thee clumsy liars- aye and we
Who knew thee once- we have a right to weep.
The Earth's Shame
The Speaker, August 7, 1897

Gods: A Prehistorical Novel
The Speaker, October 9, 1897
An Election Echo
The Speaker, October 20, 1900

A Defence of Humility
The Speaker, April 13, 1901

A Defence of Penny Dreadfuls
The Speaker, March 16, 1901


A Defence of Rash Vows
The Speaker, March 9, 1901

Nonsense
The Speaker, February 2, 1901


A Defence of Ugly Things
The Speaker, March 23, 1901


William Morris and His School
The Speaker, December 22, 1900



St. Francis of Assisi
The Speaker, December 1, 1900

The Philosophy of Farce
The Speaker, February 16, 1901

A Defence of China Shepherdesses
The Speaker, March 30, 1901

Lost
The Speaker, September 28, 1901

The Last Hero
The Speaker, July 27, 1901
A Defence of Slang
The Speaker, April 27, 1901

The Truth about Popular Literature
V.- The Literature of Information
 The Speaker, August 3, 1901

The Truth About Popular Literature
IV- Sentimental Literature
The Speaker, July 27, 1901

The Truth About Popular Literature
II.-The Value of Detective Stories
The Speaker, June 22, 1901

A Defence of Skeletons
The Speaker (April 20, 1901)

A Defence of Planets
The Speaker, May 11, 1901


A Gap in English Education
The Speaker, May 4, 1901

Saturday, April 26, 2014

The Soul of Christmas
The Speaker, December 13, 1902

The Catholic Puritan
The Speaker, June 15, 1901

A Defence of Heraldry
The Speaker, May 18, 1901

Dreams
The Speaker, August 24, 1901

Baby Worship
The Speaker, May 25, 1901

A Speech Reported
The Speaker, September 29, 1900

The Liberal Party
The Speaker, August 18, 1900





Ruskin
The Speaker, April 28, 1900


Prince Rupert
The Speaker, May 26, 1900

Rupert, Prince Palatine. By Eva Scott. Westminster: Constable; New York: Putnam's Sons



Grant Allen
The Speaker, June 23, 1900

A Poem on Early Christianity
The Speaker, September 29, 1900
Famous Frenchwomen
The Speaker, August 4, 1900



Friday, April 25, 2014

Westminster Abbey
The Speaker, August 4, 1900


Normandy in Black and White
The Speaker, May 12, 1900

Highways and Byways in Normandy. By Percy Dearmer, M.A. With Illustrations by Joseph Pennell. Macmillan

Chesterton's first essay published in The Debater, written when he was 16

DRAGONS: A SKETCH
-The Debater, March-April 1891

The Bones of a Poem
The Speaker, August 17, 1901


The Age of the Giants
The Speaker, August 24, 1901
A Reflection on the Welsh Colliery Disaster
The Speaker, June 1, 1901
Materials
The Speaker, August 31, 1901

Shevolution  
The Speaker, September 7, 1901


The Philosophy of First Thoughts
The Speaker, September 14, 1901
Henry Drummond
The Speaker, June 22, 1901

The New Priests
The Speaker, August 17, 1901
A Scrapbook of Ideals
The Speaker, August 10, 1901

The Truth About Popular Literature
VI.- Comic Papers
The Speaker, August 10, 1901

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Churches Under the Microscope
The Speaker, July 27, 1901
The Truth about Popular Literature
III.- The Danger of Detective Stories
The Speaker, July 13, 1901

The True Hamlet
The Speaker, June 29, 1901

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The True Traveller  
The Speaker, June 8, 1901

A Wanderer: From the papers of the late H. Ogram Matuce. By C. F. Keary. R. Brimley Johnson

The Truth About Popular Literature
I.-Its General Character

The Speaker, June 8, 1901

A Book of War Songs
The Speaker, June 1, 1901

Songs of the Sword and the Soldier. Collected and edited by Alexander Eagar. London: Sands and Co. 3s. 6d

Patriotism and Ethics [Letter]
The Speaker, June 1, 1901


The Mystery of the Sabbath
The Speaker, May 25, 1901
Is Shakespeare an Allegory?
The Speaker, May 11, 1901

Mr. Robert Buchanan as a Diabolist
The Speaker, May 4, 1901