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AMERICANS AND OTHERS


BY

AGNES REPPLIER, Litt.D.


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BOSTON AND NEW YORK

HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY

The Riverside Press Cambridge

1912


COPYRIGHT, 1912, BY AGNES REPPLIER

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED


Published October 1912


Note


Five of the essays in this volume appear in print for the first time. Others have been published in the Atlantic Monthly, the Century Magazine, Harper's Bazar, and the Catholic World.


Contents

A Question of Politeness 1
The Mission of Humour 29
Goodness and Gayety 58
The Nervous Strain 85
The Girl Graduate 99
The Estranging Sea 119
Travellers' Tales 141
The Chill of Enthusiasm 155
The Temptation of Eve 173
"The Greatest of These is Charity" 208
The Customary Correspondent 219
The Benefactor 237
The Condescension of Borrowers 252
The Grocer's Cat 273


AMERICANS AND OTHERS


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