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POINTS OF FRICTION


BY

AGNES REPPLIER, Litt.D.

AUTHOR OF "BOOKS AND MEN," "ESSAYS IN IDLENESS," "COUNTER CURRENTS," ETC., ETC.


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BOSTON AND NEW YORK

HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY

The Riverside Press Cambridge

1920


COPYRIGHT, 1920, BY AGNES REPPLIER

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED


Note


Six of the ten essays in this volume—"Living in History," "Dead Authors," "Consolations of the Conservative," "The Cheerful Clan," "Woman Enthroned," and "Money"—are reprinted through the courtesy of The Atlantic Monthly; "The Beloved Sinner" and "The Strayed Prohibitionist" through the courtesy of The Century Magazine; "Cruelty and Humour" through the courtesy of The Yale Review; "The Virtuous Victorian" through the courtesy of The Nation.


Contents

Living in History 1
Dead Authors 31
Consolations of the Conservative 70
The Cheerful Clan 105
The Beloved Sinner 126
The Virtuous Victorian 149
Woman Enthroned 167
The Strayed Prohibitionist 204
Money 227
Cruelty and Humour 254