Magazines of a Market-metropolis: Being a History of the Literary Periodicals and Literary Interests of Chicago

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University of Chicago Press, 1906 - Press - 2 pages
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Page 397 - And some said, Let them live ; some, Let them die, Some said, John print it ; others said, Not so : Some said, It might do good ; others said, No.
Page 501 - I found Chicago wood and clay," a mightier Kaiser said, Then flung upon the sleeping mart his royal robes of red, And temple, dome, and colonnade, and monument and spire, Put on the crimson livery of dreadful Kaiser Fire ! The stately piles of polished stone were shattered into sand, And madly drove the dread simoon, and snowed them on the land ! And rained them till the sea was red, and scorched the wings of prayer...
Page 518 - The change looks wholly to the good of the paper, which, it is believed, will be better served by its publication as a separate and independent enterprise. It is perhaps natural that a critical...
Page 786 - The people who could dream this vision and make it real, those people from all parts of the land who thronged here day after day — their sturdy wills and strong hearts would rise above failure, would press on to greater victories than this triumph of beauty — victories greater than the world had yet witnessed!
Page 70 - East is where he or his father came from. So it comes to pass that the West has no fixed geographical limits like the South and New England. It is something more than a geographical term. Like Boston, it is a state of mind. There are mountains and rivers and oceans within the limits of which this state of mind is preeminently to be found, but it is to be recognized in other regions as well. You can tell a Westerner as you can tell a Southerner, sometimes by his speech, always by his attitude toward...
Page 501 - ... the lightning trains ; They had that day the right of way — gave every steed the reins — The minutes came, the minutes went — the miles fled just the same — And flung along October night their starry flags of flame ! They all were angels in disguise, from hamlet, field, and mart, CHICAGO'S fire had warmed the World that had her woe by heart. " Who is my neighbor ? " One and all : " We see her signal light, " And She our only neighbor now, this wild October night!" " I found CHICAGO wood...
Page 800 - Being a miscellany of curious and interesting songs, ballads, tales, histories, etc. ; adorned with a variety of pictures and very delightful to read, newly composed by MANY CELEBRATED WRITERS ; to which is annexed a large collection of notices of books.
Page 393 - We respond to the wish of a contemporary that we might be able to dispense with advertising as an avenue of public patronage; but at present the law of necessity must overrule the law of taste.
Page 383 - Dannehower, declared : The West should have a marked original literature of its own. Writers of fiction have used up all the incidents of our glorious revolutionary period. The romantic scenery of the East, too, has been made to aid in the construction of some of the best romances ever written. We do not object to this. On the contrary, we rejoice — are thankful it is so. But a new field is open to authorship. We wish to present its advantages. The Great West, in her undulating prairies, deep-wooded...
Page 804 - In its earlier days the effort to put the public in touch with the new and curious developments in foreign art and literature brought upon it considerable ridicule and as well won for it much admiration. Its habit of free speech produced a curious movement among the young writers of the country.

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