Morning Post 1907

1907

[Jan 4 and 11 apparently nothing]

“How to Tell a Ghost Story.” 18 Jan 1907, p. 9. [BAL]

“Mrs. Oliphant succeeded twice or thrice, discovering a vein of poetry in her nature which is not conspicuous in her novels. In that astonishing and perennially neglected book “The Confessions of a Justified Sinner,” James Hogg, the Ettrick Shepherd, did by far the best “supenatural” fiction of his generation, with one exception. The book is far too long, and in the earlier parts, is heavily encombered with clumsy and antiquated humour. But, as the conlusion approaches, the narrative of Hogg’s frenzied, lost, and haunted Calavinist becomes a veritable masterpiece, and (with Scott’s unapproachable “Wandering Willie’s Tale,” in “Red Gauntlet”) is the direct ancestor of Mr. Stevenson’s gruesome “Thrawn Janet.” I do not think that Hogg’s book received any favourable notice when it first appeared; or that is recent reprint was more fortunate” (9)

“The Crusade Against Historical Novels.” 25 Jan. 1907, p. 9. [BAL]

“Poets and Poets.” 1 Feb. 1907 [BAL] p. 9

“Restoration“ at Holyrood 8 Feb. 1907 [BAL] p. 9

“The Real Minotaur.” 15 Feb. 1907 [BAL] p.9

Respectability Defended 22 Feb. 1907 [BAL] p. 9

“The Survival of Witches.” 1 Mar. 1907 [BAL] p. 9

“Mechanism and Criticism.” 8 Mar. 1907 [BAL] p. 9

The Legal Status of Ghosts 15 Mar. 1907 [BAL] p. 9

Trial by Combat 22 March 1907 [BAL] p. 9

“Books and their Prices” 29 Mar 1907, p. 7 [not in BAL]

The Romance of a Dispensation 5 April 1907 [BAL] p. 9

“Story-Transference” 12 April 1907 [BAL]

Society and Superstition. 19 April 1907 [BAL], p. 10

A Word for Professor Jowett 26 April 1907 [BAL], p. 9 [I also scanned April 15, p. 2 “Mrs. Sellar’s Recollections and Impressions”]

Whaur’s Geordie Byron Noo?” 3 May 1907 [BAL] p. 10 (The MP index is incorrect.)

The Mystery of Christabel 10 May 1907 (BAL]

“Names of Relationships.” 17 May 1907. p. 4

“Things that Puzzle a Plain Man.” 24 May 1907. p. 4

“The Lord Elcho of 1745.” 31 May 1907. p. 10

“A Late Forgotten Wit.” 7 Jun 1907, p. 4

“Reflections on the Old Cricketeers.” 14 Jun 1907, p. 9

“The Glen of Weeping.” 21 May 1907, p. 4

“The Irish Type of Fairy.” 28 Jun 1907, p. 10

“The American of the Future.” 5 Jul 1907, p. 10 [on immigration and assimilation]

“Why Novels are Read.” 12 Jul 1907. p. 9 [On Mr. Howells]

“Irishmen and Homer’s Men.” 19 Jul. 1907, p. 4 [Early Life in Ireland]

“The Sins of the Hypothesis.” 26 Jul 1907. p. 4 [John Stuart Mill]

“Rather Too Rich.” 2 Aug 1907, p. 9 [On Reviewing novels of early Christian times which are “all the same.”]

“Miracles and Evidence.” 9 Aug 1907, p. 2

“Roman Literary Men.” 16 Aug. 1907, p. 2

“Highland History.” 23 Aug. 1907, p. 8

“Ballads in America.” 30 Aug 1907, p. 8

“Edinburgh Appreciated.” 6 Sep 1907, p. 3

“The Growth of a Story.” 13 Sep 1907, p. 7

“Pope on Homer.” 20 Sep 1907, p. 7

“The Problem of Tragedy.” 27 Sep 1907, p. 7

“Concerning Our Illusions.” 4 Oct 1907, p. 2 [History vs. Pleasant Stories]

“The Mark of Cain.” 11 Oct 1907, p. 2 [On Frazer’s Folklore in the Old Testament]

“Salem Vindicated.” 18 Oct 1907, p. 2

“Old Owners of our Books.” 25 Oct. 1907, p. 2

“The Treasure Ship of Tobermory.” 1 Nov 1907, p. 2

“Signs Before Death.” 8 Nov 1907, p. 2

[Apparently none for 15 Nov. 1907]

“The Economics of a Golf Ball.” 22 Nov 1907, p. 9

“Ladies Loving and Luckless.” 29 Nov 1907, p. 4

“Professionals and Amateurs.” 6 Dec. 1907, p. 9 [on the accumulation of information]

“The Mystery of Old Iron.” 13 Dec. 1907, p. 9

“A Pattern to Pushers.” 20 Dec. 1907, p. 2

Dec. 27 [apparently none?]