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WINE, WATER, AND SONG
BY THE SAME AUTHOR
G. K. CHESTERTON
METHUEN & CO. LTD.
36 ESSEX STREET W.C.
|First Published||August 6th 1915|
|Second Edition||August 10th 1915|
|Third Edition||August 23rd 1915|
The Songs in this book are taken from “ The Flying Inn,” with the exception of “The Good Rich Man” and “The Song of the Strange Ascetic,” which are here included by kind permission of the editor of The New Witness, where they originally appeared.
|Wine and Water||11|
|The Song against Grocers||15|
|The Rolling English Road||20|
|The Song of Quoodle||24|
|Pioneers, O Pioneers||27|
|The Logical Vegetarian||31|
|“The Saracen's Head”||34|
|The Good Rich Man||37|
|The Song against Songs||42|
|The Song of the Oak||49|
|The Road to Roundabout||53|
|The Song of the Strange Ascetic||57|
|The Song of Right and Wrong||60|
|Who Goes Home?||63|
WINE, WATER, AND SONG
“Why shouldn't I have a purely vegetarian drink? Why shouldn't I take vegetables in their highest form, so to speak? The modest vegetarians ought obviously to stick to wine or beer, plain vegetarian drinks, instead of filling their goblets with the blood of bulls and elephants, as all conventional meat-eaters do, I suppose.”—Dalroy.
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A famous book on Dickens which is intended as a general justification of that author. Mr. Chesterton compares the immense achievements produced by the optimism of Dickens in the realm of reform with the small results produced by the pessimistic method of later days. He treats each of the novels in turn, and he devotes the latter part of his book to a general estimate of the influence of Dickens.
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