By Christopher Morley
Christopher Morley used to be the most celebrated American authors of the Nineteen Twenties and Thirties. most sensible often called the writer of Parnassus on Wheels and Kitty Foyle, Morley wrote for a well-liked viewers that keenly preferred his type, his wit, and his exuberant championing of the written notice. Morley wrote many of the items gathered during this quantity from 1918 to 1920, whereas a columnist for the Philadelphia night Ledger. His task: to saunteraround city and the Philadelphia suburbs, after which - frequently after a leisurely lunch - record again. the end result was once a sequence of vigorous essays that, learn now, not just unearths a city's colourful prior, yet sheds gentle on its current: a lot of the Philadelphia Morley explored continues to be intact for the local or customer with the attention and persistence to find it. Morley's top Philadelphia paintings, scattered between 12 volumes released in the course of his lifetime, were gathered during this good-looking new booklet, which include interval illustrations by way of Walter Jack Duncan and Frank Taylor, and a serious advent by means of Ken Kalfus. released on may possibly five, 1990, at the one hundredth anniversary of Morley's start, Christopher Morley's Philadelphia brings jointly various essays which were out of print for fifty years or longer. The booklet joins Fordham collage Press's 1988 assortment, Christopher Morley's long island, as a long-lasting contribution to the Morley oeuvre.
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Speaking as a father, we were pleased to note the absence of Warren, who was (we hope) getting a good sleep somewhere. We had a good look at the renowned chin, which is well worth study. It must be a hard chin to shave. It juts upward, reaching a line exactly below the brim of his cap. Below his crescent moustache there is no lower lip visible: it is tucked and folded in by the rising thrust of the jaw. It is this which gives him the "grim" aspect which every reader of the papers hears about. He is grim, there's no doubt about it, with the grimness of a man going through a tough ordeal.
Independence Hall is no longer the quiet old place Martha used to enjoy before the war. " Yells and cheers burst upward from the ground like an explosion. Here he was, standing in the car. There was the famous chin, the Sam Browne belt, the high laced boots with spurs. Even the tan gloves carried in the left hand. There was the smile, without which no famous man is properly equipped for public life. There was Governor Sproul's placid smile, too, but the Mayor seemed too excited to smile. Rattle, rattle, rattle went the shutters of the photographers.
It is an attractive thought. But the most delightful haunt of man, about 7 o'clock of a winter evening, is the popular lunch room. This admirable institution has been hymned often and eloquently, but it can never be sufficiently praised. To sit at one of those white-topped tables looking over the evening paper (and now that the big silver-plated sugar bowls have come back again there is once more something large enough on the table to prop the newspaper against) and consume sausages and griddle cakes and hot mince pie and revel in the warm human glitter round about, is as near a modest 100 per cent of interesting satisfaction as anything we know.