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Mackail, J. W. (John William), 1859-1945. Russia's gift to the world - Image 12. 1915. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 16, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/1430/show/1387.

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Mackail, J. W. (John William), 1859-1945. (1915). Russia's gift to the world - Image 12. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/1430/show/1387

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Mackail, J. W. (John William), 1859-1945, Russia's gift to the world - Image 12, 1915, Socialist and Communist Pamphlets, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed October 16, 2019, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/1430/show/1387.

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Title Russia's gift to the world
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Mackail, J. W. (John William), 1859-1945
Publisher Hodder and Stoughton
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • New York
  • London
Date 1915
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Russia
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Extent 48 pages; 22 cm.
Original Item Location DK32.7.M3 1915
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304497~S11
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections
Use and Reproduction This item is in the public domain and may be used freely.
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Transcript 10 Russia's Gift to the World vitally on the soul and life of a nation, and through it on the commonwealth of the nations. For Wordsworth's phrase of "joy in widest commonalty spread " is true of intellectual things no less than it is true of material comfort or of a sound social structure. Of truth and beauty, no less than of wealth and freedom, it may be said that they are not realised until they are produced, maintained, and spread abroad, by the people for the people. What follows does not profess to be a complete account. It is necessarily incomplete. It does not deal, for instance, with all the kinds of literature, or with all the branches of physical and mental science. It takes the things which are most obviously important, and which are to a large extent an index to the rest. It is a setting forth under these conditions, and in a very brief summary, of what Russia has contributed in letters, art, and science to the progress of the world, and to the enrichment of ife. I. LITERATURE In any account of Russian literature, two kinds of it have to be considered which are historically separate, though the one to some extent grew out of and is founded upon the other. There is the early popular literature of tales, ballads, and poems which grew up among the people, was handed down by memory, and very often was not committed to writing at all until modern times. There is also the regular literature of books, which begins when language has been studied as an art and reduced to rules. This latter is the form which literature takes in modern times. In both forms the recoi d of Russia is extraordinarily rich. From very early times, Russian as a spoken i