Henry Salt Archive

Henry Salt (1853-1939) was the author of the Life of Henry David Thoreau, Animals Rights and A Plea for Vegetarianism which inspired Gandhi for follow a vegetarian diet.

Homo Rapiens, and Other Verses

by Henry S. Salt (Author)

Homo Rapiens, and Other Verses by Henry S. Salt
Title:Homo Rapiens, and Other Verses
Publisher:Watts & Co., London, 1926, 70 pages
Edition:First Edition




Homo Rapiens — The Making of the Brute — St. Grouse’s Day — Cupboard Love’s Philosophy — Rapiens Evolving — The Cherub Child — To Metchnikoff, the Civilizer — The Gentleman in Pink — The Pious Angler — A Sympathetic Lady — A Ballad of the Tender — “Set Up” — The True Museum — Rapiens as Botanist — From a Pagan Poet — “Family Butchers” — “A Lover of Animals” — The Show of Fat Beasts — The Faddist Rebuked — The Sending of the Animals — The Modern Descartes — Mr. Facing-Both-Ways — The Altruistic Flesh-Eater — The City of the Might-Have-Been — The Grateful Fox to His Preservers — The Deer Departed: A Sportsman’s Elegy — The Cage Bird’s Paradise — Patient to Practitioner — The Much-Chastened Child — The Modern Xerxes — Concerning “Die-Hards” — Ode to Duty and Discipline — “Fraternizing” — The Unknown Warrior


Invocation — The Land o’ the Free — “On the Dole” — “Those Unemployed!” — “Ca’ Canny” — “The Deserving Poor” — Which Was It? — Moscow as Mascot — The Difference — Fuel for Prospero — Our Fatherlandlords — “Class-War” — “An Independence” — The Grand Incentive — The Socialist Monotony — The Agitator — The “Plus” and the “Minus” — Par Ignoble Fratrum — The Sin of Subsidy — Dieu et mon Dividende — No Thought for the Morrow — The Missing Word — Epitaph on Laissez Faire


Provocation — Heart and Head — “Magna est Feritas” — The War on War — Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum — “Que Messieurs les Assassins y Commencent” — “Spare the Rod and Spoil the Child” — De Fustibus — A Text to Let Alone — The Birch Tree’s Petition — The Dictum of the Duke — The Marshal’s Baton — The Family Man in Battle — “What’s in a Name?” — “Dumb Animals” — “He” and “It” — “Love Me, Love My Dog” — Christianos ad Leones — The Monarch's Portion — The Democratic Formula — “With One Stone” — “A Bird in the Hand” — The Open Mouth — The Full Heart — A Supper-Room Reflection — Self-Help — Yuletide Joys — “Pink Pills for Pale People” — Gentleman into Ox — The Forgiving Lamb — The Appeal to Peter — “As Dead as Mutton” — “Better Free than Sober” — Trespassers will be Prosecuted — Medio Tutissimus Ibis — “The Falsehood of Extremes” — “Take Things as You Find Them” — “The Treasures of Antiquity” — Our “Securities” — “Peace at any Price” — Love Your Enemies