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The younger men, untrammelled by memories of whatthey had tried to express in a previous incarnation,worked with a freedom of which they only became consciouswhen they paused to compare it with the restrictionsunder which their predecessors laboured. It hasbeen said that, in the early nineties, The Second Mrs.Tanqueray opened a new chapter in dramatic history;when it was reproduced a dozen years later, it hardlyseemed, for all its skill and power, so daring as before;and, if it were reproduced again to-day after anotherdozen years, the younger critics would doubtless continueto praise its technique, but they might be unableto realise its psychology. In 1920 it is felt to be surprisingthat any one should bother when a man marries hismistress; that she should commit suicide when anotherold lover comes back into her life is inconceivable: tothe modern playwright that is not a dramatic themeworthy of his mettle, to the modern English world thatis not a problem to cause more than passing embarrassmentto any one.
It was easier to forget his own record and to focus theattention of his audience upon the future. After thefailure of the Somme offensive, the apparent failure ofthe Jutland action, another winter campaign became inevitable;food was running short and would becomeshorter if German submarines were given free play; theevidence collected by the Dardanelles commissionersthrew a disturbing light on the happy-go-lucky methodsof cabinet government; ministers were allowing themselvesto be bullied in the House of Commons; and froma hundred different quarters there gathered a hundredthousand wisps and wreaths of fog which intensified ina tarnishing cloud of mistrust and disapproval. Underthe military service act a man could appeal for exemptionon the ground that he was indispensable in his presentemployment; from the first days of the war Mr.Asquith was hailed as the indispensable prime minister.It is impossible to draw any chart to shew the changein psychological attitude towards him; but by theautumn of 1916, perhaps on the day when he persuadedparliament to accept conscription and imposed it uponthe country without a revolution, he was no longer indispensable;very soon the antagonism strengthened intoa feeling that the war would never be won so long as heremained at the head of the government.
It was to Washington, therefore, that the centre ofinterest now shifted; and those who had lately returnedfrom America were bombarded with enquiries about thefeeling and condition of the United States. The corporatelife of the Balfour mission came to an end with thewelcome accorded to its head at the Guildhall and atthe Mansion House luncheon on July 13th; and, whenits members had reported their return to their departments,they were free to study the psychology of Londonin what, even then, was known to be the last phaseof the war. Since 1914 they had been too busy to catchmore than a passing glimpse of their friends as theyflashed to and from the front or from their work athome; and the novels and memoirs of this period willbe an untrustworthy guide to future social historians inso far as they suggest a life of unrelieved frivolity andpleasure-seeking when the greatest war effort had yetto be made. There were certainly days and nights ofepidemic excitement, which occasionally turned tosporadic insanity; now, as in every phase of the war,there were men and women who made of the public disorganisationan excuse for abandoning all recognisedrestraints; but the general change was little more than auniversal restlessness in which the nerves that had beenkept tense by the daily demands of the war refused tobe relaxed in hours of leisure. If there were more distractionsin 1917 than in 1915, there was also more workdone, and it was better organised; the novels andmemoirs, naturally enough, give little space to dailyroutine; but it is less true to suggest that those who livedin London were grown indolent or callous to the warthan that they had accommodated their private lives topublic requirements. No one was surprised if a manwent from his office to dinner without dressing or if hewas made late for luncheon by a daylight air-raid. Informality,first imposed by necessity, was found to beamusing in itself; and an element of impromptu picniccrept into most of the parties of that time. 2b1af7f3a8