|Autographed specially for the Editor of The Vineyard,|
Frontispiece, The Vineyard, January 1911
In the January 1911 issue of The Vineyard MacDonald has an article titled 'Tolstoy', to commemorate the life of Tolstoy after his death in November 1910. MacDonald writes:
"In The Slavery of our Times Tolstoy puts the truth about industrialism with a power that not even Ruskin has reached..But what has Tolstoy done for the World? Neither reformer nor specialist, philosopher nor theologian, he has yet stirred the world's heart to know itself and to seek more life. He has pleaded, as no man we can recall ever pleaded before, for submission the ancient sources of life: Love which brought it to pass, which teaches it through joy and sorrow; and Truth which fed it from the breasts of inspiration that it might wax strong into manhood and come back home. Man's home is the Kingdom of Heaven; joy in life in his inheritance. Not by politics or riches or conquests will that kingdom come. It lies waiting within; for Love and Truth alone hold man to man and all to God.
"The Prophet is taken from us."