QUILLAIA BARK, the bark of a South American tree ( uillaia saponaria), belonging to the division prcea of the order Rosacece. The tree has smooth, oval leaves, and white terminal flowers, solitary or in small clusters.
kooch, Sul Arthur Thomas, author: b. Cornwall, 21 Nov. 1863. He was educated at Oxford, where he was classical lecturer in 1886-87, and won some success with his first book, 'Dead Man's Rock' (1887). In 1887 he began a literary career in London, where in 1889 he joined the staff of the Speaker, the Liberal weekly newly established by Sir Wemyss Reid.
He was knighted in 1910, and succeeded to the professorship of English literature at Cambridge in 1912. He retained until 1899 his connection with the Speaker, a part of his con tributions to which appear in the collections of short stories, 'Noughts and (1891) and 'The Delectable Duchy) (1893). Among his further volumes are 'Green Bays: Verses and Parodies) (1893) ; 'The Golden Pomp' (1895), an Elizabethan anthology; 'la' (1896); 'Adventures in Criticism) (1896) ; being se lected reviews; 'The Ship of Stars) (1899) ; 'Old Fires and Profitable Ghosts) (1900); 'The Laird's (1901) ; 'The Westcotes> (1902) ; 'The White Wolf' (1902) ; 'The Adventures of Harry Revel) (1903); 'Hatty Wesley' (1903) and 'Shining (1905); 'Shakes pear's Christmas) (1906) ; 'From a Cornish Window) (1906) ; 'Poison Island' (1907); 'Major Vigoreux) (1907) ; 'True Tilda' (1909); Lady 'Corporal Sam and Other Stories' (1910) ; 'Hocken and Hemken' (1912) ; (Nicky Nan, Reservist' (1915); 'On the Art of Writing) (1916) ; 'Memoir of Arthur John Butler' (1917). He published
also three anthologies of English verse, which are marked by the finest appreciation of lyric quality. His style is vivid, his humor subtle and poignant and his imagination vigorous and colorful. These qualities gained him the com mission to complete the novel 'St. Ives,' left unfinished by Robert Louis Stevenson (q.v.). His earlier work appeared over the pseudonym Much of his material he has derived from Cornwall, where he has made particular study of the Welsh poor.