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mechanical outfitof Mr.Lea's latest work rather astonish the critic who knows how few readers it will win. Dur. ing thirty.tive years the author has devoted himself 10 the illustration of European medieval history, com. prising scholarly works of the first order of merit, yet he has won no popularity, though no one more clearly than he h:18 shown the roots of so many modern ideas and institutions in the so-called dark ages.” Critic,

Oct. 17. Lee, C. H. The judge advocate's vade mecum ; a

general view of military law, and the practice before courts martial; with an epitome

of the law of evidence, 1863. Le Guay d'Oliva, M. N. Mémoire contre le pro

cureur-Général, en présence du Cardinal de Rolan, de lit diame de La Motte- Valois du Sieur de Cagliostro, et autres, co-accusés.

1786. Le Mercier de la Rivière, P: F: J. H: li'ordre

naturel et essentiel des sociétés politiques.

1767. Le Noble de Tennelière, E. Les amours d'Anne

d'Autriche, épouse de Louis xii, avec le C. D. R.; avec la réponse au manifeste du roi

Jacques in. Nouv. éd. 1722. Le Roux, H. Les jeux du cirque et la vie foraine ;

illust. de J. A. Garnier. “ The illustrations are usually interesting and effective. The letter press is good, often sparkling and bright, though sometimes a little obscure from the allu.

siveness of its style." – Spectator, July 26. Lever, C. J. Barrington. 1863. 2 v.

The Daltons; or, Three roads in life. 1852.

4 y.
A day's ride; life's romance. 1864. 2 v.
The fortunes of Glencore. 1857. 2 v.
Jack Hinton; the guardsman. 1849. 2 v.
The Knight of Gwynne; a tale of the time of

the union. 1847. 3 v.
Luttrell of Arrani. 1865. 2 v,
The Martins of Cro'Vartin. 1856. 3 v.
One of them. 1860. 2 v.
Roland Cashiel. 1858. 3 v.
St. Patrick's eve; Paul Gossiett's confessions.

Sir Brook Fossbroke. 1867. 2 v.
Sir Jasper Carew; his life and experiences.


Tony Butler. 1866. 2 v. Little, Rev. C: E. Historical lights; quotations

from standard liistories and biographies; with cross-l'eferences, gen, index, index of personul names; for the preparation of ad

dresses, essays, etc. 1888. Lowell, J. R. A fable for critics; with vignette

portraits of the authors de quibus fabula

narratur. McCarthy, J., and Praed, Mrs. C. The rival

princess. Mackay, A. J.G. Sketch of the history of Fife

and Kinross; a study in Scottish history

and character. "A mirror of Scottish history and character that none who consults can mixpend. In this miniature bistory the position of Fiferhire is kept well in view, with its relation to the country at large of which it w:19 so frequently the centre and source of momentous national movements." Sulurduy rev., Sept. 13.

Macquoid, K. S. At an old chateau; a novel.

* A skilful piece of workmanship, with the qualities of a well-conceived and well-managed little drama.” Literary world, Oct. 11.

The old courtyard. Malleson, Col. G: B. Dupleix. (Rulers of In

dia.) "A concise and often spirited account not only of Dupleix's career in India, but of the later struggles be. tween the two nations which issued in the final collapse of French rule in 1783. An introductory chapter deals at duc length with the earliest history oi French enter. prise in Eastern seas down to the time when Dupleix succeeded the able Dumas as Governor of l’ondichery."

Alhenwum, Sept. 20. Maxwell, Mrs. M.. E.. B. Whose was the land? Meriwether, C. History of higher education in

South Carolina; with a sketch of the free

school system. Moreau, J. N:

Mémoire contanant le précis des faits avec leurs pièces justificatives, pour servir de réponse aux Observations en voyées par les ministres d'Angleterre dans les cours

de l'Europe. 1756. Morgan, T: J. Indian education. (U. S. Bureau

of Education.) Necker, J. Sur l'administration de M. Necker,

par lui-même. 1791. Sur le compte rendu au roi en 1781 ; nouveaux

éclaircissements. 1788. Nichols, W: H., 3d.

The siege and capture of Harper's l'erry by the Confederates, Sept. 1862. (Soldiers and Sailors. Hist. Soc. of R.I. Pers. na

marr.) Nolau, Les antiquitiés d'Athènes, et autres

monumens grecs; 71 planches. 1835. Noll, A. H. Short history of Mexico. Norris, J. W. Business directory and statistics of

Chicago for 1946; rev, and corr. in 1883 by

R. Fergus. (Fergus hist. ser.) Noyes, I: P. The name " Shylock :" a critical ex

amination of the characters in the “ Merchant of Venice.” Rep. from Relig. Philos.

journal, 1885. Pascoe, C: E. Brighton of today; an illustrated

book for all seasons, particularly those of 1889. (Illust. handbook to places of to-day

ser.) Peabody, Rev. A. P. Harvard graduates whom I

have known. Pollard, A. W. English miracle plays, moralities,

and interludes ; specimens of the pre-Elizabethan drama; with introd., notes, and

glossary. " Mr. Pollard has got together a very good selection; and has edited them with a scholarly introduction and

good notes." - Sat. rev., Sept. 27. Rame, L. de la (pseud. Ouida). In Varemma; a

story. 1882. Rau, H. Der Raub Strassburgs im Jahre 1681 ;

vaterländischer Roman, (1875.] Robertson, J. P. and \:P. Letters on Paraguay ;

account of a 4 years' residence in that repub. lic under the government of the Dictator

Francia. 1838. 2 v. - Francia's reign of terror; continuation of

Letters on Paraguay. 1839.

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Rubinstein, A. G. Autobiography, 1829-89; tr.

by A. Delano. "" He tells us his future biographer will not even en. joy the pleasure of collecting my correspondence, since it has absolutely no existence. I am not a friend of the pen, and especially do I dislike letter writing.' Nevertheless, he consenied a year or two ago to tell the story of his life, and a stenographer Wils engiged to take down this autobiographic interview. The result is the present narrative, which, sketchy and meagre as it is in many places where we should be delighted to have further information, is yet full of interesting comments

and suggestions." — Nution, Oct. 16. Rymaille sur les plus célèbres bibliotières de Paris,

1649; avec des notes et un essai sur les autres bibliothèques particulières du temps,

par A. de la Fizelière. 1868. Saint-Albin, A. de (pseud. Robert Milton.) Les

courses de chevaux en France. (Bibl. du

sport.) Sargent, C: S. The silva of North America; a

description of the trees which grow naturally in North America exclusive of Mexico;

illust. Vol. 1. Sastrow, B. IIerkommen, Geburt, 11. Lauff seines

gantzen Lebens von ihm selbst beschriben;

Jirsy. von G. C. F: Mohnike. 1823-24. 2 v. Schumann, R. A. Life, told in his letters; tr. by

M. Herbert. 2 v. " They are in some respects less interesting than the • Jugendbriefe,' but as átfording an insight into the character of a greitt artist, they possess the highest value, and tend on the whole, to enhance the personal esteem in which Schumann deserves to be held. A musician who set a bright example to all who came af. ter him by his industry, his sincerity, and his earnest.

pess." Spectator, Oct. 11. Service, J: Thir notandums; the literary recren

tions of Laird Canticarl of Mongrynen, of kittle memory; appended a biographical

sketch of James Dunlop. Sheppard, N. Before an audience; or, The use of

the will in public speaking; talks to the students of the Univ. of St. Andrews and

Univ. of Aberdeen. 5th ed. 1888. Smith, C: I. History of education in North Car

olina. 1888. Stevenson, T: G: Four books of choice old Scot

ish ballads, 1823-44. 1868. Sullivan, T. R. Day and night stories.

The language and arrangement are as natural and clear as they are refined. The story remains the leading attir, and if anyone neglects it for a moment, it is not Mr. Sullivan, as a showmau of grammar and rheto. ric, but the reader, and that upon the gentle compulsion of the charm of good writing. Our private leaning is to those of his stories which do not touch upon the

supernatural." - Nation, Oct. 9. Symes, J. E. Prelude to modern history; a sketch

of the world's history from the 3d to the 9th

century. "Suinm:ry, indeed, is the method of Mr. Symes, and concentrated is the historical pabulum here com. pressed from Gibbon, Milman, Freemen, rte., for the

much-crammed pupil." . Sat. red., Sept. 13. Thomas, E. M. The inverted torch. Tinseau, L. de. Strass et diamants.

“ Both Strass et diamants,' and 'Fontluce,' are what it is, or was not long ago, the fashion in Paris to call

berquinades' – that is to sły, they are neither pessi. mist, nor 'shocking,' nor decadeni, nor deliquescent,

nor anything. quod exit' in 'ent,' except decent, and ex.

cellent." Saturday rev., July 19. Tissot, E. Les évolutions de la critique française.

Presque l'œuvre d'un débutant, mais d'un débutant qui promet beaucoup, å on juger par cet excellent livre. Ce n'est pits,comme on pourrait le croire d'après le titre, une histoire générale de la critique française que s'est propose d'écrire l'auteur de ces ingénieux essitis; son travail n'ómbrasse même pas tout ce siècle; il est borné au mouvement littérairo des vingt dernières années."

Le licie, juin. Tobie, E: P. Personal recollections of Gen. Sheri

dan. Touroude, A., l'abbé. L'hypnotisme, ses phéno.

mènes et ses dangers; étude. Un ouvrage de pure critique, dans lequel, après un court résumé historique, l'hypnotisme est étudié suc. cessivement au point de vue de la santé, de la morale, et

au point de vue chrétien." - Polybiblion, sept. Trench, R: C., Abp. of Dublin. The fituess of

Scripture for untolding the spiritual life of

men; being the Hulsean lectures for 1845. Tryon, T: A treatise of cleanness in meats and

drinks, the excellency of good airs, etc.; of bugs and their cure; also, a discourse of

pain in tiie teeth. 1682. Two 15th century cookery books; ed. by T: Aus

tin. (Early Eng. Text Soc.) Veitch, S. F. F. The Dean's daughter. Walker, B. My musical experiences.

"Though an ardent devotee of music, she is no un. bridled melomaniac. There are plenty of inaccurate statements and disputable criticisms in her pages; ney. ertheless, the book


to impress the reader very fuvourably with regard to its au. thor. With all its flaws and imperfections, the

book is a valuable one." - Spectutor, Nov. 15. Wallis, II: Notes on some examples of early Per

sian lustre ware, Warren, ll: Life and memoirs of Wm. Warren,

Boston's favorite comedian. (1888?) Webster, N. International dictionary of the Eng.

lish language; rev, and enl. under the su

pervision of N. Porter, D. D. ; with app. Wells, mus. K.. G. Two modern women; a novel. Wells, R., and Kelly, J: W. English-Eskimo and

Eskimo-English vocabularies; prec. by ethnographical mem. conc. Eskimos in Alaska

and Siberia. Whitney, Mrs. A. D. T. Ascutney Street; a

neighborhood story. Williams, A. The investment of Fort Pulaski.

1887. Willoughby, W.W. The Supreme Court of the

U.S.; its history and influence in our con. stitutional system. (Johns Hopkins Univ.

Studies.) “A convenient compendium of facts on the special topic of wlich it treats. It gives, perhaps, as good an account of the Court as is possible without treating

our constitutional law as a whole." – Critic, Nov. 15. Woodberry, G: E: Studies in letters and life.

“ These essays are the expression in an api prose style of the fine perception and sane imagination, the just sense of proportion, and the artistic conscientious. ners already noted in his rare elegy. The Northishore watch.' Such luninous touches as these belong to the essayist clear, composed, and retined -- and heighten the sympathetic impression made by the other writings of Mr. Woodberry." - Literary icorid, Oct. 11.

Ambler, I: W. Truth is stranger than fiction ;

(his] life. 1883. Arnold, Rev. F: Three-cornered essays. 4th ed. Artistic Japan; a monthly illust. journal of arts

and industries; comp. by S. Bing, etc.; Eng. ed. under ed. of M. B. Huish. Vol. 1

4. (1888)-90. Baker, Sir S: W. Wild beasts and their ways;

reminiscences of Europe, Asia, Africa, and

America. 2 v. "Sir Samuel Baker has long been known to his fel. low countrymen as an intrepid traveller and sportsman. In the foggy nights and dark days that are coming on us there are many who will be very grateful to him for a book which contains a great number of interesting

stories." — Athenæum, Oct. 25. Barr, Mrs. A. E. H. Friend Olivia.

" A tale of the days of Cromwell, and gives many vivid scenes from Quaker and Puritan home life; the persecutions of the Quakers in England and the colonies

form a large part of the narrative." Baumgarten, F. Ein Rundgang durch die Ruinen

Athens. 1888. * The intention of this little treatise is to provide the pupils of gymnasia with a good outline of Athenian to. pography. All reference to modern literature on the subject is therefore very justly omitted, and only the passages from ancient authors usually read in the higher schools are cited. The enthusiasm and accuracy of the book and the absence of polemic spirit make it a firstrate work for students.' Amer. journal of archeol.

oyy, June, 1889. Besant, W. The holy rose, etc.

Contents. The holy rose. — The last mass. — The inner house. - Even with this. Camilla's last string.

" "The holy rose'is a tale of French 'émigrés' in Eng. land some ninety years ago.

The narrative is told freshly and with abundance of interest. In "The last mass,' Mr. Besant goes back for his subject as far as the Spanish Armada. "The inner house is a fan. tary of science pitched in the year 1896. This is the cleverest if not the most interesting story of the collec. tion. There is abundance of interest in Mr. Besant's book, which contains as much reading, and certainly as much romance, as any three-volume novel.” - Athe.

næum, Mar. 22. Birney, C. H.

The Grimké sisters; Sarah and Angelina Grimké, the first American women advocates of abolition and woman's

rights. 1885. Bock, F. Geschichte der liturgischen Gewänder

des Mittelalters, Entstehung und Entwickelung der kirchlichen Ornate und Paramente ;

mit Vorworte von G: Müller. 1859-66. 2. v. Böhm-Bawerk, E. von. Capital and interest; a

critical history of economical theory; tr.,

with preface and analysis by W: Smart. Professor Böhm-Bawerk's vast learning forins a com. plete register of all the ideas which have been as it were patented by his predecessors. He is not, indeed, a creator of ideas, but a maker; which is all that can be said of the highest originality. The theory of in. terest, which he is one of the first to have clearly for. mulated, may be compared with the theory of final util. ity, which he has aptly restated, as being each of them a corner stone rejected by the builders of economic sys. tems, and not until the present generation placed in its proper position. Probably the writer of the last generation who was most nearly right in his treatment of the

two principles was Senior." - Academy, Oct. 18. Boston University. President. The twenty years

of Boston University, 1869-89; 15th annual report.

Brackett, J. R. Notes on the progress of the col.

ored people of Maryland, since the war.

(Johns Hopkins Univ. Studies.) Brinton, D. G. Ancient Nahuatl poetry; 27 an

cient Mexican poems, with trans., introd.,

etc. Buck, J. H. Old plate; ecclesiastical, decorative,

and domestic; its makers and marks; illust.

1888. " An exhaustive work on old English and American

plate. Burn, J: S. The Fleet registers ; comprising the

history of Fleet marriages, etc.; added notices of the May Fair, Mint, and Savoy chap

els, and an appendix. 1833. Butler, Col. Sir W: F. Sir Charles Napier. (Eng.

men of action.) " Sir William Butler, though an experienced wri. ter, and well informed on all that concerns his subject has not performed his task judiciously. He has written neither a biography nor it critical essay, but a eulogy. If instead, the author had entered into de. tails of Sir Charles Napier's military career and mili. tary opinions, he might have produced a good book; for when he describes Meeanee and Dubba he writes in a clear and accurate and sympathetic fashion." - Athe.

næum, Oct. 11. Canada. Dept. of Agriculture. Statistical ab.

stract and record for 1888. Church, Mrs. F. M. (nowo Mrs. F. Lean). Blind

fold; a novel. 2 v. " Novel-readers who like their amusements 'mixed,' and the impossible and prosaic made one, may enjoy

• Blindfold."" - Athenæum, June 14. Cranch, C. P. The bird and the bell; with other

"Mr. Cranch has poetical temperament, vision, and
voice, together with an original and individual way of
regarding the subjects of his verse." — Literary world,

Nov. 8.
Crawford, F. M. A cigarette-maker's romance.

" A story of exquisitely pathetic interest, which might very naturally have ended in gloom and disaster, but which comes to the bappiest possible conclusion."

Atheneum, Oct. 25. Callimore, D. H. The book of climates ; accli.

matization, climatic diseases, health resorts and mineral springs, sea-sickness, sea voy

ages, and sea bathing. " There is much which entitles it to a wide circulation among general readers, although its special merits will perhaps be most appreciated by members of the medical profession. For the task of preparing such a volume, the author has excellent qualitications, being a physician of considerable experience who has fol. lowed the duties of his profession in many lands, and who has previously displayed some ability as a writer on medical, hygienic, and allied subjects. Westmin.

ster review, Nov. Davidson, T: Prolegomena to In memoriam ;

with index to the poem. 1889. Drake, S: A. The Pine-tree coast; illust. Drury, R. Madagascar; journal during 15 years'

captivity on that island; and a description of Madagascar by A. Rochon; ed., with

introd. and notes by S: P. Oliver. “Many doubts prevail as to the authenticity of Dru. ry's travels, and Captain Oliver, himself, is of the opin. ion that the narrative is not to be trusted in its entirety. The volume, however, is an entertaining one, and gives some useful information regarding the country and peo. ple of Madagascar.” Roy. Geoy. Soc. Proc., Oct.

800-jährige Wettiner-Jubelfeier, Die, Juni, 1889.

Festschrift. 2 Aufl.
Content8. 1. Blochwitz, J: Die Wettiner und ihre

Länder. 2. Die Wettine- Jubelfeier.
Ellis, Maj. A. B. Ewe-speaking peoples of the

Slave Coast of West Africa; their religion, manners, etc. “ The first really valuable book that Major Ellis bas written - a book that will be an almost necessary ad. junct to the libraries of African students and politicians interested in Africa. Much of it is compilation; but the author is perfectly honest in the acknowledgement of his indebtedness to other and older writers. Major Ellis's own knowledge of the Ewe-speaking peoples is chiefly confined to what may be called British Dahomi." - Sat. rev., Oct. 25. West African stories.

Contents. Bohsum Prah. – A night at Mafari. The first voyage of A. de Cada Mosto. — The Ahboassi Mine. - The misadventures of Robert Baker. – Pedro Blanco's treasure. -- The belle of Epi. — The pirates of the west coast. – James Peacock. — The legend of how the Dutch captured Elmina.

“ By no means a brilliant specimen of the book-mak. er's art, for which the exploits of fifteenth and sixteenth century Portuguese adventurers have furnished the most readable matter. One or two of the stories given are worth retelling, and of these. The Abboassi Mine'

is quite the best.” Athenæum, June 14. Ethical record, The; issued quarterly ; pub. by

the Soc. for Ethical Culture of Philadelphia.

Vol. 1, 2. (1888-89.] Fagan, W. L.

Southern war songs; camp-fire, patriotic and sentimental. “Many of the songs we have met before in other col. lections. Others, mostly derived from Southern news. papers, have the charm of novelty, if distinguished by no other mark of grace. On the whole, the compiler is wise in declining to claim . poetic merit' for all the lyr. ics he has gathered. It is enough that they were sung by eight millions of fervid and uncritical patriots.”

Sat. rev., Oct. 25. Finck, H: T. The Pacific coast scenic tour; from

southern California to Alaska; the Canadian Pacific Railway, Yellowstone Park, and Grand Cañon. " Mr. Finck is a close and many-sided observer, and if he never omits a mountain worth looking at, or the characteristic flora of the landscape, or the color charm of flower or lake, he is on the other hand, prodigal of information concerning local industries and products, climatic conditions for husbandman and invalid, neg. lected opportunities for enterprise, social conditions, and the like. ... It is surprising to find so much detail conveyed in so compact and agreeable a form." -- Na.

tion, Nov. 6. Galard, G. de. Recueil des divers costumes des

habitans de Bordeaux et des environs; préc.

de notices par S. E. Géraud. (1818.) Gladstone, W: E. Landmarks of Homeric study;

with an essay on the points of contact between the Assyrian tablets and the Homeric text. “ A very long summary of his conclusions. These are already well known to special students of what he calls Homerology. It is convenient to have them in a form so far from verbose: but a volume so condensed is inevitably rather dry. It cannot compete, as a view of the whole topic, with Mr. Jebb's • Primer 'of Homer; nor indeed, does Mr. Gladstone aim at making a popu. lar sketch of the Homeric question. He tells us what he has decided on for bis own part; he does not give many details, nor trace the whole controversy." - Sat.

Harrison, Mrs. B. The Anglomaniacs.

Very clever, but also very exaggerated and exas. perating. Its very disagreeableness proves its power. Its sarcasm may do good in spite of the splendor of the

evil it describes." - Literary world, Nov. 8. Hector, Mrs. A. F. Blind fate; a novel. (Lei

sure hour ser.) “On the wbole, Mrs. Alexander tells her story with cleverness and spirit, fairly working out her intentions, though driven here and there to weak improbabilities."

- Atheneum, Oct. 25. Heitman, F. B. Historical register U. S. Army,

from its organization, Sept. 29, 1789 to Sept.

29, 1889. Holmes, W: H. Textile fabrics of ancient Peru. Hutton, R: H. Cardinal Newman. (Eng. leaders

of religion.) " A biographical essay on Cardinal Newman which was prepared during his lifetime, and has not been hur. ridly written to supply a demand caused by the Cardi. nal's death. of the man apart from the theologian we hear but little. Mr. Hutton bas essayed to give a short history of Newman's religious opinions while be was in the Anglican Church, derived in the main from the Apologia,' but told from a point of view necessarily less personal, and therefore more impartial. The chief merit Mr. Hutton's treatment can claim is

that of conciseness." - Athenaum, Oct. 18. Ingelow, J. Quite another story.

“ Full of mannerisms, but to those who enjoy Miss Ingelow's well-known style, this history of a large fam. ily of boys and girls will be found pleasant reading."

Literary world, Nov. 8. Italy. Dir. Gen. d. Statistica. Monografia della

città di Roma e della campagna romana (di A. Gabelli]; Appendice, Bibliografia storica di Roma antica, di R. Bonghi. 1881. 3

and Atlas. Jaeger, H: Life of Henrik Ibsen; tr. by C. Bell;

with the verse done into Eng. by E. Gosse. “ Ibsen seems to have escaped the honor of being a fad in his own country. At all events, the author of this biography does not becloud the poet with indiscrim. inate incense, but appears to value and understand rightly the man and his works. Herr Jaeger begins his work systematically with a genealogy of Ibsen, ac. counting thus for his character and certain types in his dramas. The poet himself wrote and placed at the dis. posal of the biographer a charming sketch of his earliest years. An interesting personal sketch of Ibsen closes the biography, representing him vigorous in age as a stout oak. The volume includes various illustra. tions, and a chronological table of Ibsen's works. The translation by Mr. Payne is excellent." Literary

world, Nov. 8. Journal of American folk-lore; ed. by F. Boas,

and others. Vol. 1, 2, 1888-89. (Amer.

Folk-lore Soc.) Jusserand, J.J. The English novel in the time of

Shakespeare; tr. by E.. Lee; rev., illust.
"M. Jusserand's little monograph,originally published
in French some five years ago, showed how much he
could teach us about our own literature. His researches
are now presented to us in a revised and enlarged shape,
and the result is a contribution of permanent value to
the history of Elizabethan literature. With thor
oughness as an investigator M. Jusserand combines a
faculty of placing his results attractively before bis
readers, and he has been fortunate in securing the as.
sistance of Miss Elizabeth Lee, who has done her work
of translation satisfactorily throughout.” Atheneum,

Aug. 9.
Knight, F. A. Idylls of the field.

" His papers are largely concerned with bird life, and it is English bird life, and therefore interesting and sug.

rev., Oct. 25.

2 v.

gestive to us by way of contact and comparison. A graceful diction and a nice appreciation of the atmos. pheric tone which makes a new picture of a familiar landscape with each varying hour, give finish to these

brief essays.”- Literary world, Nov. 8. Knox, T: W. The boy travellers in Great Britain ;

adventures of two youths in Ireland, Scotland, Wales, England, the Hebrides, and the

Isle of Man. Lang, A. Life, letters, and diaries of Sir Stafford

Northcote, 1st Earl of Iddesleigh. 2 v. “ It will be difficult for a future biographer, when the time for a true biography has arrived, not to feel that his work has been robbed of interest by the premature publication of garbled portions of the politicaldiaries of the Conservative leader. As it is we have neither the one thing nor the other; neither a complete revela. tion of the man as he felt and as he was, nor a reserva. tion of this interesting revelation of personality for the future. There is rather too little Northcote and rather too much biographer to be found in the present

volumes." - Athenaeum, Nov. 1. Loch, C.S. Charity organisation.

“ Mr. Loch, the well-known Secretary to the London Charity Organisation Society, bas uot ouly found him. self called upon to explain the working of the some. wbat intricate machinery which passes with us under that familiar name, but to explain it to 'persons of other countries not specially acquainted with English life and thought' -- and perbaps nothing promotes greater ac. curacy in detinition than the necessity to express the familiar idea in a foreign tongue. We learn from the preface of this valuable little book that it is the re. print of a paper written for the Congrès International d'Assistance, held in Paris in July and August, 1889. And Mr. Loch has evidently tried to stand off a hand's breadth from his subject, and view its proportions as far as possible with impartial eyes.” Spectator, Nov.

1. Lovett, Rev. R: London pictures drawn with pen

and pencil. * The anthor's aim has been to try and give the reader a satisfactory and an accurate sketch of the pres. ent condition, and the past history of London in rela. tion: to such subjects as the civic and commercial life, the Tower, and ihe great ecclesiastical, and govern.

mental buildings, the legal and literary life.” McAllister, W. Society as I have found it.

“ Grovelling book." McCaskey, J. P. Christmas in song, sketch, and

story; songs, hymns, and carols; with sel.

from Beecher, Wallace, etc. " Each old song or hymn or carol, which generations of Christians have sung in honor of Christmas, is complete, with the music in the centre of a separate page. Above and beneath it is the reading matter which con. sists of the story of the incarnation from Beecher's · Life of Christ,' the story of the journey to Bethlehem from • Ben Hur,' a sketch of the Juden of the boy Je. Bus by Dr. Lyman Abboti, and Christmas sketches by

Dickens and Auerbach. Profusely illustrated.” Mackenzie, J: S. Introduction to civil philoso

phy. " An attempt to apply philosophical principles to the treatment of social questions. The general philo. sopbical point of view is that of the Post-Kantian ideal.

ism." - Mind, Oct. Mahaffy, J: P. Greek pictures; drawn with pen

and pencil. " All through Professor Mahaffy gives us a judicious admixture of the ancient and modern, about both of which he is, indeed, thoroughly competent to write."

Spectator, Oct. 11. Martyn, C. Wendell Phillips, the agitator; with

app. containing The lost arts; Daniel O'Connell: The scholar in a republic.

Maupassant, G. de. Notre cœur.

"Notre cæur' est un roman psychologique. Des évé. nements, il n'y en a presque pas. Ici comme dans ses ouvres précédentes, l'indifférence morale de M. de Maupassant est véritablement déconcertante. Il s'est peint, en ces termes, dans 'Notre cour' sous le pseudo.

nyme de Gaston Lamarthe." Polyblion, oct. Maxwell, J.C. Scientific papers; ed. by W. D.

Niven. "It is not only the historian, but the student of al. most every branch of physics who will find here col. lected together material provocative in the highest de. gree of further research To sit over these volumes is lo experience a growth of enthusiasm, and a bracing of the whole intellectual system, such as only the work of a great philosophical mind can produce; it is to recognise that the multiplication of symbols' has not 'put a stop to the development of ideas :' it is to long even with feeble powers to labour in the same field, and to sigh because we can only watch the feats of the Titans, and scarce recognise in ourselves, as we read, even the veri.

est reflection of their strength.” -- Academy, Nov. 1. Meyrac, A. Traditions, coutumes, legendes et

contes des Ardennes comparés avec les traditions, etc., de divers pays; préf. par P.

Sébillot. “ La musique de plus de cent chansons termine ce beau volume. Il s'ouvre par une préface de M. Paul Sébillot qui apprécie, comme il mérite de l'être, le grand travail de M. Meyrac. Il le regarde comme une vérita. ble encyclopédie du folk-lore du départment des Ar. dennes qui désormais peut, dit-il, être considéré comme un des pays de France les mieux explorés.Polybib.

lion, oct. Mother Goose's melody, the original, as issued by

J: Newbery of London, about 1760; reprod. in fac-simile from the ed. repr. by J. Thomas about 1785; with notes by W: H. Whit

more. 1889. ** If, as seems most probable, the first edition was issued prior to John Newbury's death, in 1767, there is an interesting question as to who prepared the collection for the press. The rhymes are avowedly the favorites of the nursery, but the preface and the foot-notes are an evident burlesque upon more pretentious works. The first and most natural conclusion is that we may trace therein the band of Goldsmith, an opinion held by Mr. Welsh. The probability, or even possibility, of this idea, would give an added interest to this collection. At all events, Goldsmith was a constant writer for New. berry from 1762-67, when the latter died; and some of this literary work was undoubtedly for the children's

books." Preface. Mullholland, R. The haunted organist of Iurly

Burly; and other stories. (Idle hour ser.) “Pleasant reading. The thrilling and sometimes weird interest they excite is so keen that the reader will have to shake himself, when he puls the book down, be

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committee. 1888. Petrie, W: M. F.

Kahun, Gurob, and Hawara; with chapters by F. L. Griffith, and P. E.

Newberry. • Mr. Petrie's new book is the most interesting in many respects of the remarkable series for which sci. entitie Egyptologists are so deeply indebted to this in.

defatigable explorer." – Sat. rev., Sept. 27. Pitman, 1: Manual of phonography or writing by

sound; a complete system of phonetic short

hand. New ed. Phonographic and pronouncing dictionary of

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