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Fyfe, H. H. Annals of our time; a record of
erents, social and political. Vol. 3, pt. 1.
1891. “ The author's attempt has evidently been to make the volume very brief; but the result of his extreme brevity is that it is little except an index. It will help any one to find in the files of the papers the things he
really wants." — Athenæum, Mar. 5. Garrett, E. H. Elizabethan songs in honour of
love and beautie; with introd. by A. Lang;
illust. 1891. " Mr. Garrett has been at little trouble, the provision of material having been made for him by Mr. Bullen, in whore well-known collections most of the songs now reprinted, which are not the common property of an. thologies, are to be found. Mr. Garrett is, however, responsible for the illustrations, and these are tasteful and appropriate. Some indulgence is necessary to the use of ihe word Elizabethan,' since the selection is made not only from writers of the Elizabethan epoch, but of the three following Stuart reigns."- Athenæum,
Jan. 23. Géraud, E. Journal d'un étudiant sous la révolu
tion, 1789-93 ; pub. par Gaston Maugras.
2e éd. 1890. Un témoin des deux restaurations; fragments
de journal intime, pub. par C: Bigot. (189-?) "Il est toujours intéressant d'entendre, même sur des faits connus, un témoin qui était là, qui raconte au jour le jour les faits dans leur impression toute chaude, écri. vant pour lui seul, n'ayani nul intérêt à défigurer les faits, puisqu'il ne croyait pas que son récit dût ja. mais avoir d'autre lecteur que lui-même."-Revue bleue,
31 oct. 1891. Gessi, R., Pasha. Seven years in the Soudan ; ex
plorations, adventures, and campaigns against the Arab slave hunters; coll. and ed. by F. Gessi. “ Few men ever undertook a more desperate duty, in appearance at least, than he did when he accepted from Gordon the commission of suppressing Suleiman Ze. behr's revolt. Yet he managed to defeat Suleiman's troops over and over again, and to make the whole country from Niam-Niam to Darfur peaceful and ap.
parently contented for a time." - Sat. rev., Feb. 20. Gissing, G:, in full G: Robert). Denzil Quar
rier. “ Charmingly written in a clear, simple style. Throughout the book there is nothing to violate possi. bility, or even probability, and everywhere there is evi. dence, though unobtrusive evidence, of scholarly re. search, and of a mind well abreast of the time." - Sat.
rev., Mar. 5. Goethe-Jahrbuch ; hrsg. von L: Geiger. 1.-9. B.
1880-88. 9 v. Goff, Capt. G. L.J. Historical records of the 91st
Argyllshire Highlanders, now the 1st Battalion Princess Louise's Argyll and Suther
land Highlanders, 1794-1881. 1891. " Though we have read more interesting regimental records Mr. Goff has written an interesting book, and even at this time a valuable one." – Sat. red., Dec. 19,
1891. Graf, A. Attraverso il Cinquecento. 1888.
"Essays on the Italian literature of the 16th century." Il diavolo. 2a ed. 1889.
“ Artero Graf est un vaillant et bon écrivain qui a fait sur sa majesté infernale une sérieuse étude. C'est avec une patience et une érudition de bénédictin qu'il nous monire le diable à l'euvre depuis l'antiquiié jusqu'à nos jours avec le caractère spécial que lui accorde la lé. gende à chaque étape de la civilisation. Il est fort bien écrit et très instruciif." - Revue bleue, mai 17, 1890.
Graham, P. A. Nature in books; studies in biog
raphy. 1891. “ Mr. Graham has undertaken under a somewhat misleading title, to trace the early formative influences which went to the making of Jefferies, Tennyson, Thoreau, Scott, Carlyle, Burns, and Wordsworth. His ea. say is a curious combination of discursiveness and vigor, and from its main literary judgments there is lit.
tle reason to dissent." . Nation, Jan. 14. Green, A., K.. (now Mrs. Rohlfs). The old stone
house; and other stories. 1891. " They attempt nothing in the way of character. drawing, and depend entirely upon plot and climax."
- Literary world, Mar. 12. Growoll, A. A bookseller's library and how to
use it. 1891. Harris, Mrs. H.. B. The newly recovered A pol
ogy of Aristides; its doctrine and ethics; with extracts from the tr. by J. R. Harris.
1891. ** Mrs. Harris tells how it was discovered in the Li. brary of St. Catherine, paints a delightful picture of the faithi and practice of the early Church, and gives a good translation of the most important part of the • A pol
Saturday rev., Mar. 5. Harvard College. Astronom. Observatory. Cata
logue of 1213 stars observed with the meridian circle, 1870-79; by W: A. Rogers.
1884. Hayes, Mrs. A. My leper friends; work among
lepers, and their life in India; with a chapter on leprosy by Surg.-Maj. G.G. MacLaren.
1891. “ An account of the leper asylum at Calcutta, and the efforts made by the writer on behalf of the inmates of that institution. It is a woeful picture of a neglected charity that Mrs. Hayes gives as the result of her tirst visit, and called forth a good deal of criticism in the In.
dian papers." Herpin, Mlle. (pseud. Lucien Perey). Un petit
neveu de Mazarin ; Louis Mancini Mazarini,
duc de Nivernais. 4e éd. 1891. Hibbert, F. A. Influence and development of
English gilds as illust. by the history of the craft gilds of Shrewsbury; Thirlwall
dissertation, 1891. (Camb. hist. essays.) " Throws much light on the trade and customs of an ordinary provincial town, especially in the 17th and 18th
centuries." Nation, Apr. 21. Hopkins, C: W. The home lots of early settlers
of the Providence Plantations; with notes
and plates. 1880. Hughes, Mrs. M. W. Voice figures. (1891.)
"The voice figures are produced by directing the sing. ing.voice through a tube or cylinder constructed for the purpose, against an elastic membrane, upon which has been placed some powder or pigment, generally sug. pended in a liquid vehicle which leaves it free to obey any impulse of movement which may be communicated to it. When the sound waves of a sustained vocal note strike the membrane, they produce regular vibrations by which any timely divisible substance lying upon the membrane is distributed into the
detinite arrange. ments that constitute these figurer, some of which are geometrical designs of frequent complexity, and un. varying symmetry, while others are wonderfully close reproductions of some of the most beautiful forms in nature, flowers, trees, and shells. What Mrs. Watts Hughes has to tell and to show us is as rich in fascinat. ing suggestiveness as in positive interest and instruc.
tion." -- Spectator, Aug. 29, 1891. King, Mrs. A..
Dr. Liddon's tour in Egypt and Palestine in 1886; letters. 1891.
Lano, P: de. La cour de Napoléon ui. 5e éd.
"M. de Lano écrit d'une façon fort agréable en racontant un tas de faits scandaleux pris dans l'imagination de tant d'autres publicistes qui ont réussi à faire passer pour vrais des racontars n'ayant aucun fondement."
Revue des livres nouv., 15 jan. La Ruelle, C. de. Discovrs des cérémonies, hon
nevrs, et pompe funèbre à l'enterrement du prince Charles III, duc de Calabre Lorraine,
etc. 1609. Lemaitre, J. Les contemporains; études et por
traits littéraires. 5e sér., 2e éd. "Par ses 'Contemporains'il a commencé son éclatante réputation. C'est bien tout à fait de contemporains, de contemporains de la dernière heure, que nous parle cette fois M.J. Lemaitre. A lire ces articles, si justes, où l'impression du lecteur le plus sensible que je con. naisse est si vive et si nette, on pourra donc se faire une idée des destinées qui attendent le roman français, en cette fin de siècle, et qui ont déjà commencé pour lui. Ou pourra surprendre et noter la décadence ou, si l'on veut, la défaillance du naturalisme comme on dit, ou du réalisme brutal, comme j'aime mieux dire.” – Revue bleue, 2 jan.
“ More than half of the book is given up to the de. lightful. Billets du matins,' contributed to the "Temps' two years ago, and constituting a pleasant variation on the accepted form of the chronique. Easy, graceful, learned, charming, these billets give an impression of Parisian society quite different from that derived sy from the Figaro' or the · Vie parisienne.'” – Nation,
Mar. 24. Lemercier de Neuville, L: Histoire anecdotique
des marionnettes modernes ; avec une préface de J. Claretie. "M. de Neuville, with great modesty, only claims for the first part of his book the place of a post. script to C: Magnin's classical work on the History of Marionettes.' He is chiefly cencerned with the modern history of puppets.
Not the least attractive portion of M.'de Neuville's 'History,' where every page is a de. light, is the brilliant preface of M. Jules Claretie, di.
rector of Comédie Française." - Sat. rev., Mar. 5. Le Rouillé, G. Recueil de l'antiqve préexcellence
de Gavle et des Gavloys; (avec Epistre des
rossignols du parc d'Alençon). 1546. Lewis, J. G. Christopher Marlowe; outlines of
his life and works. 1891. M'Lennan, M. Muckle Jock; and other stories of
peasant life in the north. 1891. " Stories of Scottish life can hardly have been better told than in this collection. They picture the hard lives of unremitting toil which the peasants lead, in which the rough freedom of the men and women is united with a sense of honesty and with great, unconscious bravery
in bearing every day ills." — Literury world, Mar. 12. Maine, Sir H: J. S.
Le droit international; la guerre; trad. de l'anglais. 1890. Malcolm, J. P. Historical sketch of the art of
caricaturing; with illust. 1813. Maudslay, A.
Nature's weather warnings and natural phenomena. 1891. Maxwell, J. R. The negro question; or, Hints for
the physical improvement of the negro race; with special reference to West Africa. “ An ably written treatise by an educated West Af. rican, who is eager to help forward his countrymen, and who is himself a striking example of their capacity for
advancement." - Athenceum, Dec. 19. Mercy-Argenteau, F. C., comte de. Correspon
dance secrète avec l'empereur Joseph i et le prince de Kaunitz; pub. par A. d'Arneth et J. Flammermont, 1889-91. 2 v.
Merrill, G: B. James Russell Lowell; read (be
fore] the Harvard Club, San Francisco, Oct.
22, 1891. Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the U. S.
Commandery of Wisconsin.
1891. Mitchell, J: T. Duplicate whist; its rules and
methods of play; with app. of laws, leads,
etc. 1891. Montagu, Lady M.. P. W. Select passages from
her letters; ed. by A. R. Ropes. “Mr. Ropes has given his readers rather too favour. able an idea of the strange and erratic career which he has chosen for his subject. However, Lady Mary has so often been the object of calumny and misrepresentation that it is pleasant to meet her here under such agreeable aspects."
Atheneum, Mar. 19. Morgan, C. L. Animal sketches; illust. (1891.]
Adequately illustrated, and can be recommended for the young.
- Athenaeum, Apr. 9. Morley, M. M. A song of life; illust. 1891. Neera, Teresa; romanzo. 4a ed. 1888. Oxenden, A., Bp. of Montreal. History of my
life; an autobiography. 1891. " Past eighty years of age, he reviews in Incid style and straightforward fashion the events of a busy life. The chief value of the book is its wonderfully minute and lively account of things and people in the Queen's Dominion. Exceedingly interesting also are the author's reminiscences of bis enrly life in one of the public
schools of England." – Critic, Jan. 9. Paléologue, M. Alfred de Vigny. 1891.
“Il a eu la bonne fortune de pouvoir consulter le jour. nal manuscrit dans lequel Alfred de Vigny a consigné le secret de sa vie intérieure. Les fragments qu'il en cite sont si curieux, qu'on ne peut songer sans tristesse et colère au sort qui attend ces precieux souvenirs. Le poète les avait légiés à un ami, en lui ordonnant de les détruire à une certain date, dont nous ne sommes plus, paraît-il, très éloignés. M. Paléologue a traité la partie biographique avec mesure et délicatesse. été moins 'heureux dans la partie littéraire.” – Bibl. univ., jan.
“ As a poet, though he is not always of the intoxicating sort, it is difficult to rank Vigny too high. But, still we must maintain, as against M. Paléologue, that his bulk and substance are not equal to his height. He is an aiguille' in the poetic mountain group, lofty, ele. gant, but narrow. We cannot in the least regret, from M. Paléologue specimens of them, bis eighty-three 'ca. hiers' of private lamentations which it is said are
doomed destruction." - Sat. rev., De 5, 1891. Paris. Soc. Roy. des Antiq. de France. Mé.
moires et dissertations sur les antiquités na
tionales et étrangères. 1817-34. 10 v. Nouv. série. 1835-50. 10 v.
3e série. 1852-62. 6 v. Perez, B. Le caractère de l'enfant à l'homme. Pyle, H. A modern Aladdin; or, The wonderful
adventures of Oliver Munier, an extrava. ganza. “ The mysterious personage who wears in a crystal ball hung round his neck the charm that wards off old age and death, has fitted casually across the page of history and has long been the property of story.tellers. In Mr: Pyle's hands he has really the freshness of youth, he is as good as new; and has that polish, elegance, and unabashed wickedness which centuries of high so. ciety and moral irresponsibllity should properly be.
stow." - Nation, Feb. 25. Raczynski, A. N., comte. Les arts en Portugal;
lettres adressées à la Société Artistique et Scientifique de Berlin. 1846.
Il n'a pas
Rétif Bretonne, N: E. La vie de mon père.
1779. 2 v. Russell, W: C. A strange elopement.
“ Has the merit of being true to its title; for no stranger elopement was ever imagined. The most conspicuous excellence in the narration is the skill with which it brings within the bounds of credibility an ad. venture all but essentially impossible.". Westminster
red., April. Satow, E. M., and Hawes, Lieut. A. G: S. Hand
book for travellers in Japan, 3d ed.; by B.
H. Chamberlain and W. B. Mason. 1891. Schopenhauer, A. Selected essays; with biograph
ical introd. and sketch of his philosophy by
E. B, Bax. 1891. “ The biographical sketch well portrays the man and his egotistic peculiarities. The analysis of the philo. sophical system is remarkably clear, and brings out the chief factors of the theory in a succinct and easily un. derstood manner. This analysis is followed by a pen. etrating criticism, not the least forcible being the practical denial Schopenhauer gave to his own theory by his style of living. The reader may find it a convenience and an assistance to his study to have the philos. ophy and the criticism in the same book.” – Westmins.
ter rev., Jan. Sellar, W: Y. Roman poets of the Augustan age;
Horace and the elegiac poets; with memoir
by A. Lang. “ Mr. Sellar was as nearly a model critic as any one man could be. His author is always a real person to him in human as well as in literary qualities; and study of the man goes hand in hand with study of the poei, while kept so distinct from it as to avoid all topics of ir. relevant prejudice. To this Mr. Sellar added the still more uncommon gift of indicating his own preferences, and yet leaving the case quite fairly to the reader." —
Sat. rev., Feb. 20. Shakespeare, E: 0. Report on cholera in Europe
and Asia. 1890. Sinker, R. Library of Trinity College, Cambridge.
1891. “ Originally written some ten years ago, for ' Notes and queries. The first chapter deals with the history of the Library. Then follow chapters on the mss. in the Library, the incunabula, and the early English printed books; finally we have a record of the circum. stanices under which Thorwaldsen's statue of Byron came to Trinity. Altogether a very agreeable account of an historic place of pilgrimage for men of letters."
Academy, Jan. 18. Smart, W: Introduction to the theory of value;
on the lines of Menger, Wieser and Böhm
Bawerk. 1891. « The work of the Austrian economists is of very considerable importance. Following the line marked out by Jevons, they have analyzed with great subtlety the psychological aspects of economic phenomena, and have reached conclusions that are, to say the least, in. structive. Mr. Smart's little book is welcome because it summarizes a portion of their results in a manner
convenient for English readers." Nation, Mar. 24. Stathan, H. H. My thoughts on music and mu
sicians. " The series of critical essays have an undoubted literary and artistic merit, but being only a result of careful analyses and patient compilation, contains noth. ing that had not already been said about the great men
therein discussed." - Sat. rer., Jan. 2. Stewart, H. F. Boethius; an essay. 1891.
- Contains much valuable matter, and gives evidence of no small amount of careful thought and research. The first chapter presents us with a sketch of the con. troversy concerning the Christianity of Boethius, with wbich, of course, the question as to the authorship of
the theological tracts attributed to him is closely con. nected. Most readers will find Mr. Stewart's account of the various translations of the 'Consolation' the pleas.
antest part of his book." - Sat. rev., Jan. 9. Strutt, J. Regal and ecclesiastical antiquities of
England; representations of the English monarchs (1042-1509), and of persons emi. nent under their reigns; with suppl.; coll. from ancient illuminated mss. New ed.,
with notes, by J. R. Planché. 1842. Sturgis, H. Tim. 1891.
" A very able little study of boy life, which to some extent reminds us of Miss Montgomery's · Misunder.
stood.'” – Atheneum, Jan. 2. Thomas, G. M. Diplomatarium Veneto-Levanti
num sive acta et diplomata res venetas, Græcas,
atque Levantis illust., 1300-50. 1880. Thornton, W. P. Heads and what they tell us;
phrenological recollections; illust. 1891. Thurston, R. H. Robert Fulton, his life and its
results. [1891.] Tours, C. de. Vingt jours à Paris. [1891.) (Guide
album du touriste.) Vingt jours d'Etretat à Ostende; haute-Nor
mandie, plages du nord. (1891.) (Guide
album du touriste.) Vingt jours du Havre à Cherboug; Rouen,
basse-Seine,côtes normandes. [1891.] (Guide
album du touriste.) Vingt jours sur les côtes de Normandie et de
Bretagne et à l'île de Jersey. (1891.) (Guide
album du touriste.) “La maison Quantin vient de re-éditer les charmants guides-albums de M. Constant de Tours, remis au cou. rant des dernières transformations. Ce sont d'agréables compagnons de route avec lesquels on chemine gaie. ment; exemple de l'aridité pédantesque des guides ordinaires, ils ne s'attardent pas à énumérer les tableaux des musées, à disserter sur l'architecture des monuments; ils décrivent d'une main légère, sans dédaigner l'anecdote humoristique. M. Constant de Tours décrit, d'ailleurs, en véritable artiste, la charmante des. cente de la Basse-Seine de Rouen au Havre, l'amusante promenade le long des plages élégantes du Calvados, s'excursion à l'ile de Jersey, et la merveille du Mont-St. Michel. Les dessins sont charmants et très exacts.”
– Polybiblion, sept. 1891. U.S. Signal Office. Charts showing average ve
locity and direction of the wind; from ob
servations for 17 years. (1891.] Vespucci, A. Von der new gefunndē Region die
wol ein welt genennt mag werden. (1505);
reprint. [18–) Welton, J. Manual of logic. Vol. 1. 1891.
(Univ. Corr. Coll. Tutorial ser.) Whitman, W. Gems; selected by E. P. Gould.
1889. Winchester, B. The Swiss republic. 1891.
“ He writes in an easy and attractive way, and is evi. dently a lorer of Switzerland and the Swiss, of the scenery, and of the ancient simplicity of the people, and shows his admiration and appreciation of them by hundreds of apt quotations from poets who have ad.
mired them both.' Critic, Feb. 20. Winter, W: Ada Rehan; a study. 2d ed. 1891. Yonge, C.. M.. That stick.
** The incidents of the tale, without outraging the probabilities of life, vary from garden parties to child stealing, and domestic happiness is flecked with passa. ges of vexation and agony, as fidelity to the normal conditions of humanity requires.” – Sat. rev., Mar. 12.
Anderson, Capt. L. Ainong typhoons and pirate
craft. Arena. Arena portfolio of eminent personages.
(1891.) Aristides, M. Apology on behalf of the Christ
ians; with introd. and trans. by J. R. Harris; with app. cont. orig. Greek text. 1891. "En faisant ses recherches sur la version latine de la passion de sainte Perpétue, M. Robinson fut frappé de l'analogie d'un des discours de la Vie de Balaain et Josaphat avec l'ouvrage d'Aristides. Un examen plus attentif lui permit de conclure à l'identité." Rerue
crilique, 27 juil., 1891. Beesly, E: S. Queen Elizabeth. (12 Eng. states
men.) “ Clever and readable. Taken up with Elizabeth's foreign policy, if under that term we may include her relations with Mary of Scotland. Of Elizabeth as a woman, we hear little, and have no distinct sketch of her. Mr. Beesley has not failed to exhibit the work that she did in raising England from weakness to strength, in knitting together the hearts of her subjects, and inspir. ing them with a proud belief in the greatness of their
country." - Sat. rev., Feb. 27. Blomfield, R., and Thomas, F.I. The formal gar
den in England; illust. " The first and last chapters are a vigorous and wellreasoned protest against the modern landscape.gardener who professing to make nature the object of his wor. ship,spends time and money in allering nature into what
he thinks it ought to look like." - Sut. rev., Feb. 13. Brimmer, M., and Chapman, Mrs. J: J. Egypt;
3 essays on the history, religion, and art of
ancient Egypt. Burdett, H: C. Hospitals and asylums of the
world ; their history, construction, admin
istration, etc. Vol. 1, 2. 1891. 2 v. "Of special value to all those who are concerned with the care and treatment of the insane, as showing the high-water mark of our knowledge of the subject up to
the present time." — Sat. rev., Feb. 27. Butler, Gen. B: F. Autobiography and personal
reminiscences; Butler's book. Carrington, J. Y. Teufel the terrier; or, The life
and adventures of an artist's dog; written
by C: Morley. Carter, F. Mark Hopkins. (Amer. relig. lead
ers.) "No critical analyses of Dr. Hopkins's various books, no formal estimate of him as . The teacher,' . The ad. ministrator,'. The theologian,' analyses and estimates more in the tone of an article than a biography, can make good the absence of the man himself. As a re. cord of his external life nothing more could be asked; but as a biography it is certain to come to many is a paliid and etherialized representation of a thoroughly
humun personality.”- Nution, Mar. 10. Chaucer, G. Canterbury pilgrimage; epitomised
by W. Calder. " Or all the so-called attempts to popularize the great poet with which we are acquainted Mr. Calder's is by
far the worst." - Academy, Mar. 5. Church, Rev. A. J. Callias; a tale of the fall of
Athens. 1891. Claretie, A. A. dit J. Peintres et sculpteurs con
temporains. le, 2e sér. 1882-84. 2 v. Contents. Vol. 1. Artistes décédés 1870-80. 2. Ar.
tistes vivants janv. 1881. Dedications of American churches; an enquiry
into the naming of churches in the U. S., etc.; by two laymen of Rhode Island. 1891.
Dixon, E: T. Essay on reasoning. 1891.
" The agnostic Dr. Lamar administers poison to lis first wife at her request, and in order to end her hope. less suffering. On the death of his second wife, ihe horror with which she regards the approach of that her after of nothingness in which he has taught her to believe upsets his scientific faith. The interest of the book depends on these two death-scenes, which are ef. fectively, if rather crudely, contrasted. The fact that some people regard the prospect of annihilation with composure, others with terror, is here dramatically pre
sented." – Critic, Oct. 24. Dods, M. The parables of our Lord. 1890. 2 v. Doyle, A. C. The captnin of the Pole-star; and
other tales. 1891. Elliot, F. The story of Sophia ; a novel. 1891. Farjeon, B: I. For the defence. [1891.)
“ A painful but vigorous short story." — Literary world, Mar. 12. Fernow, B. E. What is forestry? 1891. Field, D. D. History of Haduam and East Had.
dam. [Conn.] 1814, reprinted. 1891. Flower, W: H: The horse; study in natural his
tory. 1891. (Modern sciences.) " He treats of the horse, not as an isolated form, but as one link in a great chain, tracing its ancestry in the past, and the various steps of modification by which it has come to be the very singular and highly specialized anjinal it now is. From this purely scientific stand. point Mr. Flower has produced a very interesting and admirably coherent study in natural history."
"- Sut. rev., Feb. 13. Freeman, E: A. Historical essays. 4th ser.
“ Does not illustrate any one great portion of history in the way that each of the former volumes did. We first have a series of essays which form an admirable supplement to the 'Historic towns' in the third Neries. Better guides to intelligent travellers, stronger stimulus to student and reader it would not be easy to find. The second part is thinner and less interesting. The vol. ume ends as it began with more solid matter; such as the careful and useful bit of work on the 'Case of the Deanery of Exeter,' and the Encyclopædia Britannica article on Nobility.' The last essay is a long and elaborate one on the House of Lords." - Athenæum,
“ Contains a good deal of artistic coinmonplace, expressed in charming English, and occasionally an orig.
inal penetrating thought.” – Alhe næum, Mar. 12. Gibson, W: H. Sharp eyes; a rambler's calendar
of 52 weeks among insects, birds, and flow
ers; illust. Glanville, E. The Fossicker; a romance of Mas
honaland. 2d ed. 1891. “ The story is preposterons throughout; but it is readable by reason of its descriptions of South African scenery and of South African iypes of people." — Na.
tion, Dec. 17, 1891. Godard, J: G: Poverty ; its genesis and exodus;
an inquiry into causes and the method of
their removal. Gregorius Turonensis. Histoire des Francs, livres
1-6; texte du ms. de Corbre; pub. par H:
Omont. 1886. Guelle, Capt. J. Précis des lois de la guerre sur
terre; commentaire pratique; avec une pré
face par P. Pradier-Fodéré. 1884. 2 v. Gummere, F. B. Germanic origins; a study in
primitive culture. * The Germania of Tacitus is Professor Gummere's chief authority, for it is of the founders of our race
that he treats. All that the museum and the opened tumulus, cairn, and grave can tell is fully utilized, but every chapter shows first-hand acquaintance with early Gerinan literature. Occupying a middle ground be. tween the extremists who see in the primeval inhabit. ants of Northern Europe savages no whit superior to the Iroquois, or barbarians deeply tinctured with no. tious derived from Rome, the author finds in the Ger. mans an original type of humanity well worth study."
- Literary world, Apr. 9. Hammerton, P. G. Present state of the fine arts
in France; illust. “ The most valuable portion of the book is the prefa. tory essay, in which, with his usual grace and ease of style, he notes certain characteristics of the French painting of the present day. Of the remainder of the vol. ume, we are obliged to say that we have found it common. place and desullory, seldom rising above the chatty in. struction and description suitable to the columns of a daily newspaper. All this is good enough in its way, but hardly worth preserving with the honoured name
of Mr. Hamerton attached to it.” – Sat. red., Apr. 23. Hatcher, E. N. Last four weeks of the war. Hatton, J. Cigarette papers for after-dinner smok
ing: “ Light and pleasant recollections and impressions of au thors and actors, and critics, interspersed with sketches of living celebrities, and not a few strange stories. An agreeable book for an idle hour, being
amusing as well as easy reading." – Sat. ret., Feb. 13. Hector, Mrs. A. F. Mammon. (1891.]
“Mrs. Alexander has not been quite so successful as usual in Mammon. Detached scenes are powerful and the story as a whole is entertaining; but a good deal of it conveys the impression of having been written per
functorily." — dcademy, Feb. 20. Hoppin, J. M. The early renaissance; and other
essays on art subjects. Horsford, E. N. The landfall of Leif Erikson,
and the site of his houses in Vineland. Howells, W: D. The quality of mercy; a novel. “i," pseud. Letters to eminent hands. Imbert de Saint-Amand, A. L., baron. Les femmes
des Tuileries; Marie Amélie et la cour de
Palerme, 1806-14. 1891. James, H: The lesson of the master. The mar
riages. — The pupil. - Brooksmith.— The
solution. — Sir Edmund Orme. “ In 'The lesson of the master' the motive is the ar. tistic passion and the dream of intellectual perfection sacrificed by their possessor to social success and worldly advancement. The ‘Pupil,' and in its own way • Brooksmith'seem to us far better. These stories are good as Mr. James's work sometimes is good, and that
is saying much." - Athenæum, Mar. 19. Jenkins, G. C., and Dunbar, H. K. Hard life in
the colonies; and other experiences by sea and land; comp. from private letters by C.
C. Jenkyns. (Adventure ser.) “We cannot say that any of their adventures were very striking, though they starved much and survived many evils. But whether they are literally true or only mythically true, the reader will find that they give a not bad picture of that type of restless, shifty, not very trustworthy Englishman who has done so much in the way of colonization, and who, unless he starves, or is shot too soon, generally contrives to fall on his legs at
last." Kipling, J: L. Beast and man in India ; animals
in their relations with the people. 1891. “ Every page is the result of keen, patient, and judi. cious observation of the babits of domestic and wild animals, and the illustrations numbering nearly one bun. dred are truly graphic and admirable. That he should quote largely from the ballads of his son, and from live.
ly descriptions of an Oriental 'tamāsha' by the same hand, is natural and graceful. And here and there we have pithy sentences which Mr. Rudyard Kipling might
himself have written." Sat. red., Jan. 9. Lambert, Rev. J. M. Two thousand years of gild
life; or, Outline of the history of the gild system, with special ref. to trade and industry; with acct. of the gilds and trading companies of Kingston-upon-Hull, 14th-18th
cent. 1891. Leroy Beaulieu, P: P. The modern state in rela
tion to society and the individual. 1891.
(Social sci. ser.) Lodge, H: C. Speeches. Lyon, W: H: A study of the sects. 3d ed. Marshall, E. Eventide light; or Passages in the
life of Dame Margaret Hoby. 1891. Winchester meads in the time of (Bp.] T: Ken.
1891. Matthews, J. B. In the vestibule limited. Mill, H. R. Realm of nature; an outline of phy.
siography. “A compendium of all the natural sciences. It shows the condition of each science at the latest date, and presents it in the most authentic and generally ac
cepted form." – Critic, Apr. 9. Molinari, G. de. Religion.
“L'Eglise libre dans l'état libre, telle est la conclu. sion de ce très remarquable ouvrage, où l'auteur étudie l'histoire des religions et examine le rôle qu'elles ont rempli dans le passé pour s'attacher ensuite à démon. trer, en se plaçant au point de vue écomique de l'utile, que ce rôle ne sera pas moins considérable dans l'ave
nir.” – Nouvelle red., avr. Monteiro, Mrs. R. Delagoa Bay; its natives and
natural history ; illust. 1891. “For the sake mainly of collecting insects, the au. thor spent five years at Delagoa Bay with none but Ka. firs for her companions. According to her account, the attractions of her home could not bave been very great even to an enthusiastic entomologist, for it was the abid. ing place of countless snakes, scorpions, centipedes, lizards, cockroaches, to say nothing of mosquitoes, spiders, flies, ants of all kinds, and swarms of fleas.
Nation, Dec. 5. Morison, A.S., and Adams, H. B. Memorial of
Nathaniel Holmes Morison, 1815–90; first
provost of the Peabody Institute. Mueller, F. M. Anthropological religion ; Gifford
lectures, 1891. " The present work is devoted to showing how the idea of the human soul originated. The author holds that this idea, if not innate, was at least inevitable, and resulted necessarily from the spectacle of death. The terms in which the
author discusses bis subject, coupled with his disbelief in miracles, and this disbelief com. bined with a rejection of the Darwinian doctrine, will doubtless lead to abundance of that style of scholarly
controversy in which he delights." – Critic, Mar. 26. New world ; quarterly review of religion, ethics,
and theology. Vol. 1, no. 1. Nicaragua Canal Construction Company. Inter.
oceanic canal of Nicaragua; its history,
physical condition, plans, etc. 1891. Nuttall, T: Popular handbook of the ornithology
of the United States and Canada; based on [his) Manual; by M. Chamberlain ; illust.
1891. 2 v. “ That a new edition was called for is shown by the high prices recently paid for copies of the original work. Mr. Chamberlain has wisely refrained from changing bis text to agree with the modern classifica