Imágenes de páginas

ger; illust.

Englemann, R., and Anderson, W. C. F. Picto

rial atlas to Homer's Iliad and Odyssey ; illust. from ancient art, with descr, text, and

an epitome of each book. Ffoulkes, Rev. E. S. History of the church of S.

Mary the Virgin, Oxford, from Domesday to

(1834). "Few churches have a more interesting history. Not a movement has swept over the Church of England which has not found its clearest expression in the pul. pit of the University Church, and there have been few grent historical events which cannot be brought into some sort of connexion with St. Mary's. He traces the history of the University preaching from the first ser. mon known to have been delivered in St. Mary's by Walter Herby down to Hampden and Newman, and the light which he throws upon the history of pulpit orntory in England is a distinctly valuable feature of the book."

- Sat. rev., Sept. 3. Fielding, H. Journal of a voyage to Lisbon ; with

introd. and notes by A. Dobson. To appreciate the Journal one must never lay aside the thought that the writer is dying, remembering that we feel the self command, the detachment of mind, the humour and the judgment that pervades these pages. Otherwise he would beguile us into forgetting what he knew from the outset of the voyage, by bis fresh and vigorous portraits of Captain Veal, his nephew, the inn. keeper and his wife; by his vignettes of places and things; also by his large discourse on subjects by the

way." Spectator, June 11. Folk-Lore Society. County folk-lore; printed

extracts, no. 1: Gloucestershire; ed. by E.

S. Hartland.
Forester, Mrs., pseud. Of the world, worldly.

“Is hardly original; but the book is pleasantly writ. ten, and occasionally shows signs of delicate observa. tion. She shows to advantage when dealing with sim. ple, honest, and upright people, who are not so easily

made interesting. - Athenæum, June 18. France. Codes. Les établissements de St. Louis;

accom. des textes primitifs et dérivés, pub. pour la Soc. de l'Hist. de France par P.

Viollet. 1881. 4 v. French, A. D. W. Index armorial to an embla.

zoned ms. of the surname of French, Franc, François, Frene and others, both British and

foreign. Frimmel, Dr. T. Kleine Galleriestudien. Frizzoni, G. Arte italiana del Rinascimento;

Baggi critici; illust. 1891. " There can be little doubt that Frizzoni's essays en. title him to a high place among living writers on art. As mere literature they are full of interest. Their sub. jects are all attractive; their treatment is never other. wise than intelligent. The sections dealing with the contents of the Italian rooms at the National Gallery constitute a critical and historical guide-book which is the best that bas yet been produced."-Spectator, June

11. Froebel, F: Education of man; tr. by W. N. Hail.

(Internat. educ. ser.) Gall, J:, and Robertson, D. Popular readings in

science. Garland, H. A little Norsk; or, Ol' pap's Flaxen.

Quaint, old-fashioned, and very sweet." — Critic, Bept. 3. Garner, R. L. The speech of monkeys. 2 pts.

" Professor Garner pine his faith to the obvious fact that monkeys, like men, have tongues, teeth, lips, and all the organs of speech; that they use the organs, and that there is at least a probability that a distinction is attached by them to many sounds in which no difference is detected by our ears." - Spectator, Aug. 13.

Goubaux, A., and Barrier, G. Exterior of the

horse. 2d ed.; tr. and ed. by S.J. J. Har. Gyp, pseud. Mariage civil. 12e éd.

"The last story, Un préfet chasse l'autre,' is one of her best skits on the Republic. More elaborate, and perhaps even better, is • Allons voir la fête,' where Pa. querette de Fryleuse, as usual, bestows much gay wisdom on extreme Republicans and extreme Royalists alike.”

Sat. red., May 21. Hall, H: Ethan Allen, the Robin Hood of Ver.

mont. Allen has a larger hold on popular interest because of a sort of resemblance to Abraham Lincoln on the humorous side. The racy remarks of both will live for ages in the mouths and memories of men. Mr. Hall's style is terse, usually clear, and he gives a more vivid picture of scenes in Allen's career by grouping around them contemporary events. Familiar facts under his pen assume an unexpected fresbness, and a reader be. comes reluctant to lay down the volume till he reaches

the last chapter.” – Nation, Sept. 1. Heath, V. Recollections.

" Mr. Heath's great success as a photographer, his friendly reception in the homes of the nobility, and his personal adventures in travelling through the country are pleasantly described. The anecdotes of artists, though comparatively insignificant, may amuse lovers

of gossip." – Spectator, June 4. Herndon, R: Boston of today; a glance at its

history and character, with biog. sketches and portraits of many professional and bu.

siness men; ed. by E. M. Bacon ; illust. Herrick, R. The Hesperides and Noble numbers;

ed. by A. Pollard ; pref. by A. C. Swinburne.

1891. 2 v. “ Pretty volume. Mr. Pollard has annotated and commented modestly, painstakingly, methodically, and as future students will find, to such purpose that the

huske' of Herrick, the dates, parieb registere, wills, and other official records, will not need to be resifted. That reference may be the easier, the poems have been numbered, for the first time; and this in the case of a writer whose works are arranged after no very definite system is a great convenience. The manuscript or other alternative versions of the Hesperides,' where these exist, have been collated, and in several instances reprinted for the behoof of curious investigators. The history of men to whom Herrick referred or addressed

verses is succinctly reported." — Atheneum, July 23. Heyse, P. Merlin; Roman in 7 Büchern. 2e

Aufl. 3 v. Histoire des Seigneurs de Gavres; roman du 15e

siècle; pub. par Van Dale. (1845.) Holtzendorff, Dr. F. von. Handbuch des Völker.

rechts; auf Grundlage europäischer Staats.

praxis. 1885. 4 v.

Register. 1889.
Hope, A. Mr. Witt's widow; a frivolous tale.

• Is written by a humorous man, and takes a ho. morous view of the vast majority of situations. Mrs. Witt is a combination of various characters more or lens known in fiction, but Mr. Hope has made a divert. ing figure out of his combination, and has filled in the corners of his canvas ingeniously enough." - Athe.

næum, Apr. 30. Hornung, E. W: Under two skies; a coll. of sto.

ries. “The colonial story alternates with the story of home life; it is the former that appears to be the belter. • The luckiest man in the colony'js probably the cles. erest bit of writing as well as the most artistie in con. ception and handling. As a whole the book may be described as greatly above the average of its class." Athenæum, May 14.


Howells, W: D. A letter of introduction; farce.

“ In this clever little bit of conversation we bave the Englishman who is doing America' described without the least exaggeration, and yet he is irrisistibly droll."

Literary world, Sept. 10. Hume, F. W. When I lived in Bohemia ; papers

from the portfolio of Peter --, Esq. " There are those who are skeptical as to the exist. ence of Grubb Street, and regard Bohemia also as a fabulous country. Mr. Hume has collected certain pa. pers which, we fear, will not lighten the darkness of doubters in any considerable degree, and will con. vince all readers of Murger that the vie de Bohème'is greatly degenerated, and decidedly dull. Here and there are passages not uncheerful in the volume, and Mr. Hallward's drawings are not without spirit." -Sat.

red., Sept. 3. Hutchinson, H. N. The story of the hills; ac

count of mountains and how they were made. " Clearly, pleasantly, and accurately written, it is a volume that may be unhesitatingly recommended to the traveller or student seeking information on mountain

structure." - Athenæum, July 9. James, C: T. C. Holy wedlock; a story of things

as they are. " By far the best thing in the book is the excellent picture of a sharp-tongued, but kind-hearted, old Scotch lady, whose tirades against the insincerities of society in general and of the marriage market in particular are invariably racy and sometimes delightful." - Athe.

naum, May 14. Johnston, R: M. Dukesbourough tales; the chron

icles of Mr. Bill Williams. Krauske, 0: Die Entwickelung der ständigen Di.

plomatie vom 15 Jahrh. bis zu den Be

schlüssen von 1815 und 1818. 1886. Lee, V. (pseud. of Violet Paget.)

lite stories. " Are decidedly above the average in originality, in style, and in a certain latter-day subtlety which is very agreeable and charming to latter-day readers.” – Liter.

ary world, Sept. 10. Lehmann, R. C. The Billsbury election; and

other papers from Punch. " A render who had not looked at the title-page would certainly pronounce Mr. Lebmanu's pieces to be juvenile exercises in satirical humour, showing some familiarity with literature of a similar kind, but no

original experience of life." - Athenaum, Aug. 27. Lindau, R. Martha; Roman. Livre d'or, Le, de J. F. Millet, illust. de 17 eaux.

fortes par F. Jacque. (18—.] Lombroso, C., and Laschi, R.

Le crime politique et les révolutions; par rapport au droit, à l'anthropologie criminelle, et à la science du

gouvernement; tr. par A. Bouchard. 2 v. McCarthy, J. Linley Rochford ; a novel. 1874. Mariet, J. (pseud. of Mme. M. H. Bigot). Charge

d'âme. Marryat, F. (now Mrs. F. Lean). The nobler sex.

• There are points in the history so analogous to Miss Marryat's own career as to give it the atmosphere of personal reminiscence, and altogether the record is as distasteful as it is objectionable.” Literary world,

Sept. 10. Marshall, E. Bristol bells; a story of the days of

Chatterton. “ The plot is slight and the character.drawing super.

ficial in the extreme." Lit. world, June 18. Mason, G:C. Annals of the Redwood Library

and Athenæum, Newport. 1891.

Vanitas; po

Mathews, B. (in full J. Brander), and Jessop, G:

H. A tale of twenty-five hours. “As all is explained and made happy in the course of a slogle day, it may be judged that nothing deep or

vital occurs in the story." — Lil. world, Aug. 27. Maxwell, Mrs. M. E. B. The Venetians; a novel.

2 v. “ The story is exciting and fall of plot, and it is worked out with all the ingenuity that the author has tuught her readers to expect from her.

There are nearly all the good features of a Braddonian story, amongst them being a remarkable and never failing freshness in the dialogues and descriptions." — Athe.

naum, June 11. Mitchell, E. M. Study of Greek philosophy; with

introd. by W: R. Alger. 1891. Morelli, G. Collezione di 40 disegni scelti dalla

raccolta del sen. G. Morelli; riprod. in elio. tipia; descr. ed. illust. da G. Frizzoni.

1886. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The Hermes of

of Praxiteles and the Venus-Genetrix ; experiments in restoring color of Greek sculp

ture, by J. L. Smith; descr. by E: Robinson. Nelson, A. and F.. Memorials of s. c. Polk. Nicholson, J. S.

The effects of machinery on
“ The general scope appears to be that, as regards
that part of the wage which is not reckoned in money,
e. g., the condition under which men worked and the
continuity of their work, machinery had introduced a
a greater strain, and to that extent reduced wages; and
that, as regards the actual money wages, while reduced
prices constituted a real rise, yet irregularity of pro.
duction tended to a violent fluctuation of wages, against
which there was no sufficient organisation as a bul.

Westminster ret., July.
Niven, R: British angler's lexicon ; illust.

"Resembles an amplified trade catalogue, and has no pretensions to literary merit. It is a somewhat imper. fect endeavour to treat all matters connected with ang. ling in a manner between that of a dictionary, and the greater detail of an encyclopædia. When improved by judicious addition and omission it will become a

valuable book of reference." – Athenaum, June 25. Norman, J: H. Complete guide to metal monetary

systems; also to foreign and colonial ex. changes; with aids to the construction of

the science of money. Ordine della solennissima processione fatta dal

sommo pontifice, nell' alına città di Roma, per la noua della destruttione della setta Vgonatana, 1572; photolith. from copy in Bodleian library, iss. by E: W. B. Nichol. son. (1891.) “ or primary historical importance as throwing a very lurid light on the indecent rejoicinge with which the Roman court received the news of the massaore of

8t. Bartholomew's Eve.” – Athenaum, July 30. Ouroussow, Prince A. M. Résumé hist. des princi.

paux traités de paix entre les puissances euro.

péennes, 1648-1878. 1885. Pachtler, G. M. Katio studiorum et institutiones

scholasticae Soc. Jesu per Germaniam olim

vigentes. 1887. 3 v. Payn, J.

A modern Dick Whittington. 2 v. “Mr. Payn has a workmanlike way of telling a story and his last novel betrays the practised hand on every page. The • villain' is the least natural and the wenk est character in the book, which is otherwise full of good things from every point of view." – dthenanum, July 16.


Pearson, K: The grammar of science. (Contemp.

sci, ser.) Philips, F. C. Constance. 2 v. Philpotts, E. A tiger's cub.

• Sensational.' It is not a story that will ap. peal to every taste, but of its kind it is a superior spec.

imen.” – Academy, July 23. Poor Nellie ; by the author of “My trivial life and

misfortune." New ed. Priestly, J. Scientific correspondence ; letters to

j. Wedgwood, etc.; with app.: Likeness of Priestly; Lunar Society of Birmingham; In ventory of Chis] laboratory; ed. with notes,

by H:C. Bolton. Prisse d'Avennes, E. La décoration arabe; ex

trait l'art arabe; 110 planches. 1884. Rabusson, H. Moderne. 2e éd. 1891.

“ Total absence of plot, and feeble development of

character." Athencum, Oct. 10, 1891. Reade, Capt. P. Origin and genealogy of the Hil.

dreth family of Lowell, Mass. Reed, E. Brief for plaintiff, Bacon us. Shake

peare. 1891.

Rees, W: L. and L. Life and times of Sir G: Grey.

2 v. “The questions here dealt with are by no means out of date. They are, in one sense, questions of the hour, even more urgent and momentous now than they were when Sir George did his share towards showing how the interests of Greater Britain may be safeguarded

and advanoed." - Alhenaum, Aug 20. Rémusat, P. 1: E. de. A Thiers; tr. by M. B.

Anderson. (Great French writers.) Richepin, J: Par le glaive; drame en vers.

« Le drame a les défauts du genre; il a de plus les défauts de M. Ricbepin. Une trop grande facilitié, qui tourne facilement à la redondance, à la phrase; un vocabulaire assez restreint; surtout une souplesse, une aisance telles qu'elles vous inspirent une porte de défiance; je n'ose dire que tout cela sonde le faux, ce serait fort exagéré et fori injuste; on seni dans cet hé. roïsme quelque part de convention, un peu d'insincérité aussi, un je ne sais quoi qui sent la facture et qui vous empôehe de goûter pleinement de fort belles scènes. Di Par le glaive' a les défauts de M. Richepin, il en a aussi les qualités, et les qualités ne sont pas médiocres;

je ne sais que M. Richepin qui soit, en ce moment, capable d'en écrire un pareil." - Revue bleue, 20 fév. Rogers, Z., and Mumford, T. Groton Heights

and New London, 1781. 1881. Saintsbury, G: 17th century lyrics.

" The selections are so well made that it will be hard for the most captious critic to find anything to cavil at, the editor having wisely included many well-known poems as well as the less familiar ones. Nothing has changed more completely in history than the English character since the days of Merry England. Should any unbiased critic, not knowing our literature, read a number of such poems as are included in this book, and then turn to a selection of lyrics of this century, were it not that both sets are in English, he would swear that the respective authors were men of a differ.

ent nationality." – Spectator, June 11. Salzenberg, W. Alt-christliche Baudenkmale von

Constantinopel von 5. bis 12. Jahrh. 1854. Savage, R: H: The little lady of Lagunitas ; a

Franco-Californian romance, 2 v. “ Mr. Savage's earlier venture, My official wife,' aroused anticipations which are not fulfilled in the work

before us." - Athenaum, Aug. 6. Scottish clans, The, and their tartans; with notes.

2d ed.

Shakespeare, E: 0. Report on cholera in Europe

and India. 1890. Spencer, H. Principles of morality. Vol. 1, pt. 2:

The inductions of ethics. Stevenson, R. L: A footnote to history; eight

years of trouble in Samoa. “ The great merit of the whole is the admirable and omnipresent picture of the Polynesian character, sel. dom emerging in set strokes or studies, but built up here a little and there a little with innumerable misute touches, and impressing itself all the more from the gradual and unobtrusive fashion of the delineation. Their childlikeness has now bere been set before us with such a felicitous combination of analysis and syn

thesis as here." - Sat. red., Aug. 27. Stokes, M. M. Six months in the Apennines; or,

A pilgrimage in search of vestiges of the Irish saints in Italy; illust. "In the form of letters to friende, a method of coreposition naturally affording opportunities for the es. pression of pious and patriotic sentiment and eulogistic description. About half of the volume is composed of lives of saints, compiled froin various sources. Regarded as parratives, they display the feruility of imag. Ination which has ever been a conspicuous quality in the

national character."- Athenæum, July 30. Story, A.T. From Punch to Padan Aram; or,

Thoughts by a rambling philosopher. “Why the book was ever written is a mystery, for the subjects have no interest, the writing has no charm, and the graces of style are markedly absent. The only solution that can be hazarded is that it was written for the sake of the puns, wbich are plentiful and bad."

Athenaum, Aug. 13. Sudermann, H. Iolanthes Hochzeit; Erzählung.

6e Aufl. Torrey, B. The foot-path way. Toynbee, P. Specimens of old French, 9-15 cen

turies; with introd., notes, and glossary.

(Clarendon press ser.) “For nearly twenty years past, though a few isolated discoveries of interest are still made from time to time, the bulk of old French literature has been fairly known. Yet we have had no thoroughgoing cbresto. mathy of it in English. And such a chrestomathy, with glossary attached, is almost indispensable to the

study." Sal, red., Aug. 6. Tylor, C: The Huguenots in the 17th century, in.

cluding the history of the Edict of Nantes,

1598-1685. Usher or Ussher, J., Abp. of Armagh. Annales

Veteris et Novi Testamenti,cum rerum Asiat. et Ægypt. chronico, usque ad Reipublicæ Judaicæ excidium; acced., De chronol. Ve. teris Test., De Macedonum et Asianorum anno solari, De symbolis ; pref., Usseri Vita

à T: Smitho conscr. Ed. nova. 1722. Vogüé, C: J: M., marq. de. Malplaquet et Denain. Williams, C: Life of Lieut.-Gen. Sir H: Evelyn

Wood. “We cannot applaud the taste which is exbibited throughout these pages. Gush is peculiarly out of

place in a soldier's biography." — Sat. red., June 18. Winchester, Mass. 250 anniversary of the first

white settlement within the territory of

Winchester. (1890.) Wood, Rev. W: C. Five problems of state and re

ligion. 1877. Woodward, P. H. 1792-1892 ; one hundred years

of the Hartford Bank now the Hartford National Bank.

Andrews, C: M. The old English manor; a study

in English economic history. (Johns Hop

kins Univ. Studies.) " Dr. Andrews has not merely noted all important work, but has used his notes with thought and judg. ment. It was a matter requiring a true scholar's dis. cretion to give a clear and connected view of what is really known from our evidences, what is generally ac. cepled as proved or highly probable, and what parts of the field are still obscure. Dr. Andrews has done this exceedingly well, and his book, though hardly ad. dressed to readers who know nothing of the subject, may be commended to students as the best general in.

troduction yet produced." Sat. rer., Sept. 3. Anstey, F. (pseud. of F. A. Guthrie). Mr.

Punch's model music-hall songs and dramas. " The songs are very smart, but except in the quality of the versification they do not appear to differ much from the article they are meant to satirize. The intro. ductions at the beginning of the volume and before each piece are not very happy bits of humour." — Athenæum, Aug. 27. Travelling companions; a story in scenes.

" The interest is well kept up. The author delights in dealing unmerciful justice to despicable characters, but the story would have gained if the companions had been given some redeeming qualities." - Alhe. naum, Aug. 27.

“ Like most books of an avowedly humorous charac. ter, if viewed critically the humor evaporates. Taken in the right way the book is clever and amusing." –

Nation, Sept. 10. Atwood, C: R. Reminiscences of Taunton. 1880. Bartholomew, J. Black's handy atlas of England

and Wales ; county maps and plans; with

descr. index and statistical notes. Batchelor, Rev. J: The Ainu of Japan; religion,

superstitions, and general hist. ; illust. " This race presents so many points of interest to the anthropologisi, especially in their remarkable physical features, their social usages, and religious views, that the students will gladly welcome this addition to their studies. The statements respecting the religious views must be received with great caution, but in all other re. spects Mr. Batchelor's contribution to Ainu ethnology can hardly be overrated. The book will always be consulted, if only for the numerous photographs.”

Academy, Sept. 10. Baylies, F. The original of local and other names;

letter to P. W. Leland. 1879. (Elzevir

Club ser.) Bémont, C: Chartes des libertés anglaises, 1100

1305; avec une introd. et des notes. Bussière, G:, and Legouis, E. Le général Michel

Beaupuy, 1750-96. 1891. Byrne, Mrs. J. C. B. Gossip of the century; per

sonal and traditional memories, social, liter

ary, artistic. 2 v. “ The large majority of the recollections are of no little interest, and throw many side lights upon the dis. tinguished characters who are their subjects. The author seems to haye seen or known in some degree nearly every prominent person of the years 1825-75. We have found the firsi volume the more entertaining with its chapters on court gossip, and social, literary, and political celebrities, men of the sword, of the law, and of medicine. The second volume is devoted to the dramatic stage and the opera, and painters and sculp.

tors." - Literary world, Sept. 24. Carey, R. N.

" But men must work." .: The people are sketched in and the plot is worked out with the delicacy of touch and brightness of effect familiar to Miss Carey's readers." — Academy, Sept. 3.

Chapon, L: L. Le jugement dernier de Michel.

Ange; préf. par E. Ollivier, avec une planche

explicative. Chauveau, M. E. Le droit des gens ou droit in.

ternational public; introduction. 1891. "Très utile ouvrage, qui peut prendre place à coté de 1''Introduction à l'étude du droit international,' qu'a publiée, il y a déjà treize ans, M. Renault.” Rev. de

droit internat., v. 24. Church, Rev. A. J. Pictures from Roman life and

story. The principal episodes of the first century are told with some fullness, and descriptions of manners are introduced at suitable places. Mr. Church bas a re. markable command of ihe literature of the period, and bus used it with his customary grace and definess."

Athenæum, July 30. Cynewulf. Christ; an 8th century English epic;

ed. with a modern rendering, by I. Gollancz. " It is evident that Mr. Gollanez devotes the utmost care and patience to the study of the original, while he is possessed of a judicious conservation which never, or at least rarely, permits him to abandon the ms. read. ing where this is susceptible of any reasonable inter. pretation, however tempting some conjectural emenda.

iion may be.” – Atheneum, Sept. 24. Dent, C. T. Mountaineering; with contributions

by W. M. Conway, D. W. Freshfield, and

others. (Badminton lib.) “ Mr. Dent is not only a climber of exceptional experience, but he also writes in an attractive style, season. ing his pages with a spice of dry, and sometimes caus. tic humour, which often crops up when least expected. To would be climbers this volume is full of valuable hinte; in those who have climbed it will awaken many

happy memories." - Sal. red., Aug. 27. Drayton, M. The muses Elizium. (Spencer Soc.) Drioux, C. J., l'abbé, and Leroy, C: Atlas univer

sel et classique de géographie ancienne, romaine, du moyen âge, moderne, et contempo.

raine. Durham, F: A. The lone-star of Liberia; with

introd. by Comtesse C. Hugo. “ Does not tell us much about the history or present condition of the Republic; it is a plea for the future, an appeal for the African race, a prophecy of their ca. pacity to outpace the Caucasians. As such merits our careful attention, and challenges researcb and

study." Westminster review, August. Edwards, M. B. Two aunts and a nephew.

“ The two aunts take the nephew to Paris. To him enter three American young women and the quartette have many adventures together of an unconventional but strictly unobjectional kind. So do the aupts."

Academy, June 23. Elliot, Sir H: M. Bibliographical index to the his

torians of Muhammedan India. Vol. 1

(the only one published). 1860. Ellis, W: A. Wagner sketches; 1849; a vindica.

tion. “ He is of opinion that many stories set afloat con. cerning Wagner really referred to a journeyman baker of the same name. He may not perhaps have entirely made out his case, but he has shown that some of Prae. ger's statements ought to be taken 'cum grano salis.' His sketch is full of interesting facts connected with

the revolution at Dresden." - Academy, Aug. 20. Epictetus. Discourses; coll. by Arrian; tr. [by

E.. Carter). 1766. Faguet, E.

17e siècle ; études littéraires, 9e éd. 18e siècle ; études littéraires. 8e éd. 1890. 19e siècle; études littéraires.

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Frankle, Gen. J. 1640-1890 ; the story of a New

England town; 250th anniversary. 1891. Gerson, J: C. La Dance macabre; peinte sous les

charniers des Saints Innocents de Paris, 1425; repr. de l'éd. princeps donnée par G. Marchant, 1485; avec introd. par l'abbé V.

Dufour. 1891. Gillray, J., and others. Caricatures. Griffin, Sir L. Ramjit Singh. (Rulers of India.)

“ Sir Leppel graphically tells 118 what, a hundred years ago, was the political situation in which a man of exceptional vigour and audacity could create a kingdom and a name for himself. We are told how a Sikh who could just read and write, who consumed brandy and opium in enormous quantities, and who though never needlessly cruel, was not troubled with scruples when anything stood in his way, seized one disirict after another, and from such cities as Lahore, and Amritsur gradually established a wide dominion from Peshawur to the Beas, and from the Himalayas to the Derajat.".

Sat. red., Sept. 17. Guyon, Mme. J.. M.. B. de la M. Discours chré

tiens et spirituels sur divers sujets qui regardent la vie intérieure; tirés la plupart de

la Ste. Ecriture. Nouv. éd. 1790. 2 v. Justifications de (sa) doctrine; avec un Exa

men de la 9e et 10e Conférences de Cassien
sur l'état fixe de l'oraison continuelle par

Fénélon. Nouv. éd. 1790. 3 v.
Opuscules spirituels. Nouv. éd. 2 v. 1790.
La vie de Mme. Guyon, écrite par elle-même;

qui contient toutes les expériences de la vie

intérieure. Nouv. éd. 1791. 3 v. flammer, J: D. Account of a plan for civilizing

the N. Amer. Indians, proposed in the 18th

century; ed. by P. J.. Ford. 1890. Harrisse, H: Discovery of North America; a

critical, documentary, and historic in vestigation; with essay on the early cartography, incl. descr, of maps before 1536; added, chronol. of voyages westward, 1431-1504, biog. accts. of pilots, and list of orig. names

of registrations, etc. " In every sense a weighty book. We acknowledge its immense importance to the student of the early his. tory and hydrography of the two Americas, and the peerless rank in this depariment of knowledge which Mr. Harrisse possesses. We have never seen so good a chronicle as is here given of the numerous experimen. tal voyages, which for sixty years before 1492, were made towards the west to discover new islands, and even a continent, which some of these adventurers pro.

fessed a hope of reaching." – Nation, Sept. 29. Hector, Mrs. A. F. For his sake; a novel.

" Whatever other shortcomings Mrs. Alexander's novels possess they are never deficient in plot. Each of them is built on a symmetrical, rounded, old fash. ioned scheme, and they all present us with very much the same stock company. These dramatis personæ' confront us afresh in . For his sake,' and somehow we are not sorry to meet them again, though long experi. ence of their ways ennbles us to foresee the end of iheir fortunes from the begiuning." Literary worid, Sept.

24. Heilprin, L: Historical reference book; a chron.

table of universal history; a chron. dict. of univ. hist. ; a biog. dict.; with geog. notes.

3d ed. “ The most compact, convenient, accurate, and au. thoritative work of the kind in the language; a happy combination of history, biography, and geography." Nation, Aug. 11.

Heine, H: Germany, 2 v.

"The book might be sub-titled 'Heine,' for it contains more of him than it does of Germany, and sparkles with 'personalia.' Piquancy is Heine's forte : he per. meates all this dead German philosophy with his globules of mercurial wit until it fairly shines like something alive; dead poets come to life again; dead lips speak; Mme. de Staël is scourged out of the temple, and her false money is no longer allowed to pass current as true

German coin." Hérisson, Plan routier de la ville et faux.

bourgs de Paris. 1832. Hodgetts, É. A. B. In the track of the Russian

famine; pers. narr, of a journey through

Russia, “ An interesting account of his experiences. He gives a sombre picture relieved by notices of the cour. ageous efforts made by Russian gentlemen and ladies here and there to relieve their suffering country.people."

Alhendum, Aug. 20. Howard, S. Devon herd-book; containing pedi.

grees of Devon cattle, with the names of

their breeders. Vol.3. 1859. Howell, J. Epistolæ Ho-elianæ; familiar letters;

ed., annot., and indexed by J. Jacobs. 2 v. " The labour and learning Mr. Jacobs has bestowed on the editing of them are worthy of warm recognition. He has been at pains to give a correct text; he has in a pleasant introduction furnished new particulars of Howell's life and pedigree, and has discussed the vexed problem of the authenticity of the letters; while in his notes he has identified personages mentioned in the letters, elucidated allusions, and thus greatly increased our understanding of the correspondence."

Athenaum, July 16. Johnston, R: M. Mr. Fortner's marital claims;

and other stories. “ Contains a number of short stories of Georgia life. All are good; they are told with a certain vigor and sympathy, not unmixed with humor, which make the collection as a whole very creditable to the writer."

Literary world, Sept. 24. Jones, H. L., and Lockwood, C. B. Swin, Swale,

and Swatch way; or, Cruises down the

Thames, Medway, and Essex rivers ; illust. “ The account which Mr. Jones, with the help of friends, gives, may help to bring popularity to a mucha neglected part of the English coasi. We do not know that this is always a praise worthy thing to do, but the readers who will be induced to take a boat and sail to Wivenhoe are not the sort of persons who spoil seaside

places." – Sat. reo., Aug. 20. Kirby, T: F: Annals of Winchester College, 1382

(1892); with app. cont. the charter of foun.
dation, Wykeham's Statutes of 1400, etc.;
pub. under sanction of the warden, etc.
“ Not only every Wykehamist, but every public
school man hus incurred a debt of gratitude to Mr.
Kirby for having brought back to knowledge the foun.
dation and early history of the institution which has
been the original and type, and the not least brilliant
specimen of our English public schools.” – Spectator,

June 4.
Laing, S: Human origins.

"A reader of Mr. Laing, who knows no more on the subject than he can gather from "Human origine' will scarcely even deserve to be called a sciolist." - Sat.

rev., Aug. 20. Leaf, W. A companion to the Iliad, for English

readers. "Mr. Leaf believes in an uncounted number of original poets who treated the Iliad with strange freedom. This theory seems to us undemonstrated and wholly unconvincing. For the rest, it is impossible to praise

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