Page images
PDF
EPUB

A Genealogical Chart of the Royal Family of Great

Britain in the Scottish, Anglo-Saxon, Norman, Welsh, Guelph, and Wetten Lines, with Collateral Branches. By T. Robert Logan. Folio. Edinburgh: Macniven & Wallace. 7s. 6d.

acteristic quotations upon the minor writers of early English, some forty of them in all, beginning with Thomas, of Erceldoune, and including such names as John Skelton, Sir Thomas More, Sir Walter Raleigh, Michael Drayton, Marlowe, Middleton, Massinger, Herrick, Walton, Crashawe, and Marvell, the last name being that of John Evelyn.

Problems of the New Life. By Morrison I. Swift. Oc

tavo, pp. 126. Ashtabula, Ohio : Published by the Author. $1.

Mr. Swift has made various contributions to the Open Court and other periodicals, and this volume of essays and addresses deals with a variety of topics, sociological, educational, economic, and ethical.

BIOGRAPHY AND MEMOIRS., The Story of an Emigrant. By Hans Mattson. 12mo,

pp. 314. St. Paul: D.D. Merrill Co.

The Hon. Hans Mattson, of Minnesota, who has filled many public places of responsibility and trust, tells in an entertaining way the story of his boyhood, and his emigration to America in 1851, when in his nineteenth year. Soon afterward Mr. Mattson went West and became one of the pioneers of Minnesota. His experiences, as recounted in this entertaining work, illustrate anew the wonderful advantages which this country has afforded to young foreigners of industry and abil. ity who in their own countries would have had very little opportunity to rise. Preacher and Teacher: A Sketch of the Life of Thomas

Rambaut, D. D., LL. D. By Norman Fox, D. D. 16mo, pp. 107. New York: Fords, Howard & Hulbert. $1.

The Rev. Dr. Rambaut was a distinguished Baptist clergyman of the South, who, though of Huguenot origin, had been born and bred and educated in Ireland, and came as a young man to this country. At the time of his death he was the president of William Jewell College in Missouri. He had lived in several Southern States, and his life had been a power for good. The Life of an Actor. By Egan Pierce. Octavo, pp. 257.

London: Pickering & Chatto.

This work was first published in 1825, and has long been out of print, high prices being paid for copies when put up for auction. The present edition is in most respects a faithful copy of the original, the twenty-seven etchings of Theodore Lane having been carefully fac-similed and colored by hand. Of the literary merits of the volume very little can be said, but it possesses a certain value from the historical point of view. Sir George Burns, Bart. : His Life and Times. By Edwin

Hodder. Octavo, pp. 394. London: Hodder & Stoughton. 5s.

When this book first appeared in the Library Edition it was received with high commendation, and deservedly so. The long and eminently upright and enterprising career of Sir George Burns, the Scottish ship-owner, is sketched with much freshness and skill. The book will keep green the memory of a truly good and noble man. It contains a finely etched por: trait. Lord Palmerston. By the Marquis of Lorne. Octavo,

pp. 240. London: Sampson Low. 3s. 6d.

In writing this biography the Marquis of Lorne has had, he tells us. "access to a large mass of unpublished i and some of the letters quoted and almost all the long com ments and criticisms on public affairs from the pen of Lord Palmerston appear in print for the first time in these pages." This, while adding to the historical value of the book, some. what impairs its interest for the general public, who would pre. fer a well-proportioned biography to a mass of excerpts from papers on historical events strung together with but meagre comment and explanation. The volume is, however, well v citten and interesting, and fully worthy of the series to which di belongs—"The Queen's Prime Ministers." Charles Simeon. By H.C.C. Moule. Octavo. London:

Methuen & Co. 2s. 6d.

This volume, one of the series "English Leaders of Relig. ion," has evidently been a work undertaken con amore by its author, who calls it a "delightful task.” He has succeeded in producing a thoroughly readable life of a "leader" whose course, though devoid of great excitement or incident, powerfully in. fluenced his Church at home and abroad. Charles Simeon's name deserves high honor as among those who in the begin. ning of this century roused the English Church from stagna tion. He was to some extent to Cambridge what Wesley was to Oxford. This volume is valuable for the side light it throws on contemporary men and moveuents, and on the University of Simeon's day

Complete Works of Charles Lamb. Octavo, pp. 856.

London: Chatto & Windus. 75. 6d.

"The work of Lamb is too precious to let any iota of it be lost," says the editor of this volume, in which for the first time are collected together everything which Charles Lamb wrote, or rather everything which can be traced to his pen, even including those rare works, “Poetry for Children" and "Prince Dorus." The volume, which is by no means too large for easy handling (the print being small but clear, and the paper thin but good), contains two portraits of Lamb and a fac-simile of a manuscript page of his * Dissertation upon Roast Pig." Tales of Mystery from Mrs. Radcliffe, Lewis, and Maturin.

Edited by George Saintsbury. 16mo, pp. 317. London: Percival. 3s. 6d.

We have seen Mrs. Radcliffe's novels on a cottage bookshelf sandwiched between and uniform with "The Cottage Girl" and "Ten Nights in a Bar-room," and we have deprived a prurient schoolboy of the fleeting pleasure of reading Lewis's "Monk." Surely it is a curious turn of the wheel which brings these half-forgotten volumes out of their obscurity to form the first volume of a Pocket Library of English Literature. Perhaps the title is somewhat misleading. The volume is made up, not of complete tales, but of excerpts from long novels, taken, not because they form of themselves complete stories, but as examples of the horrific fiction of the eighteenth and earlier nineteenth centuries, which commenced with Mrs. Rad.. cliffe, and which, as Mr. Saintsbury points out, has lasted with modifications down to the present day in the familiar "penny dreadful." Mr. Saintsbury himself professes a partiality for Mrs. Radcliffe, but we prefer, if we may judge from the speci. mens given, the work of Robert Charles Maturin--Mrs. Radcliffe's horrors are so often much ado about nothing. The House of Pomegranates. By Oscar Wilde. Quarto,

pp. 158. London: Osgood, McIlvaine & Co. 215.

This volume is ostensibly a collection of fairy tales, but we place it in this column rather than in one devoted to chil. dren's books, because, when passed over as Christmas reading to a fairy-loving child, it was rejected with the words, “These aren't fairy tales; they're allegories." This is all beside the mark, but we say it in order that our readers may not be beguiled into buyiny a book for their children which they will not be able to appreciate until long after it has joined the nursery rubbish heap. Truth to tell, some portions of the book are very beautiful. Mr. Wilde has a vivid Eastern imagination: his pages glow with the richness of his descriptions and the quaintness of his fancy. The stories are hardly stories in the ordinary sec of the word, but they will be read and enjoyed, not, perhaps, by the crowd, but by all who can appreciate and admire beautiful prose. The volume's scheme of decoration is fantastical but pleasing, as will be expected when we say that tho artists are Mr. C. H. Shannon and Mr. C. Ricketts, whose work in the defunct Universal Review attracted so much attention.

POETRY AND THE DRAMA. All Poetrs A Selection of English Verse. By Clinton

Collins. 12mo, pp. 107. Cincinnati: The Traddles Co. 70 cents.

A reprint of well-known English lyrics, selected upon no particular plan The Forging of the Sword, and Other Poems. By Juan

Lewis. Quarto, pp. 103. Washington: The Lewis

Publishing Company. The Princess Maleine and the Intruder. By Maurice

Maeterlinck. Octavo. London : William Heinemann. 5s.

The name of Maurice Maeterlinck is "in the air"; rumors of his dramatic genius come to us from France and Belgium, and there seem signs of his being about to succeed to Henrik Ibsen

ESSAYS, CRITICISM, AND BELLES-LETTRES. Wells of English. By Isaac Bassett Choate. 16mo, pp.

213. Boston: Roberts Brothers. $1.
This is a collection of brief, pleasant essays full of char:

in literary vogue. But as yet few of us have seen anything or his work beyond the extracts in Mr. Archer's article in the Fortnightly last year, and consequently an English version of two of his plays is very welcome. No one can read these dramas without being vividly impressed, although a sober judgment will not, perhaps, place them in the very first rank of dramatic works. M. Maeterlinck has borrowed from Shakespeare, but he is anything but Shakespearian, Yet he is not, on the other hand, a mere imitator; he has a distinct, pecul. iar power of his own, and a method that has much freshness, Coleridge used to say of Schiller that he excelled in the material sublime, and it is in a similar quality that M. Maeterlinck excels. The material surroundings of his scenes are as much to the play as the characters; he accumulates effect by pressing into his service every circumstance of sight and sound, which somehow assume a strange significance, and add touch on touch of terror and foreboding. The last two acts of “Princess Maeline" are passed in a continuous thunderstorm, the portentous incidents of which form half their dramatic effect; and "The Intruder" works on the imagination in the same way. In both plays the agitations of the characters' mind is brought out, not by what they say themselves, but by what is seen by the spectators in their faces and demeanor.. A peculiar horror is sometimes thus produced; as when, in “The Intruder," the uncle says to the grandfather: "You need pot say that in such an extraordinary voice." So, too, the exclamations of the courtiers at old King Hjalmar's hair, which has suddenly turned white. M. Maeterlinck's method does not work by spiritual means; the tragedy of character scarcely appears in these plays. But he uses his own means well, and his style, if not the grand style of drama, has its fascinations. M. Maeterlinck is only twenty-seven; so we may expect greater things from him. The volume contains a portrait.

FICTION. Dr. Claudius: A True Story. By F. Marion Crawford.

12mo, pp. 362. New York: Macmillan & Co. $1.

The second of the new edition of Mr. Crawford's novels which the publishers are issuing in twelve monthly volumes. Denzil Quarrier. By George Gissing. 12mo, pp. 308.

New York: Macmillan & Co. $1.

The latest issue of Messrs. Macmillan's series of copyright novels. Mariam ; or, Twenty-one Days. By Horace Victor.

12mo, pp. 330. New York: Macmillan & Co. $1.

The third issue of the series of copyright novels by wellknown authors now being published by Messrs. Macmillan & Co. Pastels of Men. Second Series. By Paul Bourget. 16mo,

pp. 213. Boston: Roberts Bros. $1.

This volume contains six chapters, entitled: Maurice Oli. vier, A Gambler, Another Gambler, Jacques Molan, A Lowly One, and Corsegues. The translation is by Katharine Prescott Wormeley. One Touch of Nature. By Margaret Lee. Paper, 16mo,

pp. 160. New York: John A. Taylor Co. 30 cents.

The latest issue of the “Mayflower Library.” Aunt Patty's Scrap Bag. By Mrs. Caroline Lee Henty.

Paper, 12mo, pp. 322. Philadelphia : T. B. Peterson & Brothers. 25 cents. .

Full of quaint sayings and homely advice. New Grub Street. By George Gissing. London: Smith,

Elder & Co.

As a picture of London life in the nineteenth century, told with rare power and pathos, "New Grub Street" deserves to take an abiding place in Victorian fiction. Although the book does not give the unpleasant impression of being a photograph. and naught but a photograph, of the literary experiences and society which the author attempts to describe, there are some terribly realistic presentments of the sordid, evil side of the inhabitants of that world which Mr. Gissing has so aptly named “New Grub Street." Would-be authors and journalists, eager to mingle in the fray, should read this story, and ponder well on its unobtrusive moral.

The Selected Poems of Robert Burns. Octavo. London:

Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co. 6s.

The Parchment Library comes as near perfection in book making as any series which we have seen, so it is unnecessary to harp on the mechanical merits of this volume. It is, as far as we can judge, a wise selection, including all the best. best-known, and most quoted pieces. Mr. Andrew Lang's introduction has been looked forward to with great interest. Some Scots have even suspected that he was unsound where their great poet was concerned, but he here proves their fears groundless. While condemning Burns' moral faults he condones and excuses them in the habitual license of his ime and country, and while lamenting those verses which he has else. where likened to the effusions to be found in the Poet's Corner of the "Kirkoudbright Advertiser," he yields to none in his admiration of Burns' genius and more natural verse.

Ballads and Lyrics. By Katharine Tynan Octavo.

London: Kegan Paul, Trench & Co. 5s.

This is the third volume of poems put forth by the author. The two first have given her à notable place in Ireland, a land where the writing of harmonious verse is an accomplishment almost as universal as was the playing on stringed in. struments in the days of Elizabeth. This new book should place Miss Tynen almost in the first rank of modern singers.

St. Michael the Archangel," "Home Sickness," "Only in August," "The Led Flock," and the final rondeau are gems of feel. ing and expression. Among the seventy poems are many others deserving a separate mention, Miss Tynan's genius should be a uniting influence, since high spiritual perception is of no party.

[ocr errors]

Poems. By Edward Quillinan. Ambleside: George Mid

dleton.

This pretty little volume contains the collection of verses written by Wordsworth's son-in-law, prefaced by an admirable memoir of the writer by Mr. William Johnston. Students of Wordsworth will remember the lines addressed to the portrait (which forms, by the way, the frontispiece to this volume) of Miss Quillinan, the stepdaughter of the late poet's daughter. Of Edward Quillinan's verse there is little to be said.

RELIGION AND THEOLOGY. The Plan of the Ages. By Charles T. Russell. 12mo, pp.

350. New York: Saalfield & Fitch. 50 cents.

It is the purpose of this book to explain the course of his. tory and the present social and religious condition of the world upon the theory of the second coming of Christ and the millennial period, which the author scems to regard as ap. proaching. Old Testament Theology; or, The History of Hebrew Relig

ion from the Year 800 B.c. to Josiah, 640 B.C. By Archibald Duff, M. A., LL. D. Octavo. London: A. & C. Black. 10s. 6d.

In this work Dr. Duff has endeavored to produce a volume which shall be “distinctly religious, theological, and aimed directly to bring spiritual blessing to men to-day." He has assumed, in the main, the accuracy of the results of modern criticism, and in their light has endeavored to deal with the theology of Amos, Hosea, Isaiah, and Micah. Other volumes are to follow on the rest of the prophets, and, having thus laid the foundations of his great work, he will proceed to deal with the Pentateuch. The great crux of the present-day discussions is found, of course, in the attitude of our Lord with respect to the Pentateuch, Dr. Duft's position on this important point is summed up as follows: "So the present Christ, the Word of Goa, ever living and speaking in the nineteenth century, does not speak altogether in the language of the first. He does speak altogether in the language of the nineteenth, including in that language and speech all the fruits of the nineteen cen. turies since the first. What follow's! Clearly that we learn the opinion of the present Christ on every question now from the thoughtful voice of His Present Body, wherein He is made flesh to-day. Christ lives to-day in us; we are to-day par. takers of the Divine nature. The mind of our Lord Jesus Christ concerning especially the Pentateuch is to be learned in the thoughtful mind of Christians now; and, as of old, he that will do the will of God shall know of the doctrine whether it be of God." Taking the volume as a whole, it is a valuable addition to the discussion on the greatest theological questio: of the day-the relation of biblical criticism to the inspiration of the Old Testament,

Some Interesting Fallacies of the Modern Stage. By

Herbert Beerbohm Tree. Paper, pp. 36. London:
William Heinemann. 6d.

An address delivered to the Playgoers' Club, dealing chiefly with the “literary drama," the actor-manager question, and the plays of M. Maurice Maeterlinck,

Eton Songs. Edited by Arthur C. Ainger and Joseph

Barnby. Quarto. London: Field & Tuer. 30s.

This collection of the songs of Eton is issued in a sumpt. uous volume, full music size, and clearly printed-both music and words-on the finest paper. The numerous drawings contributed by Herbert Marshall are the most noticeable features: they represent many charming spots in and about Windsor.

there follows a discussion on the steps necessary to secure greater efficiency. It is suggested that the few States which have no commissions ought to provide for the deficiency, that certain uniform laws should be adopted by the States which would promote a better and more intelligent regulation of railway transportation, and that there should be an increased co-operation between the State and national commissions.

SCIENCE AND MEDICINE. The Cause of an Ice Age. By Sir Robert Ball, LL.D.,

F.R.S. Octavo. London: Kegan Paul & Co. 2s. 6d.

This new series of works in “Modern Science" starts well. Sir R. Ball has not merely applied his consummate powers of exposition to writing an untechnical treatise, but has made a valuable contribution to the solution of the abstruse problem of the courses of climatal changes which brought about the alternating genial and cold periods, both in the northern and southern hemispheres, embraced under the term Glacial Epoch. The late Dr. Croll's explanation of these changes as due to variations in the earth's orbit and to the position of its axis known as the Astronomical Theory-has been accepted by most authorities. Sir R. Ball, while agreeing in the main with Dr. Croll, makes important rectifications of his theory in so far as it rests on an error in Herschell's “Outlines of Astronomy," and makes clear how the alternating periods of the Great Ice Age are determined by the unequal proportion of the sun's heat received by either hemisphere during periodic changes of the earth's orbit, which alter the length of the seasons. These changes are shown to be largely due to planetary influences, notably of Jupiter and Venus, influences which in the remote future will bring about recurrences of glacial epochs. This is the gist of the book, wherein the whole matter is skilfully and luminously expounded.

The Municipal Problem. By Amos Parker Wilder. Oc

tavo, pp. 78. New Haven, Conn.: Published by the Chamber of Commerce.

The continued rapid growth of our American cities is resulting in a gratifying increase of interest in the problems of municipal government. An instructive and useful pamphlet upon the municipal problem has been prepared by Mr. Amos Parker Wilder, editor of the New Haven Palladium, and printed by order of the Chamber of Commerce of New Haven. Mr. Wilder discusses the conditions which make the govern. ment of our cities difficult, advocates the divorce of the muni. cipality from State and national politics, discusses municipal finance, argues in favor of improved charters, advocates municipal civil service reform, and embodies within seventy-five pages a very large amount of valuable and timely informa. tion,

The Commerce of Nations. By C. F. Bastable. London:

Methuen. 2s. 6d.

A closely reasoned justification of Free Trade policy,Pro. fessor Bastable goes over the arguments of his opponents even more fully and carefully than he sets forth those of his own side. Specially interesting is Mr. Bastable's historical way of looking at the matter. He describes the working of mercan. tilism, the growth of Free Trade, and the causes of the tem. porary reaction against its teaching. He shows, too, by examples, that the trade regulations of any community depend rather on its social conditions than on any theoretical doc. trines.

POLITICS, ECONOMICS AND SOCIOLOGY. The Platform: Its Rise and Progress. By Henry Jeph

son. In two volumes, 8vo, pp. 473, 498. New York: Macmillan & Co. $4.

Mr. Henry Jephson gives us in these two volumes what is perhaps the clearest and truest picture that ever has been pre. sented of the real government of Great Britain. More than any community the world has ever seen England is governed by public opinion, and the political public opinion of England is formed by the platform; that is to say, by public discussion within Parliament and outside of Parliament, especially out. side, far more than it is formed by the press. The press of Great Britain is the servant of the platform; that is to say, its mission is to print public speeches and editorially to comment favorably or unfavorably upon those public speeches. In America the press initiates policies and is itself a former of public opinion. Mr. Jephson gives the history of English politics in the present century from the point of view of the plat. form. He treats from this standpoint the great agitations, re. forms, and constitutional developments of the past two generations. As a study of recent English history and of modern political society this book is a magnum opus, and will take immediate rank as a standard. It is published by the Messrs. Macmillan in uniform style with Mr. Bryce's "American Com. monwealth" and Sir Charles Dilke's “Greater Britain."

Banks' Cash Reserves: A Reply to “Lombard Street."

By Arthur S. Cobb. London: Effingham, Wilson &
Co. 5s.

The Baring crisis pressed the problem of the bankers' cash reserves home to the financial mind. In this book Mr. Cobb argues for the establishment of a second reserve, more elastic in its character than the legal reserve of the national banks of America, as against the argument that the Bank of England should save bankers the trouble of keeping cash reserves,

BOOKS OF REFERENCE.

The History of Municipal Ownership of Land on Manhat.

tan Island. By George Ashton Black, Ph.D. Octavo, pp. 82. New York: Publications of the Faculty of Political Science of Columbia College. 50 cents.

The University Faculty of Political Science of Columbia College has begun to publish a series of studies in history, economics, and public law, somewhat after the fashion of the Johns Hopkins series. Number III. is a “History of Municipal Ownership of Land on Manhattan Island," by George Ashton Black, Ph. D. In the early days the municipality of New York held a large amount of common land unbuilt upon, which was gradually disposed of by the sale of lots for purposes of public revenue, or which was granted upon lease, the title remaining in the municipal corporation. But this policy was discontinued in 1844, when it was ordered that all the land belonging to the corporation, except cracts and lots used for public purposes, should be sold. There is much that is instructive and worthy of scientific narration in this early experience of municipal land ownership, and Dr. Black has prepared his monograph with very great care and ability.

The Daily News Almanac and Political Register. 1892.

12mo, pp. 404. Chicago: The Chicago Daily News.

25 cents. Brooklyn Daily Eagle Almanac. 1892. 8vo, pp. 285.

Brooklyn: The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. 25 cents. Public Ledger Almanac. 1892. 12mo, pp. 73. Philadel.

phia: George W. Childs. The Hawaiian Almanac. 1892. 12mo, pp. 154. Hono

lulu: Thomas G. Thrum. 85 cents.

State Railroad Commissions, and How They May Be Made

Effective. By Frederic C. Clark, Ph.D. Octavo, pp. 110. Baltimore: Publications of the American Economic Association. 75 cents.'

A valuable addition to the literature of railway economics has been made by Frederic C. Clark, Ph.D., of Ann Arbor, Mich. His discussion of "State Railroad Commissions and How They May Be Made Effective" is published by the American Economic Association, and is a very valuable review of the precise condition as to powers and methods of all the State commissions for the regulation or supervision of railways now existing in the United States. A short history is given of the growth and development of state railroad commissions, and

EDUCATION AND TEXT-BOOKS.
Academic Algebra. For the Use of Common and High

Schools and Academies. By Edward A. Bowser,
LL.D. 12mo, pp. 366. Boston: D.C. Heath & Co.

$1.25. Number Lessons. A Book for Second and Third Year

Pupils. By Charles E. White. 12mo, pp. 207. Bos

ton: D.C. Heath & Co. 45 cents. Classic Fairy Tales. For Beginners in French. Edited,

with notes and vocabulary, by Edward S. Joynes, A. M. Paper, 16mo, pp. 147. Boston : D, C. Heath

& Co. 35 cents. Banjo Studies. By Grant Brower. In four parts. Part

1. Brooklyn: Grant Brower, 200 Spencer Street. 75 cents.

The Living Church Quarterly. 1892. 12mo, pp. 286.

Milwaukee : The Young Churchman Company.
Yearly, 25 cents.

The discontinuance of the American Almanac, for so many
years edited by the Librarian of Congress, Mr. Spofford, has
been a source of much regret, but it is gratifying to note the
enterprise of several large newspapers in publishing annual
statistical and political registers, which, to a considerable ex.
tent, take the place of Mr. Spofford's valuable publication.
Representative of this class is the Chicago Daily News Alma-
nac for 1892, compiled by Mr. George E. Plumbe, this being the
eighth year of issue. It is intended to be a vade mecum for
the presidential campaign, it gives liberal space to World's
Fair matters, it is also something of an annual cylopædia,
and reviews important public events of the past vear. We
observe that THE REVIEW OF REVIEWS has been of service in
several particular respects to the editor. The Brooklyn Daily
Eagle Almanac, while containing much general information,
is devoted chiefly to local matters, and its collection of infor-
mation valuable to the citizens or valuable to those who wish
to know about Brooklyn affairs is remarkably complete. The
Philadelphia Public Ledger Almanac, though much smaller,
contains useful information respecting the municipal organi.
zation and general statistics of Philadelphia together with va-
rious national tables. From Honolulu comes the Hawaiian
Annual and Almanac for 1892, which is a very valuable hand.
book upon matters relating to the Hawaiian Islands. it con-
tains a complete register and directory of the government of
the Hawaiian kingdom and interesting essays upon Sandwich
Island topics. The latest issue of the Living Church Quar.
terly contains an almanac and calendar for 1892, and is a com-
plete register and hand-book for the Protestant Episcopal
Church in the United States.
Dod's Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage for 1892.

Octavo, pp. 973. London: Whittaker. 10s. 6d.

To our mind the best, the handiest, and the most full of
information of all the “Peerages."
A Companion Dictionary of the English Language. By

John Henry Murray. Octavo, pp. 672. London:
Routledge. 2s. 6d.

A “companion dictionary" in every sense of the word. Printed on very thin paper, it is of so handy a size that it can easily be carried in the pocket; the definitions are given clearly and concisely, and the binding is neat and strong. In England it will be the standard small dictionary.

TRAVEL, GEOGRAPHY, GUIDES, ETC.
The Practical Guide to Algiers. By George W. Harris.

London: George Philip.

The second edition of an excellent illustrated guide. The maps and plans are unusually good. In Christ's Country. By Samuel Home, LL. B. Lon

don: Charles J. Clark.

In this artistic little volume Mr. Home, though not perhaps quite orthodox, contrives, nevertheless, to chat very pleasantly about a holiday in Palestine. Just now his chapter on “The True Golgotha" is the most interesting. It is curious to note, as we have recently done, the various attempts that are made to claim the credit of first discovering what seems now to be generally accepted as the true site of Calvary (outside the Damascus Gate). Not that this writer claims credit for having made the discovery. Quite the contrary. The whole controversy, however, is very interesting; it appears to us that the first to call attention to this site was the late Mr. Fisher Howe, an American; and the best articles on the subject are one in the Century for November, 1888, and one by the Rev. Hasket Smith, in Murray's Magazine, last September. Mr. Home had, however, before seeing the latter article, sent one on the supposed Sepulchre of Christ to Good Words. It was very similar to Mr. Smith's, but it did not appear in Good Words, and is now given in the present volume.

ART, ARCHITECTURE, DECORATION, ETC. Yester-Year: Ten Centuries of Toilette. By A. Robida.

Octavo, pp. 264. London : Sampson Low, Marston & Co. 7s. 6d.

Mrs. Cashel Hoey has rendered a true service to Englishreading artists and designers by giving them an admirable translation of Madame Robida's curious and picturesque work. Profusely illustrated with reproductions taken from the most authentic sources, missals, family portraits, and old engrav. ings, the volume ought to prove a mine of suggestions to the fair dame who “does not know what to wear"-especially those chapters and drawings dealing with the modes of the Consulate and First Empire.

SOME FRENCH BOOKS.
LITERATURE.

En Russe il y a un Demi-Siècle. By Malle. P- Paris: Psychologie du Peintre. By Lucien Arréat. Paris: Félix

Librairie Fishbacher. 3fr. 5ốc. Alcan. 5fr.

An interesting account of the Russia of fifty years ago, A volume added to the "Bibliothèque de Philosophie Con.

with a preface by Prosper Meunier. temporaine." M. Arréat has gathered together a considerable

Les Grandes Légendes de France. By Édouard Schure. number of psychological facts about the great artists of the

Paris: Perrin et Cie. 3fr. 50c. world, and from them comes to certain conclusions anent all

A volume that will prove of special interest to folk-lorists. painters. The book is interesting from more than one point of Contains much French legendary lore.

iew, and migh, be read with advantage by the parents and L'Europe et la Révolution Francaise. By Albert Sorel. friends of all would-be art students.

Paris: Plon, Nourrit et Cie. '8fr. Les Prophètes d'Israël. By James Darmestetter. Paris:

Fourth and last volume of an exhaustive history of the Calmann-Lévy. 7 fr. 50c.

French Revolution, comprising a survey of the social, political, This volume is composed of a number of articles which and moral traditions of the time, have appeared at different periods in the Revue des Deus Mondes, the Journal des Débats, and the Revue de Famille, which treated of the various prophets of Israel and their in FICTION, POETRY, AND THE BELLES-LETTRES. fluence on the civilizations which followed them. Written, as is every piece of literary work undertaken by M. Darmestetter,

Le Roman d'une Croyante. By Jean de la Brète. Paris: with rare conscience and erudite knowledge, this book will Plon, Nourrit et Cie. 3fr. 50c. form a valuable edition to every religious library.

New novel by the author of a most charming book, “Mon La Saint Barthélemy. By Hector de la Ferrière. Paris: Oncle et mon Curé." Fit for family reading. Calmann-Lévy. 7fr. 50c.

Ces Bons Docteurs. By Gyp! Paris: Calmann-Lévy. 3fr. This account of the famous massacre of Saint Bartholomew

50c. is the nost vivid and life-like reconstitution of both of the New collection of short sketches by the author of "Auteur actual scene itself and of the days which preceded and fol du Divorce," " Petit Bob," etc., etc. lowed it that we remember having read. The author has

Le Nouveau Jeu. By Henry Lavedan. Paris: Ernest consulted many authorities and taken much trouble to be historically correct.

Kolb. 3fr. 30c. Mémoires. By Baron Haussmann. Paris: Victor Havard.

This study of contemporary French life is styled a “Roman

Dialogue," and somewhat resembles Gyp's work. 7fr. 50c. The third volume of this work. There are several por

Fantomés d'Orient. By Pierre Loti. Paris : Calmanntraits.

Lévy. 3fr. 50c. Les Enfants asistés en France. By Roger Lagrange.

Fugitive impressions of a journey made to Morocco by

the author of “Pêcheu d'Islande." Paris: A. Giardet E. Brière. 3fr.

L'Amour d'Annette. By Jean Rameau. Paris: Paul This volume, written by a legal authority, proves clearly what a need exists in France for something analogous to Mr.

Ollendorf. 3fr. 50c. Benjamin Waugh's Society for the Protection of Children,

This novel first appeared as a feuilleton in the Figaro. Dom Pedro II. By A. Mossé. Paris : Librairie de Fir- Faut il Aimer? By Léon de Tinseau. Paris: Calmannmin-Didot. 3fr.

Lévy. 3fr. 500. A life of the late Emperor of Brazil, containing several

This volume attempts to answer a question which most Dew facts about his existence since his exile.

people answer for themselves.

CONTENTS OF REVIEWS AND MAGAZINES.

AMERICAN AND ENGLISH.

[blocks in formation]

Chaperone.-January. A Few Features of Florida. Frederick W. White. Pottery : Its Teachings and Its Beauties. Anna Hinrichs.

The Atlantic Monthly.
The Pageant at Rome in the Year 17 B.C. Rodolfo Lanciani,
The Nearness of Animals to Men. E. P. Evans.
A Venetian Printer-Publisher in the Sixteenth Century. H. F.

Brown.
What French Girls Study. Henrietta C. Dana.
A Journey on the Volga. Isabel F. Hapgood.
Studies in Macbeth, Albert H. Tolman.
The Border State Men of the Civil War. N. S. Shaler.
The League as a Political Instrument.

The Charities Review. The Louisiana Lottery: Its History. Edgar H. Farrar. Some Incidentals of Quasi-Public Charity. A. Johnson. District Nursing. Isabel Hampton, The Hull House. Alice Miller.

Bankers' Magazine. (London.) Mr. Goschen's £1 Note Scheme Again. Financial Troubles in Australia. Private Bankers' Balance Sheets,

The Beacon. Lighting a Landscape. James Ross. Lantern Slides by the Carbon Process. Printing with Salts of Chromium. Study and Practice of Art in the Field. A.H.Hinton.

The Chautauquan.
The Battle of Monmouth. John G. Nicolay.
Domestic and Social Life of the Colonists. -V. E. E. Hale.
Trading Companies. -II. John H. Finley.
States Made from Territories. Prof.J. A. Woodburn.
Physical Culture.-I. J. M. Buckley.
National Agencies for Scientific Research. Major J. W. Powell.
The Bureau of Animal Industry. George W. Hill.
Highbinders. Frederick J. Masters,
Our Ships on the Lakes and Spas. Samuel A. Wood.
Present Position of German Politics. G. W. Hindan,
Spain, Cuba and the United States. Rollo Ogden,
How a Bill Presented in Congress Becomes a Law. G. H.

Walker.
The Balkan States and Greece.

Belford's Monthly. An International Personality: Goldwin Smith. Erastus Wiman. A Dangerous Fad: The Fresh-Air Fiend. Herbert A. Tuttle. Modern Pictures and the New York Market. C. Bissell. A Decade of Southern Progress. · Joshua W. Caldwell. Future Possibilities of the South. Wm. A. McClean, The Industrial Future of the South, John A. Conwell. Protection Historically considered. Joseph D. Miller.

Christian Thought. The Influence of Association. Rev. W.C. Wilbor. Calvinism and Art. Dr. Abraham Kuyper. Matter and Man. Rev. Charles W. Millard Doubts and Doubters. Rev.J.Q. Adams.

Blackwood's Magazine. Rosebery ts. Gladstone. Lord Brabourne. Memoirs of General Marbot. Sir George Chesney. The Camp of Wallenstein, by Friedrich Schiller. Troubled Egypt and the Late Khédive. F. Scudamore. After Bighorn in Kamschatka. F. H. H. Guillemard, Central African Trade and the Nyassaland Water-Way.

The Church at Home and Abroad. Glimpse of Woman's Work in China. Mary M. Crossette. An English-Speaking Protestant Christian Nation S. W. Dana. The Peace Congress in Rome. Matteo Prochet.

Board of Traia Journal.-January, State of the Skilled Labor Market. The Economic Condition of Russia. The Wines of the Médoc. Agriculture in Victoria and New South Wales. New Customs Tariff of Mexico.

Church Missionary Intelligencer. The Acts of the Apostles in Its Missionary Aspects. Rev.J.P.

Hobson. An Ancient Missionary Tract. Rev. R. Bren. Experieuces of an Association Secretary. Rev. H. Sutton. The Missionary's Confidence and the Church's Expectations.

Rev. R. B. Ransford.

« PreviousContinue »