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DEAR MR. SMURTHWAYT,--A new novel by

Mr. Hardy, a volume of Robert Louis Stevenson's

letters, and a fresh sheaf of verses from Mr. William Watson-these are in your parcel this month, together with some half-dozen other books of an importance more than ordinary-successors to “The Woman Who Did," " The Jungle Book,” and “Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush,” by Mr. Grant Allen, Mr. Rudyard Kipling, and Mr. Ian Maclaren respectively, among tho rest. Certainly you cannot cavil on the score of interest or quality, and as for quantity, its size is far in oxcess of its wont, and would have been even more swollen had I not excluded all volumes of a distinctively gift-book type. You must choose those for yourself.

In deciding what to read the public seems more and more to follow merit, and the old jibe at its fickleness loses its power in view of the way in which it remains constant to writers like Mr. Hardy, and, of a younger generation, Mr. William Watson, Mr. Kipling, Mr. “Ian Maclaren,” and Mr. Wells. But here is the list of the six books “most in demand” during November :

The Sorrows of Satan. By Marie Corelli. 6s.
The Wonderful Visit. By H. G. Wells. 5s. net.

The Father of the Forest and Other Poems. By William Watson. 3s. 6d. net.

The Days of Auld Lang Syne. By Ian Maclaren. 6s.
The Second Jungle Book. By Rudyard Kipling. 6s.
Jude the Obscure. By Thomas Hardy. 6s.

I expected « The Sorrows of Satan” to appear first, and it is gratifying to find that “The Wonderful Visit” has sustained the popularity won by “The Time Machine.” Mr. Wells, one may gather, has come to stay.

That there is always a market for really good verse is proved by the success of Mr. William Watson's new volume, "The Father of the Forest" (Lane, 3s. 6d. net), which, slight though it is, contains in “ A Hymn to the Sea ” what is perhaps the finest poem he has given us finest in the qualities both of thought, and of execution. Here, for example, are lines which none but a writer with (let us say, to propitiate the sneerers at “state-aided poetry ") moments of greatness could bave written: When, at his banquet, the Summer is purple and drowsed with

repletion ; When, to his anchorite board, taciturn Winter repairs; When by the tempest are scattered magnificent ashes of

Autumn; When, upon orchard and lane, breaks the white foam of

the Spring; When, in extravagant revel, the Dawn, a bacchante upleaping,

Spills, on the tresses of Night, vintages golden and red; When, as a token at parting, munificent Day, for remembrance,

Gives, unto men that forget, Ophirs of fabulous ore. “When, upon orchard and lane, breaks the white foam of the Spring”-is that not a beautiful line? And the poem contains many other passages of beauty no less insistent on instant recognition. The whole poem has a swing, a perfection of rhythm, masterly in the extreme Mr. Swinburne has the same effect, but he too often has sacrificed sense to sound-a fault of which Mr. Watson is here never guilty. For in this poem, and in that which gives the volume its title, in his “Apologia” for his own work, and in the sonnet “ The Turk in Armenia," there is thought, ample and persuasive, and a message clear and distinct. And in * The Tomb of Burns" we have again one of those expressive, finely

critical studies of a poet's life and work which the author of“ Wordsworth's Grave” has taught us to expect. But you must read the book for yourself. By the way, the volume has as frontispiece a fine Velasquezesque portrait of Mr. Watson, after Hollyer.

In this short list “The Father of the Forest ” is the only volume not of fiction. The next couple are both collections of short stories, sequels, wonderfully successful sequels when we consider the fate that usualy dogs the writer who essays to repeat or continue a triumph. Every reader who wept over “Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush ” will weep again over “ The Days of Auld Lang Syne” (Hodder and Stoughton, 6s.). Mr. “Ian Maclaren” has simply written more stories of the same type, and with all the same qualities that gave his first book so huge a circulation. Possibly you will have read the eight stories that make up “The Second Jungle Book » (Macmillan, 6s.) as they appeared in the Pall Mall Gazette ; but anyhow, you will be glad of the volume. It may not be quite so good as its predecessor, but to meet Mowgli again and the beasts of the forest is a pleasure that expels criticism. The verses in the book are new-and admirable; and the illustrations-by the author's father-are new too, and enhance its interest.

To allude, even in passing, to Mr. Hardy's new story, “ Jude the Obscure” (Osgood, 6s.), is no easy task. What can one say about it? The one criticism upon which all its readers, professional and amateur, seem agreed is, that in his treatment of a theme difficult certainly, but not more so than that of “ Tess," Mr. Hardy is often needlessly and repulsively plain-spoken, You will read the episode of the pig-sticking, and possibly its details will disgust you. But there at least Mr. Hardy is developing character. What one may complain of are certain gratuitous phrases here and there in other scenes of the book, wantonings with the disagreeable which one reader at least found no small distraction from its really great qualities. The story “attempts," says Mr. Hardy in his preface,“ to deal unaffectedly with the fret and fever, derision and disaster, that may press in the wake of the strongest passion known to humanity, and to point, without a mincing of words, the tragedy of unfulfilled aims." You see that Mr. Hardy admits a twofold purpose in his book. It is both a pointing of "the tragedy of unfulfilled aims," and an indictment of the present marriage system, an indictment to whose aid Mr. Hardy brings every argument he can possibly invent, piling Pelion on Ossa, using every disaster which his belief “that cruelty is the law pervading all nature and society” warrants. In fact, like a too zealous advocate, he overstates his case : the story suffers; and it suffers also from the very fact of its twofold intené tion. But although Mr. Hardy cannot get out of any page the idea that the marriage boud is an indignity, that love is" a passion whose essence is its gratuitousness," and although he is always manipulating his characters with a view to pressing home this lesson, he does not fail in making them live in a manner which leaves them as clear, consistent, and as haunting as any figures in recent fiction. Scenes there are so true to life, so real, that one cannot read them without a lump in the throat; and one puts the book down with a sense of abiding horror and anguish that, if its characters did not live, could never be aroused. But, still, “ Jude the Obscure is a failure, I fear-almost a titanic failure, one may say.

Far and away the most permanently valuable of the historical works in your parcel this month is the late Sir J. R. Seeley's “The Growth of British Policy” (Cambridge Press, 12;.), an “historical essay" in two closely printed volumes, with an excellent portrait and a memoir of its author by Professor G. W. Prothero, who saw through the press the few chapters which Sir John did not himself revise before his death. Thon you will find Mr. G. Lowes Dickinson's “ The Development of Parliament during the Nineteenth Century(Longmans, 7s. 6d.), an account of "the process of the demo cratisation 'of Parliament." Mr. Dickinson's chief concern is with the question whether"a democratic House of Commons" is competent “ to direct to a satisfactory issue the socialistic tendencies of the future?” Something of his attitude can be divined from his statement that the agitation against the House of Lords is “a piece of rhetorical folly." The late Dr. Lightfoot's “Historical Essays " (Macmillan, 5s.) contains five essays that be wrote before he was called to the See of Durham, They deal with “ Christian Life in the Second and Third Centuries," Comparative Progress of Ancient and Modern Missions," “ England during the Latter Half of the Thirteenth Century," “ The Cnapel of St. Peter and the Manor-House of Auckland," and « Donne, the Poet-Preacher." They are now published by the Trustees of the Lightfoot Fuod. Dr. Mandell Creighton's “The Early Renaissauce in England” (Cambridge Press, 1s.) is a single Rede Lecture delivered at Cambridge this summer. To turn to history of a less remote period, General Sir Evelyn Wood's “Cavalry in the Waterloo Campaign" (Low, 3s. 6d.) is sure to interest you. It is an extension of the papers that appeared in the Pall Mall Magazine, and contains the original illustrations, “ Vladimir ”the pseudonym of a member of the diplomatic mission to Corea--has compiled a valuable record in “ The China-Japan War" (Low, 15s.), a large volume, illustrated with maps, portraits, and other pictures, intended for the general reader, and not too overloaded with foreign names or technical details. “The Japanese war publications” was the chief source of the material “ Vladimir” uses. Then there is Djemaleddin Bey's “Sultan Murad II.: the Turkish Dynastic Mystery, 1876-1895” (Paul, 9s. net), a most sensational story of intrigue and crime, and one of particular interest at this moment. A very different kind of history is Mr. M. H, Spielmann's “ The History of Punch(Cassell, 21s.), a handsome volume profusely illustrated with drawings reproduced from the pages of Punch itself, and with original sketches, photographs, and portraits of its different editors and its literary and artistic contributors. Mr. Spielmann has worked hard at his subject and the result is eminently satisfactory, and you who are old enough to remember the appearance of the early numbers of the London Charivari will find it vastly entertaining. Other volumes of historical interest of one sort and another are Mr. W. F. Slater's “ Manual of Modern Church History" (Kelly, 2;. 6d.), one of the series of books for Bible students; Mr. J. M. Bulloch's “A History of the University of Aberdeen, 1495–1895” (Hodder and Stoughton, 4s. 6d.); Mr. Herbert Fry's “The History of North Atlantic Steam Navigation; with some Account of Early Ships and Shipowners” (Low, 10s. 61.), an illustrated volume for the general reader; and Colonel H. S. Olcott's “Old Diary Leaves: the True Story of the Theosophical Society" (Putnams, 7s.6d.). containing a number of portraits, and some reproductions of photographs of various objects" phenomen illy produced.”

The same mont' has brought “ The Letters of Matthew Arnold, 1848-1888" (Macmillan, 15s. net),

and a large instalment of Robert Louis Stevenson's correspondence in the shape of “ The Vailima Letters" (Methuen, 78. 6d.). Matthew Arnold expressed so strong a desire that no biography of him should appear, that these two volumes of his correspondence, collected and arranged by Mr. George W. E. Russell, are likely to be the nearest approach we shall get to a formal life. They are admirable letters, full of charm and interest, but on the wholo I think they have disappointed his adnirers, who expected epistles less formal and reserved. As it is, they are, as Mr. Russell says, “essentially familiar and domestic, and evidently written without a thought that they would cver be read beyond the circle of his family." What elements of sensation they do contain are mostly supplied by references to certain living personalities, such as the description of Mr. Swinburne as a “pseudo-Shelley," and of Mr. Chamberlain as “ the Man with a Future.” “The Vailima Letters," on the other hand, made up of correspondence addressed by Stevenson from Samoa between November, 1890, and October, 1894, to Mr. Sidney Colvin, have all the delight of frankness and self-revelation, and, although written with half an eye to ultimate publication, are in no way stiff or formal. They have, indeed, the full qualities of Stevenson's prose elsewhere, and the collection will not be the least cherished of the volumes bearing his name. Mr. Colvin makes an editor in a thousand, and his “editorial note" and epilogue contain the hest pen-portrait of Stevenson as a man that I know. “These letters," he says, “will be found a varied record, perfectly frank and familiar, of the writer's everyday moods, thoughts and doings during his Samoan exile." The frontispiece to the volume is an etching of Stevenson by Mr. William Strang; two others show the novelist on his horse "Jack," and with a native chjef. Mr. Reginald Blunt's “The Caryles' Chelsea Home: being Some Account of No. 5, Cheyne Row" (Bell, 5s. net) will interest you. Mr. Blunt's purpose has been to give "an authentic record of the home existence in the unpretentious dwelling which sheltered Thomas Carlyle and his wife from 1834 till their deaths, and to give it, as far as possible, in their own words, illustrated by the contemporary records of their friends.” It is a pretty volume, admirably illustrated with portraits, and with sketches of the house and garden. Other volumes of biography I could not omit to send you are, Mr. W. H. Craig's “ Dr. Johnson and the Fair Sex: a Study of Contrasts” (Low, 7s. 6d.), “a summary of what is known about the relations that existed between Dr. Samuel Johnson and divers notable women of his time”-a harmless and interesting volume, illustrated with portraits; Professor W. M. Ramsay's “St. Paul the Traveller and the Roman Citizen" (Hodder and Stoughton, 10s. 6d.); the Rev. R. F. Horton's “ John Howe" (Methuen, 3s. 60.), a volume of the Leaders of Religion Series; and Miss Annie E. Ridley's “Frances Mary Buss and Her Work for Education" (Longmans, 7s, 6d.), illustrated with portraits, and with views of the North London Collegiate School for Girls.

There is nothing of the first interest to send you as far as law and politics are concerned, if we except Mr. John Goldie's "Missions and Mission Philanthropy : the Poor and their Happiness" (Macmillan, 3s. 6d. net). Mr. Goldie considers that " for the amelioration, or improvement, in the condition of the Poor, we can no longer put any faith in those virtues that have been so long looked upon as the proper Regeneration of Mankind-Religion, Morality, Education!” and he states that his work is “ written throughout on a basis of Natural Law.” Mr. Reginald

F. Statham's "The New Kingdom" (Sonnenschein, 2s. 6d.) absurd when one comes to notice that his “hill-tip novel” begins with a consideration of the “existing situation,"and appears in the Key-Note Series; and has for cover and titledeals with such subjects as the Family and the State as page a design by Mr. Aubrey Beardsley of a housemaid of units of society, the position of women, the State at work, a type distinctly strumous. Another book Mr. Beardsley and the place of religion. Mr. G. F. Emery's “ ITandbook assists in producing is Mr. Walt Ruding's “An Evil for Parish Councils” and his “Handbook for Parish Motherhood : an Impressionist Novel” (Mathews, 3s. 6d. Meetings "(Low, 2s, each), both containing " a form of net), the work evidently of a young man who takes himstanding orders for regulating procedure,” you are likely self very seriously indeed, and who has very decided and to find of considerable practical use; and Dr. J. G. possibly original ideas about the true function and conBourinot's “ How Canada is Governed: a Short Account duct of fiction. But this very fact it is that gives this of its Executive, Legislature, Judicial, and Municipal curious, inexplicit story its interest. In the madhouse Institutions, with an Historical Outline of their Origin and scenes I was reminded of Charles Reade, but the imDevelopment” (Arnold, 4s. 6d.), should interest you. pressionist style in which the whole is written is reminiscent Here, too, I may mention that I send a new and revised rather of certain of the more experimental of the younger edition of Mr. William Tallack's “ Penological and Pre Frenchmen. Impressionism would seem to be “the new ventive Principles, with Special Reference to England and thing”in fiction, for I have also to send you “ An ImpresAmerica” (Wertheimer, 8s.).

sicrist Diary” (Constable, Is.), a very clever and bright I have some dozen new novels to send you, and all of little sketch, almost a short story, by Mr. Helmuth them worth reading. Mr. George Meredith's “The Schwartze, whose name is new to me. It has a depressing Amazing Marriage" (Constable, 12s.) must have, of course, conclusion-another sign of modernity!-but it contains the first place. Certainly it contains in the first few one scene, a proposal, of most excellent comedy. I don't chapters some of the best work that the author of “The remember a more unhackneyed and amusing scene of the Egoist” has ever done. But the high comedy of the kind in any recent novel.“ Woman's Folly” is the story of Captain Kirby, the Old Buccaneer, and the title of the latest addition to the International Series Countess of Cressett, gives place after the first three (Heinemann, 2s.6d.). It is translated by Miss chapters to the lives of a younger generation, and Mr. Helen Zimmern from the Italian of Gemma Farrugia, Meredith's manner changes to that to which his more and introduced by Mr. Edmund Gosse, who claims recent novels have accustomed us. In truth, how that “in the class of the emancipated New Woman" ever, the whole book is the most delightful of reading : it takes a foremost place, leaving «« George Egerton' Mr. Meredith has already given us several masterpieces, and Madame Sarah Grand panting far behind." You “ The Amazing Marriage” is yet another to add to the are not likely to agree with him there, but you will shelf. Next, certainly, I must draw your attention to not be able to deny the almost ferocious strength and Mrs. W. K. Clifford's “A Flash of Summer” (Methuen, frankness of some of the cbapters of the book, and the 6s.), must draw it the more particularly because the very great power in the drawing of the three women, qualities of its excellence forbid its wide popularity. its heroines. Do you remember "The Great God • The Story of a Simple Woman's Life” the sub-title Pan?” Its author, Mr. Arthur Machen, has just runs; it is rather her tragedy- the tragedy of the produced (again in the Key-Note Series) a new essay in marriage of a young girl to a man old enough to be her the horrible-" The Three Impostors; or, The Transmutafather, who does not conceal from her that her money, tions” (Lane, 3s. 6d. net). It is a better book of its not herself, was his attraction, and who spares her no class than its predecessor, and more gruesome-perhaps cruelty and no indignity when he finds he is to be indeed the best attempt at "unutterable horror” since baulked of her promised fortune. But “A Flash of “ Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.” Iodeed Stevenson is Summer" is not yet another story called forth by what obviously Mr. Machen's master: his method is Mrs. Clifford calls “re:ent controversial discussion." Its quite frankly the method of “The New Arabian plot occurred to her, she says, “ eight years ago, before Nights." For the rest you must certainly read Max marriage problems and questions had attained their Nordau's novel, “A Comedy of Sentiment” (Heinemann, present importance in fiction.” It is “a story, and 6s.); Mr. Joseph Hatton's " When Greek Meets Greek" nothing else.” Eight years ago, perhaps, we were not (Hutchinson, 6s.); Mr. Frankfort Moore's “ Phyllis of ripe in England for such a novel as is this-a novel Philistia” (Hutchinson, 6s.); Mr. Tighe Hopkins's commencing ith a miserable marriage, showing with “ Lady Bonnie's Experiment” (Cassell, ls. 4d.), a short infinite charm the effect of one half-year of hap- story spirited in the extreme, and with a pleasant vein piness, one flash of summer, on an unhappy woman's of extravagant invention; Mr. J. Maclaren Cobban's nature, and ending with a suicide. But I am not “The King of Andaman: a Saviour of Society" sure that in the death of her heroine, paradoxical (Methuen, 6s.), of a quality so much after the though it may appear, Mrs. Clifford is not restrained heart of the Pall Mall Gazette, that, for a wonder, it from the best possible conclusion by a fear of her public, worked itself into quite a fervour of eulogy; and Mr. some lingering respect for the old traditions of happy end- G. B. Burgin's “ Tuxter's Little Maid” (Cassell, 6s.), a ings. Surely true art and a true tragedy would have made Dickensesque story of the London poor. And you must Katharine return to her husband. But the book, written dip into Dean Farrar's" Gathering Clouds : a Tale of the with the greatest delicacy and refinement, has enough Days of St. Chrysostom” (Longmans, 28s.), a successor of anguish. Its dominant note is one of pity. But if "A and almost necessary complement to his “ Darkness and Flash of Summer" is a story, and nothing else," the same Dawn,” But one of the most interesting of the novels in cannot be claimed for “The British Barbarians: a your parcel is a new edition of Mr. George Gissing's “ The Hill-Top Novel " (Lane, 38. 6d. net.), by Mr. Grant Allen. Unclassed” (Lawrence, 6s.), the first book he ever wrote. It is the successor to “The Woman who Did,” carrying It dealt in part with a side of life thatcaused it on its on that crusade to “a perverse generation”--the phrase first appearance (in 1884) to be looked on askance by a is Mr. Allen's-- which that famous novel was supposed world of critics and readers who were less used than to inaugurate. By the way, all Mr. Allen's talk about they are now to a frank, if somewhat romantic, treatment ideals and fresh air and decadent civilisation seems rather of characters and scenes then considered almost taboo.

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Abbreriations of Magazine Titles used in this Index, which is limited to the following periodicals.
A. C. Q. American Catholic Quarterly Review. Fr. L. Frark Leslie's Popular Monthly. . Naut. M, Nautical Magazine.
S. Annals of the American Academy of Free R. Free Review

N. E. M. New England Magazine.
Political and Social Science.
G. M. Gentleman's Magazine.

N. I. R. New Ireland Review,
Ant. Antiquary.
G. J. Geographical Journal.

Na
New R.

New Review,
Arch. R. Architectural Record.
G. 0. P. Girl's Own Paper.

New W. New World.
A. Arena.
G. W. Good Words.

N. C. Nineteenth Century.
Arg. Argosy.
G. T. Great Thoughts.

N. A. R. North American Review.
A. Q. Asiatic Quarterly.
Harp. Harper's Magazine.

0, D. Our Day.
Ata. Atalanta.
Hom. R. Homiletic Review,

0.

Outing.
A. M. Atlantic Monthly.

Humanitarian.

P. E. F. Palestine Exploration Fund.
Bank. Bankers' Magazine.

1.
Idler,

P. M. M. Pall Mall Magazine.
B, S. Bibliotheca Sacra.
I. L. . Index Library.

Phil. R. Philosophical Review.
Black. Blackwood's Magazine.
I. J. E. International Journal of Ethics

P. L.

Poet-Lore.
B. T. J. Board of Trade Jourual.
I. R. Investors' Review.

P. R. R. Presbyterian and Reformel Review.
Bkman. Bookman.
Ir. E. R. Irish Ecclesiastical Record,

P. M. Q. Primitive Methodist Quarterly Review.
B.
Borderland.
Ir. M. Irish Montbly.

Psy. R. Proceedings of the Society for l'sychical
Cal. R. Calcutta Review.
Jew, Q. Jewish Quarterly.

Research.
Can. M.
Canadian Magazine.
J. Ed. Journal of Education.

Psychol R. Psychological Review,
C. F. M. Cassell's Family Magazine.
J. Micro. Journal of Microscopy.

Q.J.Econ. Quarterly Journal of Economics.
C. S. J. Cassell's Saturday Jocrual.
J.P. Econ. Journal of Political Economy.

Q. R. Quarterly Review,
Cas. M. Cassier's Magazine.
J. R. A. S. Journal of the Royal Agricultural Society. Q.

Quiver.
C. W. Catholic World.

J.R. C. I. Journal of the Royal Colonial Institute. R. R. R. Religious Review of Reviews.
0. M. Century Magazine,

J. R. U. Journal of the Royal United Service Rel. Reliquary.
C. J. Chambers's Journal.

S.I. Institution.

R. C. Review of the Churches.
Char. R. Charities Review.
Jur. R. Juridical Review.

R. R. A. Review of Reviews (America).
Chant. Chautauquan.
K. 0. King's Own.

R.R. Aus. Review of Reviews (Australasia).
Ch.Mis.I. Church Missionary Intelligencer.

K.
knowledge,

St. N. St. Nicholas.
Ch. Q. Church Quarterly.
L. H. Leisure Hour,

Sc. G. Science Gossip.
C. R. Contemporary Review,
Libr. Library.

Sc, P. Science Progress.
Cornhill.
Lipp. Lippincott's Monthly.

Scots. Scots Magazine.
Cos. Cosmopolitan.
L. Q. London Quarterly.

Scot.G.M. Scottish Geographical Magazine.
Crit. R. Critical Review,

Long.
Lougman's Magazine.

Scot. R. Scottish Review.
D. R. Dublin Review.
Luc. Lucifer.

Scrib. Scribner's Magazine.
Econ. J. Economic Journal.

Lud.
Ludgate.

Str. Strand Magazine,
Econ. R. Economic Review.
Moci. McClure's Magazine.

Sun. H. Sunday at Home.
E. R. Edinburgh Review,

Wac.
Macmillan's Magazine.

Sun, M. Sunday Magazine.
Ed. R. A. Educational Review, America.
Man. Q. Manchester Quarterly.

T. B. Temple Bar.
Ed. R. L. Educational Review, London.
Med. M. Medical Magazine.

Th. Theatre.
Eng. M. Engineering Magazine.
Mind. Mind.

Think. Thinker.
E. H. English Historical Review.
Min. Minster.

U.S. M. United Service Magazine.
E. I. English Dlustrated Magazine.
Mis. R. Missionary Review of the Worla.

W. R. Westminster Review,
Ex. Expositor,
Mon. Monist.

W. M. Windsor Magazine.
Ex. T. Expository Times.

Month.

W. H. Woman at Home.
F. L. Folk-Lore.
M. P. Monthly Packet.

Y. R. Yale Review,
F. R. Fortnightiy Review.
Nat. R. National Review,

Young Man.
Forum.
X. Sc. Natural Science.

Young Woman.

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Advertising : Shopkeepers’ Advertising Novelties, by J. Scott, Str, Nov.
Africa :

West African Pioneers, by Rev. A. R. Buckland, Sun M, Dec.
Murder of Mr. Stokes, L. Dècle on, New R, Dec.
Port of the Upper Nile and Foreigu Trade, by J. T. P. Heatley, Scot GM,

Nov.
Agriculture : Co-operation in California, by E. F. Adams, F, Nov.
Air Car, see under Ballooning.
Altruism, Evolution of, by Dr. J. H. Parsons, H, Dec.
American History, see Contents of American Historical Review.
American Literature : Literary Boston, by L. Whiting, Fr L, Dec.
Anarchy: The Unrighteousuess of Government as viewed by a Philosophical

Anarchist, by Dr. C. Rodolf, A, Nov.
Anthropology : The Ruling Races of Prehistorie Times, by D. F. Happigan,

W R, Dec.
Arc, Joan of, L. de Conte on, Harp, Dec.
Archæology, see Contents of Antiquary.
Architecture, see Contents of Architectural Record.
Arctic Exploration : Fitting out an Arctic Expe lition, by A. C. Harmsworth,

EI, Dec.
Armenian Question: Tbe Eastern Question, by Prof. GefTcken, Mdme.

Novikoff and R. Ahmad, N C, Dec.

Armies (see also Contents of the Journal of the Royal United Service Institu-

tion and I'nited Service Magazines):
Our Military Problem, by Capt. Maxse, Nat R, Dec.
The English Soldier, by Col. H. Knollys, Black, Dec.
The Transformation of the Army under the Duke of Cambridge, by Field

Marshal Sir L. Simmons, NC, Dec.
The Swiss Infantry, Mac, Dec.
Arnold, Matthew,

John Morley on, NC, Dec."

Matthew Arnold in his Letters, by Alfred Austin, Nat R. Dec.
Astronomy (see also Contents of Knowle ige):

The Sun's Heat, by Sir Robert Ball, McCl. Dec.

The Zodiacal Light, by A. Macpherson, Free R, Dec.
Athletic Sports of Ancient Days, by T. J. de la Hunt, Lipp, De.
Australia : Mining at Coolgardie. Y M, Dec.
Austria, etc., Harriet W. Preston on, A M, Dec.
Authors, Society of, Sir W. Martin Conway on, NC, Dec.

Balfour, 1. J., as seen from a Distance, by Norman Hapgoo1, C R, Dec.
Ball, Sir Robert S., Interviewed, G T, Dec.
Ballooning : Air Car or Man-Lifting Kite, B. Baden Powell on, Nat R, Dec.
Barnet and Barnet Field, by J. D. Symon, EI, Dec.

Food : Meats, by Calvin D. Wilson, Lipp, Dec.
Foreign Affairs, Black, Dec.
Formosa, J. Dodd on, Scot GM, Nov.
France, Anatole, Autobiographical, F, Nov,
France :

Personal History of the Second Empire, by A. D. Vandam, NAR, Nov.
The Beginnings of the French Republic, by Albert D. Vandam, FR, Dec.

Christmas Customs in Central France, by Mabel Peacock, GM, Dec.
French Institute, Centenary of, by Mrs. Lecky, Long, Dec.
Fulham Palace, Dr. W. Sparrow Simpson ou, Sun M, Dec.

Gambling: Bebind the Scenes at Monte Carlo, by J. J. Waller, P M M, Dec.
Garland, Hamlin, AM, Dec.
Geography, see Contents of Geographical Journal, Scottish Geographical

Magazine, Journal of the Manchester Geographical Society.
Geology (see also Contents of Geological Magazine, Journal of Geology):

A Few Geological Reminiscences, by W. H. Shrubsole, L H, Dec.
Germany:

The German Struggle for Liberty, by Poultney Bigelow, Harp, Dec.

Two Scenes from German Studentdom, by J. H. Romanes, Scots M, Nov.
Germany, Emperor of,

The Emperor and Constitutional Liberty, by Poultney Bigelow, Cos, Nov.

At Sea with the German Emperor, by Flora Klickmann, WM, Nov.
Glamour, Edith M. Thomas on, CM, Dec.
Gout; New Theory, by M. Granville, Nat R, Dec.
Greece, Ancient, The New Hellenism, by J. Brierley, Ata, Dec.
Gurneys of Earlham, Sun H, Dec.

Baseball in England, by R. G. Knowles, W M, Nov.
Berthelot and His Friend Renan, by A. D. Vandam, CR, Dec.
Bible and Biblical Criticism, see Contents of Expository Times, King's Own.
Bible in Schools and Religious Education :

The Crisis in Religious Education, by the Bishop of Salford, Nat R, Der.
Birds :

Destruction of Birds, by F. A. Fulcber, FR, Dec.
The Migration of Birds, by G. W. Bulman, T B, Dec.
The Kea, J. Buckland on, EI, Dec.

An Idler on Missionary Ridge, by B. Torrey, A M, Dec.
Blake, William, A. T. Story on, TB, Dec.
Blandford, Dr., Moral Suicide of, by W. Williamson, Free R, Dec.
Bourget, Paul, Maurice Todhunter on, W R, Dec.
Browning's Democracy, by I. N. Cog, P L, Nov.
Brunner, Sir J. T., and Northwich, by F. Dolman, EI, Des.
Buckingham, First Duke of, by Alison Buckler, GM, Dec.
Butler, Bishop, and His Censors, by W. E. Gladstone, N C, Dec.
Caine, Hall, R. H. Sherard on, McCl, Dec. ; W M, Nov.
California:

Co-operation among Farmers, by E. F. Adams, F, Nov. '

Among the Old Missions of California, by J. T. Connor, Chaut, Yov.
Canada (see also Prince Edward Island):
On Snow-Shoes to the Barren Grounds of Canada after Musk-Osen and

Wood-Bison, by C. D. Whitney, Harp, Dec.
Barren Lands of the North, by J. B. Tyrrell, GJ, Nov.
Canterbury, Mrs. I. F. Mayo on, Sun H, Dec.
Carlyle, Thomas,

Mrs. I. F. Mayo on, L H, Dec.

The Homes of Carlyle, by Marion Leslie, Y M, Dec.
Catholic Church, See Contents of American Catholic Quarterly review,

Catholic World, Month.
Cats and Their Affections, by C. B. Wister, TB, Dec.
Charities : The Queen's Charities, by F. M. Holmes, Q, Dec.
Chester: Strolls beyond the Walls of Chester, by B. 0. Flower, A, Sov.
Children:

Child-Distress and State Socialism, by J. R. Diggle, Nat R, Dec.
The Rescue of the Young, by Miss Rosa M. Barrett, H, Dec.

The Show-Child, by Miss I. A. Taylor, Long, De..
China: The True Cause of China's Decay, by Mrs. Archibald Little, H, Dec.
Christmas Customs in Central France, by Mabel Peacock, GM, Dec.
Church and Christianity (see also Contents of New Christian Quarterly

Congregational Worship, by Rev. T. H. Pattison, Hom R, Xov.

The Church of To-day ; Symposium, GT, Dec.
City Transit : Speculations on Rapid Transit, by J. B. Walker, Cos, Nov.
Colonies and Imperial Federation : A Senate for the Empire, by J. Bonwick,

WR, Dec.
Compromise, J. M. Robertson on, Free R, Dec.
Continuation Schools, see under Techni al Education.
Crabbe, George, A. L. Salmon on, RRR, Nov.
Crime: Identifying Criminals, by A. F. B. Croft in, Cos, Nov,
Crimean War: In the Trenches before Sebastopol, by W. Simpson, EI, Dec.
Cromwell, Oliver, as a Soldier, by Major Baldock, USM, Dec.
Crosses in London, by G. Clinch, E I, Dec.

Haggart, David, Charles Whibley on, New R, Dec.
Hampstead Heights, WM, Nov.
Handwriting:

Freaks and Tricks in Handwriting, CFM, Dec.

The Handwriting of Famous Divines, by Dr. A. B. Grosart, Sun H, Dec.
Harris, Sir Augustus, Interviewed, by Miss M. A. Belloc, I, Dec.
Hebrides, Fiona Macleod on, Harp, Dec.
Hedonistic Theories, by W. M. Gallichan, Free R, Dec.
Hell: No Part of Divine Revelation, by Rev. W. E. Manley, A. Nov.
Homes : Salvation Army Shelters, by R. Wheatley, Free R. Dec.
Huxley, Prof., Essays of, Dr. W. K. Brooks on, F, Nov.
Hymn-Writing and Hymn-Selection, by Rev. T. E. Bridgett, M, Dec.
India (see also Contents of India, Indian Magazine and Review):

Kashmir, by Sir Lepel Griffin, NC, Dec.
Individual Freedom, by T. F. Bayard, H, Dec.
Insect Senses, Rev. W. Spiers on, G T, Dec
Insurance : Municipal Fire Insurance, R. Donald on, CR, Dec.
Ireland (see also Donegal, Dublin, and Contents of Irish Ecclesiastical Record

New Ireland Review):
« Killing Home Rule by Kindness," by J. E. Redmond, NC, Dec.
Italy: Recent Progress of Italian Cities, by Dr. Albert Sbaw, RRA, Nov.

Japan :

Japanese Notes from a Travelling Diary, hy L. Hearn, A M, Dec.

Japanese Sword-Lore, by Lyman H. Weeks, Lipp, De..
Jingoes and Silverites, by E. Atkinson, N A R. Nov.
Jocularity, Plague of, by Prof. H. H. Boyesen, N A R, Nor.
Journalism :
Are Interviewers a Blessing or a Curse? Symposium, I, Dec.

The Life of Punch, Black, Dec.
Juan, Don, J. Fitzmaurice-Kelly on, New R, Dec.
Keats, John, Centenary of, F, Nov.
Kerbahan, Coulson, G T, Dec.
Korea and the Siberian Railway, F R, Dec.

Dairy-Farming: Our Butter-Supply, CJ, Dec.
Dale, Dr. R. W., Recollections of, W R, Dec.
Dardanelles, Cy. Warman on, McCl, Dec.
Deer-Forests, Dean J. C. Lees on, GW, Dec.
Demos, King, by F. G. Burton, W R, Dec.
Donegal, Marguerite Moore on, CW, Nov,
Downey, W. and D., W H, Dec.
Dublin, R. Donovan on, Lud, Dec.
Du Maurier, George, Interviewed by A. Bright, I, Dec.
Durnford, Dr., R Ř R, Nov.
East, see under Orient, Turkey
Edinburgh, J. J. O'Shea on, Č W, Nov.
Education (see also Contents of Educational Review, Educational Time".

Indian Journal of Education, Journal of Education):
Re-opening the Education Settlement of 1870, by Hon, E. Lyulph Stanley,

NC, Dec.
, Teachers, Herbert Spencer on, CR, Dec.

Great Names at Eton and Harrow, by H. H. Chilton, Str. Yov.
Electoral : Significance of the English Elections, by Sir H. Maxwell, G. W. E.

Russell, and Justin McCarthy, F, Oct.
Electric Lighting : The People's Lamps, by Prof. F. Parsons, A, Nov.
Electricity, see Contents of Cassier's Magazine.
Engineering, see Contents of Cassier's Magazine, Engineering Magazine.
English History, see Cromwell, Middle Ages, Spanish Armada.
* Eothen" and the Athenæum Club, by Lady Gregory, Black, Dec.
Episcopacy's Sojourns at Minneapolis, by H. B. Hudson, RRA, Nov.
Espronceda, José de, 0. F. Dabney on, P L. Nov.
Ethics: The Scientific Basis of Ethics, by Dr. F. H. Wines, Hom R, Nov.
Evolution :

Lord Salisbury and Herbert Spencer on Evolution, M, Dec.

The Limits of Natural Selection, by Principal Lloyd Morgau, H, Dec.
Farrar, Dean, and His Deanery, by M. Payne Smith. G, Dec.
Fiji and Its People, by Rev. J. Telford, Sun H. Dec.
Finance (see also United States, and Coutents of Bankers' Magazine, Board

States, and Contents of Bankers' Magazine, Board
of Trade Journal, Investors' Review):
Investors and Their Money, by H. E. M. Stutfield, Nat R, Dec.
Fishes and Fishing :

Fishes; the Wonders of the Old Ocean, by F. M. Edselas, CW, Xov.

The Salmon and Its Kin, C, Dec.
Flaubert, Gustave, Ernest Newman on, FR, Dec.

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Labour:

Organised Labour, by N. 0. Nelson, N E M. Nov.

Adult Male Labour in New Zealand, E. Reeves on, W R. Dec.
Law : Civil and Canon Law in England, by J. E.-R. Stephens, G M, Dec.
Legion of Honour, EI, Dec.
Lessing's Story of the Three Rings, T. Bradfield on, W R, Dec.
Libraries, see Contents of Library.
Lincoln, Abraham,

Ida M. Tarbell on, McCl, Dec.

Appeals to Lincoln's Clemency, by L. J. Perry, C M, Dec.
Literature :

The Literary Agent, by Sir W. Besant, N C, Dec.

The Almighty Dollar, the Modern Literary King, by E. W. Bok, F, Nov.
London, see Fulham Palace, Hampstead, St. James's Palace.
Lord Chamberlain, History and Duties of, W M, Nov.
Lord-Mayors' Shows, by H. How, Str, Nov.
Madeira : Sunday in “ Afternoon-Land," by Lucian Sorrel, Q, Dec.
Mabomedanism :

Canon MacColl's Letters on Islam, NC, Dec.

Islam and Soofeeism, by M. Barakatullah, W R. Dec.
Manifold River, Staffordshire, by J. Buckland, L H, Des.
Markham, Rear-Admiral, W. G. FitzGerald on, Str, Nov.
Marlborough, Duke of, and Blenheim Palace, M. S, Warren on, WH, Dec.
Marlowe's “Gaveston," by J. A. Nicklin, Free R. Dec.
Measurement of a Man, by W. J. Gordon, L H, Dec.
Medicine (see also Contents of Medical Magazine, Provincial Medical

Journal): Medicine and Society, by Dr. J. Burney Yeo, NC, Dec.
Metaphysics, see Contents of Metaphysical Magazine.
Mexico : Western Sierra Madre, by 0. H. Howarth, GJ, Nov.
Middle Ages : English Me liæval Life, by Alvan F. Sanborn, Lipp, Dec.

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