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terize each of the animals, from big Gentlemen in Touraine.” Mr. Johnson's Mooswa to the little spitting, screeching dainty volume deals with artist haunts in lynx, caught in a snare, and dying before various parts of France, giving much his comrades' eyes.
space to Millet's home at Barbizon, and to After books in which men risk their various villages, famous and otherwise, lives at every page it is perhaps a rest wherein the author found delight. His to turn to the eminently peaceful themes sketches of the French peasants are full chosen by Mr. Clifton Johnson in "Along of feeling for the lights and shadows of a French Byways," a capital series of most picturesque corner of the world. papers, and Mr. Richard Sudbury's “Two Mr. Sudbury builds a rather pretentious
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and cumbrous scaffolding upon which so near a tiger when she fired that his mount as lecturer on the beauties of the blood sprinkled her rifle as he bounded famous châteaux of Touraine-Chambord, past. What she saw of society in India Blois, Amboise, Chenonceau-among the she found extremely dull and ridiculously best-known, and might have given us
formal. The natives and their English more details about these noble monu- furnished her with more amusement. ments themselves. The photographs are Here is a curiosity in the way of a letter admirable.
from a subordinate seeking promotion: The author of A Sportswoman in India “ Most Respected and Benevolent Sir: not only did a vast deal of hunting, killing As a calf seeks earnestly its mother when boars, tigers, snakes and bears, of which strayed in the forest, so we seek for you. achievements she gives a spirited and As your honour attain a high position highly interesting account, but she studied now, I humbly beg that my case for prothe people and the geography of India to motion be considered,” etc., etc. While excellent purpose. The book, however, is some of the photographs of buildings are primarily a hunting tale and no one who excellent, the hunting episodes should loves a spice of danger will be dis- have been allowed to go without the imposappointed. Miss Savory seems to have sible pictures supposed to represent them. been in the thick of every fray; she was
A SPORTSWOMAN IN INDIA. By Isabel Savory. Lippinbowled over by wild boars, and she stood
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THE “ conscientious novel reader" if which many of us recall as attaching to a
such a person still survive, must new novel by George Eliot, there yet issue find food for satisfaction in the modern from the press so many books which are abundance of “good reading.” While distinctly worth while that no excuse, experhaps of no book of the season can it be cept deliberate preference, remains for said that one “ought” to read it, in the reading books that are not worth while. sometime unpleasant sense of obligation Even a casual reference to George Eliot
suggests, of course, Mrs. Humphry Ward, ELEANOR, By Mrs. Humphry Ward. Harper & Brothers, 12mo, $1.50.
whose Eleanor has special interest for Americans. An unsophisticated young tinctly problem-novel. Ought Lady May, woman from Vermont (whose prototype high-bred, beautiful and accomplished, to is said to be the daughter of a distin- have married the Portuguese Jew, a cad guished Harvard professor), with cousins adventurer, when she might have mated in Boston, through whom she seems to have with her own kind? And having married established a mysterious social claim on an him to be at last a widow well rid of him, English family residing near Rome, man- ought she, still posthumously impressed ages quite artlessly to interrupt Eleanor's by the strength of the personality that affair with her fascinating cousin. With- “ gets there,” have remained "true to his out passing judgment on the strength of memory,” despite just the right sort of the book,which in parts is as strong as temptation ? A profound essay by a prothe strongest parts of “David Grieve”- fessor fresh from a psychological laborathe American reader cannot but smile tory would still leave such mysteries unat some of Mrs. Ward's minor slips. revealed. One must imagine Mr. Hawkins She indeed refers with journalistic accu- turning in relief from his own subtleties racy to the “dead and dying” of a Har- to his natural fun-making. For who that vard-Yale football game, but speaks of heard him during his American readings come delightful “Harvard people," as if can forget the lighting of the eye in symHarvard were a town as her own Oxford is. pathetic anticipation of the fun of sharing She derives the Puritan Lucy of mixed a good thing in the “Dolly Dialogues "? Methodist-Universalist ancestry, when the It needed no authority of announceaccepted parentage of that sort of type is ment to divine that the Dr. North of “Dr. Congregational-Unitarian, and hangs a North and His Friends” is substantially framed copy of the Declaration of Inde- Dr. S. Weir Mitchell himself. The dependence on the wall of Lucy's Vermont lightful stream of sparkling comment on home-perhaps an impression from some- almost every phase of life or art, reflecting thing or other Matthew Arnold picked now this strange conceit and now that odd up in New England, which he passed on character, could only find its source in a to the family as the traditional custom. man of the world who has seen much, Taking Lucy seriously, one cannot quite read widely and observed closely. The escape the impression that she was thought of how much is missed by many adapted from Hilda in “The Marble of Dr. Mitchell's profession, lacking his Faun.”
all-aroundness amid so many curious conWho was it that has said of Andrew tacts, is emphasized by such a book as Lang that he once wrote a dull thing just this. Could any story-teller in search of to show “his versatility"? Mr. Hawkins “material,” or any philosopher in search has not by any means given so extreme of the exceptional, ask fuller opportunity an illustration of his versatility-could than is vouchsafed in the physician's vohe if he tried ?—for “Quisanté” is the cation? Yet the doctor who writes is the farthest possible remove from dullness. conspicuous exception. Pressure of work, At the same time it is distinctly disagree- but especially the absorption of specialism, able to find so agreeably amusing a story- no doubt accounts for it. Dr. Mitchell teller and commentator on the passing was fortunate in his specialty. Taking show as Anthony Hope proving his all- for granted, of course, the literary gift, aroundness by the production of a dis- his skill in treating nervous disorders, his QUISANTÉ, By Anthouy Hope. Frederick A. Stokes DR. NORTA AND HIS FRIENDS. By S. Weir Mitchell, M.
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ingenuity in method, anticipating much friend in the world. There are people that
passes under the name of “ Christian who do what I want, and people who won't Science" or "mental healing,” developed until they have to.” a natural alertness of interest in “watch- The story of Dr. Rizal himself appeals ing folks." The reader, however, is not even more strongly than the story of his to suppose that this is in any sense a pen. A poet, scholar and scientist-for doctor's book. Its best things in no way he made a high place for himself as an suggest the practitioner, this, for example, oculist—he was first and foremost a the saying of the successful "hustler":
A Filipino Novel. By José Rizal. “Friend! you are lucky. I haven't a
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Ay EAGLE FLIGHT.