Slike stranica

Cooke, J: E.

Professor Pressensee, materialist and inventor; a story. (Harper's hf.-hr. ser.) Stories of the Old Dominion.

Cornhill magazine, March.

"Mr. Leslie Stephen continues his 'Hours in a library' with 'Godwin and Shelley'. It is an attempt to deal with Shelley's philosophy, so far as he had one; and it is well shown, with the writer's usual frigid clearness, how Shelley's transcendental world was 'the refracted vision of Godwin's prosaic system seen thru an imaginative atmosphere'. Mr. Symonds continues and concludes his study of 'Antinous'. The account of the cult of which Antinous after his death became the object is completed. On the whole subject, 'the most rational conclusion seems to be that Antinous became in truth a popular saint, and satisfied some new need in Paganism for which none of the elder and more respectable deities sufficed'." Acad., Mar. 22.


"Mr. Edward Rose writes the article on the 'Revolution and stage in France'." - Acad., April 5.

"The Cornhill magazine has a fine paper upon Cobbett, by some one who understands that to the last Cobbett remained a peasant, full of liking for the old rural, semi-feudal system, and of hatred for the new men'. And an essay on Ulrich von Lichtenstein, 'the Don Quixote' of Germany.". Spectator, April 5. Cotton, W: Sir Joshua Reynolds and his works; ed. by J: Burnet.

Cox, E: W. Mechanism of man; an answer to the question what am I? introd. to mental physiology and psychology. Vol. 2. Creighton, L. Life of Sir Walter Raleigh. (Harper's half-hour series.)

Excellent in judgment

"An admirable picture. and style." "Westmin. rev., Jan. Creighton, M. The age of Elizabeth.

"In plain words, the book as a whole is dull. But in the chapter on The Elizabethan literature' Mr. Creighton has not only given a good idea of the chief works of the age, but has well brought out how the circumstances of the reign, the new-born consciousness of national power, the rise of the spirit of adventure, gave to the Elizabethan literature its peculiar tone. Indeed the great merit of the book is the way in which the author has grasped the national and English character of Elizabeth's reign.". Sut. rev., March 23.

Croffut, W. A., and Morris, J: M. The military and civil history of Connecticut, 1861-65.

3d ed., rev.

Curtius, E., and others. Ausgrabungen zu Olympia. 2 v.

De Soyres, J.

Montanism and the primitive church; a study in the ecclesiastical history of the 2d century.

"This little work is a storehouse of varied, wellselected, and digested learning on the subject. It is evidently the fruit of immense labor, and a work with which in future no English student of Montanism can dispense." - Examiner.

"Diese tüchtige Arbeit. Die Stärke des Buches liegt vor allem in dem zweiten Abschnitte, an dessen Ausführungen man wenig wird tadeln können." -A. Ilurnuck, in the Theolog. Litteratur-Zeitung.

Dudley, D. Dumas, R.

History of the first Council of Nice. Parini, sa vie, ses œuvres, son temps. "Les Italiens ont un culte pour le satirique Parini. Ils saluent en lui le promoteur de leur nouvelle renaissance littéraire et sociale. Alfieri, Foscolo, Pindemonte. Leopardi, Manzoni, et vingt autres en parlent comme de leur maitre et s'inclinent devant son autorité. Nul des auteurs du 18e siècle n'a été en Italie l'objet de tant de travaux: Giusti lui a consacré une longue étude, et M. de Sanctis un de ses admirable essais. M. Dumas

a écrit sur Parini un livre complet, intéressant, bien ordonné. Tel fut Parini, cet homme de bien et ce poète exquis, grand surtout par l'influence qu'exercèrent

les idées que son ironie fit germer dans les esprits, grand aussi par l'example qu'il donna, dans cette société corrompue, d'une vie pure, d'une œuvre pure, et d'une probité littéraire inconnue depuis les Trecentistes. Incapa ble, non-seulement d'exagérer sa pensée par l'expression, mais encore de chercher ces ornements et ces traits qui forcent l'attention quand la matière devient aride, il a montré son temps tel qu'il était, il s'est montré lui-même tout entier dans sa bonhomie ingénue et dans sa sagesse souriante."— Rev. pol. et lit., 5 oct.

Ericsson, J: Contributions to the Centennial Exhibition.

Fénelon, F. de S. de L. Spiritual letters; letters to men; tr. by [Mrs. S. Lear].

Ferris, G: T. The great Italian and French composers. (Appletons' new handy-vol. ser.) Contents. Palestrina. Piccini, Paisiello, and Cimaгова. Rossini. Donizetti and Bellini. - Verdi. Cherubini and his predecessors. Méhul, Spontini, and Halévy. - Boïeldieu and Auber. Meyerbeer. - Gou


Fortnightly review, April.

"Commences with Mr. F. Harrison's pleasant essay on the 'Choice of books', and the necessity of discrimination in reading, if we would not cumber our brains with mere surplusage, and the value of confining ourselves to the admittedly great in literature. It is very pleasant reading, and usually very just, tho it wants one important rider. Man has a capacity which Mr. Harrison should remember of a very useful kind, and that is a capacity for forgetting. The moderns read a great deal of rubbish, but it does not overload their minds, because it does not go into them. There may be a waste of time in reading poor fiction, though to some men the reading of poor books is a greater relief than idleness, but there is no overloading, for the book is forgotten ere it is closed."— Spectator. Apr. 5.

Frémont, Mrs. J. B. A year of American travel. (Harper's half-hour series.)

Fuller, J. F. John Orlebar, elk.

"It brims over with fun, and is crammed with sensational hints, rather than events, and with the observations upon human nature of a kindly, but severe and somewhat cynical critic. Yet the effect is not satisfying. Too little pains have been taken to make the plot intelligible, and the somewhat discordant materials do not work in harmoniously together."- Spectator, Sept. 28. Gregory, J: Centennial proceedings and historical incidents of the early settlers of Northfield, Vt.

Hayward, A. Selected essays. 2 v.

Contents. Vol. 1. The Rev. Sydney Smith: his life, character, and writings. - S: Rogers. -F: von Gentz. Maria Edgeworth: her life and writings. - The Countess Hahn-Hahn. - De Stendhal (Henry Beyle). — Alexander Dumas. 2. The British Parliament: its history and eloquence. - The pearls and mock pearls of history. Vicissitudes of families: English, Scotch, Irish, and continental nobility. England and France: their national qualities, manners, morals, and society. - Lady Palmerston. Lord Lansdowne. - Lord Dalling and Bulwer. Whist and whist-players.

Hill, R. and F. D. The Recorder of Birmingham; memoir of Matthew Davenport Hill, with his correspondence.

"Mr. Hill was not only a remarkable man in many ways, and interesting on the score of personal character alone, but in the course of his long and laborious life he was continually thrown in contact with many illustrious persons. It was as a judge in the Sessions Court of Birmingham that he delivered those famous charges which made, as C: Knight said, 'Recorder of Birmingham' a household word." — Examiner, Dec. 28. Hillern, W. von. The vulture maiden; Die GeierWally; from the German by C. Bell and E. F. Poynter.

Hunnewell, J. F. The lands of Scott.

Improved dwellings for the laboring classes; the need, and the way to meet it on strict commercial principles, in N. Y., etc. Kavanagh, J., b. in Ireland 1824, d. 28 Oct., 1877. Forget-me-nots. 3 v.

"We are reminded in every page how thoroughly she knew Normandy and the Normans. There are delightful studies of Norman landscape; charming pictures of limpid streams and emerald meadows, of homesteads half-buried in the spring in the bloom of the orchards that embowered them, of venerable mills hidden away in sequestered nooks among thick coppices of willow and alder." Sat. rev., June 15, 1878.

"Sketches of country life in a breezy nook of Normandy. Not one of these is a repetition of another; each tells its uncumbered story of a rustic love, or of a maidenly self-devotion, in refined and graceful touches. This is a charming bouquet of Forget-me-nots', one wholesome result of which will be a lesson of reaction, and recurrence to simplicity and nature, in the works of latter-day novelists."- Acad., May 25, 1878. Lartet, L: Exploration géologique de la Mer Morte, de la Palestine, et de l'Idumée. Lenormant, F. La monnaie dans l'antiquité. 3 v. Lewes, G: H: Problems of life and mind. 3d

ser., problem 1st: the study of psychology, its object, scope, and method.

Littré, M. E. Le supplément au grand dictionnaire de la langue française.

"Quand tout le monde admirait le grand dictionnaire de la langue française, l'auteur y découvrait des lacunes. Ce sont particulièrement les néologismes qui ont fourni à M. Littré la majeure partie de ces additions. M. Littré n'a pas en effet la pruderie des autres lexicographes, y compris l'Académie, qui répugnent à accorder droit de cité à mainte expression fort en usage et fort bien employée, n'en déplaise aux puristes pédants. La langage subit le sort commun des choses, il est soumis à cette nécessité inéluctable de l'évolution sans laquelle toute vie ne tarde pas à disparaitre. Dans son désir d'être aussi complet que possible, M. Littré a tenu à faire une place très grande au lexique français d'origine orientale; il s'est adressé pour cela à un arabisant des plus distingués, à M. Devic, qui lui a composé un véritable dictionnaire des mots français empruntés aux idiomes de l'Asie." Revue scientifique,

11 jan.

Maigne, J. Traité de prononciation française et manuel de lecture à haute voix.

Mallock, W: H. Every man his own poet; or, The inspired singer's receipt book; by a Newdegate prizeman. 1st Amer. from 3d Eng. ed.

"Messrs. A. Williams & Co. have published an American, from the third English edition of a little brochure entitled 'Every man his own poet; or, The inspired singer's receipt book'. Ostensibly this is written by 'A Newdegate prizeman', but the authorship is commonly attributed to W. H. Mallock, author of "The new repub. lic'. It is a savage satire on the quality of modern poetry, with about as much truth as satires are expected to have. Recipes are given for making poems after the style of Tennyson, Matthew Arnold, Mr. Browning, Robert Morris, Robert Buchanan, Byron and Swinburne. The directions for making an ordinary love poem are as follows: Take two large and tender hearts which match one another perfectly. Arrange them close together, but preserve them from actual contact by placing be. tween them some cruel barrier. Wound them both in several places, and insert thru the openings thus made a fine stuffing of wild yearnings, hopeless tenderness, and a general admiration for stars. Then completely cover up one heart with a sufficient quantity of chill churchyard mould, which may be garnished, according to taste, with dank waving weeds or tender violets; and promptly break over it the other heart'."

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Mansfield, E: D. Personal memories, social, political, and literary, with ske

noted people, 1803-43.

"The writer of these Memories has been long known as 'E. D. M.' of the Cincinnati gazette, and Veteran observer' of the New York times. The Memories, 1803-43, include pioneer history; society in Cincinnati in early days; education at West Point and Princeton; political history in the period of the Whig party; the controversies of the United States Bank; nullification and abolition; and the character and men of the press. Among the noted persons mentioned are Madame Blennerhasset, Little Turtle, the Ludlows, General Totten, Martin Baum, Judge Burnet, Dr. Dwight, Abraham Bishop, De Witt Clinton, Governor Foote, Emma Willard, Eliza Leslie, Gov. Walcott, Catherine Beecher, Mrs. Stowe, Caroline Hentze [sic], the poet Percival, etc.' Marcel, C. The study of languages brought back to its true principles; or, The art of thinking in a foreign language.

Margry, P. Découvertes et établissements des Français dans l'ouest et dans le sud de l'Amèrique Septent., 1614-1754; mémoires et docs. originaux. 3 v.

Mueller, F: Ethnographie.

Anthrop. Th., 3e Abth.)

(Novara. Reise.

Nelson, C: A. Waltham, past and present, and its industries; with an hist. sketch of Watertown from 1630 to the incorporation of Waltham, 1738.

Niebuhr, B. G: Greek hero-stories; illust. by A. Hoppin; tr. by B. Hoppin.

Nineteenth century, April.

"Mr. Huxley sends a paper on 'Sensation and the sensiferous organs', in which he seems to revel in showing how very little there is that we can be certain about.” Spectator, April 5.

Nisard, D. Histoire de la littérature française. 5e éd. 4 v.

"Nisard est le plus correct, le plus élégant des académiciens. Il s'est constitué en littérature le gardien de la saine tradition et du dogme; tout dissentiment avec lui est une hérésie." - Rev. pol. et lit., 22 mars. Noack, L. Philosophie-geschichtliches Lexikon ; historisch-biographisches Handwörterbuch zur Gesch. der Philosophie.

Noiré, L. Max Müller and the philosophy of language.

Nuttall Ornithological Club. Bulletin; a quarterly journal of ornithology. Vol. 1-3. Oosterzee, J. J. van, D.D. Practical theology; a manual for theological students; tr. and adapt. to Eng. readers, by M. J. Evans. Robinson, F: W. Romance of a back street. (Harper's half-hour ser.)

Rutley, F. The study of rocks; an elementary text-book of petrology,

Saint-Graal; ou, Le Joseph d'Arimathie; pub. par E. Hucher. T. 3.

Seiss, J. A., D.D. Voices from Babylon; or, The records of Daniel the prophet.

Sherman, J: Selected speeches and reports on finance and taxation from 1859 to 1878.

"Mr. Sherman's diagnosis of the economic condition of the country from time to time was singularly accurate, so that we cannot recall the name of any public man whose judgments were oftener verified by the subsequent course of events. Even when giving his vote for some erroneous measure which the majority insisted upon passing, he has let fall a remark, half-apologetic, signify. ing that he knew better and that he would do better if it were not so inconvenient." - Nation, May 15.

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Stirling, M. C. The Grahams of Invermoy.
Strong, L. C. Poke o' moonshine.

Stuart, J: P. C., 3d Marquis of Bute. The burning of the barns of Ayr; with map; lectures at Ayr, Feb. 7, 1878.

"Two monographs, each in its way admirable, and both demonstrating the closeness of his lordship's historical studies. The sketch devoted to The burning of the barns of Ayr' shows that the author has studied all the authorities bearing upon his subject, and he is able to correct several prevalent errors. Sir William Wallace is an attractive subject either for the lecturer or the historian." - Internat. rev., Feb. Stubbs, W:

2 v.

Constitutional history of England.

"Prof. Stubbs is, for knowledge, for width of informa tion, for soundness and weightiness of judgment in the strict sense, unrivalled. His masterly grasp of his materials, combined with his utter freedom from verbosity, or from a desire for display, enables him to compress a mass of facts into an inconceivably narrow space. One of his pages contains as much matter as a dozen ordinary essays. But to these great gifts he does not add the capacity for striking narrative. He knows himself, but he does not make visible to his readers, what are the critical events of an era, or what are the ruling ideas of an epoch." - Nation.

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Theuriet, A. La maison des deux barbeaux. Le sang des Finoël.

Thompson, E. M. Correspondence of the family of Hatton, being chiefly letters addressed to Christopher, 1st Viscount Hatton, 16011704. 2 v. (Camden Soc.)

"Chiefly valuable for the gleanings of anecdote which serve to supplement or bring into relief things already known. These letters afford a fair idea of the familiar correspondence of Englishmen of good breeding and average culture during the latter half of the 17th century." Examiner, Apr. 5. Tolstoi, Count L. Katia; trad. de le comte d'Hauterive.

"Katia est un roman psychologique. C'est l'étude d'une âme. Mais il y a autre chose: il y a une peinture vraie des mœurs de la bourgeoisie russe. Les personnages de Katia sont des Slaves qui ont les habitudes des pays slaves et qui usent d'une existence différente de la notre. Ils ont aussi un language à eux, dont les idiotismes n'ont rien de moderne. On trouve dans Katia

une foule de ces details, plus curieux les uns que les autres." Polybib., jan.

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are called upon to do it. We do not remember them as living men and women in the way that we remember the characters of Thackeray or Dickens. They are types, and true types, without being highly individualized. They have invariably the external form and appearance and manners and behavior of the class from which they are taken. His earls are always real earls, just as his bishops and vicars are always real bishops and vicars. The same thing is true of his women. If there is nothing more, we ask for nothing more. No one ever accused him of putting real people into his books, and the reason is very plain: the life and soul of reality in character in other words, individuality - is wanting. The characters do not of themselves develop the story; they are used by the novelist to tell the story with.' - Nation, Apr. 24.

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When he wrote 'Is he Popenjoy?' the other day, he deliberately went back into that unpleasant manner which makes Miss Mackenzie' and 'The Eustace diamonds' among the less agreeable of his works; but in 'An eye for an eye' he has harked back much further, and returned to the tone and spirit of one of the very earliest, and quite the most distasteful, of his writings, "The Macdermotts of Ballycloran', published so long ago as 1847. Like that pre-eminently painful story, the present one is made up of three elements, seduction, murder, and insanity."- Academy, Feb. 8.

"The art of the narrator makes much of a slight story.". - Athenæum, Jan. 11.

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"It might be called a sermon in fiction on the text, "The wages of sin is death'." - Lit. world, Feb. 15. Tucker, Rev. H. W. Memoir of the life and episcopate of Selwyn, Bp. of New Zealand, 184169. 2 v.

Unger, F: W: Quellen der byzantinischen Kunstgeschichte. 1. Bd. (Vol. 12 of Eitelberger v. Edelberg. Quellenschriften.) Vivian, H. H. Notes of a tour in America, Aug. 7Nov. 17, 1877.

Waite, R. Life of the Duke of Wellington. Walker, A. Hints to women on the care of property. (Harper's half-hour ser.) Walker, F. A. Money in its relations to trade and industry.

Warner, S. My desire.

Waterford, Me. History of Waterford.

Wheeler, G: A: and H: W. History of Brunswick,
Topsham, and Harpswell, Me., includ. the
ancient terr. known as Pejepscot.
Wilkinson, Sir J. G. Ancient Egyptians.

ed., by Birch. 3 v.


"He had no government commission at his back; no royal subsidy; no staff of subordinates. His excavations were undertaken at his own cost; his copies were executed by his own hand; and the illustrations to his book were all drawn by himself on the wood and on the stone. The work is, in truth, an enduring monument of conscientious labor; and, notwithstanding the enormous strides that Egyptological science and discovery have made within the last forty years, it remains to this day our best general authority on all points connected with the arts, trades, utensils, weapons, manners, customs, and amusements of the ancient inhabitants of the Nile valley." Amelia B. Edwards, in Academy, March 22. Wilkinson, T. Memoirs of his own life. 4 v. Woolsey, T. D. Introduction to the study of international law. 5th ed., rev. and enl. "In this edition, which is doubtless the last whole work has been carefully revised." - Preface.

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"the monstrous spelling of the English language. The time lost by it is a large part of the whole school-time of the mass of men. Count the hours that each man wastes in learning to read at school, the hours which he wastes through life from the hindrance to easy reading, the hours wasted at school in learning to spell, the hours spent through life in keeping up and perfecting this knowledge of spelling, in consulting dictionaries, a work that never ends, the hours that he spends in writing silent letters; and multiply this time by the number of persons who speak English, and we shall have a total of millions of years wasted by each generation. The cost of printing the silent letters of the English language is to be counted by millions of dollars for each generation. And yet literary amateurs fall in love with these squintings and lispings. They try to defend them by pleading their advantage in the study of etymology. But a changeless orthography destroys the material for etymological study, and written records are valuable to the philologist just in proportion as they are accurate records of speech as spoken from year to year." — Prof. F. A. March.

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The latest and best history of Denmark. full bibliography. Appleton's annual cyclopædia and register of important events of 1877. New ser., vol. 2. Assollant, J. B. A. Montluc, le Rouge. 2 v. Baqueiro, S. Ensayo historico sobre las revoluciones de Yucatan, 1840-64. Beaumont-Vassy, le vicomte E. F. de. Mémoires secrets du 19e siècle. 5e éd. Blackwood's mag., May.

2 v.

"The best paper is Mr. Scott's on 'The Pathans of the Indian frontier'. Mr. Scott was employed to survey the hills, and has a profound knowledge both of them and their people, which he pours out in Blackwood with perfect simplicity, and occasionally with great pictorial power. He makes us know the clansmen's ways." Spectator, May 10.

Boutmy, E. Philosophie de l'architecture en Grèce. Capes, W. W. University life in ancient Athens. Carr, J. C. Essays on art.

Contents. Pt. 1. Art and literature. The artistic spirit in modern English poetry. - W: Blake, poet and painter. The ideals of art. Drawings by the old masters in the British Museum. Corot and Millet. F: Walker. G: Cruikshank. Three English sculptors.

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"These three qualities of the higher criticism, first, its main doctrine that pure art is pure sensuousness, and as a consequence of this, that any admixture of moral, spiritual, or intellectual meaning signifies a lower form; secondly, that this pure sensuousness is admirable and desirable in itself, apart from any use we may put it to; and thirdly, that culture of the imagination and intellect does the best it can for us when it leaves our souls, like the leaves of the sensitive plant, ready to quiver and to droop at every passing breath of emotion,these three doctrines are preached, indirectly, it is true, but still preached, by every member of this school, and are best exemplified in the works of Swinburne, Walter Pater, and, offspring of the above two, Comyns Carr.

Mr. Carr may be said to be the utmost and worst development of the school to which he belongs. In him, the victory of sound over sense is far more triumphant, because more habitual, than even in Swinburne and Pater; nor is even his sound of the same quality as theirs, but rings faint and hollow, as if it were some telephonic echo of those writers. In him, too, is the doctrine sensuous carried to a pitch which transcends all former efforts. The first essay in the book is on "The artistic spirit in modern English poetry'; the gist of it may be found in Stopford Brooke's 'Primer of English literature', the essay being an expansion, possibly an unconscious one, of two sentences therein. 'Not so ideal, but for that very reason closer in his grasp of nature than Shelley, in love of loveliness for its own sake, in the sense of its rightful and pre-eminent power, and in the singleness of the worship which he gave to beauty, Keats is especially the artist'. Such, shortly put, is the essence of Mr. Carr's long essay, - an old idea enough, strung out to thirty and odd pages. this be but a phase through which we must pass. ere reaching a clearer and a healthier atmosphere, if, as we believe, the time will soon come when this word-y Babel will fall to the earth, and its builders be scattered abroad, to rail-splitting and other honest and useful, if uncongenial employments, in such a case, we may perhaps be pardoned for having lent a hand to the destruction of the vast edifice of humbug which we have here styled 'the higher criticism'." - Spectator, Feb. 22.



"Mr. Comyns Carr has for some time been known as an admirable art critic. In considering poetry he brings to bear on the subject as much appreciation and knowledge of beauty as he has given to other branches of art, and he has thought much and to excellent purpose on the relations which properly exist between the different forms which the creative spirit of art assumes."- Sat. rev., Mar. 1.

Church, R: W: Spenser. (Morley, J:, ed. Eng. men of letters.)

Collins, Rev. W: L. Montaigne. (Oliphant, Mrs. M. O. W. For. classics for Eng. readers.) Colomb, Mme. J. B. B. L'héritière de Vauclain.

"C'est une touchant histoire, un drame intime très bien composé, très heureusement conduit et où les carac tères sont delicatement touchés. L'honnêteté et la vertu n'ont rien de fade en ce récit d'une forte moralité. Enfin le style a des qualités rares d'élégance et de distinction." Rev. pol. et lit., 21 déc. Condé, L. A. de B., princesse de. Lettres intimes à M. de la Gervaisais, 1786-87. 3e éd. "Genuine letters, forming the purest and most touching novel imaginable. This last heiress of the great name of Condé had fallen in love with a young gentleman of elevated and original mind and precocious maturity. She yielded to the charm of this inclination till the consciousness of the obstacle the prejudices of her rank would interpose between her and the one she loved constrained her to give him up. She renounced the world, and retired to the cloister." Contemporary rev., Jan.

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"En publiant à nouveau des lettres qui avaient été, dans la première moitié du siècle, livrées au public par les soins de Ballanche, M. Viollet a rappelé à nos contemporains un épisode curieux et déjà oublié de l'histoire des sentimens de l'amour, vers la fin du dernier siècle. On ne saurait lire sans un vif intérêt cette correspondance qui, par la simplicité du ton et la pureté des pensées qui la remplissent, contraste si fort avec d'autres correspondances amoureuses de la même époque; mais on a peine aujourd'hui à comprendre la puissance du préjugé qui empêcha l'union de deux cœurs aussi tendrement attachés l'un à l'autre."- Rev. d. D. Mondes.

"C'est un roman vrai que cette correspondance, un roman chaste. Fille du dernier des Condé, Louise-Adé laïde de Bourbon avait dû aller, en 1785 aux eaux de Bourbon-l'Archambault. En même temps qu'elle,

s'y trouvait un jeune gentilhomme breton, officier aux carabiniers de Monsieur, Louis de la Gervaisais. Les deux jeunes gens se virent, et leurs âmes se comprirent. La vie simple et sans étiquette que menaient les princes à Bourbon facilita les relations, les promenades, les douces causeries. Une tendre affection ne tarda pas à

naître. Quand on dût se quitter, au bout de quarantecinq jours, on s'écrivit et c'est cette correspondance, publiée une première fois par Ballanche, une seconde fois par M. de la Gervaisais lui-même, que M. P. Viollet réédite aujourd'hui.” — Polybib., avril.

Contemporary rev., May.

"The best papers in the number are M. Gabriel Monod's admirably written sketch of events in France, a nearly perfect motivé index to the history of the country; and Herr von Schulte's inferior but most instructive account of German politics." — Spectator, May 10. Dickens, C: Dictionary of London, 1879; an unconditional handbook.

Ducis, J. F. Lettres. Ed. nouv. précédée d'une

notice bibliographique par P. Albert.

"Dans ses célèbres 'Lundis', Sainte-Beuve exprime à deux reprises le regret de voir disparaître avec le Ducis tragique, celui qu'il appelle le Ducis épistolaire, qui lui semble mériter mieux que l'oubli auquel il est condamné.” Bibliog. de la France, 25 jan.

Duruy, V. Histoire des Romains depuis les temps les plus reculés jusqu'à l'invasion des barbares. Nouv. éd. T. 1.



"L'histoire de Rome a toujours été la grande préoccupation de M. Duruy. M. Duruy publiait le premier volume en 1843, et qu'il achève le dernier en 1878. A l'historien moderne il ne suffit plus de faire œuvre d'artiste et de peindre avec éclat les grandes scènes du forum ou des champs bataille. Il lui faut faire œuvre de philo. sophe, d'archéologue, d'économiste, de philologue. M. Duruy n'y avait pas failli. Cette nouvelle édition de sa grande œuvre, retouchée et accrue, répondra plus complétement encore à ce vaste programme. Elle parfera aux yeux en même temps qu'à l'esprit. Les illustrations nombreuses dont elle est enrichie ne sont pas les caprices de quelque crayon fantaisiste; non, tous les dessins reproduisent des documents fournis par les musées ou mis au jour par les fouilles: médailles, camées, bustes, statues, peintures, fresques, objets d'art. Tous les lieux qui ont été les théâtres de grands événements ont été photographiés sur place, et de même les ruines encore debout." Rev. pol. et lit., June 1, 1878. Farcy, C. La guerre sur le Danube, 1877-78.

"Témoin des événements dont les bords du Danube et les versants des Balkans ont été le théâtre, M. Camille Farcy, correspondant militaire du journal La France, en a tracé un tableau fidèle et impartial.” — Bibliog. de la France, 25 jan.

Ferrier, D:

The localisation of cerebral disease. "In his work on the functions of the brain Dr. Ferrier gave an account of his elaborate series of experiments on monkeys to determine the differential actions of various regions of the brain, and the present lectures are an inquiry into the same question from a clinical and pathological point of view. The book is full of matter ably treated, and though much of it requires for its understanding a good knowledge of anatomy and physiology, the main points which are made out may be appreciated by the general reader." - Athenæum,

Feb. 15.

Fortnightly rev., May.

"F. Pollock's monograph on Prof. Clifford [reprinted in Littell's living age, June 14] is a most charming sketch, which will enable all readers to understand the deep impression this mathematician of thirty-three made on his contemporaries, the unusual power of his mind, and the deep tenderness and simplicity of his nature. Could not Mr. Pollock give us a little more of his friend's theory as to the gradual development in man of new or more perfect insight, akin to the development of the senses as we know them from imperfect or confused powers of perception? — Lord Ducie gives us, for the first time, a picture which enables us to understand accurately Philip 11.'s unpopularity in England, from original narratives. - Mr. Tylor's "History of games' is charming to read, but overchoked with knowl edge, and leaves on the reader an impression that Mr. Tylor is sometimes a little arbitrary in rejecting the possibility of the separate invention of a game in many places."- Spectator, May 10.

Fould, Mme. W. J. S. Le clou au couvent — aimezvous. Se éd.

"It recites the heart history of a young workman who, sent one day to hang a picture in a convent, is impressed by the face of a beautiful nun whom he accidentally sees, and decides that she is the ideal woman of whom he has long been in search. Her novels are charin

ing when she does not indulge her tendency to preach." Internat. rev., Nov.- Dec.

Fournel, F. V. Les rues du vieux Paris.

"Le nom seul de M. Fournel recommande assez ce volume à tous ceux qui sont curieux du passé. C'est un véritable musée de souvenirs populaires, la chronique des joyeusetés du bon peuple de Paris, l'histoire du carnaval, des chanteurs des rues, des farceurs, des parades et des tréteaux du temps jadis. Tout cela pris d'ailleurs comme au vif, grâce aux ressources mises en commun d'une rare érudition et d'un esprit aimable. Ajoutons des anecdotes à pleines mains et de très curicuses gravures, toutes empruntées, selon l'usage de la maison Didot, aux manuscrits et aux estampes du temps." Rev. d. D. Mondes.

Francillon, R. E: Strange waters. 3 v.

"The machine is artfully constructed, but it somehow will not work. Its very artfulness is its greatest fault. Put together without affectation, and with no more intention of effect than it is lawful for a simple machine to have, it might, it would, have done well enough. But

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it creaks and grates unwontedly; and only towards the end can it be said to do its work with decency and composure. Most of the puppets that do battle within its limits are surprisingly original effigies, and need a great deal of cominent and explanation on the showman's part to make them consistent and acceptable. They appear to be tolerably impossible one and all, and to be even more determinedly the creatures of misconception and ignorance than is usual with their kind; but if we admit the feasibility of their existence, we shall hardly strain at the improbability of their words and actions." -Acad.. Sept. 21.

"The singularly inappropriate and insignificant title of a work which betrays true genius. People who are afraid of genius, however, need feel no uneasiness, 'Strange waters' is also a delightful story." — - Examiner, Sept. 14.

"The number of what may be called musical novels in English fiction is comparatively small. At the head of the list stands that strangely fascinating book, 'Charles Auchester', and, in addition to that, we can only think at this moment of the late Mr. Chorley's very clever story, 'A prodigy', and of Alcestis', which perhaps did not receive all the attention it deserved. Mr. Francillon's new novel, which is to our thinking the best that he has yet written, might fairly be classed as a musical novel, inasmuch as its interest lies chiefly in the fortunes of a certain composer and a great opera of his to which he has devoted a lifetime." Sat. rev., Sept. 21. Freda; by the author of 'Mrs. Jerningham's journal'. 3 v.

"It is clever, amusing, genuinely in earnest. There is life and stir in every chapter through the succession of incident and adventure; and the little songs which Freda trills in the first volume are delicious." Acad., Aug. 17.

Gosse, E. W. Studies in the literature of northern Europe.

Contents. Preface.

Norway: Norwegian poetry since 1814; - Henrik Ibsen; - The Lofoden Islands. Sweden: Runeberg. - Denmark: Danish national theatre; - Four Danish poets. - Germany: Walther von der Vogelweide. Holland: A Dutch poetess of the 17th century; - Vondel and Milton; -The Oera Linda book. Appendix.

"As a group of monographs, charmingly and often brilliantly written, upon unfamiliar yet interesting subjects, it is a decided success. If Mr. Gosse's knowledge of northern literature is not absolutely exhaustive, it is, to the extent that it goes, sound and accurate, while his method of presenting it is graceful and scholarlike. Among the proofs that he is familiar with each of the subjects he treats, one is that he is apt occasionally to

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