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Horne, H. P., and others. Nero and other plays. (Mermaid ser.)
Hunnewell, J. F. A century of town life; history of Charlestown, Mass., 1775-1887. Hunter, R. Encyclopædic dictionary. Vol. 1-6. 1884-87.
Imbert de Saint Armand, A. L. Les femmes de Versailles; la cour de Louis XIV et la cour de Louis xv. 1886.
Issaverdens, J. Armenia and the Armenians, etc. 1875-78. 2 v.
Jackson, Lady C. C.. The last of the Valois and accession of Henry of Navarre, 1559-89. 2 v. "The period is peculiarly rich in contemporary records. Lady Jackson has not altogether avoided diffuseness, though in the selection and use of material these volumes show an industry that is well applied as a whole."-Sut. rev., Feb. 11. Jamieson, Rev. J: Supplement to Scottish dictionary; with mem. and introd. by D: Donald
"The bulk of it is composed of material collected during many years' reading, while the remainder con. sists of additional forms, significations, and illustrations of words given in the Dictionary, and of corrections and improvements of a large number of its meanings and etymologies. This volume is, therefore, at once an addition to and a correction of the Dictionary."- Spectator, Oct. 29.
Arcady; for better for worse; study of rural life in England.
"Squire and farmer, peasant and labourer, artisan and poacher, Dr. Jessopp watched them all. As he observed he criticised, and as he criticised he wrote down his criticisms, hot and fresh, and forwarded them to the Nineteenth Century.' The result was a series of papers, now embodied in a volume which is to our minds one of the most delightful ever published in English. Indeed, we doubt if such an account of English village-life, its bad and good sides, its specialties, its humours, and the odd gnarled characters it produces, ever has been published. The book is full of thought, but fuller yet of a subtle humourousness which is not Addison's or Lamb's, but something as separate, and almost as attractive, the humourousness of a man, who if his work had lain that way, might have been one of the raciest and most widely read of English novelists." Spectator, May 7.
Kinglake, A. W. The invasion of Crimea; its
origin, and account of its progress down to the death of Lord Raglan. Vol. 7, 8. "Vol. 7. — From the morrow of Inkerman to the fall of Canrobert. Vol. 8.-From the opening of Pélissier's command to the death of Lord Ragian."
"The period embraced by the seventh volume, is to an Englishman or Frenchman, the most depressing, perhaps, of any, except that of the actual winter misery. The hero of it thoughout is, of course, the great Russian engineer. Mr. Kinglake recounts his exploits with an enthusiasm scarcely second to that which he throws into bis brilliant descriptions of English efforts. We doubt if the figure of Todleben has ever before been presented to the world with such vivid force." - Spectator, Dec.
It is a gloomy period to have selected for the conelusion of his task, if the materials on which Mr. Kinglake has specially relied were not at an end. There seems something in itself unsatisfactory in the fact that these eight nighty volumes should not carry down the siege to its close." Spectator, Dec. 17. Lane, W: C.
The Carlyle collection; catalogue
of books on O. Cromwell, and Frederick the Great.
Lang, Mrs. A. Sir F: Leighton; his life and work; illust. 1884. (Art annual.)
Lea, H: C: History of the Inquisition of the Middle Ages. 3 v.
"A philosophical history which should neither suppress nor exaggerate the simple facts of the Inquisition, which should set it forth in its actual relations to the development of mankind, and should pass upon it an impartial judgement, has thus far been wanting. ... An elaborate work, the natural successor of his earlier writ ings, the manifest result of the highest historical abili ties sifting the truth, through many industrious years, from the vast mass of original documents. Mr. Lea has accomplished the undertaking with a skill, a power of statement, and a judicial fairness which leave nothing to be desired."- Literary world, Mar. 17.
"Two volumes weighted with argument on many topics of proverbial difficulty, in which Dr. Martineau has set forth his reasons for adhering to religion-defined as the belief in an ever-living God, that is, of a Divine Mind and Will ruling the universe and holding moral relations with mankind.' Earnest and even noble treatise. But of this, at least, we feel assured, that unless observations and experiment can in some way import fresh data into these timeworn controver sies, the successors of Milton, and of Dr. Martineau centuries hence will still be asserting eternal Providence and unfolding spiritual systems with lofty faith; and the successors, we will not say of Mill and Huxley, but of the avarage and impersonal reviewer, will still be implying a cautious sympathy, but avowing a lingering doubt." Athenaum, Jan. 28.
Matériaux pour l'histoire de l'homme. 1885. Meigs, J. V. The Meigs railway, reason for its departures from the ordinary practice, etc. Morrill, P. Observations of atmospheric electricity at Baltimore. 1884.
Naville, E: The shrine of Saft el Henneh and the land of Goshen.
Neve, J: Concordance to the poetical works of W: Cowper.
New York magazine; or, Literary repository. Vol. 1. 1790.
Same. New ser. Vol. 1, 2. 1796-97. 2 v. Oliphant, Mrs. M. O. W. The makers of Venice; illust. by R. R. Holmes.
"The history of Venice is constitutional, not pictorial; it is not the record of individual lives, but the growth of a great commercial and political organization. This reflection might have warned Mrs. Oliphant that the subject was entirely unsuited to her mode of treatment, the intelligent visitor to Venice might read her book conscientiously from beginning to end, and not find in it the answer to any of the questions which his curiosity prompted him to ask. The doges of Venice are shadowy beings at the best, and a collection of all
the stories about them that can be found does not make Venice much more intelligible. Mrs. Oliphant has entirely failed to comprehend the peculiar features of Venetian life and history which were due to the steady advance of the commercial class in political power and its stealthy encroachments on a state which was origi. nally aristocratic on a popular basis."- Saturday rev., Jan. 25.
and Aldrich, T. B. The second son.
"Is far from being the best of her stories, but there are good points and situations in it. The plot is not complicated, but every way sufficient to produce a domestic tragedy, and the irony of fate is the 'ower-word' or refrain to which one listens."— Athenæum, Feb. 11. Ponsard, F. Le lion amoureux; comédie. 1866. Pownall, T: Pensées sur la Révolution de l'Amé
rique-Unie, extr. de l'ouvrage intit. Mémoire aux souverains de l'Europe, etc. 1781. Price, G: F. Across the continent with the 5th Cavalry. 1883.
Prignot, E., and others. L'ameublement moderne. [18-]. 2 v.
Ramsay, J. of Ochtertyve. Scotland and Scotsmen in the 18th century; ed. by A. Allardvce. 2 v.
"This is the best book which has appeared on the Scotland of the pasta Scotland not too remote or barbarous to be uninteresting- since the late Dr. Hill Burton published the Autobiography of Dr. Alexander CarTyle."- Spectator, Mar. 17.
"A few, a very few, stories in the notes, and here and there a good phrase, give a flicker of light at long intervals, but they have to illuminate a terrible waste of vague general terms. Mr. Allardyce says that the good old gentleman was in the habit of reading these mss. to visitors, which makes us think that Saturday to Monday at Ochtertyre must have had moments of terrible boredom."- St. James's budget, Feb. 11.
Riley, J. W. Afterwhiles.
"There is much in his book of verse which does not seem essential to the writer's peculiar genius. We do not mean that his most perfect poems are necessarily in dialect; but that they are those in which the theme is simplest and the style least ornamental. The di alect pieces brim with humor and loving-kindness." Critic, Jan. 21.
Rogers, Rev. J: Death the certain wages of sin to the impenitent, etc.; 3 lectures. 1701. Rollins, Mrs. A. W. The three Tetons; a story of
"Pleasant volume of summer journeyings, leaving the beaten track of travellers' tales and throwing what she sees into the shape of a novel, with just the glimmer of a lovescrape in it." - Critic, Sept. 17.
Rossetti, W: M. Life of J: Keats.
"The ninth and final chapter is the most significant in the volume. As a critic, he is always to be respected, for he is always deliberate and truthful. He may go astray in his judgments -but what he writes has the stamp of sincerity, and is free from exaggeration. In noticing the poet's highest achievements, he does not allow his enthusiasm to overpower his judgment. A lover of fine verse he nevertheless demurs to Mr. Swinburne's use of such strong adjectives as faultless,' and 'absolute,' and does not hesitate to point out in detail the defects of that superb composition The Nightin gale ode.' The devotees of Keats may not be able to impugn this criticism, but they are not likely to be grate. ful for it, and still less will they appreciate the opinion that not many of Keat's poems are highly admirable,' or that he is emotional without substance, and beautiful without control." - Spectator, Dec. 31.
'verve,' and its material has been selected with so judicious a discrimination, that the reader who is unable or who has not the inclination to study the more ample biog. raphies will find delight and satisfaction in this condensation of all that is really important in those works. The complete bibliography, by Mr. Anderson of the British Museum, gives additional value to the book."Westminster rev., Jan.
Shearman, M. Athletics and football, with a contribution on paper-chasing by W. Rye, and introd. by Sir R: Webster; [illust.]. (Badminton lib.)
"Equal to its predecessors in interest.
tor has availed himself of special talent in each department of sport of which he treats, and is certainly much indebted to the able historical contribution of Mr. Walter Rye.
Silvagni, D: Rome; its princes, priests, and people; tr. by F. Maclaughlin. 3 v.
"As a record of the social life, manners, and gossip of a state of society which existed almost unchanged until the fall of the Temporal Power, it is unquestion ably a most entertaining book. It is a pity, however, that Signor David Silvagni shows throughout so strong a party spirit. Almost every page contains some entertaining reminiscence or anecdote. Miss McLaugh. lin has translated this book fairly well, but to literary style neither the original nor her translation makes the least pretence. It is simply a collection of gossipy anecdotes; some original."— Saturday rev., Nov. 12. Skottowe, B. C. Short history of Parliament.
Stanford, E: London atlas of universal geography. Folio ed.
Tenison, T:, and others.
Popery not founded on
Scripture, etc. 1688. Thomas, R. W. The modern practice of photography. 1868.
Tuttle, II: History of Prussia; under Frederic the Great, 1740-45. 2 v.
Verne, J. Le chemin de France, suivi de Gil Braltur. (Les voyages extraordinaires.)
Nord contre sud. (Les voyages extraordi naires.)
"Far from being one of Jules Verne's best works. It is a somewhat tedious tale of twin bandits and mysti. fication in the time of the American Civil War.” — Athenæum, Mar. 10.
Walker, Rev. G:, Bp. of Derry. A true account of the siege of Londonderry. 1736. Walker, J. B. History of the 4 meeting-houses of the 1st Congregational Soc. in Pennycook, subsequently Rumford, now Concord, N.H„, 1726-1888.
Wallis, H: Notes on some early Persian lustre vases; illust. 1885.
Notes on some examples of early Persian Pottery. 1887.
Woodruff, T: M. Cold waves and their progress.
Yorke, Sir J. Mémoire de Y., avec un Mémoire, que les Etats Gén. auroient pû faire présenter au Roi de la Gr. Bretagne. 1780. Zohar; Kabbala denudata. The Kabbalah unveiled; containing the following books of the Zohar: The book of concealed mystery, The Greater Holy Assembly, The Lesser Holy Assembly; tr. by S. L. M. Mathers. "A translation which leaves nothing to be desired." Saturday review, Nov. 5.
Boston mirror. Vol. 2.
Oct. 21, 1809 - July 22,
Adams, H. B. Seminary libraries and University extension. (Johns Hopkins Univ. studies.) Ammen, Rear-Admiral D. The Atlantic coast. 1883. (The navy in the civil war.) Anonymi Ravennatis Britanniæ chorographia.
Barron, W: Histoire de la fondation des colonies
des anciennes républiques adaptée à la dispute de la Gr. Bretagne avec ses colonies américaines; tr. [par A. M. Cerisier avec] 3 lettres, etc. 1778.
Barrows, W: The Indian's side of the Indian question.
Baschet, A. Mémoire sur le recueil des dépêches des ambassadeurs vénitiens 16e-18e siècle, etc. [1877.]
Baxter, J. P. British invasion from the north; campaigns of Carleton and Burgoyne, 1776, '77; with Journal of Lieut. W: Digby. (Munsell's Hist. ser.)
Beecher, W: C., and others. Biography of Rev. H: W. Beecher.
Bellamy, E. Looking backward, 2000-1887.
"Never before has the socialistic theory been carried out to its logical conclusion with so fine a perception of its possibilities, with so much attention to details, and with so little infringement upon the domain of the improbable." - Lit. world, Mar. 17.
Birch, W. de G. Catalogue of seals in the Department of Mss. in the British Museum. Vol. 1.
"It contains descriptions of the great seals, seals for offices, and episcopal and monastic seals, and is illustrated with twelve autotype plates of the finest specimens. - Athenæum, Nov. 12.
Black, A. and C: New large map of Scotland,
Boston, City Council.
Boston. West Church. Commemorative services on the 50th anniv. of its present ministry, and the 150th of its foundation, Mar. 1; illust. 1887.
Buerstenbinder, E.. The spell of home; tr. by Mrs. A. L. Wister.
Burnside, Gen. A. E. Dedication of the equestrian statue of B., July 4, with the oration of Gen. H. Rogers, etc.
Cable, G: W. Bonaventure; a prose pastoral of Acadian Louisiana.
Cerisier, A. M.. Le destin de l'Amérique; ou, Dialogues pittoresques, etc., tr. de l'anglois. [1784.]
C[haplin], H. W. Five hundred dollars, and other stories of New England life.
Cockburn, H:, Lord Cockburn. An examination of the trials for sedition in Scotland. 2 v. Coleman, E: Tryal of E: Coleman, gent. for conspiring the death of the King, etc. Pt. 1. (Collect. adaman.)
Confederate war etchings, 1-29. [186-].
Illustrations of Anglo-Saxon poetry, ed. with add. notes by W: D. Conybeare. 1826.
Cox, Rev. G: W: Life of John William Colenso, Bp. of Natal. 2 v.
"The Boswellism' of Sir George Cox is quite pardonable so far as it consists in admiration of his hero; his attacks on others are less tolerable. Perhaps the most interesting part of the biography is that which precedes the era of polemics. Indeed the story of Colenso's youth and early manhood deserves to have been told in greater detail; for it is an encouraging lesson in self help."- St. James's budget, Feb. 25.
Cox, S: S. Diversions of a diplomat in Turkey. Currier, A. H. The life of C. L. Goodell, with introd. by W: M. Taylor. [1887.] Curtis, G. E. Relations between northers and magnetic disturbances at Havana. 1885. Cushing, W: Initials and pseudonyms. 2d ser. Custer, Mrs. E.. B. Tenting on the plains; or, General Custer in Kansas and Texas. Czartoryski, Prince A. G: Memoirs and correspondence with Alexander 1, etc.; ed. by A. Gielgud. 2 v.
Daly, Mrs. D. D. Digging, squatting, and pioneering life in S. Australia.
"A pleasant and cheerful account of her doings and sufferings in the northern territory of South Australia from 1870-86. Her admirable prefatory chapter on the early history of North Australian colonization is simple and lucid.”— Saturday review, Feb. 18.
Davis, A. McF. A few notes conc. the records of Harvard College.
Dawson, G: Shakespeare and other lectures; ed. by G. St. Clair.
Deiters, H. Johannes Brahms; a biog. sketch; tr. by R. Newmarch; ed. by J. A. F. Maitland. "His aim has been to furnish the reader with some notion of the development of Brahm's artistic individuality, to trace the growth of his genius, and to analyse briefly some of his most important works. This aim he has, on the whole, fulfilled very effectually. A
brief but intelligent review of new and interesting compositions, produced since the book was written has been contributed by the translator and editor."- Spectator, Feb. 4.
Deland, M. John Ward, preacher.
Dicey, A. V. Letters on Unionist delusions.
Un siège de Bayonne au Moyen Age. 1886. Ellenberger, J. L. Course of arithmetic as taught
in the Pestalozzian school, Worksop. 1854. Ellis, J: The new Christianity, etc., pertaining to diseases, the use of intoxicants, tobacco, etc. Elworthy, F: T: West Somerset word-book. 1886. (Eng. Dial. Soc.)
Fitzgerald, P. H. Life and times of J: Wilkes.
"A year ago, Mr. Fitzgerald tried to discredit Sheridan, he now comes forward to do what he considers justice to Wilkes. As an enemy he is not to be feared, but he is a dreadful friend. We think that Wilkes will suffer from Mr. Fitzgerald's praise far more than Sheridan could do from Mr. Fitzgerald's censure. It is really a matter of regret that the opportunity which he has had of writing a good life of Wilkes has been neg. lected. The materials at his disposal were ample, but they required on his part much industry, an acquaintance with the history of the eighteenth century, and critical acumen to turn his knowledge to the best account."- Athenæum, Feb. 18. Franzos, K: E. For the right; [tr.] by J. Sutter. Gallaudet, E. M. Life of T: Hopkins Gallaudet, etc.
"Dr. Gallaudet is justly to be called the founder of deaf mute instruction in America. The book is more a memoir than a biography, and its merits are chiefly modesty and simplicity." Literary world, Mar. 17.
Gazier, A. Etudes sur l'histoire religieuse de la Révolution Française, d'après des documents originaux et inédits.
"M. Gazier a rendu un très grand service à notre histoire religieuse de la Révolution; il a réfuté mainte erreur accréditée par les histoirens les plus en vue; il a jeté dans le débat une masse de faits inédits, et l'on peut souhaiter que le volume annoncé sur l'Eglise du Directoire et du Consulat vienne compléter prochaine. ment cette première étude sur l'Eglise de la Constituante, de la Législative et de la Convention." - Alfred Rambaud in Rev. pol. et lit., Sept. 3.
George, E. Etchings of Venice.
Bridges furnish favorite themes for his tool, and there are two studies of fishing boats, which are as ef fective as they could be expected to be without colour; and it is in the boats, as he remarks, that Venetian life, mostly modernized into commonplace, still retains something of its old picturesqueness.' Spectator, Dec. 10.
Miss Con; or, All those girls; illust. by E. Giberne. 1887. Gibson, W: H. Happy hunting grounds; illust. 1887.
Goodell, A. C., Jr. The Boston massacre; repr. from the Advertiser, June 3, 
Graham, A., and Ashbee, H. S. Travels in Tuni
sia, with glossary, map, bibliog., and illust. 1887.
"Modestly written and beautifully illustrated this work is a notable exception to the average literature relating to Beylik. It is indeed, one of the best of modern books, comparing in many respects not unfavorably with the more ponderous treatises of Guérin, Tissot, and Playfair. The authors- an architect and an antiquary paid three visits to Tunisia, managing in the course of their journeys to see nearly every place of
general interest. They do not, however, concern themselves much either with politics or with social life. They are archæologists, and as an archæological treat ise their well written, well illustrated, well indexed, and altogether most satisfactory volume will continue to be valued." - Athenæum, Jan. 28.
Grandisson, J: de, Bp. of Exeter. Legenda sanctorum; the proper lessons for saints' days, according to the use of Exeter. 1880. Great Britain. Commissioners [on] Capital Punishment. Report, with the minutes of evidence and appendix. 1866.
Greenleaf, M. Map of the state of Maine, with the province of New Brunswick. 1832. Grey, H: G:, Earl Grey. Ireland, the causes of its present condition, etc.
"Lord Grey treats the Irish Question as if he lived in another century. The value and interest of his political writing is to be found in the fact that he treats contemporary politics like a wise and clear-sighted historian, not like a statesman who is confronted with the actual hard, practical problems of the world. Lord Gray's counsels are all counsels of perfection. He will not, he cannot be content with less than ideal faultlessness. For the best thing under the circumstances, he has not only the supremest contempt; he regards it as no better than the worst."- Spectator, Feb. 25. Grotefend, G: F: Rudimenta linguæ Umbricæ ex inscr. antiq. enodata. 1835-39. 8 v. Guy of Warwick, Romance of; ed. by J. Zupitza. (Early Eng. Text Soc.)
Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. Calendar of the Shakespearean rarities, drawings, and engravings at Hollingbury Copse. 1887.
Stratford records and Shakespeare autotypes.
struction. The simple memoir of Buckle recording but a distant acquaintance is far more helpful to the literary student than any of the elaborate articles. Mr. Ingleby helps us to see Buckle, and form a clear idea of him in daily life; to know his reserve, his modesty, his vigour, his courage, his prejudices, and his limitations. It is not so with the essays on Coleridge. When he writes on Bacon he is dull and obscure. He had a great aversion to Carlyle and never alludes save disparagingly to him; while his reverence for Emerson was unbounded. Most of the themes touched upon are treated with considerable force of thought and fulness of knowledge."- St. James's budget, Feb. 25. Italy. Direzione Generale del Censo. Pianta topografica di Roma, aggionata a tutto il corrente. 1866.
Jacquemont, S. La campagne des zouaves pontif. en France, 1870-71. 1872.
Jenkin, H: C: F. Papers literary, scientific, etc.; ed. by S. Colvin, and J. A. Ewing, with mem. by R. L. Stevenson. 2 v.
"A biography, in regard to which it may be said that although Boswell is not more important than Johnson, he is a vast deal more interesting. It may be read a first time for the sake of Fleeming Jenkin; it will be read a second time for the sake of Fleeming Jenkin's biographer. Mr. Stevenson has never done a more delightful bit of literary work than this Life of the man to whom he stood first in the position of careless pu pil, and then of warm friend. We have here the Mr. Stevenson who has written Prince Otto,' who has writ ten 'Kidnapped.' But we have also another Mr. Stevenson who is capable of seeing the most prosaic facts precisely as they are' and yet of making 'wonders from the familiar start' by the help of an imagination which, as Mr. Stevenson's future even more than his past career is likely to prove, will be found at its best in the region of historical romance."- Spectator, Feb. 25.
Johnston, R: M. Mr. Absalom Billingslea and other Georgia folk; illust.
"They are full of humor and tenderness, give evidence of real knowledge and sympathy, and preserve for the historian many amiable traits, customs, and expressions which would have perished without recall but for Col. Johnston's shrewd and genial eye." Critic, May 17.
Jung, E. Henri Iv., écrivain. 1855.
Mr. Kingsford deserves especial commendation for the pains which he has taken to lay before his readers in a few lines the previous history and character of each individual who appears in his pages. The broad outlines of the history of Canadian settlement are clearly laid down; the policy which governed it is plainly indi cated, and the sequence of events is traced with due attention to their relative proportion and importance.". Saturday review, Mar. 24.
Kneeland, S: Volcanoes and earthquakes. Kuyper, J. Atlas van Nederland en de overzeesche bezittingen. 1875.
Lawrence, W: Life of Amos A. Lawrence. Lindley, W., and Widney, J. P. California of the South; illust.
"It is pleasant to find a book so satisfactory to the searcher after truth regarding California as this is. The careful manner in which the whole is written impresses the reader with the sincerity of the compilers, and their evident desire to be impartial gives weight to some surprising statements."-Nation, Mar. 15.
Lindt, J. W. Picturesque New Guinea, with hist. introd., etc.; illust. 1887.
Little, A. J: Through the Yang-tse gorges; or, Trade and travel in Western China.
"The main reason why Mr. Little took that adventurous voyage to Chung-king which he has so pleasantly
and instructively narrated, was to judge for himself the feasibility of establishing a line of steamers on the great river above Hankow. The volume is alive from end to end with that kind of entertainment which a keen observer and lively narrator can always supply.... And over all there is an atmosphere of sunny life and freshness which makes the book readable from the first page to the last."- Spectator, Mar. 3.
"Decidedly interesting." Saturday review, Apr. 7. Lukis, W. C. Prehistoric stone monuments of the British Isles: Cornwall. 1885. The aurora in its rel. to meteorology. (Signal service notes.)
McCosh, J. The religious aspect of evolution. Mackenzie, A. F. Chess; its poetry and prose,
Martin, F. Elizabeth Gilbert; her work for the blind. 1887.
"Miss Gilbert was the blind daughter of the Bishop of Chichester, and although her life is chiefly of interest from her noble and effective efforts to help the blind poor of England, her story is a very beautiful one even so far as it affects herself only."- Critic, Feb. 25. Mason, D: H. Short tariff history of the U. S. Pt. 1, 1783-89. 1884.
Maspero, G. C. C: Egyptian archæology; tr. by A. B. Edwards. 1887.
"For the skilled archæologist, its pages contain not only new facts, but new views and new interpretations; while to those who know little, or perhaps nothing, of the subjects under discussion, it will open a fresh and fascinating field of study. It is not enough to say that a handbook of Egyptian archæology was much needed, and that Professor Maspero has given us exactly what we required. He has done much more than this. He has given us a picturesque, vivacious, and highly orig. inal volume, as delightful as it if it were not learned, and as instructive as if it were dull." Amelia B. Edwards in the Preface.
Mass. Supreme Judicial Court. Official report of the trial of H: K. Goodwin for the murder of A. D. Swan, from notes of J. M. W. Yerrington.
Mather, E. Nor'ard of the Dogger.
"Gives an excellent account of the work and perils of the East Anglian fishermen. Relates from the very beginning a venture of faith which, originating with Mr. Mather's strong desire to do good to these men, has during the last year grown into a regular mission to deep sea fishermen, with a council, sub-committees, eight mission ships, and a floating hospital. It is no common volume to be recommended in ordinary phases. It is a book of deeply interesting tidings, illustrating a mode of life and a system of mission work compara. tively unknown."— Academy, Feb. 4.