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Alexander, A. A theory of conduct.
"The nature of character might possibly be called the most interesting division of the work, although in -the author clearly the last The motive of morality' sets forth his own belief that the test of morality is the amount of happiness resulting from moral conduct, and if there be no intuitive knowledge of what is right or wrong, it would seem natural that experience should determine wherein morality exists."
Ball, Sir R. S. Star-land; talks with young people about the wonders of the heavens.
"Founded on notes and recollections of a course of lectures delivered at the Royal Institution during the Christmas holidays of 1881 and 1887, it contains a goodly stock of information about the sun, moon, and planets, comets, meteorites, stars, and nebulæ, conveyed with much insinuating skill." - Sat. rev., Mar. 22. Barrett, F. Folly Morrison.
Bausset, L: F. J. de. Mémoires anecdotiques sur l'intérieur du palais et sur quelques événemens de l'empire, 1805-14. 1827. 2 v. Baxter, J. P. Sir Ferdinando Gorges and his province of Maine; ed., with a memoir, etc. Vol. 1. (Prince Soc.)
Berdoe, E: Browning's message to his time; his religion, philosophy, and science. "Full of admiration and sympathy. less intent upon showing the poet in his poetry than the man of science, the man of religion, the anti-vivisector, and so forth, and he repeats his pet quotations as if he -Sat. rev., Apr. 5. were teaching a Sunday School." Besant, W.
"Mr. Besant's little book is worthy of the great explorer of his century and the sanitarian who drove the seurvy from the navies of the world. That it may call renewed attention to the fascinating story of his voy. ages is to be hoped and expected."- Nation, Apr. 24. National medical dictionary. Billings, J: S., etc.
Buonanno, G. I due rarissimi globi di Mercatore, nella Biblioteca Governativa di Cremona. Burnett, Mrs. F. H. Little Saint Elizabeth; and other stories.
Butterfield, C. W. History of the Girtys; account of the Girty brothers and of their half-brother, J: Turner; also of the part taken by them in Lord Dunmore's War, in the Western Border War of the Revolution, and in the Indian War of 1790-95.
"Young readers will be charmed with this modern The version of the old legend of St. Elizabeth. other tales: 'The story of Prince Fairyfoot,' 'The proud little grain of wheat,' and 'Behind the white buck,' are fairy tales."
Cable, G: W. The negro question.
"It is evident throughout that he is no partisan, but goes rbear. his own way, let who will praise him or Though he is one of the sternest critics of the Southern situation, it is impossible to read his book without astonishment that so much has been already accom. plished, or without hope that all will yet be well." Nation, May 15.
Carstensen, A. R. Two summers in Greenland; an artist's adventures among ice and islands, in fjords and mountains.
"A well-written and fairly accurate account of that portion of west Greenland which he visited as the artThe solitary ist of two Danish surveying parties. little settlements, consisting of a few Eskimo huts, a wooden church, and two or three Danish houses, are sketched with vigour; while the life of the natives in kayak and umiak, seal hunting and reindeer shooting, pursuing the narwhal and the white whale, luxuriating during the months of plenty and starving when there is nothing to kill, is a theme on which the dullest of auThe numer thors could scarcely be uninteresting. ous illustrations --photographs from the author's paint. ings - are admirable delineations of the Greenlanders, -Athe and the summer scenery in their country." næum, Apr. 26. Charavay, E.
Assemblée électorale de Paris, 18
nov. 1790-15 juin 1791. Clouston, W: A. Flowers from a Persian garden;
and other papers.
"A good piece of work of its kind. There is much in it calculated to attract the conscientious student of folk-lore; but, as a whole, the book is admirably contrived to enlist and retain the attention of the general reader. Mr. Clouston's pages abound in many instances of sweet and charming desipience. very pleasant chapter is that in which he gives an account with numerous extracts from Tútí Náma' or He also Parrot Book, a typical Oriental romance. gives us a readable account of Saadi and his works, a discursive and amusing paper on Rabbinical legends, and several other stray essays, all bearing evidence of wide and intelligent reading." Spectator, April 26. Daudet, A. La lutte pour la vie.
"Les lecteurs de L'immortel se souviennent avec quelle vigueur il a tracé le portrait du jeune struggle-for-lifer,' Paul Astier, l'homme de trente ans qui a jeté à la mer tous les préjugés d'autrefois, et qui va son chemin, comme une locomotive sur un rail, broyant tous les obstacles, terriblement droit, terriblement vite. La lutte pour la vie' a été écrite afin d'éclairer d'une lumière encore plus éblouissante ce relief particulier du caractère moderne." - Revue bleue, 2 nov.
The old order and the new; from Davidson, J. M. individualism to collectivism.
"Mr. Davidson traces the progress of society from individualism to collectivism through the successive It 'doms' of slavedom, serfdom, wagedom, freedom. cannot be said that the work is well done, and the literary style which Mr. Davidson affects is extremely disa Pall Mall budget, Apr. 17. greeable.". De Quincey, T:
and annot. by J. Hogg. 2 v.
"To one American and the two English editions of the great master of pencraft Mr. James Hogg who knew De Quincey very intimately from 1850-59, has added two comely volumes containing twenty-two papers and frag. ments. To these he adds a very engaging preface and some annotations. Those who have read Mr. Hogg's Nights and days with DeQuincey' in Harper's of Feb. ruary will be well prepared to appreciate the valuable
Uncollected writings; with pref.
touches which he has made to the fresh picture of the critic, philosopher, and investigator."- Critic, Apr. 19. Descaves, L: Sous-offs; roman militaire.
"Ce roman n'est ni une œuvre de rancune ni une œuvre de haine, c'est le cri de révolte naturelle arraché à un esprit soucieux avant tout de la diguité humaine, préoccupé aussi des remèdes de toute sorte que l'on doit apporter à un des plus monstrueux état de choses existant. Rémedier à d'aussi abominables abus, les divul. guer par une fidèle peinture des êtres, des choses, des milieux, tel est le but élevé de ce volume, d'une vérité impitoyable, d'une saisissante et rude moralité." livre, déc.
Du Noyer, Mme. A.. M. P.
and ed. by F. L. Layard. 2 v.
"It is impossible to read them without seeing that they form part of that immense literature of their time the end of the seventeenth and beginning of the eighteenth century -- which supplied the want of news. papers by gossipping pamphlets and sham memoirs. Undated, addressed to an anonymous and unidentified correspondent, and totally destitute of those vital marks which always testify to real correspondence,they are as obviously gazettes' as anything could be. They are not unamusing. Edited by a person who talks of 'the almost obsolete court French of the reign of Louis XIV.,' and who has written a note on La Fontaine fuller of blunders than anything of the kind we have recently seen, we fear that valueless' is the only adjective they merit." Athenæum, Apr. 19.
Fiske, Prof. W. Books printed in Iceland, 15781844; suppl. to British Museum catalogue. (Bibliog. notices.)
Frances, M. Beyond the Argentine; or, Letters
"Gives a graphic account of the country and its inhabitants - an account we are very glad to have, for it is a part of the world not much known, and certainly little written about. It is all new and interest
ing."- Academy, May 24. Franklin, A. La vie privée d'autrefois; arts et métiers, etc. des Parisiens du 12e au 18e siècle: L'hygiène.
"Rather desultory, but very amusing compilation. The book will show the general reader what scholars know, that the actual regulations of the Middle Ages were by no means unwise, and that it was only the wide private liberty which then prevailed that made them inoperative. The truth is, that the nineteenth cen. tury is the first age of slavery known to the European world." Sat. rev., Mar. 1.
Frederic, H. The Lawton girl.
"Will unmistakably enhance Mr. Frederic's fame as a writer of sound and serviceable fiction. It has an abiding merit because it is honest work honestly done."
Gore, C: Lux mundi; studies in the religion of the incarnation. 4th ed.
"An effort on behalf of the Christian creed in the way of explanation' by men of proved ability and learning, whose peculiar position as Oxford tutors has compelled them to study the problems of modern philosophy and modern science more candidly and thoroughly than is possible to the clergyman engaged in parochial work." Academy, Mar. 8.
Gosse, E. Robert Browning; personalia.
"Delightful in itself and likely to prove invaluable to the historian of the great poet. It consists of two separate magazine articles: one, The early career of Rob. ert Browning, 1812-46; the other, Personal impressions.' The first is the only authentic account of the first thirty-four years of Browning's life. Of the other article, the notes he offers have a vital merit."Critic, May 31.
Green, A. K. The forsaken inn.
"A fairly well-constructed and well-written romance It will serve of the very, very old-fashioned kind. to kill time on a railway journey."— Spectator, Jan.25. Harte, F. B. A waif of the plains.
"Adds one more to the brilliant pictures of wild American life some thirty years ago, which Mr. Bret Harte has impressed on the mind of his readers, but in other respects it is not to be classed with his best works." Athenæum, Mar. 29.
Herbert, H. A., etc. Why the solid South? or,
Reconstruction and its results.
"A number of Southerners have combined to present to the public certain views on the reconstruction policy of Congress, and on its results. The gist of the book is that the South is solid because her people are afraid of negro domination, from which they sufered so much in the days of the carpet-baggers, and are apprehensive that Congress will adopt some measure that will reestablish that domination."-Critic, May $1. Hering, C. Principles of dynamo-electric ma
chines; and practical directions for designing and costructing dynamos; with app. Horton, S: D. Silver in Europe.
"Mr. Horton is well known as one of the ablest of the advocates of international bimetallism, and whatever he says on the subject is worthy of attention."Critic, May 31.
Howell, J. Epistolæ Ho-elianæ; familiar letters, domestic and foreign, upon emergent occasions. 1737, [repr. 1890.]
Hutchinson, II. G. Golf; with contrib. by Lord Wellwood, etc. (Badminton lib.)
"This stout handsome volume of nearly five hundred pages will be found quite as authoritative as any of its predecessors, and a good deal more entertaining. Altogether, a more enjoyable book on a most enjoyable game has never been published.” — Spectator, Apr. 12. Ironquill, pseud. Rhymes. Jessopp, A. The trials of a country parson.
Some pleasant essays which will please the many readers who delighted in his Arcady." The same humour, the same genial temper which distinguished the Athearlier volume are to be found in its successor." enæum, May 10.
Kendal, Mrs. M. S. R.
"On the whole, this little book is but poor stuff. There are subjects about which Mrs. Kendal is in a position to speak with authority; but of these we find comparatively little, and when they are touched upon the surface is only skimmed. It would have been interesting to learn from Mrs. Kendal the methods by which she supposes her success has been attained in her best. known characters; instead of which we have a little essay on what Mrs. Kendal regards as the due admixture of domesticity and drama."— Sat. rev., Apr. 12.
Lavisse, E. Etudes et étudiants.
"Même si j'ignorais l'œuvre pédagogique de M. La. visse, quel charme garderait encore ce volume, si humain, si gai, si jeune, si française, si plein de foi dans l'avenir! En le lisant, quelque chose de léger et d'heu reux passe à travers l'âme, comme au son d'une marche militaire, entendue dans une rue de Paris, par un matin ensoleillé de printemps. Les mots petillent, les anecdotes pleuvent, les portraits se succédent, les uns fine. ment étudiés et caressés avec amour; d'autres, simples esquisses, mais esquisses de maitre, comme les silhouettes moitié comiques, moitié attendrissantes, des professeurs du vieux collège de Laon, où M. Lavisse a fait ses premières études." Revue b'ene, 11 jan.
Lawson, W. R. Spain of to-day; a descriptive, industrial, and financial survey; with account of the Rio Tinto mines.
"Mr. Lawson is a tourist of the brisk order; and writes acceptably enough about the very outside of the outside of things in Spain. His book does contain some solid information about matters which he does seem to understand - - namely, mines, and the financial manage. ment of them." — Sat. rev., Apr. 19.
Legouvé, J. W. E. G. Théatre complet. 3 v. Lupton, J. I. and J. M. K. The pedestrian's re
cord; added a description of the external human form.
"A handy compilation of professional and amateur records in running, walking, and other competitions, and a practical treatise on athletics which comprises much valuable advice on the subject of training.". Sat. rev., May 3.
Martin, A. Les étapes d'un touriste en France: Paris; promenades dans les vingt arrondis
Milinda, The questions of King; tr. from the Pâli by T. W. R. Davids. (Sacred books of the East.) Monteiro, A. War reminiscences; by the surgeon of Mosby's command.
Moore, C: H. Development and character of Gothic architecture.
"Interesting and truly valuable. The slightest examination shows that it is sincere beyond what is com mon, full of hearty love for the subject, and yet devoid of prejudice, and that it represents a great deal of careful observation and of earnest thought. The book lacks illustration."- Nation, May 22.
Moore, E: Dante and his early biographers.
"A volume which though not large in bulk is packed very close indeed with facts, compendiums, discussions, and deductions, and raises various considerations novel, or almost wholly novel, to the English reader. Dr. Moore takes a very clear view of his subject as a whole, fixes at once on the salient points, and disposes of them with great perspicuity and method. His tone of writ ing, though argumentative, is not heavy but is relieved by lightness of touch and good feeling partaking of good humour.". Athenæum, May 17.
Morfill, W: R: The story of Russia.
"A well-written volume accurate and complete. It is excellent, and is illustrated by some most interesting prints of portraits and portrait medals."Athenæum, Mar. 15.
Neilson, G: Trial by combat.
"As historian, lawyer, and antiquary, Mr. Neilson commands in an equal degree our respect. Almost in his own despite, since he aims only at being thorough and exact, he becomes interesting. It will, perhaps, be almost a surprise to him to learn that his book is to be commended to the romancist and the novelist. It over. flows with suggestions of stories, tragic and melodramatic, which are drawn in as illustrations. His aim, modestly avowed, is to furnish a sketch of the develop. mant in England and Scotland of the ordeal by combat, which, during many centuries prevailed throughout Europe, and in so doing he is more careful to pre sent facts than to deal with the ethics and philosophy of his subject. Authorities for every assertion are ad. vanced, and the volume is a model of scholarly accuracy." Notes and queries, Mar. 1. Paget, V. (pseud. Vernon Lee). Hauntings; fan
"If it were not for their literary savour, the monotony of Vernon Lee's quartet of fantastic stories,'might be a little oppressive." -Athenæum, Apr. 12.
Paléologue, M. Vauvenargues. (Les grands écri
"If Vauvenargues was not exactly a great writer, he would with ordinary length of life have had plenty of time to become one, and the essays and brouillons' that he did leave are full of originality and promise. As it is, his literary baggage is rather light, and (but for the fortunate discovery of his correspondence) his life rather too little known to give much stuff for such a book as this. M. Paléologue, however, makes the best of his subject, and by dint of comparing him with other novelists, furnishes forth his book well enough." — Sat. rev., Feb. 8.
Patten, S. N. The economic basis of protection.
"Professor Patten endeavors to show that protectionism as a permanent policy is just what the country needs; but the variety of arguments he uses, and the confusion of thought that reigns throughout the book, indicate that he is rather at a loss what to say. short, his book, though evidently the result of consider. able labor, is by no means so effective a plea for pro
tectionism as is often met with in magazines and newspapers; and though it may interest the theorists on that side, it will not in our opinion have any influence on thinkers of opposite views, nor on practical men of either faith."-Critic, May 31.
Phelps, E.. S., and Ward, H. D. The master of the magicians.
Pitt, Rt. Hon. W:, and Manners, G:, Duke of Rutland. Correspondence, 1781-87; with introd. note by John, Duke of Rutland.
"The correspondence is exceedingly interesting and instructive. The pair were on the terms not merely of Prime Minister and Lord Lieutenant,but of intimate and personal friends. Moreover, most of the letters were strictly private, and a great many of them 'secret;' so that, unless the correspondents had been fools as well as hypocrites, there was not the slightest inducement of any kind for either to conceal his real sentiments or dress them up in pretty phrases. Yet the whole correspondence breathes on either side the sincerest desire to make Ireland prosperous, and as far as possible, con. tented.". Saturday review, May 3.
Slocum, Capt. J. Voyage of the Liberdade; descr. of a voyage" down to the sea."
Smith, G. Life of Jane Austen. (Great writers.) "Despite the cleverness of the whole his 'Life' is disappointing. The first chapter, which is the best of the nine in this small volume, contains an excellent sketch of the incidents in her life. The other chapters are devoted to analysing her novels, and this is done by Mr. Goldwin Smith with the object of furnishing not only an introduction, but a guide to the treasure-house of Jane Austen's writings.' Possessing a delicate taste and a fine critical faculty, he says many true things of Jane Austen's characters, and he displays his superiority as a commentator over Lord Brabourne, who has written things which are commonplace when true, and which are pointless when original." -Athenæum, Apr.
Stanley, M. Clubs for working girls.
The book is full of the wisdom which comes from sympathy when it has been taught by experience. Miss Stanley has been at work, and knows the conditions of the problem which has to be solved. Her club in Soho, though she says very little about its history, has stood the test of time. It has struck roots, so to speak, into the social soil, and bids fair to live and bear fruit for years to Those who would follow Miss Stanley's example must go to her pages for her instruc
"Despite his marvellous genius, his flashes of insight, his tragic intensity of purpose and conviction, Tolstoï can never be a true guide and master. His book will be a stumbling-block and a pitfall, not helping men to walk aright."— Critic, May 24.
Trelawny, E: J: Adventures of a younger son.
New ed., with introd. by E: Garnett.
"Trelawny appears to have been a dare-devil, reckless, conceited man, seeking to pose as a corsair of the Byron type. Many of his records are stirring, and some of them are credible. Trelawny is seen to most advantage in Mrs. Julian Marshall's Life of Mrs. Shelley. The popularity of that book will do much to recommend the present work, now rescued from some. thing little short of oblivion." - Notes and queries, Mar. 29.
Universal Exhibition, Paris, 1889; practical guide. "Universal exhibitions, excellent in every other respect, are never very amusing, and guides to universal exhibitions are for the most part, the dullest of dull reading; but this little work is a bright exception to the rule; for while it is full of the most varied and recondite information, it sparkles with fun from beginning to end. The author modestly conceals his name, and we can hazard no conjecture as to his identity, save that the happy audacity with which he treats his subject in turn, his intimate knowledge of the manners and cuscustems of foreign nations, and his accurate acquain. tance with the intricacies of the English language are all eminently Parisian. His work, as critics say,' will well repay careful perusal.' Every page contains a gem." -Sut. rev., Oct. 19.
"A pleasant and lively conte humoristique,' capitally illustrated by M. Laurent Gsell." Sat. rev., Jan.
Vincent, R., and Pénaud, E: Dictionnaire de droit international privé. 1888.
Same. Revue de l'année 1888, 89. 1889-90. 2 v.
White, S. V.
Selections from [his] portfolio.
Wood, Rev. T. The Rev. J. G. Wood; his life and
"Mr. J. G. Wood was a versatile writer and a pleas. naturalist, a clever lecturer and an entertaining retailer of facts and fancies connected with the animal world. Mr. Theodore Wood has done his father no good turn by dangerous excess of laudation. In other respects the memoir is sensible and straightfor ward enough."- Saturday review, Apr. 19.
Woodberry, G: E: The North Shore watch; and
other poems. "We are not quite sure that he is not a poet in disdisguise." Athenæum, May 17.
American journal of psychology, The; ed. by G. S. Hall. Vol. 1, 2. 1888.
Baker, E. J. Map of the towns of Dorchester and Milton. 1831.
Benson, E: W., Abp. of Canterbury.
his times; addressed to the Diocese of Canterbury.
"Throughout this volume there is a cautious reserve which, while it may irritate, at the same time is evidence of no lack of strength. The calm, measured language is that of a learned judge giving his decision, not that of an eloquent advocate. There is no lack of courage in the decisions given, though there is no pronounce. ment made on indirect issues. The chapter on 'Suffering populations' deserves careful study. It is so temperate, yet so firm; so judicial, yet so tender-hearted." -Church review, April.
Bevan, T. F. Toil, travel, and discovery in British New Guinea.
"In the course of his toil, travel, and adventure he collected ample material for one of the most exciting volumes which has ever been given to the reading pub. lic. As it is we are not only instructed but entertained, and in not being able to bestow unstinted praise we have a sense of being ungrateful to a daring explorer. Mr. Bevan is an educated and cultivated man, who writes good, though somewhat flowery English. But what should have been a most stirring narrative is dry and discursive, showing an irritating want of the dramatic faculty. ... It is a pity that he has not been blessed with greater literary skill and a more attractive style." Saturday review, May, 24.
Black, W: The new Prince Fortunatus. 2 v.
"A decidedly faithful picture of the amusements and occupations of society as it is." - Athenæum, Feb. 1. Black-box murder, The; by the man who discov
ered the murderer.
"A capital story, well and straightforwardly written. A brisk and clever story." Blackall, C. H., and Mead, S. W. Envois of the Rotch Travelling Scholarship; European notes and sketches from the work of the 1st and 2d holders of the scholarships. [1889.] Blackmar, F. W. Spanish colonization in the Southwest. (Johns Hopkins Univ. Studies.) Blakesley, T: H. Papers on alternating currents of electricity. (Specialists' ser.)
Bore, H: Story of the invention of steel pens; with descr. of the manufacturing processes by which they are produced.
Brinton, D. G. Essays of an Americanist.
Contents. 1. Ethnologic and archæologic. 2. My. thology and folk-lore. 3. Graphic systems and literature. 4. Linguistic.
Castillon, L. de P. de. Correspondance politique
de MM. de Castillon et de Marillac ambassadeurs de France en Angleterre, 1537-42; pub. par J: Kaulek, L: Farges, et G. LefèvrePontalis. 1885.
Cherbuliez, V. Une gageure.
"Jamais peut être il n'a mieux montré que dans 'Une gageure' cette double connaissance de l'âme et du monde qui fait de lui un écrivain à part. Jamais sa psychologie n'a été plus fine, son expression plus brillante et plus pure; jamais son esprit ne s'est joué plus librement à travers l'ample comédie de la vie." - Revue bleue, 29
Childs, G: W: Recollections.
"Contain details of Mr. Childs' life, of his building up of the Philadelphia Public Ledger,' of which he is the proprietor, and his recollections of public men,
among which are some interesting anecdotes of General Grant."
Church, Mrs. F. M., now Mrs. F. Lean. Mount
"Mr. Dack's little pamphlet, only forty-four pages long, is as valuable as it is brief." - Athenæum, May 31. Duffield, S: W. The Latin hymn-writers and their hymns; ed. and completed by Prof. R. E. Thompson.
"Valuable and interesting book. Mr. Duffield writes excellent English, and if he caters, as he says he does, for the public, he takes due care that his work shall deserve the approbation of scholars. He abstains from dealing critically with the text of the hymns, and from attempting to cope with such illustrious scholarship as that of Daniel or Mone.' He has been content, therefore, to attempt the history of the hymns and their writers in a more familiar and gossiping way. So
far as we can judge, not a single hymn of any importance has been left without due notice.". Spectator, May 31.
Dunn, H. A. C. Fencing. (All-England ser.)
"An exceedingly spirited, well-told, and interesting Southern story."
Ghiron, I. Annali d'Italia in continuazione al Muratori e al Coppi. 1861-66. 1888, 89. 2 v. Glucq, L'album de l'Exposition 1889. le pte. Gomme, G. L. The village community; with special reference to the origin and form of its survivals in Britain. (Contemp. sci. ser.) Hatton, L. Old lamps and new; an after-dinner
"Genial recollections of men and books, and jaunts among the world's marts, and the world's wildernesses. Mr. Hatton is nothing but candid in his dealings with the curious reading public, and the sympathy of his readers should be his reward. The confidences of a novelist should always be productive of entertainment; but that they should truly please is more dependent upon the manner of communication than the matter. Now the manner of Mr. Hutton in these chatty records would mollify an elderly saint, and must move to good humour all and sundry.". Sat. review, Mar. 8. Heathcote, J: M. Tennis; with contrib. by A. Lyttleton, and W. C. Marshall; Lawn tennis by C. G. Heathcote; with contrib. by L. Dod, etc.; Rackets; by E. O. P. Bouverie; Fives; by A. C. Ainger. (Badminton lib.) "Possessing in a high degree a natural aptitude for games of this character, Mr. Heathcote's special devotion to tennis led him not only to acquire great skill him. self, but to bring to bear upon this particular game an amount of trained intelligence which has made the results of his observations invaluable to other players. His writing contains, therefore, not only information on matters of fact, but also much advice and reflection, some of which, perhaps, only he could give." Athenæum,
Herpin, Mlle. (pseud. I.. Perey). Zerbeline et Zer
belin; ou, La princesse qui a perdu son œil; conte de fée.
"Auteur de L'histoire d'une grande dame au 18e siècle.'
Horstmann, G. H: Consular reminiscences. 1886. Hungerford, Mrs. M. A life's remorse; a novel.
"The writer has never shown a keener insight into human foibles, or a readier grasp of the little weaknesses and petty customs of society. ... This is one of the best