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opinions, and he drives them home with wit and vivacity. He takes a broad and sound view of pictorial art and its present transitional condition; and if his sympathies are strong with the aims of the young generation, he is no partizan or mouth-piece of a clique. In fact, though we should be sorry for critics to adopt his tone, which is frequently offensive, or his style, which though lively and telling, is also laboured and artificial, we should be glad if there were more of them who were at once as competent and as fearless. He has evidently the makings of a powerful writer and an excellent critic." ·Academy, Oct. 24.

Lippmann, J. M. Jock o'Dreams. 1891.

"Shows the whimsical, fanciful quality of mind that has distinguished Lewis Carroll." - Critic.

Lowell, J. R. Latest literary essays and addresses. Odes, lyrics, and sonnets; from [his] poetic works.

Marston, P. B. A last harvest; lyrics and sonnets from the book of love; with a biog. sketch by L... C. Moulton. 1891.

"Marston was a poet of rare and delicate genius, often with a note so poignant and exquisite that one realises at once how in happier circumstances, he might have won a great name and an enduring place; and all to whom his poetry appeals find in it a charm which is not to be gainsaid. It is fairer to the poet to believe that some of this last harvest' of his genius would not have been garnered by him for what was to be his crowning achievement. The biographical introduction is welcome, if too short; and needless to say, it is written with utmost sympathy and delicacy."-W: Sharp in the Academy, Jan. 2. Masculine cross, The; or, History of ancient and modern crosses and their connection with sex worship; also kindred phases of Phallic faiths and practices. 1891.

Maupas, C. E. de. Mémoires sur le Second Empire. 2 ptie.: L'empire et ses transformations. 1885.

Mensaert, G. P. Le peintre amateur et curieux; description des tableaux des plus habiles maîtres dans les Pays Bas autrichiens. 176163. 2 v.

Michelet, J. La Pologne martyr; Russie; Danube. 1863.

Moldenke, C: E: The New York obelisk, Cleopatra's needle; with a sketch of the history, uses, and signification of obelisks. 1891. Momeric, Rev. A. W. The corruption of the Church; oration at the Prince's Hall, May 25, and July 4. [3d ed.] 1891. Monck, Mrs. F. É.. O. My Canadian leaves; a visit to Canada, 1864-65. 1891.

"There may have been good reasons for her keeping a journal, yet we cannot imagine one which justifies its publication."- Athenæum, Nov. 21.


Murfree, M.. N. (pseud. C: E. Craddock). In the stranger people's country; a novel. 1891. "The minute microscopic observation of which enables the author to place a phase of moonlighted mountain scenery or a sky aflame with sunset as plainly before her reader's eye as it was physically be. fore her own, leads now and then into detail too like mosaic. In like manner her analysis of moods,brilliant as it is, becomes stiffened by its own ingenuity. It is a fault frequently to be found in recent American novels. But seldom is it joined with so much humour, cleverness, tenderness, and intent literary skill as in this story, certainly one of its author's best." Sat. rev., Dec. 26. Needell, Mrs. J. H. Stephen Ellicott's daughter. "A combination of vigour and beauty." "- Academy, Apr. 4, 1891.

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Neri, A. De minimis. 1890.

"L'auteur a réuni des études publiées depuis 1886. dans le Giornale ligustico.' Elles sont d'intérêt très inégal. Presque toutes se rapportent à l'histoire gé noise, depuis le 16e siècle jusqu'à nos jours, et sont fondées sur des documents, le plus souvent inédits. Plusieurs sont de simples anecdotes; quelques unes touchent à l'histoire littéraire, ou à l'histoire de l'art. Nous noterons quatre morceaux intéressants pour l'histoire de France. Le plus grave défaut du livre, c'est le manque d'un index. Tel qu'il est, il sera presque impossible de s'en servir, et ce sera vraiment dommage, car il est plein de documents et de renseignements curieux." Revue critique, 23 juin 1890.

O'Connor, W: D. Three tales: The ghost. The brazen android. The carpenter. [1891.] "Mr. O'Connor may have been the superlatively fine character described in Walt Whitman's preface, and he certainly was an estimable man, but that is no justification for dragging his tales forth from well-won oblivion." Nation, Dec. 17.


Oliphant, F. R. Notes of a pilgrimage to Jerusa

lem and the Holy Land. 1891.

"These sketches deal with the chief places of interest in Palestine that attract the tourist, and are likely to be found very useful to intending visitors to Jerusalem, as they are in the main topographical, and supply information that is necessary."- Sat. rev., Dec. 26.

Oliphant, Mrs. M. O. W. Jerusalem; its history

and hope. 1891.

"She has evidently not read the works of the critics whom she derides, except, indeed, those of M. Renan (that 'ape of genius'); and her habits of mind are, one fears, so inaccurate that it would be in vain for her to read any except those of a somewhat popular character. But I feel sure that if she had met with such a vivid and imaginative reconstruction of the times of the Isaiahs as Mr. George Adam Smith has presented, she would, in a fit of noble discontent, have cancelled at least one of the chapters in this volume. Discriminating friends of the author will, therefore, buy this handsome and well illustrated volume, partly for its picturesque descriptions and partly for the pleasant glimpses which it opens of a simple but ardent nature." -T. K. Cheyne in the Academy, Dec. 19. Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.



logue of the permanent collection, with app. of works deposited. 18th ed. 1890. Philips, F. C. Extenuating circumstances; a novel; and A French marriage; a novel. 1891. "Without having anything original or particularly clever about it, has at least the 'go' which, whatever else he may lack, is characteristic of the story-telling faculty of the author."- Academy, Aug. 8, 1891.

Piozzi, Mrs. H. L. S. T. Glimpses of Italian society in the 18th century; from [her] "Journey;" with introd. by Countess E. Martinengo Cesaresco.


"A most pleasant volume has been constructed out of Mrs. Piozzi's long-forgotten Observations and reflections.' The extracts have been chosen with judgment, and the illustrations selected so as really to illus. trate the text." Athenæum, Dec. 26.

Pyle, H. Men of iron.

The scene is laid in England during the reign of Henry IV. ... There are numerous striking scenes which admirably show the manner of life among the retainers of a great household, and the sports and exercises which formed the chief part of the education of a knight."Nation, Nov. 26.

Quintilianus, M. F. Institutionis oratoriæ lib. x;

rev. text; with introd. essay, etc., by W. Peterson. 1891.

"It is a large volume and the text is preceded by essays upon the author himself, the style, language, and

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"Instead of the brief explanations with which he wished to accompany the inscribed monuments, he furnishes us with thorough-going treatises, which not only illustrate but advance the present condition of our knowledge. Not only Italian, but other epigraphi cal and archæological sources have been utilized. The work will be especially valuable for the history of Roman law."- Amer. jour. of archæology, Mar. 1889. Ruskin, J: Val d'Arno; lectures on the Tuscan art [1250-80], before the Univ. of Oxford, 1873. 1886.

Saredo, L. (pseud. L: de Rosa). Chi rompe paga;


1873. Savonarola, G. M. F. M. Prediche; ed. riscontrata e corredata ed. per cura di G. Baccini. 1889. "M. Baccini vient de réimprimer vingt neuf sermons prononcés par Savonarole en 1496, et devenus presque introuvables. Tous ses discours avaient un trait commun; ils jetaient tous-qu'on me passe l'expression de l'huile sur le feu. Peu de science de composition, beaucoup de désordre, de longueurs, de répéti tions, mais de l'huile sur le feu, et de l'huile qui flambait vigoureusement Il s'adressait beaucoup au sentiment, très peu au raisonnement." Revue bleue, 2 fév.



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Somerville, E. E., and Ross, M. Naboth's vineyard; a novel. 1891.

"The merit of the work lies in the artistic selection of incident, graphic delineation of Irish peasant-life in its most intimate aspects, unfaltering distinctness of portraiture, and real dramatic force in handling strong situations. The personages of the story are all alive. The authors make their dramatis persona' reveal themselves in action and dialogue Although the story is very short, it abounds in those magical touches of description only possible to authors who write with their eye on the subject. Few novelists enable their readers to form an exact mental picture of the country in which their scene is laid."-Spectator, Nov.




Spyri, Frau J.

Heidis Lehr- und Wanderjahre; eine Geschichte für Kinder. 10e Aufl. [1891.] Stark, J. H. History and guide to the Bahama

Islands; illust. [1891.]

"A very good hand-book for the tourist, giving him information on present needs, and there are many bits of historical information packed away in the corners." Nation, Dec. 10.

Stebbing, W: Sir Walter Ralegh; a biography.


"His book slips between the chairs of history and literature. It is not supplied with enough documentary evidence or novelty of any kind for the first; it is not brilliant enough for the second. He never takes fire from his subject or puts colour or melody into his prose, but writes in short, clear sentences, excellently suited to a narrative studded with documentary evidence, but hardly to the author of the life of the most romantic figure in English history. In a popular estimate of Sir Walter Raleigh it is highly important to be accurate, minute, and cautious, but a still more essential thing is not to be dull." -Athenæum, Jan. 2.

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"Does not treat of Christian names or surnames and only partially of local nomenclature. The remaining contents are concerned ith personal and national nicknames, designations of religious sects and political parties, signs of inns and taverns, and names of wines and liquors, birds, etc. He never gives authority or evidence for his statements and he is scarcely ever right except in cases where it is almost impossible to go wrong." -Athenæum, Dec. 26. Walker, G: L. Thomas Hooker; preacher, founder, democrat. [1891.] (Makers of America.) "It is from the aptness, and the raciness of the quotations from old sermons, letters, and other documents that the book gets its most characteristic and agreeable flavor." Nation, Dec. 10.

Cotton Mather; the Puritan priest. (Makers of America.)

Wendell, B. [1891.] Woods, R. A. English social movements. 1891. "About English labour organizations, new and old, the various socialistic leagues, and their aims and methods, the university settlements, and reformatory schemes of the churches of London, and other sim. ilar subjects. The account aims to be objective, and is consistently so almost throughout; occasionally the writer's sympathy with Socialistic doctrine comes to the surface."- Nation, Dec. 3.

Alas, I. (pseud. Clarin). Su unico hijo, novela.


Arnold, Sir E. Japonica; illust. 1891.

"Distilling the essence of the best European and American writings concerning Japan, whether descrip. tive, critical, or philosophical, adding his own brilliant and kindly, rather than keen or profound observations, and flavoring all with the honey gathered by his own study of the native poetry, he presents us, as it were, with a pretty vase filled with sweet odors."- Nation, Dec. 3, 1891.

Ashton, J: Real sailor-songs; illust. 1891. Augur, C. H. Half-true tales; stories founded on fiction. 1891.

Beauvau, L: de. Le pas d'armes de la bergère, maintenu au tournoi de Tarascon; avec un précis de la chevalerie et des tournois [par G: A. Crapelet] et la relation du carrousel à Saumur, 20 juin 1828 [par le marquis Oudinot]. 1828.

Berdoe, E: Browning cyclopædia; a guide to the study of [his] works; with notes, etc.

"The author in his preface declares that up to its appearance there was no single book to which the reader could turn which gave an exposition of the leading ideas of every poem, and its key-note.' One may be pardoned for feeling a little surprise that Dr. Berdoe did not realize that the work had been already done, thoroughly and authoritatively in Mrs. Sutherland Orr's handbook,' and less completely, but with an independent critical insight to which Dr. Berdoe makes no preten. sions, in Mr. A. Symons's Introduction to the study of Browning.' Dr. Berdoe has worked hard, and has lighted up some dark and dim places as well as many which are neither dark nor dim to the average intelli. gence. But all that is for edification in his thick volume could have been, with every kind of advantage, got into a very thin one."- Athenæum, Jan. 23.

Berkeley, Com'r. H. Japanese letters; eastern

impressions of western men and manners; the correspondence of Tokiwara and Yashiri. 1891.

"The author has given us, under the thin disguise of letters labelled Japanese which are Japanese in the same sense as are Sullivan's music and opera singers an interesting contribution to the subject of Japan's attempt to appropriate Western civilization.". Nation, Feb. 11.

Besso, M. Roma nei proverbi e nei modi di dire. 1889.

Bixby, J. T. The crisis in morals; national ethics in the light of modern science. 1891.

"He clearly shows how baseless many of Spencer's theories are, and how inadequate as a basis of moral life; but when he comes to state his own ethical theory we find ourselves unable to agree with him, and we can. not regard his views as any improvement on those he criticises." Critic, Nov. 21.

(pseud. T. Bentzon).


Blanc, Mme. T. 3e éd.


"The accomplished French lady who writes under the name of 'Th. Bentzon' has not prepared us by any of her very numerous previous novels for so remarkable a work as Constance.' There is now no type of novel too difficult to be attempted by a writer who has dealt thus successfully with situations so complex as those which we find here. 'Constance' is an excellent book, to be recommended to all classes of readers." Athenæum, Aug. 11, 1891.

Boldrewood, R. (pseud. of T. A. Browne). A
colonial reformer. 1890. 3 v.
Bouchot, H: Les livres à vignettes. 1891. 2 v.
Brasseur, A., and Jourdain, F. Jean-Jean. [1891?]

Brown, G. B. The fine arts. 1891. manuals.)

(Univ. exten.

"It is likely to be valuable to that large number of people, who while unable to give much time to the study of art, are yet interested in the subject, and would like some guide to the better understanding of the artist's aims and ways of feeling, and some explanation of the main conventions of art. Admirable as far as it goes."

Nation, Oct. 22, 1891.

Browning, C: H. Americans of royal descent; genealogies. 2d ed. 1891.

Bruce, H: Life of General Houston, 1793-1863. [1891.] (Makers of America.)

"So faithful an account of the great Texan, and of the Texan crisis will hardly be found elsewhere in so compact and readable shape. The picture of Houston is spirited and attractive." — Literary world, Jan. 30. Casabianca, L. M., l'abbé. Le berceau de Colomb devant l'Institut de France et l'opinion publique. 1890.

Le berceau de Christophe Colomb et la Corse. 2e éd. 1890.

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Collins, J: C. Study of English literature; a plea for its recognition and organization at the universities. 1891.


"In this small volume, Mr. Collins renews his attack on the policy pursued by the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge towards the study of English literature. That these arguments are likely to convert philolo gists, who consider that there is nothing to learn and nothing to teach in English literature except words, is very unlikely; but they will strengthen the hands of the practical teachers who are urging on the authorities of those universities the doctrine that the greatest literature in the world should not be neglected simply because it is our own, and because every cultivated person has necessarily some casual and superficial acquain Academy, Dec. 12.

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Crane, W. Queen Summer; or, The tourney of the lily and the rose. 1891. "The verses are of a fanciful kind. The literary quality is not much. The art is of the decorative kind, in which Mr. Crane excels. The designs would be very effective on a wall; they do not appear to great advantage in their present form."- Spectator, Dec. 19. Crim, M. Adventures of a fair rebel. 1891.

"One approaches an autobiographical novel of the civil war with a certain degree of wariness. A pleasant disappointment, however, is experienced on reading the Adventures of a fair rebel.' The showing forth of the best aspects on both sides of the dreadful struggle is skillfully done, which does not, however, lessen the interest of the story as a story."- Nation, Dec. 31.


Cunningham, Sir H: S. Earl Canning. 1891. (Ru

lers of India.)

"Within the rather narrow limits prescribed to him by the unalterable laws of the Clarendon Press, Sir Henry Cunningham has admirably executed his task. The style, it need hardly be said, is worthy of the subject; easy, pungent, clear, and precise. In 200 it would be rather difficult to find an ill-constructed senpages tence or a false view of men and events, and here and there we have a solemn warning against making rash experiments in Indian administration under the cloak of philanthropy which men of all political parties would do well to recollect. And then full justice has been done to the memory of Lord Canning, without disparagement to the splendid performances of Lord Dalhousie." - Sat. rev., Dec. 26. Davidson, J: The great men; and a practical novelist. 1891.

"It goes without saying that there is a great deal of cleverness in Mr. John Davidson's new volume. But it is certainly not equal to Perfervid,' either in eccentric humour or in eccentric pathos." — Academy, Dec. 12.

Diderot, D. Le neveu de Rameau; satyre; avec une introd. par G: Monval; accomp. d'une notice et de la vie de J: F. Rameau par E. Thoinan. 1891. (Bibl. elzevir.) "Rien n'est singulier comme la destinée de ce chefd'œuvre de Diderot. Traduit en allemand par Goethe en 1805, sur un manuscrit original, il ne parut en français qu'en 1821, retraduit de Goethe. Depuis lors on n'en avait guère eu que des éditions fautives, fait sur des copies, et l'original autographe passait même pour perdu, quand M. Georges Monval le retrouva dans un volume de tragédies, relié entre un Alcide et Déjanire' et un imprimé anglais sur l'Amérique. C'est la reproduction textuelle de ce manuscrit qu'il vient de donner au public. Il n'est pas besoin d'insister sur l'importance et l'intérêt de cette publication."- Bibl. univ., oct. Dobson, H: A. William Hogarth. 1891.


Nearly half the book is entirely new, and is composed of the most complete and accurate bibliography of Hogarth yet published, with catalogues of his prints and pictures which deserve the same praise. For twenty years at least, and probably for some more, he has been a student of his present subject, which he may be said, at least for this generation, to have made his own. The bibliography is made more valuable by the concise notes of the author. Still more valuable is the list of prints, a list which could only have been com. piled by one who was a collector and a connoisseur. His notes on the various states are accurate as far as they go, and it is one of their merits that they do not go too far." Sat. rev., Dec. 12.

Dütschke, H. Olympos; tales of Greece and Rome; [tr. with Ely; illust. 1891.

"Mr. Talfourd Ely has given a popular and eminently readable account of the great Greek and Roman divinities. The author's treatment of the subject is scientific but does not cease to be popular. This is a really excellent book of its kind." — Spectator, Nov. 7. Eggleston, E: The faith doctor. 2 v.

"One breathes the very air of New York while fol. lowing the rapid movements of the story; and the impression which it leaves upon the mind is that of hav ing talked with all manner of interesting people, on topics that will keep one thinking."— Academy, Jan. 9. Eyrbyggia saga. Story of Ere-dwellers; with

the gods of add.] by T.

the Story of the Heath-slayings; Heitharvíga saga; [tr.] by W: Morris and E. Magnusson. 1891. (Saga lib.)

"The stories are not among the best for personal interest and epic unity of narrative, but the 'Story of the Heath-slayings' is extremely ancient, and few sagas are richer than the Eyrbyggia in curious details of law, custom, and belief."

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stories are, actually, not seldom about John Leech. Not seldom also they are not. Not seldom they are principally about Mr. Frith. We don't resent them very much, even when they are; for Mr. Frith is garrulous so amiably. But we cannot accept them as the exact equivalent of serious criticism or of paintaking_narra. tion." Frederick Wedmore in the Academy, Dec. 19. Girardin, M. Jean Jacques Rousseau; sa vie et

ses ouvrages; avec une introd. par E. Bersot. 1875. 2 v.

"A series of lectures on Rousseau and his social ideas. They abound in interest and fine criticism, and admit us to the Professor's mind even more than does his 'Cours.' No men were less alike in character than he and Rousseau; but St. Marc Girardin could be absolutely fair to genius, and the man who declared his faith in God to the very face of the Encyclopædists had merit in his eyes. The lectures appeared in the 'Revue des Deux Mondes,' and are now to be read in two very pleasant volumes. It has been said that as he spoke he created truisms' so practically wise were his remarks, and so consonant with human experience." — Spectator, Aug. 29.

Gontaut, J. de M. de N., duchesse de. Mémoires,

1773-1836. 1891.

"Mme. de Gontaut avait quatre-vingts ans lorsqu'elle écrivit ses Mémoires' et ne cherchait du reste nullement les effets de style. Mais elle avait une infinité de choses curieuses et amusantes à dire, et elle l'a fait avec un mélange de pénétration et de bienveillance qui rendent ce gros volume d'une lecture charmante."— Rev. bleue, sept.

Gore, C: Incarnation of the Son of God; Bampton lectures for 1891.

"This is a book which will make its mark in the history of Anglican theology. It is not often that we find a writer so full of exact learning as Mr. Gore, so entirely Mr. destitute of the Dryasdust characteristics. Gore puts his finger on the very centr of the issue between the Church which uses dogma only to prevent an encroachment on the revealed teaching of Christ, and the Church which uses dogma as a positive enlarge. ment of the sphere of revelation." -Spectator, Dec. 19. "It seems to us that Mr. Gore has done a very great service in bringing out as he has done the great danger of not verifying the teaching of any Christian Church to which we may belong, by the facts of our Lord's life and teaching as the early Church has declared them." - Spectator, Dec. 26.


Goss, E. H: Life of Col. Paul Revere; with portraits, illust., fac-similes, etc. Vol. 1. 1891. Griffis, W: E. Sir W: Johnson and the Six nations. [1891.] (Makers of America.) Hardy, T: Tess of the D'Urbervilles; a pure wo

man faithfully presented.

"Mr. Hardy has written a novel that is not only good, but great. Tess, herself, stands a credible, sympathetic Like creature, in the very forefront of his women. the scenes of pleasant rural comedy, and like the pa thetic incidents abounding in the book, each of them falls naturally into the picture, each by his very exist ence throws into relief the figure of this imperfect wo"Tess of the D'Urbervilles 'is well in front of Mr. Hardy's previous work, and is destined to rank high amongst the achievements of Victorian novelists." Athenæum, Jan. 9.



Hedge, F: H: Sermons. 1891.

The Comforter,' is the title of one of the most striking of these quiet and thoughtful though theologi. cally vague discourses." - Critic, Oct. 24.

Henty, G: A. A hidden foe. 1891. 2 v.

Those other animals. [1891.] (Whitefriars lib. of wit and humour.)

"A pleasant readable volume. The work of one who knows much about his subject, and is often interesting.". Spectator, Sept. 12.

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Hutton, C. Reminiscences of a gentlewoman of the last century; letters; ed. by Mrs. C. H. Beale. 1891.


"Gives a good idea of what life was to a clever wo. man of the middle class a hundred and thirty years ago, What interests us, are not her opinions of books. but the glimpses we obtain of a life which differs from our own in almost every particular. We are glad to be helped to realize the difficulties of travelling, to have some of the menus' of the dinners people ate at three o'clock, and to make the acquaintance of one of the first umbrellas in Birmingham, which was covered with oil silk, and so heavy that no lady could hold it for herself; but the most valuable portion of the book is the account of the Church and State riots' in 1791, which is partly written by Mr. Hutton."— Athenæum, Nov. 14.

Innsbruck. Gesellschaft von Freunden des Stubeithales. Stubei; Thal und Gebirg, Land und Leute; mit 306 Abbildungen und 3 Karten. 1891.

Lamborn, R. H. Mexican painting and painters; the development of the Spanish school in Mexico. 1891.


"The author gives some account of his researches in this new and hitherto unexplored field of art. Though many examples of the Spanish and other schools of European art were imported to New Spain in the days of Spanish prosperity, these have all been bought up by speculators during the revolutionary period, and transported to the old world. Dr. Lamborn concludes, therefore, that all save a small fraction of the thousands of canvasses that adorn the walls of the con. vents, churches, and private houses throughout the republic are the work of native artists. Dr. Lamborn in concluding his volume gives biographical notices of these native artists, of Spanish or Aztec origin, and, in an appendix, adds a descriptive catalogue of his collec tion of their works now on view at Memorial Hall [Phila.]."N. Y. Home journal, Dec. 16.

Lasson, A. Sint ut sunt; für das alte Gymnasium wider die Neuerer. 1890. Laurent, E. L'amour morbide. 1891.

Lee, K.. (Mrs. H: Jenner). Love or money; a novel.

"Beyond question a well-written and able novel."Academy, Nov. 21.

Mabie, H. W. Short studies in literature. 1891.

"Models of criticism as well as of interpretation. The hints and suggestions they give will be worth more to the average reader than tenfold the matter as the average critic or essayist would present it." Critic, Dec. 19.

McCosh, J. The tests of various kinds of truth; being a treatise of applied logic. 1891.

"Expounds the elements of philosophy, metaphysics, and logic to those who may not have time or taste for all the technicalities." - Critic, Oct. 24, 1891. MacDonald, G: The flight of the shadow. 1891. and others. A threefold cord; poems by three friends. [1891.]

Mairet, J.. (pseud. of Mme. M. H. Bigot.) Artiste. "On trouvera dans ce roman les qualités habituelles de notre collaboratrice, Mme. Jeanne Mairet, la simplicité n'excluant pas la force, le respect de la morale, l'analyse attentive du cœur." — Bibl. univ., sept.

Malet, G. Inventaire ou catalogue de l'ancienne bibliotheque [sic] du Louvre, fait en 1373; préc. de la diss. de [J.] Boivin sur la bibliothèque sous Charles v, Charles vi, et Charles VII; avec des notes. 1836.

Mannering, G: E: With axe and rope in the Now Zealand Alps; illust. 1891,

"Mr. Mannering describes his experiences with praiseworthy brevity and clearness. Only now and again in a well-chosen epithet or a brief sentence do we discover the deep feeling for mountain beauty, the heart-fellowship with mountains, that animates both him and his friends. He attempts no fine writing but goes straight to the point of his simple narrative." — Academy, Nov. 28.

"The accompanying map is clear and intelligible, a valuable aid towards understanding the letterpress; while the eighteen photogravures are good specimens of their kind, and give an additional charm to the book. Beside the ardour of the explorer, which comes out in every page, there is also a fine feeling for nature.

A most interesting book from the fact that it is one of the first instalments of a native New Zealand literature." - Spectator, Dec. 12.

Martyre de Ste. Agnès, Le; mystère en vieille

langue provençale; accomp. d'une trad. en regard et notes par A. L. Sardou. Nouv. éd. enr. de 16 morceaux de chant du 12e et du 13e siècle, repr. en notation moderne par l'abbé Raillard. 1877. Meyer, C. Geschichte der Provinz Posen. 1891. Michie, A. Missionaries in China. 1891.

"A valuable and suggestive discussion of one of the most perplexing problems confronting the Christian world; the writer who has lived for many years in va rious parts of the country. endeavors to explain the causes of the universal detestation of missionaries by a people who are completely tolerant of two great foreign religions, Mohammedanism and Buddhism." — Nation,

Feb. 27.

Mirkhond. Rauzat-us-Safa, or Garden of purity; The histories of prophets, kings, etc. Pt. 1, v. 1, 2; tr. by E. Rehatsek; ed. by F. F. Arbuthnot. 1891-92. 2 v. (Oriental Trans. Fund.) Molesworth, Mrs. M.. L.. S.

The Red Grange.


"There has been not a little change in Mrs. Moles. worth's stories, and a change not altogether for the bet ter. They show as much literary power as ever, but they are now, sometimes at least, not at all suited for the young." Spectator, Oct. 10.

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