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Englemann, R., and Anderson, W. C. F.


rial atlas to Homer's Iliad and Odyssey; illust. from ancient art, with descr. text, and an epitome of each book. Ffoulkes, Rev. E. S. History of the church of S. Mary the Virgin, Oxford, from Domesday to [1834].

"Few churches have a more interesting history. Not a movement has swept over the Church of England which has not found its clearest expression in the pul. pit of the University Church, and there have been few great historical events which cannot be brought into some sort of connexion with St. Mary's. He traces the history of the University preaching from the first ser. mon known to have been delivered in St. Mary's by Walter Herby down to Hampden and Newman, and the light which he throws upon the history of pulpit oratory in England is a distinctly valuable feature of the book." - Sat. rev., Sept. 3.

Fielding, H. Journal of a voyage to Lisbon; with introd. and notes by A. Dobson.

"To appreciate the Journal one must never lay aside the thought that the writer is dying, remembering that we feel the self command, the detachment of mind, the humour and the judgment that pervades these pages. Otherwise he would beguile us into forgetting what he knew from the outset of the voyage, by his fresh and vigorous portraits of Captain Veal, his nephew, the innkeeper and his wife; by his vignettes of places and things; also by his large discourse on subjects by the way." Spectator, June 11.

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"Allen has a larger hold on popular interest because of a sort of resemblance to Abraham Lincoln on the humorous side. The racy remarks of both will live for ages in the mouths and memories of men. Mr. Hall's style is terse, usually clear, and he gives a more vivid picture of scenes in Allen's career by grouping around them contemporary events. Familiar facts under his pen assume an unexpected freshness, and a reader be. comes reluctant to lay down the volume till he reaches the last chapter."- Nation, Sept. 1.

Heath, V. Recollections.

"Mr. Heath's great success as a photographer, his friendly reception in the homes of the nobility, and his personal adventures in travelling through the country are pleasantly described. The anecdotes of artists, though comparatively insignificant, may amuse lovers of gossip.". Spectator, June 4. Herndon, R: Boston of today; a glance at its history and character, with biog. sketches and portraits of many professional and business men; ed. by E. M. Bacon; illust. Herrick, R. The Hesperides and Noble numbers; ed. by A. Pollard; pref. by A. C. Swinburne. 1891. 2 v. "Pretty volume. Mr. Pollard has annotated and commented modestly, painstakingly, methodically, and as future students will find, to such purpose that the 'husks' of Herrick, the dates, parish registers, wills, and other official records, will not need to be resifted. That reference may be the easier, the poems have been numbered, for the first time; and this in the case of a writer whose works are arranged after no very definite system is a great convenience. The manuscript or other alternative versions of the Hesperides,' where these exist, have been collated, and in several instances reprinted for the behoof of curious investigators. The history of men to whom Herrick referred or addressed verses is succinctly reported." — Athenæum, July 23.

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Heyse, P. Merlin; Roman in 7 Büchern. 2e

Aufl. 3 v. Histoire des Seigneurs de Gavres; roman du 15e siècle; pub. par Van Dale. [1845.] Holtzendorff, Dr. F. von. Handbuch des Völkerrechts; auf Grundlage europäischer Staatspraxis. 1885. 4 v. Register. 1889.

Hope, A. Mr. Witt's widow; a frivolous tale.

"Is written by a humorous man, and takes a humorous view of the vast majority of situations. Mrs. Witt is a combination of various characters more or less known in fiction, but Mr. Hope has made a diverting figure out of his combination, and has filled in the corners of his canvas ingeniously enough." — Athenæum, Apr. 30.

Hornung, E. W: Under two skies; a coll. of sto


"The colonial story alternates with the story of home life; it is the former that appears to be the better. The luckiest man in the colony' is probably the clev. erest bit of writing as well as the most artistic in conception and handling. As a whole the book may be described as greatly above the average of its class." Athenæum, May 14.

Howells, W: D. A letter of introduction; farce. "In this clever little bit of conversation we have the Englishman who is doing America' described without the least exaggeration, and yet he is irrisistibly droll."Literary world, Sept. 10.

Hume, F. W. When I lived in Bohemia; papers from the portfolio of Peter --, Esq.

"There are those who are skeptical as to the existence of Grubb Street, and regard Bohemia also as a fabulous country. Mr. Hume has collected certain papers which, we fear, will not lighten the darkness of doubters in any considerable degree, and will convince all readers of Murger that the 'vie de Bohème' is greatly degenerated, and decidedly dull. Here and there are passages not uncheerful in the volume, and Mr. Hallward's drawings are not without spirit."-Sat. rev., Sept. 3.

Hutchinson, H. N. The story of the hills; account of mountains and how they were made.

"Clearly, pleasantly, and accurately written, it is a volume that may be unhesitatingly recommended to the traveller or student seeking information on mountain structure."- Athenæum, July 9.

James, C: T. C. Holy wedlock; a story of things

as they are.

"By far the best thing in the book is the excellent picture of a sharp-tongued, but kind-hearted, old Scotch lady, whose tirades against the insincerities of society in general and of the marriage market in particular are invariably racy and sometimes delightful." -Athe naum, May 14.

Johnston, R: M. Dukesbourough tales; the chronicles of Mr. Bill Williams. Krauske, O: Die Entwickelung der ständigen Diplomatie vom 15 Jahrh. bis zu den Beschlüssen von 1815 und 1818. 1885. Vanitas; po

Lee, V. (pseud. of Violet Paget.)

lite stories.

"Are decidedly above the average in originality, in style, and in a certain latter-day subtlety which is very agreeable and charming to latter-day readers." — Literary world, Sept. 10.

Lehmann, R. C.

The Billsbury election; and other papers from Punch.

"A render who had not looked at the title-page would certainly pronounce Mr. Lehmann's pieces to be juvenile exercises in satirical humour, showing some familiarity with literature of a similar kind, but no original experience of life." — Athenæum, Aug. 27. Lindau, R. Martha; Roman. Livre d'or, Le, de J. F. Millet, illust. de 17 eauxfortes par F. Jacque. [18-] Lombroso, C., and Laschi, R. Le crime politique et les révolutions; par rapport au droit, à l'anthropologie criminelle, et à la science du gouvernement; tr. par A. Bouchard. 2 v. McCarthy, J. Linley Rochford; a novel. 1874. Mariet, J. (pseud. of Mme. M. H. Bigot). Charge d'âme.

Marryat, F. (now Mrs. F. Lean). The nobler sex. There are points in the history so analogous to Miss Marryat's own career as to give it the atmosphere of personal reminiscence, and altogether the record is as distasteful as it is objectionable." — Literary world, Sept. 10.

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"The general scope appears to be that, as regards that part of the wage which is not reckoned in money, e. g., the condition under which men worked and the continuity of their work, machinery had introduced a a greater strain, and to that extent reduced wages; and that, as regards the actual money wages, while reduced prices constituted a real rise, yet irregularity of production tended to a violent fluctuation of wages, against which there was no sufficient organisation as a bulwark.". Westminster rev., July.

Niven, R: British angler's lexicon; illust.

"Resembles an amplified trade catalogue, and has no pretensions to literary merit. It is a somewhat imper. fect endeavour to treat all matters connected with ang. ling in a manner between that of a dictionary and the greater detail of an encyclopædia. When improved by judicious addition and omission it will become a valuable book of reference." — Athenæum, June 25. Norman, J: H. Complete guide to metal monetary

systems; also to foreign and colonial exchanges; with aids to the construction of the science of money.

Ordine della solennissima processione fatta dal sommo pontifice, nell' alma città di Roma, per la noua della destruttione della setta Vgonatana, 1572; photolith. from copy in Bodleian library, iss. by E: W. B. Nicholson. [1891.]

"Of primary historical importance as throwing a very lurid light on the indecent rejoicings with which the Roman court received the news of the massacre of St. Bartholomew's Eve." - Athenæum, July 30. Ouroussow, Prince A. M. Résumé hist. des principaux traités de paix entre les puissances européennes, 1648-1878. 1885.

Pachtler, G. M. Ratio studiorum et institutiones scholasticae Soc. Jesu per Germaniam olim vigentes. 1887. 3 v.

Payn, J. A modern Dick Whittington. 2 v.

"Mr. Payn has a workmanlike way of telling a story and his last novel betrays the practised hand on every, page. The villain is the least natural and the wonk est character in the book, which is otherwise full of good things from every point of view." — Athenaum, July 16.

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Rémusat, P. I.: E. de. A Thiers; tr. by M. B. Anderson. (Great French writers.) Richepin, J: Par le glaive; drame en vers.


Le drame a les défauts du genre; il a de plus les défauts de M. Richepin. Une trop grande facilitié, qui tourne facilement à la redondance, à la phrase; un vocabulaire assez restreint; surtout une souplesse, une aisance telles qu'elles vous inspirent une sorte de défiance; je n'ose dire que tout cela sonne le faux, ce serait fort exagéré et fort injuste; on sent dans cet héroïsme quelque part de convention, un peu d'insincérité aussi, un je ne sais quoi qui sent la facture et qui vous empêche de goûter pleinement de fort belles scènes. Bi Par le glaive' a les défauts de M. Richepin, il en a aussi les qualités, et les qualités ne sont pas médiocres; je ne sais que M. Richepin qui soit, en ce moment, capable d'en écrire un pareil.". Revue bleue, 20 fév.


Rogers, Z., and Mumford, T. Groton Heights and New London, 1781. 1881. Saintsbury, G: 17th century lyrics.

"The selections are so well made that it will be hard for the most captious critic to find anything to cavil at, the editor having wisely included many well-known poems as well as the less familiar ones. Nothing has changed more completely in history than the English character since the days of Merry England.' Should any unbiased critic, not knowing our literature, read a number of such poems as are included in this book, and then turn to a selection of lyrics of this century, were it not that both sets are in English, he would swear that the respective authors were men of a differ. ent nationality." - Spectator, June 11.

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Salzenberg, W. Alt-christliche Baudenkmale von Constantinopel von 5. bis 12. Jahrh. 1854. Savage, R: H: The little lady of Lagunitas; a Franco-Californian romance. 2 v.

"Mr. Savage's earlier venture, My official wife,' aroused anticipations which are not fulfilled in the work before us." - Athenaeum, Aug. 6. Scottish clans, The, and their tartans; with notes.

2d ed.

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Torrey, B. The foot-path way.

Toynbee, P. Specimens of Old French, 9-15 centuries; with introd., notes, and glossary. (Clarendon press ser.)

"For nearly twenty years past, though a few isolated discoveries of interest are still made from time to time, the bulk of old French literature has been fairly known. Yet we have had no thoroughgoing chrestomathy of it in English. And such a chrestomathy, with glossary attached, is almost indispensable to the study."- Sat. rev., Aug. 6.

Tylor, C: The Huguenots in the 17th century, including the history of the Edict of Nantes, 1598-1685.

Usher or Ussher, J., Abp. of Armagh. Annales Veteris et Novi Testamenti,cum rerum Asiat. et Egypt. chronico, usque ad Reipublicæ Judaicæ excidium; acced., De chronol. Veteris Test., De Macedonum et Asianorum anno solari, De symbolis; pref., Usserii Vita à T: Smitho conscr. Ed. nova. 1722. Vogüé, C: J: M., marq. de. Malplaquet et Denain. Williams, C: Life of Lieut.-Gen. Sir H: Evelyn


"We cannot applaud the taste which is exhibited throughout these pages. Gush is peculiarly out of place in a soldier's biography."- Sat. rev., June 18. Winchester, Mass. 250 anniversary of the first white settlement within the territory of Winchester. [1890.]

Wood, Rev. W: C. Five problems of state and re

ligion. 1877.

Woodward, P. H. 1792-1892; one hundred years of the Hartford Bank now the Hartford National Bank.

Andrews, C: M. The old English manor; a study in English economic history. (Johns Hopkins Univ. Studies.)

"Dr. Andrews has not merely noted all important work, but has used his notes with thought and judg ment. It was a matter requiring a true scholar's dis cretion to give a clear and connected view of what is really known from our evidences, what is generally accepted as proved or highly probable, and what parts of the field are still obscure. Dr. Andrews has done this exceedingly well, and his book, though hardly addressed to readers who know nothing of the subject, may be commended to students as the best general introduction yet produced.". - Sat. rev., Sept. 3. Anstey, F. (pseud. of F. A. Guthrie).


Punch's model music-hall songs and dramas. "The songs are very smart, but except in the quality of the versification they do not appear to differ much from the article they are meant to satirize. The introductions at the beginning of the volume and before each piece are not very happy bits of humour." —Athenæum, Aug. 27.

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Baylies, F. The original of local and other names; letter to P. W. Leland. 1879. (Elzevir Club ser.) Bémont, C: Chartes des libertés anglaises, 11001305; avec une introd. et des notes.

Bussière, G., and Legouis, E. Le général Michel Beaupuy, 1755-96. 1891.

Byrne, Mrs. J. C. B. Gossip of the century; per

sonal and traditional memories, social, literary, artistic. 2 v.

"The large majority of the recollections are of no little interest, and throw many side lights upon the distinguished characters who are their subjects. The author seems to haye seen or known in some degree nearly every prominent person of the years 1825-75. We have found the first volume the more entertaining with its chapters on court gossip, and social, literary, and political celebrities, men of the sword, of the law, and of medicine. The second volume is devoted to the dramatic stage and the opera, and painters and sculp tors." Literary world, Sept. 24.

Chapon, L: L. Le jugement dernier de MichelAnge; préf. par E. Ollivier, avec une planche explicative.

Chauveau, M. E. Le droit des gens ou droit international public; introduction. 1891.

"Très utile ouvrage, qui peut prendre place à coté de ''Introduction à l'étude du droit international,' qu'a publiée, il y a déjà treize ans, M. Renault." - Rev. de droit internat., v. 24.

Church, Rev. A. J. Pictures from Roman life and

Carey, R. N. "But men must work."

The people are sketched in and the plot is worked out with the delicacy of touch and brightness of effect familiar to Miss Carey's readers." Academy, Sept. 3.

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Frankle, Gen. J. 1640-1890; the story of a New England town; 250th anniversary. 1891. Gerson, J: C. La Dance macabre; peinte sous les charniers des Saints Innocents de Paris, 1425; repr. de l'éd. princeps donnée par G. Marchant, 1485; avec introd. par l'abbé V. Dufour. 1891.

Gillray, J., and others. Caricatures.

Griffin, Sir L. Ramjit Singh. (Rulers of India.)

"Sir Leppel graphically tells us what, a hundred years ago, was the political situation in which a man of exceptional vigour and audacity could create a kingdom and a name for himself. We are told how a Sikh who could just read and write, who consumed brandy and opium in enormous quantities, and who though never needlessly cruel, was not troubled with scruples when anything stood in his way, seized one district after another, and from such cities as Lahore, and Amritsur gradually established a wide dominion from Peshawur to the Beas, and from the Himalayas to the Derajat.”. Sat. rev., Sept. 17.

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Discours chrétiens et spirituels sur divers sujets qui regardent la vie intérieure; tirés la plupart de la Ste. Ecriture. Nouv. éd. 1790. 2 v. Justifications de [sa] doctrine; avec un Examen de la 9e et 10e Conférences de Cassien sur l'état fixe de l'oraison continuelle par Fénélon. Nouv. éd. 1790. 3 v. Opuscules spirituels. Nouv. éd. 2 v. 1790. La vie de Mme. Guyon, écrite par elle-même;

qui contient toutes les expériences de la vie intérieure. Nouv. éd. 1791. 3 v.

Hammer, J: D. Account of a plan for civilizing the N. Amer. Indians, proposed in the 18th century; ed. by P. I.. Ford. 1890. Harrisse, H: Discovery of North America; a critical, documentary, and historic investigation; with essay on the early cartography, incl. descr. of maps before 1536; added, chronol. of voyages westward, 1431-1504, biog. accts. of pilots, and list of orig. names of registrations, etc.

"In every sense a weighty book. We acknowledge its immense importance to the student of the early history and hydrography of the two Americas, and the peerless rank in this department of knowledge which Mr. Harrisse possesses. We have never seen so good a chronicle as is here given of the numerous experimen tal voyages, which for sixty years before 1492, were made towards the west to discover new islands, and even a continent, which some of these adventurers professed a hope of reaching." - Nation, Sept. 29. Hector, Mrs. A. F. For his sake; a novel.

"Whatever other shortcomings Mrs. Alexander's novels possess they are never deficient in plot. Each of them is built on a symmetrical, rounded, old fashioned scheme, and they all present us with very much the same stock company. These dramatis persona' confront us afresh in For his sake,' and somehow we are not sorry to meet them again, though long experi ence of their ways enables us to foresee the end of their fortunes from the beginning.". Literary world, Sept.


Heilprin, L: Historical reference book; a chron. table of universal history; a chron. dict. of univ. hist.; a biog. dict.; with geog. notes. 3d ed.

"The most compact, convenient, accurate, and authoritative work of the kind in the language; a happy combination of history, biography, and geography.' Nation, Aug. 11.

Heine, H: Germany. 2 v.

"The book might be sub-titled 'Heine,' for it contains more of him than it does of Germany, and sparkles with personalia.' Piquancy is Heine's forte: he permeates all this dead German philosophy with his globules of mercurial wit until it fairly shines like something alive; dead poets come to life again; dead lips speak; Mme. de Staël is scourged out of the temple, and her false money is no longer allowed to pass current as true German coin."


Plan routier de la ville et fauxbourgs de Paris. 1832. Hodgetts, E. A. B. In the track of the Russian famine; pers. narr. of a journey through Russia.

"An interesting account of his experiences. He gives a sombre picture relieved by notices of the courageous efforts made by Russian gentlemen and ladies here and there to relieve their suffering country-people." -Athenæum, Aug. 20.

Howard, S. Devon herd-book; containing pedigrees of Devon cattle, with the names of their breeders. Vol. 3. 1859.

Howell, J. Epistolæ Ho-elianæ; familiar letters; ed., annot., and indexed by J. Jacobs. 2 v. "The labour and learning Mr. Jacobs has bestowed on the editing of them are worthy of warm recognition. He has been at pains to give a correct text; he has in a pleasant introduction furnished new particulars of Howell's life and pedigree, and has discussed the vexed problem of the authenticity of the letters; while in his notes he has identified personages mentioned in the letters, elucidated allusions, and thus greatly increased our understanding of the correspondence." Athenæum, July 16.

Johnston, R: M. Mr. Fortner's marital claims;

and other stories.

"Contains a number of short stories of Georgia life. All are good; they are told with a certain vigor and sympathy, not unmixed with humor, which make the collection as a whole very creditable to the writer." Literary world, Sept. 24.

Jones, H. L., and Lockwood, C. B. Swin, Swale,

and Swatchway; or, Cruises down the Thames, Medway, and Essex rivers; illust. "The account which Mr. Jones, with the help of friends, gives, may help to bring popularity to a much neglected part of the English coast. We do not know that this is always a praiseworthy thing to do, but the readers who will be induced to take a boat and sail to Wivenhoe are not the sort of persons who spoil seaside places." Sat. rev., Aug. 20.

Kirby, T: F:

Annals of Winchester College, 1382[1892]; with app. cont. the charter of foundation, Wykeham's Statutes of 1400, etc.; pub. under sanction of the warden, etc. "Not only every Wykehamist, but every public school man has incurred a debt of gratitude to Mr. Kirby for having brought back to knowledge the foundation and early history of the institution which has been the original and type, and the not least brilliant specimen of our English public schools."- Spectator, June 4.

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