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treated with the author's usual grace, wit, and lightness of touch. Few writers of our day say so many bright things to the page as Mr. Lang. The following is a rather good hit at a phase of American journalism: "In American country newspapers there is usually one column devoted to facetiæ, which appear to have been clipped out of the columns of other country papers. They live on each other, just as the natives of the Scilly Islands are feigned to eke out a precarious livelihood by taking in each other's washing." Samuel Pepys is thus neatly summarized: No man is a hero to his valet, and unluckily Samuel Pepys, by way of a valet, chose posterity. All the trifles of temper, habit, vice, and social ways, which a keen-eyed valet may observe in his master, Samuel Pepys carefully recorded about himself, and bequeathed to the diversion of future generations. The world knows Pepys as the only man who ever wrote honest confessions, for Rousseau could not possibly be candid for five minutes together, and Saint Augustine was heavily handicapped by being a saint." Mr. Lang is one of those genial writers who beguile us into serious thinking under pretence of amusing us; his prescriptions of thought and criticism are too pleasantly "put up" to be unpalatable to the most general of general readers.

M. JUSSERAND's "English Wayfaring Life in the Middle Ages (XIV. Century)," translated by Miss Lucy Toulmin Smith, is one of those works of detail, the fruit of great industry and erudition, which may be called a magazine of historical information, rather than a vivid historical picture. The careful student can obtain from it an accurate knowledge of this department of social life; but to general readers the descriptions lack vividness and picturesqueness, being rather a systematic analysis than a delineation of social relations. Having said so much, rather by way of definition than of criticism, we must give the highest praise to the book— its original execution, the accuracy and correctness of the translation, and the variety and excellence of the illustrations. These last are so numerous and so graphic that even without any text they would present a pretty complete picture of life upon the road in the Middle Ages. The book is divided into three parts: English Roads (including Bridges, Inns, etc.), Lay Wayfarers, and Religious Wayfarers; each part being divided into three chapters. In the chapter upon Religious Wayfarers, our author fully confirms the commonly received notions of the low state of morality among these classes, at the close of the Middle Ages, and the abuses of indulgences. Perhaps the most interesting discussion in the volume is in Chapter III. of Part II., 66 Outlaws, Wandering Workmen, and Peasants Out of Bond," the statements of which afford a valuable commentary to Professor Thorold Rogers's investigations into the results of the Black Death. It contains (page 274) an interesting comparison between the peasants' revolts of France and of England,

showing the more cool and orderly, and at the same time really more formidable, character of Wat Tyler's rebellion, as compared with that of the Jacquerie. An appendix contains some valuable documents. (Putnam.)

MR. WILSON W. BLAKE has industriously collected a great mass of information, and published it in handsome form in "The Cross, Ancient and The illustrations are one Modern" (Randolph). hundred and four in number, averaging exactly two to a page. It is certainly a useful piece of work, if only as material for future students; but we cannot say that the author's judgment equals his industry. The book contains much that is really curious and valuable. But there is always a great deal that is nonsensical and fallacious about such coincidences as those here pointed out, and we find no serious attempt to discriminate between forms that may really have had some meaning, and those in which the resemblance is only fortuitous. For example, on page 19 we have a number of Roman standards, in which the cross-piece of course presents the shape of which he is in search, but with absolutely no meaning. On the same page is a Roman denarius, on which the X (the symbol for ten asses) is made to do service for a " Cross of Saturn whatever that may be. Nothing is simpler or more natural than the form of the cross, which is the simplest combination of two straight lines, and in half the illustrations of this book is wholly innocent of religious or symbolic meaning.

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MR. THISTLETON DYER'S "Folk-Lore of Plants" (Appleton) is a welcome contribution to a subject which is now attracting much attention. It is a study at once of literature, of flower-culture, and of popular superstitions, all woven together in an attractive and entertaining way. Nor is it merely the gossip of folk-lore; the scholarship and philosophy of the object find adequate treatment. The titles of some of the chapters will show sufficiently the scope of the book. It begins with "Plant Life," followed by "Primitive and Savage Notions respecting Plants," and "Plant Worship." Other chapters (there are twenty-three in all) are Plants in Witchcraft," "Plants and the Weather," "Plants and the Calendar," Children's Rhymes and Games." All these chapters are full of quaint and

interesting information.


July, 1889.

Academical Oratory, Decline of. Andover.
American Diplomat, An. J. L. White. Dial.
André's Last Days. J. O. Dykman. Mag. Am. History.
Books That Have Hindered Me. Agnes Repplier. Atlantic.
Brandywine, The. H. M. Jenkins. Harper.
Christianity and Agnosticism. Rev. Dr. Wace. Pop. Science.
Civil Liberty. W. G. Sumner. Popular Science.
Creeds in Scotland. A. T. Innes. Andover.
Emerson's Private Life. O. F. Emerson. Dial.
English Men of Action. J. J. Halsey. Dial.
Fiction, Recent. Wm. M. Payne, Dial.
Fungi. T. H. McBride. Popular Science.

Glass-Making. W. A. Rogers. Harper.
Goethe. Mary E. Nutting. Andover.
Higher Education, Discipline in. N. S. Shaler.


Huxley, Explanation to. Bishop of Peterborough. Pop. Sci.
Iowa. Mr. Justice Miller. Harper.
Lewis, Henry Carvill. Popular Science.

Medicine, Limitations of. S. S. Burt. Popular Science.
Mississippi, Discovery of. H. L. Reynolds. Mag. Am. Hist.
Muscle and Mind. Frances E. White. Popular Science.
North American Half Breeds. Wm. Barrows. Andover.
Old Masters in New York. W. H. Downes. Nantic.
Oxford Movement in the English Church. Andover.
Petersburg Palaces. Theo. Child. Harper,
Polynesian Kinship. C. N. Starcke. Popular Science.
Railway Maladjustments. Benj. Reece. Popular Science.
Reality. F. H. Johnson. Andover.

Recent Books on Social Questions. John Bascom. Dial.
Sea-Butterflies. Carl Vogt. Popular Science.
Sea-Fishes, Artificial Propagation of. Popular Science.
South and the School Problem. A. G. Haygood. Harper.
Suicide. C. W. Pilgrim. Popular Science.
Telegraph System. C. L. Buckingham. Scribner.
Theological Seminaries, Over-Training in. Andover.
Trotting Races. H. C. Merwin. Atlantic.

Van de Velde, Adriaan. E. Mason. Harper.
Washington and William the Silent. Mag. Am. History.
Washington Centenial. Martha J. Lamb. Mag. Am. History.


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The_Writings of George Washington. Collected and Edited by Worthington Chauncey Ford. In 14 volumes. Vol. II., 1758-1775. Royal Svo, pp. 502. Gilt top. G. P. Putnam's Sons. $5.00.


George Washington. By Henry Cabot Lodge. In two volumes. 16mo. Gilt top. 'American Statesmen." Houghton, Mifflin & Co. $2.50. Rogers and His Contemporaries. By P. W. Clayden, author of "The Early Life of Samuel Rogers." In two vols. 8vo. Gilt top. London: Smith, Elder & Co. $5. Amiel's Journal. The Journal Intime of Henri-Frédéric Amiel. Translated, with an Introduction and Notes, by Mrs. Humphry Ward, author of "Robert Elsmere." New Edition with a Portrait. 12mo, pp. 318. Uncut. Macmillan & Co. $1.75.

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Indoor Studies. By John Burroughs, author of "Wake
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The Jew in English Fiction. By Rabbi David Philipson,
D.D. 16mo, pp. 156. Robert Clarke & Co. $1.00.
Theocritus, Bion, and Moschus rendered into English
Prose, with an Introductory Essay, by A. Lang, M.A.
18mo, pp. 210. Uncut. Macmillan & Co. $1.25.
Essays by De Quincey: Murder Considered as One of the
Fine Arts; Three Memorable Murders; and the Spanish
Nun. 24mo, pp. 303.
Putnam's "Knicker-
bocker Nuggets." $1.00.
The Wit and Wisdom of Sydney Smith. A Selection
of the Most Memorable Passages in His Writings and
Conversation. 24mo, pp. 445. Gilt top.
"Knickerbocker Nuggets." $1.00.
Deacons. By W. H. H. Murray, author of Adventures in
the Wilderness." 16mo, pp. 82. Cupples & Hurd. 75 cts.
The Sufferings of Christ: Their Origin, Nature, and Re-
sults. Mission Sermons. By Professor W. Clark, LL.D.
Delivered during Holy Week, 1889, at Grace Church,
Detroit, Mich. 4to, pp. 32. Detroit: Young Men's
Association of Grace Church.

My Confession. Count Lyof N. Tolstoï. Translated from the Russian. A Companion Book to "My Religion." 12mo, pp. 242. Paper. T. Y. Crowell & Co. 50 cents.


Diego Velazquez and His Times. By Carl Justi, Professor at the University of Bonn. Translated by Professor A. H. Keane, B.A., F.R.G.S., and Revised by the Author. With Etched Portrait and many Illustrations. 4to, pp. 506. Gilt top. J. B. Lippincott Co. Halfleather. $10.00.

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Henry the Seventh. By James Gairdner. 16mo, pp. 219. Macmillan's "Twelve English Statesmen." 60 cents. Wellington. By George Hooper. With Portrait. 16mo. pp. 254. Macmillan's "English Men of Action." 60 cts. The Winning of The West. By Theodore Roosevelt, author of Hunting Trips of a Ranchman. 2 vols. 8vo. Gilt top. G. P. Putnam's Sons. $5.00.

The Crusade of Richard I., 1189-92. Selected and Arranged by T. A. Archer, B.A. 16mo, pp. 395. Gilt top. English History by Contemporary Writers." G. P.

Putnam's Sons. $1.25.

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The River Towns of Connecticut: A Study of Wethersfield, Hartford, and Windsor. By Charles M. Andrews. Svo, pp. 126. Paper. "Johns Hopkins University Studies." $1.00.

The Beginnings of New England; or, The Puritan Theocracy and Its Relations to Civil and Religious Liberty. By John Fiske. 12mo, pp. 296. Houghton, Mifflin & Co. $2.00.

SCIENCE-PHILOSOPHY. The Ice Age in North America, and Its Bearings upon the Antiquity of Man. By G. Frederick Dwight, D.D., LL.D., F.G.S.A., author of " Logic of Christian Evidences." With an Appendix on The Probable Cause of Glaciation," by Warren Upham, F.G.S.A. Many New Maps and Illustrations. Svo, pp. 622. D. Appleton & Co. $5.00.

Darwinism. An Exposition of the Theory of Natural Selection, with Some of Its Applications, By Alfred Russell Wallace, LL.D., F.L.S. Illustrated. 12mo, pp. 494, Macmillan & Co. $1.75.

Kant's Critical Philosophy for English Readers. By John P. Mahaffy, D.D., and John H. Bernard, B.D. A New and Completed Edition. Volume I., The Kritik of Pure Reason Explained and Defended. 12 mo., pp. 389. Macmillan & Co. $1.75.

Psychology as a Natural Science applied to the Solution of Occult Psychic Phenomena. By C. G. Raue, M.D. 8vo, pp. 541. Porter & Coates. $3.50. Geonomy: Creation of the Continents by the Ocean Currents; and Kosmo-nomia: The Growth of Worlds and the Cause of Gravitation. By J. Stanley Grimes, author of "Problems of Creation." 16mo. J. B. Lippincott Co. 50 cents. Fundamental Problems. The Method of Philosophy as a Systematic Arrangement of Knowledge. By Dr. Paul Carus. 12mo, pp. 267. Open Court Pub'g Co. $1.00.

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The Fall of Kilman Kon. By Arthur Cummings. 16mo, pp. 348. G. W. Dillingham. $1.50.

Kophetua the Thirteenth. By Julian Corbett, author of "The Fall of Asgard." 16mo, pp. 333. Macmillan &

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Two Daughters of One Race. By W. Heimburg, author of "Gertrude's Marriage." Translated by Mrs. D. M. Lowrey. Illustrated. 12mo, pp. 329. Paper. Uncut. Worthington Co. 75 cents.

In the Wire-Grass. A Novel. By Louis Pendleton, author
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The Scarlet Letter. By Nathaniel Hawthorne. 16mo, pp. 312. Riverside Paper Series." Houghton, Mifflin

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The Government Year Book: A Record of the Forms and Methods of Government in Great Britain, Her Colonies, and Foreign Countries, 1889, with an Introduction on the Diffusion of Popular Government over the Globe, the Nature and Extent of International Jurisdictions, and a Review of the Chief Occurences Affecting National and International Government in 1888. Edited by Lewis Sargent, author of "New Greece." 12mo, pp. 550. London: T. Fisher Unwin. $2.00.

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