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period who belongs to the over-educated classes. improbabilities, is a good book, and has a good ings at the Gaiety. (Mr. Simpson, by-theHe indulges a tendency to speculation, is hero. It would indeed be difficult to avoid way, stigmatises Mr. Hollingshead's theatre ignorant in two or three foreign languages, being heroic if one was bronzed and bearded, with some asperity as “that fleshly paradise and admits only the severest literature into six feet two, possessed of a competence, and of the modern swell.” The manager of the his sanctum. Whether such a character is moreover called Torrington Torwood. Miss Gaiety should look to it.) This jeunesse dorée likely o make a good hero or not, even in a Everett-Green manages her plot, in spite of interlards its conversation with scraps of novel, is perhaps an open question. But its intricacy, with genuine skill, and there is French and Italian as guardsmen are wont to Geoffrey, in Down the Way, is but a conven- plenty of incident and surprise. But we wish do in Ouida's pages. They also talk of their tional portrait, and there are none of those she had been content to bring her novel to a female acquaintance as "the Redmayne," &c., little touches which give life. As he in- close when the åvayráplois was complete, and which is also peculiar to the guardsman as variably treats young ladies with deliberate our excitement at its height. For the interest | Ouida knows him. Sir Cyril, among other contempt, he generally excites a tender interest really ceases at this point, and the concluding things, is in league with a burglar, tries to in the female bosom. So is it with Laura, a chapters form rather a tedious epilogue. The abduct the heroine in a four-wheeler-so it much fresher and more natural character, villains are unsatisfactory; they do not seem appearscommits a murder, and is killed in a described somewhat after the manner of Miss part and parcel of the author's experience, as duel. There is also a poet in the story who Broughton's heroines. She is awkward and Maud certainly does. The deception Torwood apostrophises the heroine he loves and betraps ugly, that is to say, at the beginning of the practises is certainly perilous, but perhaps as “a lily-angel of the Annunciation," but at book, though at the end she has apparently possible; and (to take a liberty with the that moment the sun was falling on her hair become gracious and beautiful. She is also poet) “out of this nettle, danger," Miss Green and "forming a perfect coronal of stars." the ill-treated one in a large family of girls, has "plucked the flower, success." The Omne ignotum pro mirifico is not a bad Fariant, and has brought upon herself much of the conversations are, without doubt, the best but Mr. Simpson should look to his quotations
, neglect with which she is visited by her own thing in the book; they are neither clever and sedulously eschew Ouida. peevishness and jealousy. Geoffrey treats her nor epigrammatic, but easy and natural, and Except for two or three digressions Mrs. with unusual condescension, because he feels to say this is high praise. The document Sale Lloyd tells her story simply enough, that he can“ widen her life, and to do this appended at the end of the third volume Lady Baxindale, a very disagreeable and is apparently his vocation. Of course the is unnecessary, and the practice is not one rather exaggerated character, has apparently reader knows what will happen; but, un- to be commended. Stories generally do married her husband in order to show him fortunately, Geoffrey is beset by searchings of not gain credibility because you have wit- what a miserable and monotonous thing heart and the beauty of Laura's elder sister, nesses prepared to swear to them. The Whose life he has also been "widening." phenomenon in Torwood's Trust is quite up a blind and starving baby on his doorstep
matrimony may be made. Sir Henry picks He prefers playing a hazardous game of hide- credible to the ordinary reader ; and, if it were and educates her in spite of his wife's dis and-seek to being openly
engaged, and things not, it would be the art of the novelist which paragement. Of course his protégée turns out drift to a very pretty pass. Here, however, should make it so. The Lifted Veil would to be no unknown castaway, but a De Vere, the deus ex machina drops from heaven in the gain nothing as a story by the affidavit of related to the worthy baronet's family. Lad shape of a robust doctor who uses severe several physicians.
Baxindale's heart is very properly softened words (they are not nearly severe enough) to Geoffrey's sensibility. The padding of the is that it is extremely well printed. The gray hairs to the care of the blind girl
, and all The only merit of Her Washington Season her death-bed, she commends the baronet's three volumes is made up of sundry sketches which seem taken more directly from literature story, so far as there is a story, is impossible, ends as it should end. There is a difference and the characters unreal. The author says
of opinion in the book between two doctors in than from life. Down the Way has evidently in her Preface that " it would ill become her the country, and Mrs. Sale Lloyd brings down been written with care, but the style is to give to that outer world, which has received an eminent London physician to decide the monotonous and stiff.
so many unpleasant and overdrawn pictures of point. It is rather a mistake to bring down The Man She Cared For is a provoking book. so-called Washington Society,' the other side Sir William Gill. A little more intention The author has got hold of a fairly good plot, of the mirror with the fidelity of truth as well could not have cost Mrs. Lloyd much. The but keeps the dénoûment concealed long after as the kindly criticism that looking beneath titles of some of the chapters are a little too it is inevitable, not without nudging the the rose finds much to praise and admire.” sensational, and out of keeping
with the quiet reader in the ribs continually and whispering What is the other side of the mirror ? And tenor of the book. C. E. DAWKINS him what to expect. It was a little naïve of what would one be likely to see if one Hamilton Redclove to walk about the streets " looked beneath a rose"? So far as it is
CURRENT LITERATURE. of Liverpool for an evening in order to dis- possible to read any meaning at all into this cover an erring waif of humanity, but he was astounding sentence, the writer apparently Memoirs of Life and Work the nephew of a Peer and had been brought wishes to say that Washington society has Williams. (Smith, Elder, & Co.) Dr. Wil up in expectations. Liverpool, he discovered, hitherto been misrepresented. It may be so: medicine, not least for this vigorous and interwas a large and intricate place with many But never, not even in Democracy, was it esting autobiography. Born more than eighty streets ; however, next day he wisely had represented so silly and vulgar as it is in this years ago of good Welsh stock, whose fire and recourse to the police. The plot turns upon book. Of course there is an inevitable
energy never desert him, he was, while stills the concealment of some papers proving a first British aristocrat in the story, whom the
very young man, a favoured pupil of the famous marriage, and the history of their concealment ladies speak of as “the Hon. Geoff," and who Laennec, the inventor of the stethoscope, whose is sufficiently improbable . There is a wicked exists for the purpose of being
outshone by lessons he in his turn taught, systematised, and old lord in the background who pulls the Mr. Alan Fairfax, a growth of native gentility, developed. Early proficiency in a novel method strings. Why, or how he contrived to ruin to whose brilliant witticisms he can only Aggie Challis
is left a good deal to the reader's reply, “ Ah! there now, don't chaff a fello r., fees, but, as he justly complains, overshadowed imagination ; but he is certainly wicked, and it is just, however, to say that Miss Lincoln considered a general physician with a specialty
, marries a young lady of the Opéra Drolatique is more correct in her French than many rather than a specialist
pure and simple. Highly at an advanced age. Aggie Challis is the female novelists, trifling slips like “cheveux distinguished and trusted by his own profession, best character in the book; her companions de frise” being the extent of her misdeeds in he never became the toy and confidant of society, are very shadowy, though Mrs. Dangerfield's that language.
a fashionable physician; and it is partly at least dread and jealousy is told with some power.
to this that we may ascribe the absence here of The Birmingham mechanic is not like most must answer between them for having turned living celebrities which are generally if the
Ouida and the author of Guy Livingstone anecdotes and reminiscences of dead and even mechanics in ordinary life ; and Hamilton must simpson's head. Never Baronet trod the essence of modern autobiography, Mom and the recovering and “ living happily ever after. I and melodramatic as Sir Cyril Norton, the first Lord Lytton does he depart from his pro
of against an iron fender.
guardsmen who assemble nightly at the But the avowed object of these memoirs is to Torwood': Trust, allowing for some large Flutterers" after mis-spending their even vindicate or re-state the claims of their author
By C. J. B.
as an original explorer and discoverer in the word for it that they will not regret to have blue cover and the blue edging of the leaves. region of general pathology and physical laid out two shillings upon the purchase of so Nor can we commend the achievement of Mr. diagnosis. As a matter of fact, these claims much genuine enjoyment.
Giberne's pencil. have never been contested, though they may have been ignored in the forced brevity of The literature of so-called “Outcast London” is Allen. (S. P. C. K.) This is the first of a new Our Golden Key. By Lady Hope. (Seeley.)
Biographies of Working Men. By Grant well for the members of a profession which growingapace. Lady Hope's golden key" to the series entitled " The People's Library," which more than most needs the stimulus of personal through the agency of the London City Mission.
testifies to the energy of the general literary enthusiasm and the pious incitement of great Without depreciating the work which is being volumes will deal with Health and Thrift, and
manager of the S. P. C. K. The two next examples to be reminded of the names and done, and which Lady Hope describes in sometitles to respect of its past and present heroes, what sensational language, we may venture to Rev. W. L. Blackley. We observe that both
are to be written by Dr. Richardson and the among whom Dr. Williams will most certainly and justify the character
of this work-at nary marrow acceptation of the term, be the most of the publications of the society, as a setbe counted. Such an end and purpose compel / express a doubt whether religion, in the ordi-paper and binding are less handsome than with
one remedy for the multiform evils with which off to which it should be stated that the price once personal and technical-its
we have to deal. These, at any rate, are terribly asked for nearly two hundred pages is only one quisitions and precise details, which, however, real, and are presented to us without disguise. shilling. We would also call attention to a are constantly enlivened by references to sub- Sometimes also we come across the mention of deplorable misprint in the Preface. jects of scientific or general interest, and
The manners and customs which might well belong especially by counterblasts against tobacco
working men commemorated are seven in and scepticism, for Dr. Williams is a dogmatist from the combined effects of a fight and a fall. Millet, Garfield, and Edward. With the single
to some alien race. A drunken woman has died number—Telford, Stephenson, Gibson, Herschel, not in medicine only.
“Her relations," we are told, *laid out the exception of the last, it will be seen that the “Scenes” in the Commons. By David An- body, placed beside it a plate of tobacco, a object has been to choose working men who derson. (Kegan Paul, Trench, & Co.) Mr. plate of snuff, and a plate of money, Were have risen. Though the sources of his Anderson has chosen a felicitous title, and his these intended to meet her requirements in an material are open to all, Mr. Grant Allen has book deserves to sell. Had we space or inclina- after world?". We have little doubt that the not done his work in the spirit of the mere comtion, it would afford an excellent text for com- survivors had in their minds some such notion, piler. By the brightness of his literary style, ment upon modern journalism. Of the matter though it is hard to say from whence they and still more by the value of his comments and it is enough to state that it is mainly concerned derived it.
digressions, he has added a fresh attraction to with “The Bradlaugh Scandal ” and with In the Slums. By the Rev. D. Rice-Jones. what must always be an interesting subject. "Irish Obstruction.” The manner is more to (Nisbet.) There is a wholesomer tone about
The Indo-Chinese Opium Trade. our purpose. Macaulay has suffered at the Mr. Ricé-Jones's experiences of life "in the hands of journalists the same fate which he Isums." His field of observation was a district Spencer Hill.. (Frowde.) Though printed at of the Corinthian style, when once found out, the poor. How they live amid surroundings right to remark that the subject had specially somewhere himself records of Pope. The trick in St. Giles's parish inhabited by the poorest of Oxford, this is an essay which obtained the is as easy as the trick of the heroic couplet. inimical to life, and upon materials ill able to to be considered “in relation to its history, We do not say that Mr. Anderson is worse than support it, is told with a considerable degree of morality, expediency, and its influence on a hundred of his brethren, but only that he has power and with evident truth. Drunkenness is challenged criticism by putting his crude news- the characteristic of the place; but how far Christian missions.” It should also be stated
that the writer“ paper periods into a bound volume. It must drink is the cause and how far the effect of the
commenced with a strong be added that he has not avoided the jour- prevailing misery it is impossible to say: Nor but'investigation forced him to the conclusion
prejudice against the anti-opium agitators, nalist's besetting sin of inaccuracy, even when must one leave out of account the difficulty in that “our connexion with the traffic is wholly he has had time to correct his proofs
. On p: 22 procuring palatable water in the wretched over- unjustifiable.” Mr. Hill has shown consider“Chiltern" is printed for the Chiltern Hills, and “Henly" for "Henley;". On p. 24 Sir municating with the closets, and itself the able skill in arranging his materials, and in Stafford Northcote is described as “ C.B."
treating afresh so worn a topic. His book receptacle for rubbish, is thought sufficient to instead of “G.C.B. ;” and on the following supply the wants of half-a-dozen different would have been of real value if he had added page we are told that “ he was third in mathe- families. Mr. Rice-Jones gladly recognises the to those whose duty it is to form regulations for
a bibliography. We commend this suggestion matics. On
p. 26 we have "Col. Stanhope” few bright features that enliven the general where “ Col. Stanley” is clearly intended. Sir gloom of the situation. During fourteen years
such prizes. W. Vernon Harcourt is twice called the son of spent among
of London, and English Channel Ports, and the Estate of the & "dean,” and is said to have been returned to especially in St. Giles's, he never met with any East and West India Dock Company.. By W. Parliament for the “University" of Oxford (p. personal insult, but was invariably treated with Clark Russell. (Sampson Low. This is the 48). Yet we would not be understood to deny the greatest civility. He found many warm sequel to a volume which we did not happen to that Mr. Anderson has written a readable, and hearts under rough exteriors, and noticed—as see, treating of The North-East Ports and even an interesting, book.
one can scarcely fail to do—the wonderful Bristol Channel ; " and the substance of it bas Sussex. Folk and Sussex Ways : Stray Studies amount of neighbourliness” among even the already appeared in the Daily Telegraph. We in the Wealden Formation of Human Nature. most degraded. He puts in a plea for patience yield to none in admiration of Mr. Clark By the Rev. J. Coker Egerton, Rector of and hope in the treatinent of the difficulty that Russell's genius both as novelist and Burwash. (Trübner.) The author hopes that
is now perplexing us. Measures which promise spinner of short yarns, But we must be he has not been ill-advised in reprinting these an immediate cure are but too likely to aggra- allowed to think, and to say, that this papers from the Leisure Hour and the Sussex vate the existing misery. His suggestions are genius has lost its wings when compelled to
“special commisAdvertiser. We can assure him that we would worth consideration, and his little book is work in the harness of a
sioner. not exchange his modest volume of 140 thoroughly readable.
The maps and plans remind us of pages
those with which promoters adorn their profor a barrowload of the literature that cumbers Binko's Blues: a Tale for Children of all
spectuses. our table. For Mr. Egerton is the very Growths. By _Herman Charles Merivale. country parson we have long been looking for, Illustrated by Edgar Giberne.. (Chapman &
The Gold-Seekers : a Sequel to “The Crusoes to do for his own parish what Dr. Jessopp has Hall.). There is room for a fairy tale—even
of Guiana." By Louis Boussenard. (Sampdone for the Eastern counties. He has em- out of the Christmas season-which should
son Low.) M. Boussenard, as we have observed balmed in this book the social life of one of the take the public fancy; and Mr. Herman Meri- before, is a follower of M. Jules Verne; and, most secluded corners of England. We cannot vale has some of the qualifications for writing having read two of his books, we are not predwell upon the traditions of the old people who it. But he has not written such a fairy tale in pared to dispute that he is a worthy follower-remember the great war, the days of smuggling, Binko's Blues. Whoever has read aloud to at least of his master's second manner. Indeed, and the Poor Law riots, nor upon the balance children Kingsley's immortal Water Babies will if M. Verne had
not written The Giant Raft in two sheet of the cottager who managed well upon recollect how the satirical interludes puzzled parts, it may be doubted whether M. Boussenard fifteen shillings a week. What we want to his hearers. Even the inimitable Lewis Car- | would have written the two volumes of which
the second is before us. We have reason to insist on is that the rustics of George Eliot and roll” is not entirely free from the same cause Mr. Thomas Hardy are here to be found not in of offence. In Binko's Blues the satirical suspect that there is a third yet to come; and, fiction, but in fact-with their homely wisdom, element predominates throughout, though not though we promise to read it, we can wait their grim humour, their keen enjoyment of to such a degree as to allow us to regard the without undue excitement. repartee. Hardly a page of this book but book as pure satire. We have managed to read Cheshire Gleanings. By W. E. A. Axon contains some good things that would make the it ourselves—with muscles unmoved; but we (Simpkin, Marshall
, & Co.) Like Lancashire reputation of a professional story-teller. Where must decline to submit it to the adjudication of Gleanings by the same author, this is a reprint all is excellent, we will not run the risk of a juvenile audience. The generally uncomfort of miscellaneous articles, strung together by a making extracts. Our readers must take our able character of the contents is typified by the somewhat slender thread of local association.
NOTES AND NEWS.
many copyright pieces, reproduced by permis- of Ignatius Loyola to Jerusalem,” which is an sion of the authors and publishers.
extract from a work he has in the press to be SOME interesting discoveries have recently been made by Mr. E. A. Petherick, who is A SMALL book on Sporting Firearms for Bush entitled La Revolucion religiosa.
A Correction.-In the second of Mrs. Pfeiffer's writing a History of European Enterprise in and Jungle, by Capt. F. Burgess, of the Bengal Australasia for the Melbourne Review.
It Staff Corps, will be issued shortly by Messrs. Sonnets printed in the ACADEMY of last week,
the third line ought to run
The verdure that appears that the name of “New Guinea” was originally given, not to the great Papuan The same publishers also announce Col. is herald of the rose,” and not "The verdure island, but to the North-eastern part of Malleson's Battlefields of Germany, reprinted that is the herald of the rose.” Australia, now known as Queensland, by the from the Army and Navy Magazine. commander of a Spanish vessel which passed through Torres Strait in the year 1545, sixty month a work, in two volumes, by Mr. Frederick MESSRS. THURGATE & Sons will publish this
FRENCH JOTTINGS. years before Torres came there. This voyage A. Hoffmann, entitled Poetry, its origin, Nature
, Tue Comte de Paris has interrupted his monucoveries sixty-one years. But Mr. Petherick has and dramatic literature, with a compendium of in order to write a sort of political apology for also shown that the west coast was sighted by the works of the poets of all times and countries. his grandfather, which will be published shortly the survivors of Magellan's expedition on their
by M. Plon under the title of Histoire du Regne return from the Moluccas in February and THE Bisbop of Bedford will contribute a paper de Louis-Philippe. March 1522 ; and he is inclined to believe that on “Church Work in East London " to an early
THE Duc d'Aumale has sent to the printers both the East and West coasts of Australia number of the Quiver.
the third and fourth volumes of his History of were explored in the first decade of the six
A NEW story of English country life, by Mr. the House of Condé. teenth century by the Portuguese. All claims Frank Barrett, will be commenced in the June put forward during the present century on
M. PAUL LACROIX (“bibliophile Jacob") number of Cassell's Magazine. behalf of French navigators to these discoveries “John Ford : his Faults and Follies, and what preparing a volume of the correspondence of
The title is is now engaged, together with a friend, in are set aside by the further discovery of a Came of Them.” Mappe-monde (dated 1566), by a Frenchman, in
Paul de Saint-Victor, which will be published which, while taking credit for the discoveries
The first number of the Train, a weekly after the appearance of his book on Victor of his own countrymen in North and South journal for railway workers, travellers, and Hugo. America, he marks Australia (i.e., Jave le Grand) | May 23. The editor is Mr. F. W. Evans, for bought a large collection of papers which had
Last month the Municipality of Bordeaux with three Portuguese flags.
many years secretary of the Railway Servants' belonged to M. de Lamontaigne, the last secreMiss ETHEL HARRADEN has set for the Society. Browning Society's musical evening in June
tary of the now defunct Bordeaux Academy. the following lines from "Paracelsus," which national Health Exhibition, have already issued letters of Montesquieu relating to the business
MESSRS. CLOWES, the publishers to the Inter- Among them were some thirty-two inedited it is interesting to be assured are Gen. Gordon's two out of a large number of shilling hand of the academy, to the war in Bohemia, and favourite lines in all Mr. Browning's works :
books that are projected. These are Our Duty more especially to the writing of the Esprit des “I go to prove my soul !
in Regard to Health, by Dr. G. V. Poore, and Lois. In one of these letters Montesquieu says I see my way as birds their trackless way.
Legal obligations in Respect to the Dwellings of that he is engaged eight hours each day upon I shall arrive ! what time, what circuit first,
the Poor, by Mr. H. Duff. Several of those to his book, and that every hour not so employed I ask not; but unless God send His hail
come are to be illustrated. Or blinding fireballs, sleet, or stifling snow,
is lost. He is overjoyed to see his work proIn some time, His good time, I shall arrive :
At the meeting of the Royal Geographical gressing-“J'en suis enthousiasmé; je suis He guides me and the bird. In His good time!" Society last Monday it was announced that the mon premier admirateur. Je ne sais si je serai gold medals for the year had been awarded to
le dernier.” The letters are to be published MESSRS. W. H. ALLEN & Co. are about to Mr. A. Colquhoun for his travels in Indo-China, immediately, at Bordeaux in a little volume bring out,
under the title of The Victorian Era, and to Dr. Julius Haast for his exploration of edited by m. Céleste, the sub-librarian of the a dictionary of all persons of note and eminence the Southern islands
of New Zealand. Money town, who has been able to add several fresh who are still living, or have lived during grants also have been made to Mr. w. w. details about Montesquieu- biographical and the pen of Mr. Edward Walford, formerly the Hindu Kush; to Emil Boss, the Swiss papers. It will be from McNair for his exploration
among the passes of bibliographical—from the same collection of editor of the Gentleman's and now editor of the guide of the Rev. W. S. Green in New Zealand ; Antiquarian Magazine, who is understood to and to Mr. W. O. McEwan.
John Bull's Neighbour in her True Light, the have written many of the biographies in the
not very good-tempered reply to John Bull et en Times during the past quarter of a century. At a meeting of the London Library on Ile, is to be published immediately, in a French The work will occupy three or perhaps four Monday the following were elected to serve on
translation. large octavo volumes, and will be published in the committee:-The Dean of Westminster, MR. FAWCETT has been elected a correspondinstalments.
Prof. Sidney Colvin, Mr. E. W. Gosse, and ing member of the Académie des Sciences
Mr. E. Peacock. MESSRS. MACLEHOSE & Sons, of Glasgow,
morales et politiques, in the department of will issue in a few days a new work which the Prof. HENRICI has resigned the Chair of political economy. author of Olrig Grange has had in preparation Applied Mathematics at University College, In order to do justice to the printing of the for some time. The title will be Kildrostan ; London; and Mr. R. H. Gunion, who was Corpus Inscriptionum Semiticarum, the Im. and, like Olrig Grange, it will contain one com
before only Lecturer, has been appointed Pro- primerie nationale has had four new sets of plete poem, but, unlike any other work of the fessor of Sanskrit.
type engraved under the direction of MM. same author, this will be in dramatic form.
THE Rev. Alexander J. D. D’Orsey, who has Renan and de Vogüé. These are—(1) Classical Messrs. KEGAN PAUL, TRENCH, & Co. will been for twenty years Lecturer on Public Read- Phoenician; (2) Ancient Phoenician ; (3) Neopublish immediately a volume by Mr. Sutherst, ing at King's College, London, was last week Punic; and (4) Hebrew; the three first are entitled Death and Disease Behind the Counter. appointed full Professor by the council.
based upon photographs of the inscriptions, It is an exhaustive treatise on the evils of long
the last upon the characters in Robert Estienne's hours and overwork in shops and warehouses
, dispersed at the Salle Drout, in Paris
, on May 8, engraved a fount of Turkish type under the
The library of the late Dr. Court, which was Bible. The same establishment is now having and contains the Bill for shortening the hours 9, and 10, was a very small one ; but, as regards direction of M. Barbier de Meynard. of labour which Sir John Lubbock will shortly the rare books on American history and geointroduce into the House of Commons. graphy, it was of exceptional importance. The been mentioned among the candidates for the
The name of M. Barbey d'Aurevilly having A REVISED edition of Sir Travers Twiss's chief was a little volume printed about 1505, vacancy at the Académie française, he has conwork on The Law of Nations in Time of Peace containing the original Italian text of Amerigo tradicted the report in the following letter:-will soon be published by the Clarendon Press. Vespucci's narrative of his four voyages. This Several chapters have been entirely rewritten is the book of which it was formerly supposed
“ L'Intransigeant s'est trompé; je ne pose point to bring the work up to the level of the existing that only ten copies were printed—one for each jamais. Les groupes littéraires ne me tentent pas
ma candidature à l'Académie et je ne la poserai State-System of Christendom and of the of the sovereign princes of Europe. In any et je n'ai jamais ambitionné d'en faire partie. Ce changes in the international relations of the case it is so rare that only some four copies are n'est là ni de l'orgueil ni de la modestie. Je ne Mahommedan world.
to be now in existence. Mr. Quaritch suis ni au-dessus ni au-dessous. Je suis à côté." Mrs. W. DAVENPORT Adams will shortly bought the copy at the Salle Drout for 13,100 frs. publish, through Messrs. Suttaby & Co., a (£324), in spite of fierce opposition from the Daudet is also interesting :
THE following letter from M. Alphonse volume entitled Flower and Leaf: their Teach- holders of American commissions. ngs from the Poets. The selection, which The Revne internationale of April 10 contains ii vient de mourir, le vaillant homme, et ou le
“Vous rappelez-vous le docteur Rivals de Jack ranges from Chaucer to Tennyson, includes an article by Señor Castelar on "The Voyage porte aujourd'hui dans le petit cimetière de Draveil,
cù il dormira sous son nom de saint et de héros – Lancashire friend. Mr. Bright's amiable char- sir, I thought- "Never think till you Docteur Rouffy, médecin de campagne.'. Faites acter, joined to his ability and acquirements, are in the sixth form-till then, look out every quelques lignes sur lui vous-même! Il n'y a pas gained him a host of friends. Many of the word.” This is said, however, of boys who de grand homme qui les ait méritées plus que most active workers in the literary world were had some turn at least for work, some intellect ceini-là. Vous savez que tous les détails sur lui, known to him by personal or epistolary inter- to cultivate. No man knew better than he son cheval, sa voiture, ses notes jamais payées,
course. His sympathies were warm, and in- did that there were some boys who could étaient absolument vrais."
creased the admiration and regard in which he not write themes and do verses, for whom was held.
WILLIAM E. A. Axon. Latin and Greek would ever remain dead ORIGINAL VERSE.
languages, whose only reading through life
would be the sporting papers, for whom the NATURE'S VOICES.
advantages of Eton, if any, were that they The bee goes humming 'mid the honied bells ;
should become a shade less loutish than Tony The bird of morning, as he upward soars,
CHARLES OLD GOODFORD, D.D., PROVOST OF ETON. Lumpkin, the native growths of too many WestHigh at the gate of paradise outpours
It would ill become a journal like this to pass country homes. A large proportion of his pupils His matin melody; the breezy dells
over in silence the death of any scholar who had came from his own county and those adjacent. Are carol-haunted; hark, the cuckoo tells
attained so distinguished a position as that of When such lads were under his charge he did Of faery worlds unseen ; past cottage doors
Provost of Eton. It is doubly well to say a not attempt the impossible or break his heart The rill scarce whispers, while full loudly roars The thundering torrent down the echoing fells.
few words on Dr. Goodford's death, because over their dulness ; he let them be, minimising
special knowledge of the man was confined to in such ways as he could their harmful example. And these are Nature's voices, these the choir
a comparative few, and because in days of unrest To a responsive boy he showed boundless zeal, That bid the poet join their band and sing! Thrice-happy choristers, no poet's lyre
and change we are apt to forget those whose allowed him to borrow books from his own Should mar the rapture that your voices bring :
main work in life has been ended some years excellent library, explained or laid down a before the life itself is closed.
course of English literature, encouraged the Sing on, O sing, and let our sole desire Be, at your feet, to still lie listening.
It is forty-three years, almost to a day, that study of modern languages and mathematics— SAMUEL WADDINGTON.' the present writer, entering Eton somewhat in those days no part of school work. There
later in “ the half” than the gathering of the are many of his pupils who feel that they
school after Easter, became a pupil of Mr. owed to him their first introduction and OBITUARY.
Goodford, then one of the younger masters. stimulus to whatever literary culture they now H. A. BRIGHT.
He gained a friend with whom cordial relations possess.
continued to the last, while for some years cir- As a form-master he was not so good. The The death of Mr. Henry Arthur Bright re- cumstances brought him into a very special real work of Eton was then generally done in moves a remarkable example of the combina- nearness and intimacy with his former tutor, the pupil room; the school lesson was often tion of commercial with literary ability. Such then head-master, enabled him to know treated as a mere repetition to see if the work instances are not so few as is sometimes sup- better than most a somewhat reserved and were correctly known, illustration or explanaposed, though it may well be, with the greater cautious man, and developed a respectful liking tion being purposely left on one side. Boys used extension of professional authorship, they will into a sincere affection. It has seemed a duty to think that Goodford slept through most of become rarer. Mr. Bright was born at Liver- to place on record somewhat of the character the lessons as fourth-form or remove master-pool in 1830, of Unitarian parentage. He was and life of his friend.
he certainly always closed his eyes-but he sent to Rugby, and thence to the Univer- Charles Old Goodford, born in 1812, the woke into immediate vigour and liveliness at sities of Cambridge and London, of both of younger son of Mr. Goodford, of Chilton Can- the sound of a mistranslation or
a false which he was a graduate. He was a member telo, near Yeovil, himself an Eton man, was quantity. It is but fair to teachers of those of the firm of Gibbs, Bright, & Co., and took an entered at an early age as a King's Scholar at distant days to record that there were other active part in philanthropic and magisterial that school. He became in due time scholar and masters who took a different view of the school work in his native town. Besides being an fellow of King's, Cambridge, and a master at work, and that the lessons given, for instance, occasional contributor to many periodicals, he Eton while stiil an undergraduate. This was, by Carter, the present Fellow of Eton, and wrote for Fraser's Magazine on the American however, of no importance, since there was no Cookesley, a true genius, however perverse and Presidential Election (1852) and on Canada selection possible of men based on their stand- erratic, were no mere hearing of tasks, but (1853) under the pseudonym of “A Cambridge ing in the class lists. King's College at Cam- real and brilliant teaching. And Goodford as Man," which he also used in his pamphlet on bridge, as New College at Oxford, had the head-master, when he took the sixth-form Free Blacks and Slaves (1853). Notices from his privilege of presenting its men for degrees boys, who are to a large extent emancipated pen of Thomas Moore and of De Quincey ap- without the university examinations; and Mr. froin tutorial supervision, showed himself the peared in the Westminster of 1851. Some of his Goodford, with many others, was therefore able and scholarly teacher, sound if not works were privately printed. Thus he brought unable to prove in the schools the soundness of always inspiriting, his pupils had known him out in 1874 Some Account of the Glenriddell the scholarship he had gained, as full and excel- to be. MS. of Burns' Poems, and edited a diary of lent in his case as it was lacking in some others As a house-master Goodford was eminently Mdme. Roland and some letters of Cole- who had passed through the same training and liberal and kind. He was, perhaps, too unridge for the Philobiblon Society. For attained the same position.
suspicious, too eager to believe in all boys the the Roxburghe Club he edited the poems Young as Mr. Goodford was on becoming a moral excellence which had been his own as a of Sir Kenelm Digby. In 1874 he wrote for master, and even when in a year or two he boy, and to hope for amendment where it was the Gardener's Chronicle some monthly obser- had charge of a large and important house, hopeless. He kept many a pupil in his house vations of his own garden, of which in the succeeding his tutor, Mr. Wilder, who still in this trust when a more far-seeing and rigid following year he printed fifty copies for survives him as a fellow of the college, he kindness would have demanded removal. Hence presentation to his friends.
The Year in never gave his pupils the impression that he there was a time when the tone of his house à Lancashire Garden was so warmly welcomed was a young man. There was about him a was indifferent, because he never thought that, acting upon urgent advice, he decided to grave and stately dignity, which the plainness that any evils could exist beyond the trivial issue the book to the world at large. This, not of his features and want of grace in his person ones, which he scented out with extreme without some reluctance, was done in 1879, and never impaired; there was a gentlemanlike and vigilance, of an occasional rubber of whist in it was as favourably received by the larger as high-bred tone about all that he said and did, the evening or a stealthy cigar behind a by the smaller circle. In 1881 a companion to from which a strong West-country accent did hedge. it appeared in an essay on The English Flower not detract. Forty years ago, accent and In 1853 he became had-master in succession Garden, which was amplified fronı an article in dialect were less conformed than now to a to Dr. Hawtrey, then elected Provost, and tho the Quarterly. It is on these two small volumes London pattern, and it may be doubted school at once felt the good effects of the that Mr. Bright's reputation must rest. They if it be a gain to the language to have change. Few more graceful éloges of a public show him to have been a man of fine sensibility so far smoothed away linguistic differences. man have ever been written than that on and high cultivation. Without making the As a tutor, Dr. Goodford had few equals. Hawtrey in Mr. Maxwell Lyte's History of least pretension to a scientific standpoint, his Accurate, painstaking, patient, always ready to Eton, which is said to have proceeded from the observations are keen and accurate. The value invent, or reproduce from others, little aids to pen of one long an assistant-master under of the book is as literature. The flowers of the memory for grammatical niceties, insisting on him, and which carries great weight.
But garden have in his eyes an intellectual interest, accuracy and painstaking in his pupils, they there is another side. Hawtrey, who began due to poetical and historical associations, came to know that difficulties must be faced, his head-mastership as an eager reformer, superadded to the pleasure to be derived from not shirked, and to conform in a degree to had grown reactionary after twenty years of their beauty of form and colour. There are their tutor's standard. He was in the habit work. Rightly confident of the efficiency of inany personal touches in these books, as
, for of stating paradoxes, which at the time he his own reforms, he could not see that more instance, his acquaintance with Hawthorne, meant, as, if a boy made a mistake, “Did you still were needed ; his teaching had become who, on his part, has left some notices of his look out that word, Jones "" "No, sir; please, mechanical and his discipline lax. He gave
those who were in his form the impression of a of his elder brother, which not long after Somerset is still remote from the larger world. tired man who had had too long a tenure of gave him possession of the family estates, But all who knew him, even in a slight office. But this does not contradict the more seemed then far distant, and the renunciation degree, saw in him a man of sincere piety, proenthusiastic feeling about him when he was in of about two-thirds of the income he had bity, humility, and truth; those who were his prime, an able and energetic head-master. had as headmaster was a sign of the loyal his pupils knew the true scholar and man The details of changes introduced by Goodford and obedient spirit which always characterised of letters, the kind, indulgent guide and would not interest any at this day, but they him.
friend. were many and far-reaching. It is not true, His successor's rule was narrow and though it has been so said, thatinany intellectual pedantic as, however thwarted, his own had matters his instincts were conservative. He been large and liberal. Whatever was done by aimed at a very complete reconstruction of the Dr. Balston to meet the demands of the time
MAGAZINES AND REVIEWS. system of teaching; he made discipline a was grudgingly and unwillingly performed. reality, while he abolished many vexatious So far as in him lay, he undid whatever of Macmillan's Magazine for May contains Mr. shams which had needlessly restricted liberty. reform had been introduced. It is, however, Matthew Arnoid's address on “Emerson" If his plans were but imperfectly carried out, but fair to say that the office was forced on
which he delivered in America. It is full of the fault was not his, but Provost Hawtrey's; Dr. Balston, and that he gave it up, as he said happy sayings, and to the readers of Mr. Arnold
will rank for the Provost had a veto on almost every- he should, at the end of six years. He was a
among his most suggestive contributhing done at Eton, while the head-master, stop-gap, and perhaps too modest to regard tions to criticism. In writing about “F. D. and not the Provost, was ostensibly responsible. himself in any other light. And no doubt Maurice," the Warden of Keble College has Goodford always maintained that in school great allowance must be made for a man who attempted to be so generous and so judicious matters the head-master should be along had already retired, and who was dragged from that he has added to the nebulosity of the charresponsible; that there was no more friction the leisured conservatism of the Eton cloisters acter which he treats. “A Chapter on French in the working of the school than really existed to take a post which he did not like. The fact Geography.”. deals with an interesting subject was owing to the new head-master's patience, yet remains that he filled it ill. There were
in a very disjointed manner; the writer might persistence, and loyalty-always a most dis- those who, knowing how much Hawtrey had have reserved what he had to say till he had tinguishing characteristic.
done to neutralise Goodford, hoped that Good time to put it into shape. The work of head-master is unquestionably forn as a reforming Provost might neutralise less laborious than that of a tutor, and places Balston. But they little knew the consistency to politics and travel, save for a dialogue on
Blackwood's Magazine continues to be devoted more time at his disposal. Dr. Goodford, as he and logical honesty of the Provost. To one who now became, used his leisure time for greater expressed this hope he said, in effect: "How enough, but sadly lacks lightness of touch.
“Fashionable Philosophy,” which is slashing study. He was one of those fortunate persons can I possibly interfere ? Do you not know Sarcasm without humour is not a very effective who could rise early and go to bed late. He that for nine years I have constantly said that
weapon. had two rooms which composed his library, the head-master ought to be independent of the and used them alternately, descending as soon Provost in all school affairs ? How can I stultify La Revue de Droit international et de Législaas he rose in the morning to light his own fire myself, how unsay what I have said, and tion comparée contains four principal articles. in that which had been tidied for him the violate this principle to carry out what I wish! The first is on the rights of belligerents on the night before, that it might burn up while he To uphold the head-master is in the long run high seas since the Declaration of Paris, 1856, was dressing. He was rarely in bed after half- the best, as well as the most honest, policy by Sir Travers Twiss. The writer, having expast five, and for a long period timed his rising But he knew he was laid by; the Public Schools plained the conflict of inaritime law which lei by the step of a labourer who passed under his Act made him a mere chairman of a Governing up to that Declaration, examines the interpretawindow at that hour on his way to work at Body the majority of whom know no more tions which have been given to its four articles Slough. He then warmed a cup of cocoa in an of the real working of Eton than if they were in reference more particularly to contraband of Etna, and sat down to hard work at German or Hindus. To them also he was loyal; and, if he war and the law of blockade; and he concludes Italian, both of which languages he studied grew more and more conservative, it was as with vindicating the resolutions adopted by deeply and thoroughly after he became head- perhaps the only mode of preserving the old the Institute of International Law, at its last master. Of all literature in all languages traditions of Eton, and retaining the continuity session at Turin, on the subject of "La Course," known to him he was a most diligent student, of the school, without which, as it seems to against the hostile criticism of M. Arthur as conscientious with himself as he had been many, reform would be of scant value. The Desjardins, avocat-général to the Cour de with his pupils in earlier days. Holding his Provost's course in Dr. Balston's time has Cassation at Paris. The second paper is on own views, those of a moderate High Church- naturally been continued under the colour- certain interesting points of Belgian jurispruman of the pre-Ritualistic school, he had the less régime of Dr. Hornby, of which we need dence in matters of private international law, widest toleration for those of others, and he not here speak.
by Prof. Van der Rest, of Brussels. The third read with delight and large acquiescence Prof. For many years Dr. Goodford's health had is by Prof. Alberic Rolin, of Ghent, on Jowett's essay on the interpretation of Scrip- been far from good. He kept up his old studious “Les Infractions politiques," more particularly ture in Essays and Reviews. In these studies habits, but the want of a regular occupation with reference to Belgian legislation on the he followed "learning for learning's sake, and laid on him from outside irked him, and per- subject. This article is in continuation of a made her her own great reward; for he never haps made him less able to resist the encroach- previous one, and will be further continued. wrote, or apparently desired to write, anything ments of illness. The foundation of the com- The fourth is by Judge Nys, of Brussels, but his sermons- unless the edition of Terence, plaints from which he died dated, however, on the beginnings of diplomacy and the which he printed to give as a “leaving book” from a chill contracted many years since, right of embassy down to the time of to his sixth-form boys, be considered an when on a wet day he gave his overcoat to a Grotius. This article is of great historical exception. The sermons were well written; lady on the outside of a coach. He long interest, and the learned judge completes his but he a singularly monotonous and suffered acute pain at times without com- investigation of a subject already handled by ungraceful reader; the eloquence of Jeremy plaining,
him in two previous articles.
He has not Taylor would have been destroyed had it been With the Provost will pass away a host of old- overlooked a famous treatise, published by our delivered by the Provost.
world legends of Eton. He and his father countryman, Dr. Richard Zouche, in 1637, on When Hawtrey died, the Public Schools Co before him had excellent memories, and the the subject of the dispute between the Promission was preparing; Goodford was in the recollections of the two combined, and as tector Oliver Cromwell and the Portuguese vigour of his life, and took the greatest interest related by the son, went far back into the last Government as to the right of the Protector to in the work of the Commission, looking forward century. He was a good narrator; and his order the execution of Don Pantaleon Sa, the to it to aid his own and other reforms. “after-dinner talk, across the walnuts and the brother of the Portuguese ambassador at He had no desire to quit the post he filled so wine,” would bring vividly before the hearers London, upon his conviction for the murder of well, and his nomination by the Crown to the the Fellows of old days, whose very ghosts can a British subject within the Royal Exchange, Provostship was an unmitigated distress to now scarce care to haunt the cloisters which Dr. Zouche, in his short treatise, reviewed him. Lord Palmerston, who knew nothing of belong to a mere Governing Body.
the works of the leading authorities on the Eton politics, had named him to the Queen, as This is no place to speak of the Provost's subject of ambassadorial privileges; Judge it afterwards appeared, solely because he happy family life, save to say one word of sym- Nys has added very much to our knowledge thought, erroneously, that he was following pathy with those who have lost a tender hus- of the jurists who have written on this invariable precedent; and Goodford acquiesced band, father, and friend. Those admitted to important subject, although he has failed to because he would not harass her Majesty, then the inner circle of Dr. Goodford's companion- discover the author of the treatise entitled recently left a widow, by giving her the trouble ship were probably few; he was a man of Quaestio Vetus et Nova, to which Dr. Zouche's of another selection. His exceeding loyalty led domestic rather than expansive affections. And work was a reply. The
Revue concludes with him to do violence to his own feelings, and take of late he has been known less than of old in a an office which shelved him, which he did not changing Eton-more, perhaps, in Somerset as a &c., by Prof.
Strisower, and of French legiswant, and which he could ill afford. The death squire and country rector, though his nook of lation, by Prof. Louis Renault,