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(Alain moos) is, however, certainly striking, The analysis of the characters is very well part of a twin-sister whom she loved better though it is encumbered by some philological done, were it not for the exaggeration of than life, and who hitherto had been a perfect matter of very questionable value. The name praise; and it is hard to have to write a angel, feebly protests, and is promptly bundled of Aietes, the brother of Circe, is explained review upon a review. We cannot, however, out of the house as an impostor, and forced to as a compound of ai with the Accadian title regard the heroine, Hebe (a frivolous, com- vegetate as Miss Carew in the house of her of the moon-god, Itu or Idu. The derivation monplace London miss), as quite a Titian- brother, who, like everybody else, is comof pôdu from the Accadian mul (star) is hardly esque picture with the warmest and richest pletely taken in. This precious farce is kept likely to gain acceptance. Perhaps Ár. Brown tones of colouring."
To come to the story up for three volumes, with the funniest parade does not quite sufficiently recognise the prob- itself, there is not much to be said. Cer- of detectives and law proceedings, until someability that some of the obscure mythic names tainly it is not a success, nor will it be one thinks of the inevitable family nurse, and of the Odyssey belong to the unknown lan- enjoyed much except by those whose views the great Leominster case finally turos on guages of Asia Minor. The author's etymo- accord with those of the writer. It is aimed tattoo marks. Was ever anything so silly ? logical speculations are in general decidedly against infidelity, which is developed in four In the first place, two grown persons have never the weakest part of his work. When he or five male characters. One Westgate, a gay been so much alike as to be undistinguishable derives the name Poseidon from a Phoenician undergraduate, was reformed by the death- when side by side. Had it been otherwise, Tzurdayan," Judge of Tyre” (a grammatically bed of an infidel friend, and, for the rest of Clare would surely have had her coronet impossible form), or connects Aïdes with the his life, wrestled, in the cause of religion or the broad arrow branded on her back Scandinavian Höðr, and this again with the and philanthropy, with other infidel friends, in the interests of all parties. Again, is it Latin odi, he is himself open to the rebuke and got thrown at last. Some discrimination likely that the young widow, the wife of a he bestows on Mr. Keary for propounding is shown in distinguishing between the dif- year, could have still been mistaken for her novel etymologies without adequate philo- ferent species of infidel, but the writer has unmarried sister ? Again, could the impostor logical preparation.
clearly had too little experience of real life, have stood ten minutes' cross-questioning from My space does not permit me to discuss in and her men are mere unnatural, stiff puppets. any of the many persons of quality who had detail the many acutely reasoned suggestions She has evidently certain very sensible and been intimate with herself and sister in Egypt, which Mr. Brown has contributed to the illus- wholesome moral opinions to put forward, where their differentiae would have perforce tration of the story of Circe and the Nekyia. and these she places in the mouths of her been noted by their friends ? But of course It is quite possible that many of the author's characters. Hence, throughout most of the no one seems to have thought of such simple interesting speculations may hereafter be book the people talk and argue at terrible tests, and Cora was bothered by no unpleasant proved to be untenable ; but he has at least length and indulge freely in controversy. The questions. The moral absurdity is no less pointed out a sound method of enquiry, which winding up is sad and tragical, but thoroughly great. This Cora not only seemed, but was, cannot fail ultimately to yield valuable results. unsatisfactory. Titianesque Rose elopes and an angel, and, after her barefaced frauds and
HENRY BRADLEY. dies; her husband, Westgate, is cleared forgeries, is beautifully forgiven by her sister,
from the criminal charge he lies under, and and becomes a radiant district visitor and dies too, giving the hand of his little sweet- Lady Bountiful in the East End. And yet, at
heart and ward to the most elderly and a moment's notice, she perpetrates a villany The Velley of Sorek. By Gertrude M. George. obstinate of the infidels, who is converted on so heinous, and, what is more, sticks to it with In 2 Fols. (Redway.)
the spot. No fault can be found with the tone fiendish cruelty till unmasked. The guilelessFelicitas. By Felix Dahn. (Macmillan.)
or teaching of the book, if sometimes a little ness of the family lawyer—as, indeed, of all the One False, Both Fair. By J. B. Harwood. Westgate calling the 'publicans and brewers the rest, the book is magniloquent on titles,
We do not care to hear the excellent lawyers and detectives—is very comical. For In 3 vols. (Hurst & Blackett.)
“human vampires" and “ blood-suckers.” In rank, and gold, and is padded with the Warleigh's Trust. By Emma J. Worboise. style there is much to approve, and often in usual club conversations, society remarks, and Clarke.)
matter, but as a whole it is not interesting. London ruminations, a long, long way after The Apparition. By the Author of "Post
Romances of the classical or early Christian Thackeray. And yet, after all, much of it is Mortem.” (Blackwood.)
period are not suited to every taste. They pleasant, beguiling, lazy reading. It carries Cape Cod Folks. By Sally Pratt Maclean. are always much alike, and Félicitas is on the one on with the easy flow of good-natured Griffith & Farran.)
old model. It is written with much learning self-satisfaction of the author. The scenes, Tez obsolete puff by Verses Commendatory, and vividness of local colour, and the barbarian especially the opening ones on board the
very brightly and written, or supposed to be written, by the invasions form a good groundwork. But we P. & 0. steamer, are
cleverly sketched, and one feels indulgent uuthor's friends, was bad enough; but infinitely prefer the plain old Histories.
towards the absurdities to which the author worse is the puff prefixed to Miss George's Mr. Harwood's last work marks the apogee is so comfortably blind. The horsey, dognlucky book, which we may as well say at of sensational plots. For absurd impossibility fancying Baronet is the only attempt at a once is a very decent feminine book in its and calm assurance it stands unrivalled, and character in the book. This is well done, but way. The puff is nothing less than a lau-is in its way a curiosity of literature worth somewhat overdrawn. In spite of its violent datory review of the novel, under the guise preserving. It is simply a mystery how any striving after sensation, the work is a mild, of a Preface. A certain literary person one could so presume upon the idiocy of his sleepy, composing draught which may be whose name and address given in full we readers as to put forward this lamest version taken with confidence, and even with comfort. zeed not repeat) has, it seems, “been asked by of the Tichborne claim. Clare and Cora ze publisher"-not, we trust, without a due Carew were two sisters strangely alike, only
Warleigh's Trust is a rather lengthy, but bonorarium—to execute this work; and, it turns out, when wanted at the end, that pleasant, improving story ; religious, but less though he bas faithfully piled up all the Cora has a curious blue lunate mark on her clerical than most of its class. Hilda, her upliments that mortal reviewer could pos- wrist, which of course neither she nor anyone little boys are comfortable people, and the
lover, father, guardian, and, still more, the abiy suggest, it must be owned that the story else knew of but the aged nurse. would have stood much safer on its merits. husband, the Marquis
, has just
died, leaving odious Janetta is by no means so intolerable Of course he begins with an historical sketch her vast estates and treasure. The girls are
as she is painted. The book will be read with é our female novelists, with appropriate bringing the corpse home from Egypt, when, profit by young persons. remarks on each, from Behn to Austen, instigated by a fiendish Russian Countess
, Having seen much more in Post Mortem Eruntē, and Eliot, and so works his way down Cora resolves to personate her sister and get than most critics, in spite of its general shortto what he superbly calls “the maiden work her property. The process is simple. On comings, we are not surprised to find some d the latest of our lady-novelists," as though arriving at the grand Welsh castle Cora slips admirable, if unequal, work in its successor. The Falley of Sorek were the final outcome on a wedding-ring, pushes in front of her In The Apparition there is the same terse und last goal of all previous effort. As well sister, and at once acts the Marchioness, matter-of-fact narration of chains of events right one say that the childish muddle of sobbing about poor dear Wilfred, and so on, which goes so far to make a fiction seem a Progress and Poverty has put the coping-stone in Lady Barbara's arms. The real peeress, real narrative—the real charm, in fact, of
a the work of Turgot Smith and Cobden. naturally nonplussed at this bold move on the Defoe; there is the same apt selection of a
few really telling points in the brief descrip- little England with them wherever they go; would perhaps have preferred a little less history, tions, the same admirably successful blending who dislike to go beyond the beaten round; to and more practical ħints as to walks, drives, and of the material and the apparently super-whom French bread is an abomination, and means of approach.
For instance, he might natural. But, nevertheless, there is the same
“jam, marmalade, bloater-paste, and small well have been told of the recent boring of the painful failure in gathering togetherthe threads luxuries of that kind, not excluding whiskey” Col di Tenda, and of the approaching com
down the of the story ; the same fatal tendency to anti- (the italics are not ours,
ef. Appendix D., P: 258), pletion of the beautiful road
are matters of serious consideration. All they lower gorges of the Roja, as well as of the climax. The unveiling of the apparition is a whose wishes are restricted to a visit to the most various ways over the hills by which, on prosy and far-fetched business ; nor is the frequented watering-places, without a thought foot or muleback, he may cross to San Remo. mystery well cleared up. So much of fault of the unknown lands beyond, and who endea- But he will find many useful suggestions; while finding; the rest must be unqualified praise. vour conscientiously to see and do all that they for students there are articles on the geology, Not even the best ale-house scenes of George ought to see and do there, can hardly find a the fauna, and flora of the district, and the local Eliot are better than these at the Woolpack, better guide. It would be difficult to be more dialect, and, for those who may be tempted between such village sages as the sexton, the minute than is our author in describing the to settle, a valuable chapter of practical amorous carpenter, the body-snatchers, and, and the spot on which luncheon can best be as they affect foreign residents. Curious rebest of all, old Morse, the landlord, whose eaten. Considering the sources-drivers and search rather than critical power must be looked death-bed repentance and confession of faith guides-from which Mr. Bilbrough obtained for in the historical part of M. Hamilton's to the very unpastoral Rector is a passage much of his information, it is wonderfully correct. work. For example, a discussion of Hannibal's of true rustic humour. The
first This we attribute to the fact that his visit was Pass which sets aside altogether both Polybius chapter, which rapidly sketches a Rake's made in early spring, ere the crowd of foreign and Livy cannot be treated as serious. Glaciers Progress, is a perfect bit of narration ; nor waiters, strange coachmen, and hangers on had have been held up to us by modern geologists are the main characters, slightly developed here to show that, if legends were formed in as we are here asked to, that they are also
collected round the hotels. Still
, there is enough as mighty sculptors. But it is hard to believe, as they must needs be in so short a story, ancient days as they are now produced in the artists, and that the figures of stags, &c., found without force and originality. Hetty, is Pyrenees, there is no need of solar or any other near the Laghi delle Meraviglie are glacier charming; the Admiral all that a benevolent hypothesis to account for them, beyond the markings. The arch at Aosta bears its own Admiral should be; the hero by no means simple operation of the law of demand and date on it in the name of Terentius Varro. heroic, but thoroughly likeable; and Mr. De supply. What the laws of natural selection and The Monte dell'Argentera, not Mont Clapier, l'Orme, the great mesmerist, a character of the survival of the fittest may produce in is the highest point of the Maritime Alps. worthy of more careful working out. Hi future aeons we dare not say, but assuredly the Their proper limit is not the spur of Turbia
, state of mind when first brought face to face curs of St-Jean-de-Luz have not yet evolved any but (following Ball and Stieler) the low
Monte with a real apparition is a most interesting to them on p. 197. A development of the Cinto, not Monte Rotondo, is the highest point
such wondrous fishing faculty as that ascribed the Col d'Altare west of Savona. study. With its many faults the book is a Roland legend on p. 206 is also new to us. One in Corsica ; and Monte Rotondo is not visible good book.
word of caution as to the time of making these from the Cornice coast; the summits conStill better, and, indeed, altogether delight- excursions. Our author must have been excep- spicuous from the mainland are the Cinto and ful, is the simple revelation of old-fashioned, tionallyfortunate in the weather. It some- Paglia Orba. Mr. J. A. Symonds, not Mr. out-of-the-way Yankee life on the storm- in the mountains ; quite late in that month we Luini (p. 193) should be Luni. times rains almost persistently throughout May Pater, wrote Sketches from Italy and Greece
But enough of beaten peninsula of Cape Cod. A friend who have ridden over twenty miles through a heavy minute criticism. The book is be recommended, knows all about new books and publishers snowstorm. Still, the beauty of the early spring for its varied information and interesting tells me that the work made much stir in in the mountain ravines is such that, except for sketches of bygone days, to all who are going America last year owing to the characters invalids, the journey is worth the risk. Snow, to Bordighera. being originally introduced under their real glacier, and waterfall are then at their best; and
The Cruise of the Reserve Squadron. By Here its popularity will rest on more then only is the lower Pyrenean flora really Charles W. Wood. (Bentley.) When we say solid grounds, as a clever, sympathetic, and beautiful. The illustrations here given are very (though it is not so stated) that this book ha probably not exaggerated picture of a phase pleasing, and the pages are also enlivened by already been run through the pages of th of Christian civilisation which must soon pass Whether these last are to be considered a
numerous parodies in verse, and comic songs. Argosy, an experienced reader will know wha away. It is related in the person of a rich recommendation must depend on the taste of past master in the art of producing what w
to expect. Mr. Charles W. Wood is, indeed, young lady who goes on a fancied mission as each particular reader. a schoolmarm” among the uncouth, genuine,
hope we may call, without offence, the milk
Bordighera and the Western Riviera. By F. F. and-water literature of travel. Every year b God-fearing Cape Cod folks. Her self- Hamilton. Translated, with Additional Matter, sets forth on some little expedition with th deceptions and sincerity are beautifully by Alfred C. Dowson. (Stanford.) The climates deliberate object of making a book out of i balanced ; indeed, the character is very ably of the Cornice coast are sharply divided by the In the summer of 1882 he found himself worked out in most respects. Of the natives spur of Turbia. West of that sheltering pro- guest on board one of the ships of the Resery as she finds them we dare not begin to speak, montory it is soft and soothing ; east of it, keen Squadron that paid a brief
visit to Portug or we should never make an end. They form Bordighera, placed on a far-reaching headland, Edinburgh. This was an exceptional oppo a rich collection of originals; none of them instead of between two capes like San Remo, or tunity, to which no one could have known ho is without some sort of interest or attraction; at the mouth of a gorge like Mentone, is prob- to do better justice from the book-maker many will assuredly dwell long in the memory ably the most equable and least depressing. The point of view. If Mr. Wood's friends an as old friends. Of humour, and even wit, position of the old village is admirable, and hosts have no objection to the mild fun that I there is plenty, and, more than this, there is the views from its neighbourhood are only sur- pokes at their characters and habits, the crit genuine pathos and very right feeling. We passed by those from the Cap d'Antibes. The may well forbear to complain. Pleasanti cannot too strongly recommend this little drawback to the place is that the principal apart, he has told a simple story fairly wel book as a new experience to most readers and hotels are placed in the Borgo Marina, on a For ourselves, we fear that we shall never b a pleasure in store for all
. We might point as high as the beach and a good deal lower than nor to the complacency with which he imagin
flat ground behind the road and railway, hardly come quite reconciled to his slipshod Englis out the obvious sources from which some of the trains. There is no reason, however, why that all his petty adventures and trite reflectio its best ideas are borrowed, but that would the strangers' quarter should not spread up the must interest the big world. But these things, y infer a charge of plagiarism, which would be hillsides; and, if the soil escapes from falling suppose, are matters of taste. We certain quite unjust. We like it the better because into the hands of the Marseillese speculators prefer this book to that which he brought o it is just the kind of work which Americans who, having disfigured Cannes and destroyed last year, for a man-of-war is a less hackney can do, and ought to do. E. PURCELL. Le Cannet, are already doing their worst in the subject than the Black Forest. There a
immediate neighbourhood at Ospidaletti, there numerous illustrations, mostly from phot
seems every reason to expect that San Remo graphs, and not always quite appropriat BOOKS OF TRAVEL.
will in a few years find a formidable rival in We note-as we shall never fail to note in 'Twixt France and Spain.
Bordighera. This volume, written in great part similar case—that one of the sheets in our coj By E. Ernest
by a resident, M, Hamilton, but translated and Bilbrough. Illustrations by Doré and Miss added to by Mr. A. C. Dowson, is intended to
was never stitched in by the binder. Blunt. (Sampson Low.) This book is written place before the intending sojourner " the fullest
Ceylon in 1883. By John Ferguson. (Sam for that large and increasing class of British Information on almost every topic on which he son Low.) The account of Ceylon contained tourists in the Pyrenees who wish to carry a could possibly desire it.” The average visitor this volume was prepared to be read before t
members of the Royal Colonial Institute in only gives us a lively picture of the Hungarian THE February number of the English IllusApril last, and was exceedingly well adapted Parliament as it lives and moves, but also treats trated Magazine will have the beginning of a to its purpose. It contains much useful informa- of the present fortunes of parliamentary govern- novel by Mr. Walter Besant called “ Julia, tion on the present state of Ceylon and its ment in Hungary and its future prospects. M. and also the first instalment of a series of varied productions, the most important of Asboth's article on the class known in Hungary papers on “ An Unsentimental Journey through which are tea, coffee, and cinchona. Unfortu- as the “nobility,” and sometimes with im- Cornwall ” by the author of John Halifax, nately, the author arrived in London too late perfect appropriateness styled the “gentry,' Gentleman. to read his useful essay, and, still more un- should be read by all who wish to know what MR. RICHARD JEFFERIES has written a paper fortunately, was induced to expand it into a Hungary really is. It would at any rate serve entitled “After the County Franchise,” which book. The'essay did not contain matter enough to correct some of the vague, not to say wild, will appear in Longman's for February. to fill a volume; and, to swell it to a sufficient ideas which some of us have about “nationsize, elaborate Appendices have been added alities,” and to show how Hungary has existed
MR. SAMUEL BUTLER is preparing for which form nearly one-half of the book. The so long as one country, and means still to pre
immediate publication a volume containing first of these is a long account of an elephant serve its existence and its unity. M. Herrmann selections from Erewhon, Life and liabit, Alps kraal, taken from the Ceylon Observer, of which writes on the scientific institutions of Hungary, and Sanctuaries, and his other works, with “A Mr. Ferguson is co-editor. The second Ap- but his article is chiefly interesting on account Psalm of Montreal” and some remarks on Mr. pendix consists of extracts from Major Forbes's of its prefatory remarks. With equal subtlety Romanes's recent work, Mental Evolution in Eleven Years in Ceylon. With the exception of and soundness he indicates the peculiar difti- Animals. It will be published by Messrs. an excellent portrait of the present Governor of culties which have beset Hungarian progress,
Trübner. Ceylon, Sir Arthur H. Gordon, the illustrations and enables the reader to form a really fair MESSRS. HURST & BLACKETT will shortly are very poor, and some of them have little or judgment of the merits of Hungarian science. publish two new three-volume novels, A Beggar no relation to the text. The map is good. The Hungarian people have been often foolishly on Horseback, by Mrs. Power O'Donoghue, and MR. CHARLES B. BLACK has just published a book will serve to make them better known.
praised, more often unjustly depreciated. This To Have and to hold, by Sarah Stedder. remarkably cheap and handy guide to the
We understand that the German skit on the Riviera, including the whole coast from Mar
Shapira forgeries, entitled Er, Sie, Es, is about sailles to Leghorn and the cities of Carrara,
NOTES AND NEJV S. to be translated into English verse, and issued, Lucca , Pisa, Pistoja, and Florence. Among We understand that the long-expected first with the original illustrations, by Mr. Elliot
Stock. none, perhaps, is more permanently valuable part of “ A New English Dictionary, Founded mainly on Materials collected by Members of
WHAT is a “ Vice-Admiral of the Coast” ? than the cultivation of a taste on the part of the Philological Society,” edited by Dr. J. A. This subject, which is shrouded in mystery, is the ordinary tourist for correct and carefully H. Murray, will be published by the Clarendon about to be elucidated by Sir Shorston Baker, finished maps ; and in this little volume Mr. Press on January 29. It contains the text of in a work to be published by private subscripBlack has wisely, followed in the same line, the Dictionary from A to ANT (352 pages), tion at half-a-guinea per copy. Intending subThe maps and plans-sixteen in number, and together with a Preface to part i., general scribers should communicate with the author, executed, and by themselves are almost worth explanations, key to the pronunciation, and list at Library Chambers, the Temple.
MR. ALEXANDER MACKENZIE, of Inverness, is the whole price charged for the guide, which is of abbreviations, &c. (xvi. pages). just the cost of “guid King Robert's ” trews, THE Contemporary Review for February will far advanced with a History of the Clan Cameand certainly not a “groat” too dear. As the contain an article by Mr. Herbert Spencer on ron, of which a first instalment will appear in author has spent the best part of many recent - The New Toryism,” being the first of a series the Celtic Magazine for February. It is intended years in the beautiful region of which he treats, by him on current politics.
ultimately to publish the work by subscription and has visited and revisited every spot in the WE regret to hear that Mr. Robert Buchanan in a volume of about five hundred pages, unicapacity both of tourist and guide-book maker, is suffering from an attack of gastric fever. form with the Ilistory of the Macdonalds, &c. his descriptions and practical information are His illness has retarded the publication of his MESSRS. BICKERS & Sox have purchased of As trustworthy as they can be made by any- new volume of poems, which will contain the Messrs. Hurst & Blackett the copyrights of thing short of that ubiquity with which every ripest and most recent work of his pen. It Hepworth Dixon's Her Majesty's Tower and topographer would desire to be gifted.
will be entitled The Great Problem ; or, Six Royal Windsor, and are about to publish cheap
Days and a Sabbath. It is now some years editions, each in two volumes. ller Majesty's Dazs moderne Ungarn. Hrsg. von Dr. Ambros since Mr. Buchanan published a new volume, Tower, which was originally published in four Semenyi. (Berlin : Hofmann.) As Mahomet his last poetical work-Ballads of Life, Love, volumes, has already gone through three editions, went to the mountain, so the Hungarians write and lumour-consisting almost entirely of re- and has long been out of print and scarce. in German. It is the only way in which they can Teveal themselves to Western Europe, and seek
printed matter. that sympathy of which we all, nations as indi
The same publishers announce a new book
A NOVEL experiment in introducing Shakspere by Mrs. Charles Roundell, which is being viinals, feel the need. Not only do they write to the East of London is about to be under- published
for the benefit of Queen Charlotte's Looks in German, they publish in their own taken in connexion with the University Exten- Home.
Its title is Cowdray: the History of "mtry Reviews and journals in German, and sion Students' Union. Mr. Sidney L. Lee,
a Great English House, with illustrations from fratribute besides to periodicals published in treasurer of the New Shakspere Society, will drawings in the British Museum and from Germany. Here we have before us a volume
deliver a course of eight lectures on the sketches by the late Anthony Salvin. A long somewhat more than a score of essays and Comedies of Shakspere in the St. Jude's School- list of subscribers is headed by the Queen. Ertches, which, taken together, may be called rooms, Whitechapel, beginning on Saturday, - The Hungarians Painted by Themselves." January 26, at 8 p.m. One day will be given MESSRS. CASSELL have just issued the first They are not all of equal pertinence to the sub- to a Shakspere conversazione. The fee for the part of vol. iii. (or, in other words, the fifth et Some of them may be said to have an whole course is only one shilling.
divisional volume) of their Encyclopaedic Dicpisodical character; but they are all interesting, LADY BRASSEY has written an account of her tionary, covering from DEST- to Est-. They st cech contributes at least a line to the portrait recent voyage in the Sunbeam to the West have also determined to brir
out the work in tof. Heinrich leads the way with an essay on the Indies, which will be published shortly by monthly parts, of which the first will appear next mexion of the national literature with the Messrs. Longman under the lengthy, but
week. anging fortunes of the nation. Three sketches descriptive, title of In the Trades, the Tropics, MESSRS. HODDER & STOUGHTON are issuing
three popular poets follow—the elder Kis- and the Roaring Forties. It will be illustrated a shilling edition of the popular Life of Presialudy, Petofi
, and Arany. Mr. Francis Pulszky with several maps, and with numerous wood- dent Garfield under the title of From Log t-ils us of the archaeological treasures he guards cuts after drawings by Mr. R. T. Prichett. Cabin to Ilhite House. a the National Museum; Prof. Vambery treats
MR. JOHN MURRAY has nearly ready a Life A SECOND edition of Pocknell's text-book of of a favourite subject, the relations between of Mountstuart Elphinstone, the Governor of Legible Shorthand will be ready on February, 1. Hangary, and the Ottoman Turks in the past Bombay, who twice refused the Governor- It will contain some additional specimens of the and in the present. The plastic arts, music, Generalship of India, with selections from his writing. the drama, and the opera have each an article letters and official papers, by Sir Edward Coleitself. The twin capital, the mountains of
Miss RHODA BROUGHTON's Belinda has been brooke. *be north, and the great plain of the centre are
running through the columns of the Melbourne merally described in strains of exultant ad
TIIE next volume in the “Parchment Leader under the title of “Miss Watson's ration. There is something for every taste. Library”, will be a new translation of the Victims.” The present writer has read with especial Book of Psalms by the Rev. T. K. Cheyne.
MESSRS. SOTHEBY will sell on Monday, terest, as bearing on social and political MESSRS. KEGAN PAUL & Co. will publish January 28, and the day following, a portion of Tblems, the three essays by the editor himself, immediately a volume of Addresses by Lord the library of the Rev. William C. Neligan, a Herrinann, and M. Asboth. Dr. Neményi not O'Hagan,
clergyman of Cork, whose enthusiasm for books
seems to have been extraordinarily catholic. “ Indo-Chinese Philology and the Languages of taken by a story by M. Edmond de Goncourt, Illuminated missals, chap-books, play-bills, South-eastern Asia.” While we congratulate who is careful to announce that this will be his and Burnsiana were the chief subjects of his Prof. de La Couperie upon obtaining this re- last essay in novel-writing. It is to be called collecting zeal; but there are also not a few cognition of labours which are known to none Chérie. rarities of a miscellaneous kind. Among the better than to the readers of the ACADEMY, we Among the books to be issued immediately by latter we may notice a collection of 170 must also congratulate University College on
Calmann Lévy is a second series of M. Emile water-colour drawings of Irish birds, of the size having stepped somewhat out of the ordinary Deschanel's Romantisme des Classiques, in two of life and among their natural scenery, drawn routine in order to add one more to the band of volumes, dealing with Racine; and M. Octave by R. D. Parker ; a collection of 276 drawings scholars who confer upon it as much credit as Feuillet's novel, La Veuve, which has lately been from the library of Lord Farnham; a Petrarch they borrow. We understand that the new appearing in the Revue des Deux-Mondes
. M. (Venice, 1538), with the autograph of Queen Professor will not begin lecturing until next Deschanel, whose lectures at the Collège de Elizabeth ; a warrant of Charles I. ; and several term.
France are scarcely less run after than those of old English Bibles and Testaments. But to
MR. ROBINSON ELLIS, whose office of Reader M. Caro, is now treating of Bossuet. many the most interesting portion of the sale will be the editions of Burns, which in Latin at Oxford begins with the present year,
AMONG the conférences announced at the number altogether more than a hundred, in- purposes, to deliver a sort of inaugural lecture Cercle St-Simon are “ State Socialism and Worke
on the late Christian poet, Maximianus. The men's Insurance in Italy,” by M. Léon Say, cluding the rare Kilmarnock edition of 1786, lecture will afterwards be published in the and “Tartuffe,” by M. Coquelin aîné. the first Edinburgh edition of 1787, the almost
American Journal of Philology. unobtainable Dublin reprint of the same year,
PROF. JORET, of Aix, has found a MS. conand the second Edinburgh edition of 1793,
PROF. KENNEDY announces that he will
taining copies of letters of Law, the Scotch which is a presentation copy to Mrs. Riddel | lecture at Cambridge during the coming term financier, dating from his departure from with numerous notes and corrections in the on the “Oedipus Tyrannus.", of Sophocles, France in 1720 to the end of 1721. He purhandwriting of the poet. The Burnsiana' also reading a prose translation of his own, with a comprise the original of the lease of the farm selection from a large body of notes written poses to publish it, and will be glad to hear if
there are any other letters of Law in existence. at Ellisland, several autograph letters of the by the late Mr. Steel, of Harrow.
AT a recent sale at the Hôtel Drouot some poet, and a letter by his widow (Jean Armour) The statistics of Edinburgh University for early editions of French classics fetched high addressed to Mrs. Řiddel, giving an account of the past year show that the total number of prices : -La Fontaine's Contes et Nouvelles en the family matriculated students was 3,389, being an
Vers (1762), 9,005 frs. ; Molière's Works, in One by one the old book-clubs which were increase of 56 on the year previous. They two volumes (1666), 2,560 frs. ; Gil Blas, in four founded throughout England in the concluding were thus divided among the several faculties : volumes (1713-35), 1,000 frs. years of the last century are being dissolved, 1.- In arts, 1,017; in divinity, 109 ; in law, 502 ; and their collections dispersed by auction. The in medicine, 1,761. The medical students, again, Le Livre for January mentions some amusing latest announcement relates to the book-club were thus divided according to nationality misprints of French words and names in English in the quiet old town of Diss; the library will Scotland, 682; England, 620; Ireland, 33; papers. The same number records (misunderbe sold by auction by Messrs. Puttick & Šimp- India, 123 ; British colonies, 264 ; foreign standing, we fear, a paragraph in the ACADEMY) son on January 28. countries, 39.
that the Times has been purchased by Mr.
B. M. Rankin and H. S. Vince, adding, for SOME valuable books from the Mountblairy
THE Glasgow Association for the Higher further assurance, “Le prix d'achat doit être and another library were sold at Edinburgh Education of Women has received a gift from formidable !" last week by Messrs. Chapman. The following Mrs. Elder of a house near the city, with exwere the highest prices :—Gould's Birds of tensive grounds, as the site of an institution to
THE Revue politique et littéraire for January Great Britain, £73 10s. ; Ruskin's Modern be called “ The Queen Margaret College” for 12 prints the inaugural address on the “CollecPainters, £37 6s. ; Fraser's Earls of Cromartie, the university education of women, The gift tion Sarzec ” with which M. E. Ledrain opened £25 4s. ; Roberts’s Sketches in Egypt and Nubia, is valued at $12,000; and it is hoped to raise an his second course of lectures at the Louvre on £20 ; twenty-one volumes of the Publications endowment fund of £20,000.
Assyrian epigraphy. The other professors at the of the Spalding Club, £18 15s. ; Curtis's
Ecole du Louvre are MM. Heuzey, Bertrand, British Entomology, £16 16s.; Claude's Liber
Pierret, and Révillout. Veritatis, £7 138.; Ruskin's Seven Lamps of
FRENCH JOTTINGS. Architecture, £7; Douglas's Baronage of Scot. It is always held desirable by the Académie land, £5 10s.; Macgillivray’s History of British française that the place of a deceased member
ORIGINAL VERSE. Birds, £5 10s. should be filled, if possible, by someone who
“PYGMALION AND GALATEA MR. ALGERNON Foggo will give a public has at least some similarity of tastes. As prob- God never moved in any marble shrine recital of selections from Chaucer, Milton, and able successors to Henri Martin, who himself Nor spake from stone with more assured comBen Jonson on Monday, January 28, at St. succeeded Thiers, the names are mentioned of
mand James's Hall. M. Wallon and of M. Duruy, both of whom
Than when, beneath Pygmalion's sculptor hand, M. VICTOR PALME, of Paris, the publisher of have attained distinction in public life as well Thy white form, Galatea, felt the wine
Of Life melt marble, and incarnadine the Acta Sanctorum and the Histoire littéraire as among students of ancient history.
Those lips of pale Pentelic, when the band de la France, is about to issue a facsimile edi- It is hoped that this year will see the publica- That held thee moveless broke, and thou didst tion of Mansi's Councils, published at Venice, tion of a new volume by M. Victor Hugo, stand in thirty-one volumes folio, from 1759 to 1798. entitled Les justes Colères, which was written A breathing goddess, human but divine. The price to subscribers is fixed at £1 8s. per about twelve years ago as a sort of continuation Still, Galatea, as in days of old, volume; upon completion, the price will be of Année terrible.
His chisel only do the High Gods bless raised to £2. The volumes will be published regularly every two months. Mr. D. Nutt, be published in Paris. The one, by M. Jules and still warm limbs of beauty must be cold,
Two books on M. Victor Hugo will shortly
Whɔ feels th' immortal more than flesh and
blood; from whom full prospectuses may be obtained, Claretie, of which a sample appears in the is the English agent.
And lips white marble, ere pure Love can guess current number of the Revue internationale, will It is said that the late Prof. de Sanctis has be called Victor Hugo et ses Contemporains ; the
The perfect grace of blameless womanhood.
H. D. RAWNSLEY. left an autobiography, which will shortly be other, which is a posthumous work by Paul de published by his friends. Almost his last Saint-Victor, will be styled simply Victor Hugo. literary performance was an éloge of Darwin. GEN. TROCHU, whose name has become almost
OBITUARY. Correction. In the notice of “E. V. B.'s” forgotten even in France (or, perhaps, especially MR. BENJAMIN ROBERT WHEATLEY, one of the Days and lours in a Garden in the ACADEJIY of in France) has just finished an important work kindliest of men, and one of the most learned last week (p. 24), Mr. H. A. Bright's Year in a on the Siege of Paris. Lancashire Garden was-perhaps excusably
among librarians, died, after only a short warn
M. DE MAUPAS, who was Prefect of Police at ing to his family, at his rooms, 53 Berners confused with Mr. Milner's
time of the coup d'état, is said to contemplate Street, the habitat of the Medical and Chirurgical These two books are, of course, quite distinct. publishing his memoirs.
Society, on January 9. His connexion with
good qualities had made him a personal friend
to all its members. He had grown with the It is with much pleasure we record that our
spondence of Gustave Flaubert with a certain growth of the institution, had treasured its valued contributor, M. Terrien de La Couperie, great lady, which promises to be highly inter-traditions, and had husbanded its resources ; to was on Saturday last elected to a professorship
its members his loss will be beyond repair. specially founded for the occasion at University As soon as M. Zola's novel, Joie de Vivre, has After the fortnightly meeting of the society College, London. The subject of the chair is run its course in the Gil Blas, its place will be last week his health collapsed, and in two days
AT THE LYCEUM, II.
he was dead, a post-mortem examination dis- to independence. What actually occurred in will be a bald and disjointed bit of writing, but closing a long-standing affection of the heart. each case depended on the personal characters it will be good work if it recommends the His contributions to bibliography and to index of the two antagonists and the circumstances volume to the public. making were numerous. So far back as 1836 of the time.
All Egyptian travellers will agree with the he catalogued a portion of the Helen Library;
LIFE among the exiles from England who author when he shows “how extremely disand only fifteen hours before his death he was
are employed at the various submarine tele- agreeable railway travelling can be made correcting the proofs of the Index to the Journal graph stations dotted all over the world has been (p. 27). Even the main trunk (Cairo-Alexof the Statistical Society. He compiled a
ere now relieved by the collection of matter for andria), so far from improving under English General Index to the First Fifty-three Volumes several works descriptive of foreign life ; but the management, has of late years distinctly retroof the Medico-Chirurgical Transactions (1871) members of the staff of the Brazilian Submarine graded. The rails are looser, the permanent and a similar work to vols. xvi.- xxv. of the Telegraph Company who are stationed at way more neglected, the carriages fouler, the cognate institution, the Pathological Society: Madeira are, so far as we know, the first employés less civil and obliging, the prices His elaborate Catalogue of the Library of the to sweeten their daily labour by the preparation higher, and the danger greater than under Medical and Chirurgical Society was published in of a magazine all to themselves. "Its second native direction. As for the Cairo-Suez line, 1879 in three volumes, the third being an Index number has just been issued; the cream of the the second half is one of the most ricketty and of Subjects of great range in medical science, journal is a spirited“ Song of the Telegraph risky bits of railway ever travelled over by and of great value to all students of medicine. Clerk,” dedicated to Mr. W. S. Gilbert, which Europeans. You are pretty sure to be told of When the Alfred Club was in existence he was
was reproduced in the pages of last week's a train which“ derailed a short time before, employed to draw up a Catalogue of its library ; Electrician.
and made the hapless passengers pass a cold and in 1851 he was engaged in the same capacity by the committee of the Athenaeum Club, when
The second number of the Revue internationale and hungry night in the open; and I have seen he compiled a Supplement to its Catalogue, with has a London letter by Mr. Richard Garnett, One of Egypt's latest curses is, or rather was,
fire twice in a day. a classified Index of Subjects. Mr. Wheatley which many persons in England will be glad to was a vice-president of the Library Association, read, even though it is painfully evident that the misrule of certain superannuated AngloThe system of size notation
which he drew up observe a series of papers by Mr. Saintsbury on and several of his papers are found in its Reports. the writer had no opportunity of correcting his Indian officials
, who, with some notable excepAmong the future announcements we
tions, drew large salaries for doing little or no use
ful work. Their early training was against them, was submitted, in competition with several others, to the members of that body at their Manchester “ The Modern English Novel.”
as we saw in the Crimea, where Sepoy officers
were sent to command Turks because, forsooth, meeting, and was the favourite system. Mr.
they had drilled Hindi Moslems and Hindi Wheatley was never married, his sister living
THE EGYPTIAN QUESTION.
heathens. For the Egyptian services we should with him and ministering to his wants. His
even prefer, to these seniors, juveniles, even younger brother, Mr. H. B. Wheatley, is well
clerks, fresh and direct from England. known in literary circles.
Egypt and the Egyptian Question. By D. Mr. Wallace's “ Grand Oriental Interoceanic THE “ Carnish poet,” as he was fondly called
Mackenzie Wallace.* (Macmillan.)
Railway" seems intended to “poke fun” at in the West of England, died at Falmouth on Egypt (a big word, by-the-by) opens dramati- a Keneh-Kosseir line, and apparently he is not January 7. Mr. John Harris was born on cally: the two horsemen of a late novelist re- aware that anyone ever thought of building October 14, 1820, the son of a miner; and in the appear in the author and his donkey, and the it (p. 49). The project is at least fifteen years well-known Dolcoath Mine he was himself em- serves for a geographical comparison. old. Presently we shall land opposite Malta, ployed for nearly twenty years. While working Egypt Proper (i.e., between the sea and the off Gurnah, Cyrene of old, with a safe port in this manner, his earliest volumes of poems First Cataract) is justly likened to a long walk on the north-eastern shore of the Sidrah Gulf were published, his first work, Lays from the ing stick or fishing-rod, surmounted by a small (Syrtis Major). The Cyrenaic was famous Mine, the Mere, and the Mountain, appearing in outspread fan representing the Delta. After as one of the granaries of the Roman Empire, 1853, and being reprinted in 1856. They were this preliminary chapter of mise-en-scène, Mr. and the splendour of its ruins shows a high succeeded by many other volumes of poetry, Wallace settles down to his work. We do not degree of civilisation. This ancient land, which met with a very favourable reception in a hear the magistral voice which spoke from Pentapolis, offers no mechanical difficulties to a wide circle of readers. The prize for the best Russia ; "I have been told” modestly presents railway connecting it with Alexandria. We poem on the tercentenary of Shakspere was itself, and there are signs of late acquaintance shall then run up via Cairo to Keneh (Dendera), awarded to him in 1864 by the judges, of whom with the subject. But the author is a large- turn eastward, and embark at Kosseir (Berenice). Lord Lyttleton and George Dawson were two, brained man with extensive experience and un- This line will spare us the mortification of the and the original MS. is preserved in the hackneyed views; his pleasant style, in places disagreeable and dangerous Suez Gulf; and, as museum at Stratford-on-Avon. Mr. Harris a trifle tart, and his humour, here and there it will gain three days, we are sure to have it wrote a large number of tracts, and con- verging upon the pawky," carry the reader sooner or later. tributed in prose and verse to many religious easily over the Desert of Statistic; and his Chap. ii. is eminently worth reading by way periodicals, several of his contributions describ- volume, combined with Mr. Broadley's and that of correction to Mr. Broadley's special pleading ing his experiences while working in the mines of the Baron de Malortié, will make the reader and over-estimate of Dictator Arábi and the inand among the poor at Falmouth. Four grants a modern Egyptologist.
triguing heads of his party. "The very first of £30 were made to him from the Literary The contrast of the well-known Times corre- rank of living diplomatists” is justly assigned Fund, and two, amounting together to £300, spondent with the representative of the ex- to Lord Dufferin, who is still wanted to cleanse from the Royal Bounty Fund. His autobio- influential Journal des Débats, M. Gabriel the “ Augean Stable.” His personal experience graphy was published by Messrs. Hamilton, Charmes, is pleasing to our national pride. The of the East”, began nearly a quarter of a Adams, & Co. about a year ago, and has passed Englishman personally visits persons and places century ago, when he aided in organising the through two editions. In its pages he described to be described; he adheres punctiliously to Libanus. He is a conscientious worker, with a his career as having been one of hardship and truth; he takes the broadest views; and he is firm touch and light hand; he has the courage severe struggle,” and confessed that since his tender to the altera pars. The Frenchman shines of his opinions;” and he has the gift of common- first boyish bursts” of poetry he had written with another light. With him popular fiction is sense, which does not always characterise his upwards of a thousand pieces.
systematically preferred to fact; his Parisian profession.
pure boulevart; and his national animosity is too his various capacities-a subject of which the MAGAZINES AND REVIETS.
strong for common honesty. It amuses an English reader is now waxing weary before he
Englishman living abroad to read Governmental has begun fairly to study it. They are ably The current number of the Remue historique is speeches periodically assuring us that the last written, but they do not descend below the mainly devoted to ecclesiastical history. contains two excellent articles. One, by M. the two races. We know it to be the clear reverse. It half-century of peace has bred good-will between surface. Despite the theme being so worn, I
cannot refrain from again discussing it. The Aubé, deals with The Lapsi and Libellatici “France has no more cruel and jealous enemies Fellah-race is distinct from all others. As hair, during the Persecution of Decius," and gives a
than the English,” cries the French Press. And features, and figure prove, the Nilote is of sympathetic account of the difficulties which England is only a little less bitter because she African, not of Asiatic, provenance, partly whitethe early Church had to encounter in its attitude feels that her old foe is, thanks to Germany, washed by foreign innervation, Mr. Lane towards apostasy resulting from persecution. very far “ down in his luck.”
erroneously dubbed him an · Arab;"
have A paper by M. Bayet treats of the obscure
This is not a book that can be abstracted; only to place him by the side of a Bedawi, and question, “The Papal Elections under the the reader must study it chapter by chapter to the fallacy of the theory saute aux yeux. His Carolingians, 787-885." His general conclusion the admirable ending (pp. 520-21); and the best half-brother is the Copt, who has kept his is that the relations between Church and State thing I can do as a reviewer is to offer a run
blood freer from miscegenation, and both are were as vague then as they have been since. ning comment upon its contents. The result perforce peculiar peoples. The climate of the The State claimed its right of confirming the
Nile Valley allows no foreign-born to be viable ; Pagal election; the Papacy pursued its claim
Happily no illustrations.
it is an atmosphere of complete conservatism.