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at first worked chiefly by insisting on the

be intolerable. Lady Constance is not a large survivals of Catholicism in the Anglican Beatriz Randolph. By Julian Hawthorne. In

successful character. The amount of selfformularies, the breach did not immediately

2 vols. (Chatto & Windus.)

deception she must have unconsciously pracmanifest itself, though Palmer early showed a

tised is very crudely intimated, and there tendency to compromise ; for instance, instead Thirlby Hall

. By W. E. Norris. In 3 vols. is no foundation for her mysterious power. of protesting against the reduction of cathedral (Bentley.)

Nor is Maud very real. The true interest of establishments by the Ecclesiastical Commis


By Mrs. C. Reade. In 3 vols. the book, indeed, lies in the early developsion, he brought Napoleon's plan of honorary (J. & R. Maxwell.)

ment of Charles's character, and it is a very canonries before the Commission, which he had Across the Hills. By Frances Mary Owen. What can scarcely be other than personal remi

ingenuous one. The author has drawn upon the satisfaction of seeing adopted, with some

(Kegan Paul, Trench, & Co.) safeguards of his own. When Froude's Remains

niscences very pleasantly and profitably. But appeared, he was over-excited by the naïve old Mark Langston: a Tale of Dukesborough. there is rather too much of the trick of way in which Froude put down the result of his

By R. M. Johnston. (Sampson Low.) reminding us that it all happened long ago, and Newman's conference with Wiseman on | Dr. Blandford's Conscience. By Sarson C. T. and things have changed very much since, the possibilities of corporate re-union, and his Ingram. (Nisbet.)

&c., &c. Once or twice this is amusing, but anxiety was increased when Newman met the

the repetition becomes intolerable, and leaves proposal to contribute to the Mārtyrs' Memorial MR. JULIAN HAWTHORNE has adopted a milder us with the conviction that the writer is not

manner since his last book, Fortune's Fool, such a veteran after all. with a solemn query on the same subject. Still, Newman's strong language was re- which, if it displayed a certain quality of

Mrs. Reade includes two sensational stories assuring up to 1839, when it began to be power, abounded in extravagance. There is noticed that Newman's immediate disciples

none of his exultation in physical force, none in her three volumes. They are coloured by were shaken by Wiseman's arguments against of his peculiar mysticism, in Beatrix Randolph. plenty of vice and low passion and intrigue

, Anglican Orders, to which our author replied To say this, however, does not mean that it but end in a blaze of triumphant morality in such a manner as not to encourage a escapes the charge of extravagance. It has which ought, no doubt, to put us into a mood rejoinder. So, too, when Wiseman interfered exactly the same fault as its predecessor, Dust. of virtuous exultation. Unfortunately the in the controversy about Tract XC., he first Like the hero's renunciation in Dust, the cen- contrasts are so startling and the morality is proved that "the worship of the Virgin and tral situation in Beatrix Randolph, the inno- so forced that they only leave us feeling very the other errors of the Church of Rome cent assumption of the personality of a famous helpless and in the confused state which, characterised by Newman were binding prima donna by an unknown singer, violates all perhaps, the heading of one of Mrs. Reade's on Roman Catholics,” which Wiseman had moral probability. Putting aside the possi- chapters best describes—"Mixed with Sad denied, and then that Wiseman's quotations bility of the impersonation, to allow herself Wonder.” Mrs. Reade is generous, and does to prove

the "errors ” primitive were worth- to be so easily deluded is totally inconsistent not spare us her good things. Many of the less. It is very characteristic of Sir w. with the character of Beatrix which Mr. headings are three-volume sensationa9 novels Palmer's mind that, from the time he Hawthorne labours to bring home to us else in themselves, and would make the fortune of

What could not be ascertained that Roman controversialists, from where... But this is the cardinal fault with all a less inventive person.

“ Smitten and Bitten" the days of Bellarmine to now, have been in his creations: they are described as one thing done with the habit of appealing to uncritical editions and they act as another. Men of the world, Tiger's Heart”? All the customary ingreof the Fathers, he felt that the question was

it is true, probably do more foolish things dients of this class of fiction flavour her closed. As for the restoration of intercom- than any other people, but Mr. Hamilton pages.

The men, of course, are “great and munion, he was on the whole content to Jocelyn's ill-timed persistence is, if nothing strong and swartly grand.”

But there are reflect that all attempts that way since else, grossly at variance with his character also some new and strange things. Lady the days of Calixtus had come to nothing, for astuteness. Given the situation, however, Carmalt, when she enjoys the luxury of con

no , not she is Church of England was likely to bring them considerable ingenuity, even if the conclusion the champion of apolausticism." We have to nore. Naturally, in 1843, after Newman be lame. There is less description of scenery much for which to be thankful to Mrs. Reade. had refused to do anything to bridle the British than usual in Beatrix Randolph, but the The evil genius of the first story is very evil. Critie, then the organ of Ward and Oakley,

little Mr. Hawthorne gives us is fresh and Modesty forbids us to enquire into her earlier though edited by Newman's brother-in-law, pleasant. He has for once succeeded in not days in the last years of the Second Empire. be felt called to stand in the breach himself, The sketches of New York society are amusing then, in order to make a wealthy match, she

being over-strained in his effort to be vivid. Under the Commune she is a pétroleuse ; and and addressed to the Bishop of Oxford the Darrative of events here reprinted. Consider

so far as they go, but they are very slight. enters into the domestic circle of an English ing that the author obviously felt that he had There is a lack of finish or subtlety about clergyman as governess. frished his theological education when the them, and a resemblance to the sketches which ever, and Sir Peter Carmalt there intervene, respected author of Tract XC." and Dr. Pusey now abound in a certain class of journalism. oddly enough, a pet dog, a favourite horse, vere beginning theirs, the Tractarians are treated with great generosity and forbearance

. ried;
his later books have been treading very in the way is uncertain. Perhaps she only

destroyed it to keep her hand in. In rebuking the Romanising tendencies of the fast on each other's heels. British Critic, the writer appeals to the Tracts The first volume of Mr. Norris's new novel capable of anything. As for horse and wife, for the Times

, as if Ward and Oakley only is far the best, and ill prepares us for the Malle. Emeraude nearly succeeds in killing needed to be recalled to the principles of their disappointment of the two next. The descrip- them together. Failing, however

, she then master. In the supplement to the narrative, tion of the hero's boyhood among the Norfolk attempts to take off” her ladyship with Sir W. Palmer goes so far as to recognise the Broads, old Bunce the keeper, the great pike,

hellebore; luckily, the revelations of her superior wisdom of Dr. Pusey, who contrived and the frozen fens is written with great accomplice, a groom, madly in love with to keep Newman's followers together by freshness and feeling. It was Alfiori who my ladyship herself

, frustrate this.

The avoiding any public censure of their leader or first made the dangerous statement that pre-ceeds to drown himself in two feet of water

groom, having made his revelations, probis principles. In the same spirit he is averse cocity in falling in love is a sign of genius.

in a most desperate way.

His fate points to censuring—at least to suppressing—the Master Charles is not a genius, but he might Ritualists, partly because Rome detests Ritual- have been. Under Mr. Norris's care he is a moral, and was indeed well deserved. He ism, and partly because he admires Dr. Little- piloted through the dangers of the two last bad coquetted with Radical doctrines, and Jale's Plain Reasons against Romanism. Perhaps volumes back to his first love. Experience may Mrs. Reade's second story is equally unpleasant

ventured to think the aristocracy a sham. Lis largest theological conception is that the protest against Mr. Norris's conclusion, but it and unreal, but somewhat simpler and less revival of religion in the latter half of the cannot be denied that he is very long bringing eighteenth century undoubtedly began within him through. The interminable dialogues passionate., “The force of Nature could no the pale of Anglicanism-a fact which also with Lady Constance unpleasantly suggest

further go." seems to have weighed with De Maistre. padding; and, were it not for the grace and An amusing collection of uncouth words

G. A. Simcox. clearness of the author's style, they would gathered from the smaller American news

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papers appeared in a magazine some years calling the academy of the girl-graduates “a ascribed to Euripides. Possibly this is a typoago. They were not old provincial words collegiate celibiate for the fair sex”? Dr. graphical error, Eur. for Eum., in which play, which havo gradually dropped into disuse in Blandford's Conscience abounds in phrases we think, the phrase first occurs. In the same England, but newfangled inventions, sub-coined from the same mint which are neither section, dvev Borñpos almoloúeval is not well ordinated to the purpose of ignorant ostenta- jocose nor smart.

rendered, we think, “untended by a guard."

Mr. Ingram falls between tion. To Mr. Johnston belongs the honour two stools. He has written a novel with a dering obscures the very metaphor it is meant

Botip is not exactly a guard," and the renof introducing this democratic licence of dic- purpose; the purpose is to show how a poet to exemplify. These are small points, but may tion into what purports to be a serious may trace the spiritual regeneration of a be worth correcting; a manual needs exactness literary production. Here are some of the doctor who possessed a certain amount of beyond other books. But this chapter" Hints choicest flowers gathered at random from his culture, appreciated Montaigne, and could not on Poetic Forms and Usages "—is invaluable

. pages. One of his heroines—an invalid, it is persuade himself to become a Christian by It redeems the luckless tyro from that sense of true—yields to her “impulsions.” The hero, reading Paley's Evidences. As a work of wandering in the wilderness which the unwho has done much for higher education in fiction, the story is completely killed by theo assisted hunt for appropriate “turns" always his native State, announces his “ declinature” logical discussion; as a theological discussion, ment (pp. 5-9) of the Caesura ; and the authors

Excellent, also, is the treatof a professorship; Dukesborough was notable it is interrupted and impeded by fragments of (Pref. p. v.) justifiably pride themselves on their for the seriousness of its sermons—they were narrative and description. The author's style sections on the metrical treatment of monomore than serious, they were "prognostic of is very heavy and pretentious, a result to syllables. This is a matter which has often what would eventuate ;” while the musical which his habit of rejecting simple words and puzzled older scholars, as well as boys, simply genius of the township delighted his audience using pedantic ones outside their true signifi- for want of a few obvious formulas. Hitherto, with the exquisite " rendition of such cation materially contributes. Vr. Ingram's de minimis non curavit ler; and these monosimple tunes as “Molly [sic], put the kettle little fishes do more than talk, like whales. syllabic minima have been pushed and turned on." Mr. Johnston is conscientiously con- Why should an accident with him " initiate into erroneous positions, évev Borñpos aitolos. cerned with the topography of his settlement an intimacy" instead of give rise to a friend forge of miseries ;” its embers will fade and be

The question of Crasis has also been "& in Georgia. Unfortunately his painstaking ship? There is nothing to be gained, and extinct after a perusal of pp. 20-23. The description leaves no clear impression on the everything to be lost, by this pedantry. exercises, graduated in difficulty, and with a mind. But, as he justly points out, to under

C. E. DAWKINS. line of demarcation between 30 and 31, at stand Dukesborough aright, you should fix

which point real literature is employed for yourself in the main street (not in the back

translation, are excellent; our only doubt is track), and then turn “square-round." In

CLASSICAL SCHOOL BOOKS. whether they are numerous enough. They calling his production a tale, Mr. Johnston An Introduction to Greek Verse Composition, will

, we fear, be worked through too easily, practises upon an unsuspicious public. It is with Exercises. By Arthur Sidgwick and and illegitimate " keys” will abound. This

is, perhaps, unavoidable in a manual of limited not a story in any sense of the word, but has been so much thrust from its former pride compass; it is, however, a real evil. Another an account of the founding of Dukesborough, of place as an instrument of classical education criticism we should be inclined to make on the and a rambling chronicle of the leading that it may at first sight seem curious to find more advanced exercises is that there is rather families who conferred distinction upon it. one of the ablest tutors in Oxford and a master too much from Mr. Swinburne and Mr. Arnold The reader is passed on from family to family at a leading public school submitting themselves from “ Atalanta in Calydon” and “Merope," until a happy inspiration induces Mr. Johnston to the drudgery which must have been involved highly assimilated to Greek form as they areto put in a chapter called " settlements.” in the preparation of this manual. The truth and too few passages from Shakspere, in which These are simpler than lawyers would have us is that the irrational use of verse composition the thought is Greek, or rather of the high believe. The one villain Dukesborough was

as a panacea for ignorance and clumsiness has poetical order common to_all great poets, capable of producing gets his deserts; while been supplanted by its rational use as the best while the form is markedly English Transla

tion of these is the ultimate achievement, we the virtuous inhabitants are suddenly sorted off of a dead language—of teaching fairly advanced may be told, and beyond the scope of a manuals into pairs, and live happily ever afterwards. scholars to grasp the distinctions between the But we wish there were more such passages Few people, however, will be strong enough to poetic and the prosaic vocabularies. Without here, even if the editors had found it necessary struggle through the whole book in order to this distinction, the savour of Greek poetry to append their own versions of them, indicating feel their hearts glow within them at this escapes us, as the savour of Shakspere would the course of thought by which they proceeded. satisfactory conclusion.

elude a foreigner who felt no difference between Able boys would mark and learn thereby. The the language of “King Lear” and that of a

prominence given to

passages from Mr. Across the Hills possesses the melancholy City article. Messrs. Sidgwick and Morice Rhoades' writings is puzzling; nor do we see interest, as the Preface tells, of being the undertake, in five manageable chapters-the why No. 77 should be treated as anonymous ; last story that the author lived' to write, and whole book, exclusive of the excellent vocabu- if we mistake not, it is from Alexander Smith's of " foreshadowing the close of a life lavishly lary at the end, is less than 150 pages—to Life Drama. The vocabulary-intended to be spent in the loving service of others.” “take the learner through all the stages of

"useful not merely for these exercises, but for The story of the walk across the hills is told ments till he has reached a fair proficiency in diction, and simply, invaluable, being classical,

Greek verse composition, from the first rudi- any other"-is a thesaurus of Greek poetic very simply and gracefully; the reader feels turning into Greek iambics an average piece of instead of the ugly congeries of epic, lyric

, the free, fresh air, and catches glimpses of English dramatic poetry" (Preface, p. v.). This tragic, and Aristotelian Greek presented to the the blue moving sea beyond the gorse much is promised this much, and something tyro in most English-Greek lexicons; and the and heather. The allegory is one which more, is performed the something more being marking of the quantities doubles its use for appeals to all whose high privilege it has the superadded flavour of good literature and the young. The only question we feel inclined been to come in contact with those who, in critical discernment. Here are two editors who, to ask is, How is the memory of boys to be no blind enthusiasm, but with clear gaze, iambic metre, its limits and its privileges, than position cannot be written, in examinations at have found that happiness which “can only be told from pain by its being what they spere and their Arnold into terms of Sophocles upon this point from such accomplished would choose before everything else." A If there be a fault, it is that the book

is almost teachers and writers as Messrs. Sidgwick and wanderer in search of rest and health learns over-Sophoclean. Boys are apt to catch the Morice would be valuable. from his companion of one day that perhaps weaknesses of Euripides and the extravagan- Latin Prose Exercises. With Passages of life can make clear what many thoughts have cies of Aeschylus, no doubt; Sophocles is Graduated Difficulty for Translation into Latin, left dim, and that existence is only perfect in far more flawless and equal. But yet we By George G. Ramsay. (Glasgow: MacLehose.) self-sacrifice. He is taught the full meaning

think that Aeschylus and the Aeschy- Few subjects are so purely empirical-using of his intuition by the faith in which she clever boys which should be taken into account. composition to the young:

lean forms

attractiveness for the word in its best sense-as the teaching of passes across and beyond the hills into the Aeschylus is direct ; Sophocles is not usually so. experience is, therefore, of high value, and his

Prof. Ramsay's light and peace which lay upon them.

But we must learn to be direct before we injunctions, both positive and negative, deserve Mr. Gilbert has proclaimed himself to be can

indulge in the luxury of subtlety. the utmost consideration, even from those unthe author of a “respectful perversion” of Once or twice we note an Aeschylean phrase able to accept them in their entirety. He has the Poet Laureate's Princess, but what epithet the section on metaphors

, the phrase Boukokov- and interesting little essay, in which he form is applicable to Mr. Ingram's performance inuevos móvov, which is primarily Aeschylean, is lates the principles at which he has arrived,




These may be briefly classified. (1) Simple and more serious side of the same process—in

NOTES AND NEWS. sentences -except for mere children-are use- ousting something else which is read at present. MR. FRANCIS PERCIVAL has arrived in London less. “It is impossible [here Prof. Ramsay In fact, unless a local and temporary want has from Egypt, bringing with him a collection of concurs with Dr. Bradley) to make any real been created by the University of London, or inscribed potsherds from the island of Elephantuse of a language as an instrument of thought some other examining body, imposing the Cyro- ine, where they are still found by the inhabitwithout introducing subordinate clauses.” We paedia as a thing to be read, there would seem ants, though not in large numbers. The have no doubt whatever of this; as Prof. to be no demand, and not even any room, for a inscriptions are for the most part in cursive Ramsay well points out, the dryness of the school edition of it. But, if it is prescribed, Greek, but some of them are in Coptic and process of learning a language is enormously in- students will find that Dr. Bigg's notes (which Early Arabic. Prof. Sayce has made a colleccreased by being introduced to it in a quite il- seem to us to show a distinct improvement in tion of them at Luxor, where he has been literate and unpractical form. (2) “ Teach from teaching power upon his notes to Thucydides) staying since his visit 'to Abydos. He will the beginning the necessity of observing the true give them quite as much aid and direction as is probably return to England before the end Latin order of the words.” So only can the fault good for them.

of this month, if quarantine is abolished at of " Anglicising” Latin prose be avoided. This The Satires of Juvenal. By E. G. Hardy. Marseilles. is a principle which, in the hands of a practised (Macmillan.) A good school edition of Juvenal teacher, is of great import. We are inclined, is wanted ; and, after all that has been written Pithom, which will be printed immediately, and

M. NAVILLE has completed his memoir on however, to think that it is often taught in a on the subject, it ought not to be so difficult to presented to the subscribers and donors of one too peremptory way.

There are options in compile one. In Mr. Hardy's notes, however, pound and upwards to the Egypt Exploration Latin, as in English, prose; it is possible to we find :—" altum dormiret: cognate acc. Fund. starch Latin prose too stiffly, even for beginners. altum somnare” (1.17); “Heracleas, Diome(3) "Let the English propounded for transla- deas: fabula is to be understood, just as Odyssea

PROF. W. G. WHITNEY will contribute the tion be idiomatic, not Latinised; let a pupil fabula = the Odyssey” (1.44); - quadringenta article on “Philology”

to the new edition of the learn as early as possible that Latin and English parant : i.e., sestertia, not sestertios (1.94);

Encyclopaedia Britannica, and Mr. E. Maunde are two different languages." We fully agree * Ευμένιδαι (7.68); Saguntum was just

Thompson the article on "Palaeography." with the Professor, and with Mr. Mundella's north of the Ebro ”(15.114); and so on. The MR. WHITLEY STOKES is at present engaged recent deliverance, as to the mental gain it is to notes, when correct, do not always seem ade- in writing a chapter on the urkeltische Sprach- ; be bilingual. The difficulty seems to us to lie quate or well put together, while wrongly schatz for the new edition of Ficke's Wörterbuch in the tender age at which boys begin Latin- accented Greek and misprints are too common. long before they have any full grasp of We quite believe Mr. Hardy, when he says he

THE volume of essays by George Eliot English. They understand colloquial, but has in many cases not followed Prof. Mayor;

which Messrs. Blackwood announce for imnot literary, idioms; and the requirement of but we doubt if his edition, as it stands, could mediate publication was left by her ready the Professor, that all the English presented be used in schools with satisfactory results.

corrected for the press. It will contain all her to them for translation shall be idiomatic,

contributions to periodical literature that she demands, in our judgment, careful interpreta

Plauti Trinummus. By C. E. Freeman and A.

was willing to have republished, together with tion. The exercises in part i. are adjusted to Sloman. (Oxford: Clarendon Press.) This is

some short essays and pages from her note-book boys recently through the Latin Primer, to

an edition “ for the higher forms of public that have not hitherto been printed. Among which a general reference is given ; those in schools,” by two Westminster masters, which the reprinted articles will be * Worldliness and part i., to Dr. Bradley's edition of Arnold's we regret we cannot call successful. The Otherworldliness,” “ German Wit,” “EvanLatin Prose, to the editor of which Prof. editors, from an obvious wish to suit boys, pass gelical Teaching, " “ The Influence of RationalRamsay pays the tribute of a grateful pupil.

over many characteristics of Plautine Latin, and ism,” and “Felix Holt's Address to Working Parts iii. and iv. consist of selected passages, those who use the book. The notes, though often

so leave a rather umtrue idea of their author on Men." adapted to pass-men and honour-men

A COMMITTEE has been formed to place a spectively. The Professor takes credit to him- good, seem-sometimes too short (see, e.g.,

332, marble bust of the poet Gray in the hall of self (pp. xi.-xiv.) for having intentionally 123, 484, 879), sometimes too elementary, while omitted a vocabulary and forsworn the pre

a few more advanced ones (434, 494, and several Pembroke College, Cambridge, and a bronze paration of a key. On the latter omission we on the readings) are surely useless to boys. replica in the Fitzwilliam Museum. Among

the members Lord Tennyson, Lord heartily congratulate him. There is no doubt Both notes and Introduction contain errors

autumc Houghton, Prof. Sidney Colvin, "Mr. Gosse, that the ubiquitous keys have done much among others, such derivations as to spoil composition and to encourage deceit; lengthened from aio," "provincia contracted Mr. Austin Dobson, Mr. Alma Tadema, and even those teachers who wholly renounce their from providentia —and do not betray always Mr. Boughton, with a branch committee in ise have to keep their eye upon them, “ for a full acquaintance with the best writings on America, where Gray's popularity has recently reasons.” A sentence for translation is not a

Plautus. We admit that the edition does not been shown by three illustrated editions of conundrum to be solved, but a weapon for varied claim to be elaborate, and that it is not the “Elegy,” Mr. Hamo Thornycroft has mental practice. As regards the omission of without good points, but we had expected been selected as sculptor, and the total cost of the vocabulary we have more doubt. To make something better from Westminster and the the two busts is put at £300. Clarendon Press.

MR. THOMAS HUGHES has written a Preface oneself acquainted with a large number of words is (p. xiv.).“ a work one must do for one- Extracts from Martial. By Profs. Sellar and for a series of Letters from Texas which will be

This is the language of a matured Ramsay. (Edinburgh: Thin.) These selec- published shortly by Messrs. Macmillan under student half forgetful, for the moment, of the tions, * for the use of the humanity classes at the title of The Boy Emigrants. difficulties of immature minds. We hold that Edinburgh and Glasgow,” seem well chosen, PRINCIPAL TULLOCH has in the press a new the sooner a boy, by any and every help, can and a good Life of Martial, by Prof. Sellar, is volume, entitled Modern Theories in Philosophy acquire a vocabulary the sooner he will be prefixed. But we fear the book will be of little and Religion. interested in the language. In this matter the use generally, unless the editors follow it up

In theology, Messrs. Macmillan announce a old gradus, amid all its odd frivolities, certainly with a volume of notes.

series of popular lectures on the New Testament did good service. On the whole, whatever

We have also received :-In “Macmillan's by Archdeacon Farrar, entitled The Messages of riew be taken of this last point, we think this School Class Books,” Demosthenes: The First the Books ; and an Introduction to the Study of a remarkably good manual for its purpose. Philippic, with Introducation and Notes, Edited Theology, by Prof. James Drummond, of the The most advanced selections--those of part (after C. Rehdantz) by the Rev. T. Gwatkin; Manchester New College. iv.- seem to us remarkably well chosen; they in Macmillan's “ Elementary Classics,” Terence: are, many of them, inspiritingly difficult with- Scenes from the Andria, by F. W. Cornish, Thought is to be discontinued in consequence

WE hear that our contemporary Modern pat being hopeless; and all of them interest | Horace : Odes I. and II., by T. E. Page, Vergil: of the serious illness of its owner, Dr. George 'gas English--an important proviso too often Selections by E. S. Shuckburgh, and Eutropius, Harris. Iglected.

by W. Welch and C. G. Duffield; Graecula : a nophon, Cyropaedia, Books IV.-V. With First Book of Greek Translation, by H. R. The next volume in the series of “ PhilosophiInt duction and Notes. By C. Bigg. (Oxford: Heatley (Rivingtons); Reddenda Minora; or,

cal Classics for English Readers” will be zdon Press.) Mr. Barlow and his pupils Easy Passages for Unseen Translation, by c. S. Leibniz, by Mr. T. T. Merz. Future volumes Sand.d and Marton

possessed some familiarity Jerram (Oxford: Clarendon Press); 'A Key to arranged "for are Hobbes, by . Prof. Croom with t education and character of the elder the Second part of 4+ Short Exercises in Latin Robertson ; Vico, by Prof. Flint ; Hume, by Cyrus told by Xenophon. But it is doubtful Prose Composition" by the Rev. H. Belcher Prof. Knight (the editor of the series): Bacon, or to Scho Cyropaedia has been much read by (Macmillan); Latin Course

, Second Year, by by Prof. Nichol; and Spinoza, by Principal or to scho-boys since Mr. Barlow's time; and T. T. MʻLagan (Chambers); Sallustii de Caird. we hardlyhink that even so useful an edition Catilinae Conjuratione Historia, by Pierce We understand that Messrs. J. & R. Maxwell ** Dr. Bigā would have been, if he had edited Egan (Baillière, Tindall, & Cox); Caesar de are going to publish immediately a satirical re-introducir the vak, or—which is the other &c., &c. the whole tead of a part, will succeed in Bello Gallico, Book II. (Moffatt & Paige); romance of an original character, by Austen

Pember,” entitled Pericles Brum; and a cheap


announces &


edition of Miss Braddon's recent work, Phantom obtained
prizes of £50--Mr. Satyendra Prasanna we believe, by the author),

will be published Fortune. The same firm are also producing Sinha in jurisprudence, and Mr. Rastamji shortly by Messrs. Scribner, but it will not be Madeline's Mystery, edited by Miss Braddon. Dhanjibhoy Sethna in the law of real and on sale in this country.

personal property. THE English translation of John Bull et son

Last week we observed that Mr. SwinIle is affirmed on the title-page to have been

As some misunderstanding exists with re- burne's poems can only be obtained in thirteen done " under the supervision of the author.” gard to the rules of the Education Department volumes, at the price of about £4 106. We This is, we have reason to believe, only a round concerning reading-books, it may be as well hear that an enterprising publisher at New about way of saying that Mr. “Max O'Rell” to state that an explanatory circular has just York has just brought out a complete edition was his own translator. Apart from American been issued on the subject. It is here pointed out in a single volume of 730 pages of close type.

EVERY mail from America tells of some new the English version have been sold within three largest

freedom to authors, publishers, managers, édition de luxe, which shows that the Americans months; and the author has received from his and teachers; (2) that it is not the duty of the

can afford to pay for books if they choose. The English publishers an additional cheque for half inspector to prescribe or recommend particular last is a complete series of Carlyle's works, in as much again as the sum first stipulated for.

books, but only (under certain circumstances) twenty volumes, with proof impressions of

to disallow the use of books which are plainly etchings, engravings, &c. The first half-yearly issue of the Railway unsuitable; and (3) that the rules were not to be printed, at a subscription price of one

Only 350 copies are Companies' Directory, edited by Mr. Percy Lind- intended to embody an absolute standard, but hundred dollars (£20). ley, giving the capital, authorised, received, and rather to represent å minimum of requirements expended, the revenue, dividends, and mileage, without which there was no guarantee for

A NEW YORK bookseller with classified lists of directors and officials, of efficiency.

people's edition" of Mr. Ruskin's works, the railways of the United Kingdom, will be

We are asked to correct a misapprehension beginning with Modern Painters, which will be published next week.

that has arisen regarding the new story com-compressed into two volumes, and sold, with all The late Sheriff Barclay, of Perth, who died petition which the editor of Little Folks has the wood-cuts, for two dollars (88.). last week at the age of eighty-six, had just arranged for his readers to take part in. The MESSRS. HARPER announce an important completed a little book on Heathen Mythology prizes he has offered are intended for children contribution to the history of the War of SecesIllustrative or Corroborative of Scripture, which only up to seventeen years of age, and not for sion by Col. Roman, who was on the staff of will be published in a short time by Messrs. professional writers and artists, as has been Gen. Beauregard. In the Preface Gen. BeauMorison Bros., of Glasgow.

stated by many journals during the past week. regard states that the book has been written THE famous Pitsligo Press, which

The nature of the competition and of the prizes under his own personal supervision. founded by the late G. H. Forbes, and which offered may be seen by reference to the January

A FORTNIGHT ago it was recorded in the has been continued since his death in 1875 by number of Little Folks.

ACADEMY that reprints of the Fortnightly, Nine. his literary executor, the Rev. Walter Bell, was We have received the second of the reprints teenth Century, and Contemporary are issued in transferred last week from Burntisland to of its early numbers which the Norwich Mercury America simultaneously with their appear. Edinburgh. We trust that there is no other is now issuing, being that for January 21, 1727. ance here, and, therefore, by arrangement foundation than this for the rumour that this The view of Norwich, the scroll headings, the with the English publishers, for just one-half valuable aid to the publication of rare theological initial letter, and the devices to the advertise their English price. Similarly, we learn that texts is to be discontinued.

ments, have all been reproduced direct from the the Edinburgh and Quarterly, printed from the THE great sale of M. Alphonse Pinart's collec- original by the photographic process known as English plates and on the same paper, can be tion-one remarkably rich in rare books and Dallastype.

obtained in America at one-third less than the unique MSS. illustrating the ethnology, lan

English price. guages, and history of the native races of

OUR New York contemporary the Critic

, America-came to an end on last Tuesday even

which continues fairly well to maintain its place ing at the Salle Silvestre in Paris. Mr. Quaritch It appears that the Americans are not going at the head of literary criticism in America, has seems to have had the same good fortune which to let the question of international copyright combined with another

periodical that we do not attends him at home in acquiring all the most sleep; The Dorsheimer Bill, the provisions

of know called Good Literature. The new paper important articles in the sale. The gems of which have been already mentioned in the bears the joint name of the Critic and Good the collection were a magnificent copy of the ACADEMY, receives the strong support not only Literature, and will continue to be edited by first edition of Eliot's Indian Bible and some

of such papers as the Nation, but also of such J. L. and J. B. Gilder. The chief difference painted Mexican MSS., one of them anterior to papers as the New York Herald. In fact, we

seems to be that in the future it will print the Spanish Conquest , the others contemporary ciple of that measure. Meanwhile, an associa

have not heard of any opposition to the prin selections from foreign reviews, and will make with it. A MS., on fifteen leaves of maguey tion of authors has been formed, under the department. There seems to be some falling

a strong feature of a “notes and queries interest; a second, on agave paper, is in weakly style of the American Copyright League,"the off in typography and paper. condition, but very interesting from its high object of which is to urge a reform of American

MR. W. J. ROLFE, of Cambridgeport, Massaantiquity; the other three are on large sheets copyright law, and primarily the abolition, so of coarse leather, and are extremely curious from far as possible, of all discriminations between chusetts, is an untiring worker. He has just an artistic point of view. Besides these, Mr. the American and foreign author.” The completed his pretty school and college edition Quaritch secured Brasseur de Bourbourg's copy the son-in-law of Hawthorne ; its committee secretary of the league is Mr. G. P. Lathrop, of Shakspere, in forty volumes, by the issue of

“ Titus Andronicus”._"Shakspere probably had of Beristain's great bibliographical work-a copy of unique value by reason of the numerous Godwin, Brander Matthews, "E. C. Stedman, published a like edition of Walter Scott's Lady

includes the names of R. W. Gilder, Parke little to do with writing the play”—and has petent Mexican scholar in the first quarter of C. D. Warner, and E. L. Youmans; and the of the Lake,” in which he restores the correct the present century.

list of about one hundred and fifty authors and text of some important passages from the

journalists who have already joined it would be earlier prints of the poem, and removes misTHE Browning Society's paper announced for a list of all those who are known in England. prints which even the owners of the copyright its next meeting, February 22—" Browning in To show the object of the league more clearly, have allowed to disfigure their later versions

, Relation to his Time,” by Mr. Cyril Johnson, we quote the following from Mr. Lathrop's Mr. Rolfe’s book has some pretty cuts from of Jesus College, Cambridge-having fallen letter :

Messrs. Osgood's illustrated edition of the poem, through by reason of its writer's illness, two other papers, both by Cambridge men, will be England, provided a just one can be framed ; but English classics in the press.

- The League will favour a copyright treaty with Mr. Rolfe has several other school editions of substituted for it: (1) on Waring,” by Mr. it criticises as unfair to the author those clauses A. C. Benson (a son of the Archbishop of in the pending draft before Congress which limit the Canterbury), and (2) "Some Prominent Points time for obtaining foreign copyright to a few months,

FRENCH JOTTINGS. in Browning's Teaching,” by Mr. W. A. and compel authors to have their books manufac. TAURSDAY, February 21, has been fixed for Raleigh.

tured in the copyrighting country. It neverthe- the election of two members of the Acarmie THE Bradford Browning Society's next

less considers the adoption of some measure im- française in succession to Laprade and Lemi papers will be-on February 12, on *Cleon,' by Miss Every; March 11, on Browning's things, tancat would prefer to see a moderately good sois Coppée will succeed Laprade, wenih is

the destruction threatened by the present state

of Martin. It is universally agreed that y FranUse of the Grotesque,” by Mr. King; April 8, | treaksgo through than none at all. With some not improbable that a tide of patriot enthalu: on "Browning's Rymes," by Mr. Colson, May substantial alterations,the Dorsheimer Bill would siasm

will give the other vacancy to 1 Ferdi13, on “Colombe's Birthday,” by Mr. Fother- meet with its approval.”

nand de Lesseps. The only other pious caningham, the president.

MR. Lang's poems seem to enjoy a popu

didature is that of M. Wallon, It is worthy of note that in the last examina- larity in America second only to those of Mr. By the election of M. Edmore About the tion at the Inns of Court two natives of India Austin Dobson, A collection of them (formed, | Académie française can now coat among its

members eight former pupils of the Ecole breaking it, are detailed at length. The con- early age, after an education which terminated normale. The others are MM. Jules Simon, Caro stituents of the former Cortés are bishops, at Blundell's school, he was sent out to make his Mézières, Gaston Boissier, Taine, Pasteur, and abbots, and magnates, in the presence of Count way in the world. Without the aid of fortune, Mgr. Perraud, the Bishop of Autun. The last Raymond. In the second we have added clerks and without the éclat which comes from the mentioned, who is said to have refused to vote for of divers orders, and the assent and acclamation authorship of any volume taking the world by his schoolfellow, though he would not vote of the princes and magnates of the land “et storm, with a personality hidden from the against him, will have the duty of “receiving ceterorum Deum timencium."

knowledge of the public at large for years under him, as being directeur at the time of his elec

VOL. II. of the Historia de las Ideas Estéticas mitted to the most exclusive circles of London

the veil of anonymous literature, he was yet adtion. In the Académie des Sciences morales the Ecole normale has no less than fourteen en España, by Dr. Menendez y Pelayo, is now

life. With Lord Palmerston and his devoted representatives, and in the Académie des in the press, and a volume of Estudios de crítica wife he lived for years in terms of close intiInscriptions ten. Literaria, by the same author, will shortly

macy; at the house of another ruler of society, appear. THERE are three candidates for the succession

Lady Waldegrave, he was a frequent guest; to the late François Lenormant in the Académie

and when he was lying on bis death-bed in des Inscriptions—MM. d'Arbois de Jubainville,


St. James's Street Mr. Gladstone stole a few Benoist, and Schlumberger.

moments from the cares of public business to THE LINCOLNSHIRE POACHER, A.D. 1881.

pay him the last tribute of respect. THE death of Henri Martin has caused the The doctors hev' given me ower,

Mr. Hayward was articled to a solicitor, but sale of the copyright of his Histoire de France, They tell me I mun dee

soon abandoned his desk for the bar; and, which fetched no less than 230,000 frs. I'th' fower stoän walls o' a prison,

Whēre there's nowt, not a floower nor a tree; tention for many years to the literature and

although he never practised, he paid great at(£10,000). TO-DAY (February 9) is the anniversary of

I'th' fower stoän walls o' a prison, Michelet's death. It is to be commemorated

Whēre a daaisy 'll nivver blaw,

history of the law at home and abroad. The An' nobbud gress i' th' flagstoäns,

Law Magazine was a child of his, and into its by the publication of the first volume of his

An' bits o' moss ’ll graw.

pages he for sixteen years, from 1828 to 1844, autobiography, entitled Ma Jeunesse, which has

poured the results of his studies.

His greatest been compiled by his widow out of the papers

I'm not afeard o' deein',
Bud I want to hear agaän

triumph in the subject of law was attained he left.

The wind i' th' tops o' th' fir-trees,

in 1833. In that year Lord Brougham introM. VICTOR HUGO's Légende des Siècles has just An' smell the smell o' th' raän,

duced his Local Courts Bill, an anticipation of been issued in the final edition of his complete Whēre it comes doon streight fra heaven,

the county courts which exist throughout the works, re-arranged throughout, and reduced I want to hear the call

country at this day, and Lord Lyndhurst deterfrom tive volumes to four. Forty volumes of this O'th' pywipes i' th' marsh-land,

mined upon meeting the measure with a reso"edition ne varietur ” have now appeared out

An' th' craws ahind th' ploo,

lute opposition. Mr. Hayward, who had made a of a proposed forty-five.

Bud they saäy them daäys is ower,

special study of foreign systems of jurispru

An' done fer good an' all, THE Société des Archives historiques de la

dence, wrote a pamphlet on the subject adverse I've nowt bud liggin' here waätin',

to the measure, and with Hayward's thunder Gascogne are preparing for publication this year An' deein' left to do.

the ex-Lord Chancellor defeated the Bill of a magnificent series of the Seals of Gascony ;

Th' parson he's been to see me, already nearly 400 have been drawn and repro

his great opponent. When the London attor

Wi' a straänge queer taäle to tell, duced with the greatest care.

neys, who dreaded the measure, came to Lord O' a narrer rough road to heaven,

Lyndhurst to tender him their thanks for his The Revue de l'Histoire des Religions, which was An' a streight smooth waäy to hell.

advocacy, the peer acknowledged his obligations founded about two years ago by M. Maurice

Bud I think if the Lord was sarten Vernes, has changed hands.

to the pamphlet of Mr. Hayward, and pointed to It will in the

'At He wanted us up above, future be edited by M. Jean Réville.

He'd keep His roads a bit better,

him as the real victor in the struggle. While An' how can God be love,

not neglecting his legal studies, he had from an M. LÉOPOLD HERVIEUX has just published, in If He maade th' devil an' all them things

early period in life given great attention to Gertwo volumes (Paris: Firmin-Didot), a work on 'At's creepin' an' crowlin' below,

man literature and to the life of Goethe. His the Latin Fabulists from the time of Augustus Whēre parson says 'at unchristened bairns first work-one which he never surpassed in to the close of the Middle Ages. The first An' niurderers an' such like go?

interest or in literary workmanship-was his volune is occupied by an historical and critical

It secured for him I'm not agooin' to beleäve it

translation of “Faust.” study of Phaedrus and his early imitators, O'Him 'at maäde ivverything,

a prompt recognition among the reading public direet and indirect, with particulars of the An' set th' sun to shine

as a student well skilled in the intricacies of the MSS., &e. The second contains twenty-six

An'larnt th' bods to sing ;

German language, and as a translator able to collections of fables, fifteen of which, com- Bud I'd rayther be doon whēre the fire

retain the spirit and life of the original. Most

An' brimstun for ivver bon's, prising 595 fables, had never been published in

of the illustrious writers in that country sought any form ; while five others, hitherto only par

An' just goä roond wi' a bucket

his ucquaintance by correspondence; while tially published, yield 325 additional, the num

An' give foäks drinks by ton's,

Carlyle, a German student of like fervour with

Then sit i' yon streight maade heaven, ber of fables here published for the first time

himself, was attracted to his chambers in the

Whēre saänts an' aangils sing, amounting in all to 920. The book thus claims

Whēre they nivver hear a pheasant craw,

Temple by the charm of his conversation and to be a ('orpus omnium fabularum.

Nor the skirr o’a partridge wing.

his knowledge. An' thēre's nayther a bank nor a plantin' side

When the Morning Chronicle passed in its Whēre th' rabbits come oot an' plaay,

erratic career into the hands of the Peelites, SPANISH JOTTINGS. An' stamp wi' their feet o' a moonleet neet,

Mr. Hayward became one of the chief conWe are glad to hear that, through the exer

WhẼre it's waärm o' thỏ coudest daây,

tributors to its columns. Like the distinguished tions of the Real Academia de la Historia,

An' th' otchins ligs hid 1 winter,

men who formed that set, he had been brought

There's nowt like this I doot; the cyclopean walls of Tarragona have been

up in the strictest principles of Toryism; and,

Why, them 'at gets sent up to heaven suved from the destruction threatened by the

like them, he had abandoned the hereditary

Mun be stall'd when a week's runn'd oot. municipality.

politics of his youth. This connexion (though It's a weary while I've been liggin'

he always took great interest in contemporary The Boletin of the same society for January

Wi' my faäce to a prison wall,

politics) must have been abandoned with bus a sharp criticism by Señor Javier de Salas on Bud I knaw ootside th' blackheads cry,

pleasure for the more congenial occupation of X. J.-T. Perrin's Les Mariages espagnols sous la An' it's Spring, and th' cuckoos call

writing in the Edinburgh and Quarterly. In Pegne de llenri IV et la Régence de Marie de I'm not afeard o' deein',

later years his bright and lively articles, full of Medicis for his total neglect of the most obvious Bud I straängely want to see Spanish sources. Another article treats of the The sun come up ower Ranthrup

the gossipping reminiscences of the past which

he had culled from books or heard in drawingLatin inscriptions of Denia, and a document is Agaän afore I dee. printed by Padre Fita illustrating the condition


rooms, were confined to the latter periodical ;

but for a long stretch of time he lent as much, of the Jews in Catalonia in the ninth century.

or even more, assistance to its rival. Into the THROUGH the kindness of Padre F. Fita we


Edinburgh he did not make or retain his way Lave rexeived the proof-sheets of the inedited

without difficulty. Three of its chief luminaries l'intés de Barcelona held in 1131, and also that


combined to disparage his contributions. Nas4 1163. The former is chiefly concerned with THE career of Mr. Abraham Hayward was sau Senior called his article on the adverthe rights of asylum, tithes, the defence of indeed a remarkable one. The son of a gentle- tising system (February 1843).“ rather pert." terchants, and the prohibition of distraint on man resident on the borders of Devon and Macaulay deemed one “ Parisian Morals suplements of husbandry. The latter deals Dorset, though he was hinself born in Wilt- and Manners” rather frivolous. Jeffrey styled with the Peace of God (Treuga Domini), the shire, a small-a very small-estate was all the a third“ weakly and even foolishly written, pervisions of which, and the penalties for patrimony which he could expect; and at an but some of it with great talent, tact, and

th' sky,


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