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VII.- Walpole. By John Morley. London, 1890

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VIII.-1. Report of Mr. Davenport upon the Trading Capa-

bilities of the Country traversed by the Yunnan

Mission : presented to both Houses of Parliament by

command of Her Majesty. 1877.

2. Travels and Researches in Western China. By E.

Colborne Baber. Royal Geographical Society : Sup-

plementary Papers. London, 1882.

3. China. Report for the Year 1888 on the Trade of

Ichang. Foreign Office, 1889.

4. La Province Chinoise du Yunnan. Par Émile Rocher,

de l'Administration des Douanes Impériales de


Paris, 1879.

5. The River of Golden Sand, the Narrative of a Journey

through China and Eastern Tibet to Burmah. By

Captain William Gill, Royal Engineers, with an

Introductory Essay by Colonel Henry Yule, C.B.,

R.E. London, 1880

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And other Works.

IX.-1. Animal Magnetism. By Alfred Binet and Charles

Féré. 1888.

2. Le Somnambulisme provoqué. Par H. Braunis. 1890.

3. De la Suggestion et du Somnambulisme. Par Prof.

Liégeois. 1889.

4. Des Emotions dans l'État d'Hypnotisme. Par J.

Luys. 1890.

5. De la Suggestion. Par Dr. Bernheim. 1889.

6. Congrès International de l'Hypnotisme — Comptes

Rendus, 1890


X.-1. The New York City Ring. By Samuel J. Tilden.

New York, 1873.

2. The History of Tammany: New York Star. 1883,


3. Machine Politics, and Money in Elections in New

York City. By William M. Ivins. New York,


4. The American Commonwealth. By James Bryce, M.P.

London and New York, 1888.

5. New York City Daily Journals, 1870–1890

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ART. I.--A History of Eton College, 1440–1884. By H. C.

Maxwell Lyte, C.B., Deputy-Keeper of the Records. With illustrations by P.H. Delamotte and others. A new edition, revised and enlarged. London, 1889.

THE.year 1890 is the ninth Jubilee

of the College of Our

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Lady of Eton of October, 1440, by King Henry VI. The older foundation of Winchester precedes that of Eton by more than fifty years, and celebrated the conclusion of its fifth century in the year 1887. A continuous life of 450 years, during the whole of which it has held a conspicuous place among English schools, has preserved for Eton a distinction which was at first conferred upon it by its royal origin, its situation under the shadow of Windsor Castle, its great revenues and stately buildings. It is not our intention to catalogue the “Eminent Etonians who have been luminaries in Church and State. The cynic would say that they would have been luminaries in any case, and must have been educated somewhere. The patriotic Etonian loves to trace the common features of his school in the portraits of his famous countrymen, and to believe that the Battle of Waterloo was won in the Playing Fields, and that Pop' was the training ground of orators. At any rate, without affirming that public schoolmen owe all to the school at which they were brought up, or that they owe nothing at all, we may agree that there is something of an oos which distinguishes Eton men from those who have the characteristics of Harrow or Winchester, just as we can commonly discern, after half an hour spent in a man's company, whether he took his degree at Oxford or Cambridge.

Eton has gone through many phases, and it is not always easy to recognize her in all guises. But from early times we think

Vol. 171.-No. 341.




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