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peared only as puppets with tiresome

dates attached; and her endeavor is to Of making many books on Rome there show what manner of men came to the is indeed no end, but with due defer- Colonies, and what was their behavior ence to the Preacher, study of them after they went thence, or whse they does not seem to be a weariness to the remained. Portraits of Smith, Winflesh. Here is the first volume of Dr. throp, Cotton, Vane, Endicott, CromLeonard A. Magnus's "Sittengeschritche well, who meant to come, Willianis, Roms” published in translation Saltonstall, the Mathers, Andros, "Roman Life and Manners under the Stoughton, Frankland, and of Franklin Early Empire," in its seventh enlarged in an uncommonly gracious mood, are edition, with the second volume an- among those which illustrate the book, nounced for publication early in 1909, and pictures of fine colonial mansions and evidently it has not lacked read- and of some humble birthplaces are

The City, The Court, The Three set at intervals. The text is agreeably Estates, Roman Society, Means of written, and the author's earlier Communication, and Touring under books describing minor phases of her the Empire are the chapter heads, and subject have qualified her to view it in under each is matter marvellously con- so many aspects that the chronicle is densed. The most surprising thing uncommonly well proportioned. A about the book is the number of state- cover emblazoned with appropriate dements applicable to any great city of sign and a map of Boston in 1722 must to-day, and reminding one of the be reckoned among the minor merits Preacher's other statement,—“There of a valuable book. L. C. Page is nothing new under the sun." A & Co. sympathetic strike; blocking the streets with booths; denunciations of trans- The plot of "Corrie Who?" the latest parent clothing for women; advertise- variation of the story of the changements of quack medicine; the story of ling, seems to be quite new, but to exthe schoolboy who "wasn't doing any- plain its novelty is to spoil it for futhing" and was recommended to take ture readers. Given a lion-hunting old his cuffing "for next time,” are yester- woman, with a young and pretty "paid day's gossip, in spite of the centuries. companion” and an eccentric, timid The book deserves all its editions, and sister forming part of her household, tbis one will probably vanish before and let her be profoundly moved by the coming of the new volume. E. P. the discovery that the companion is Dutton & Co.

exploring remote regions of New York

for houses of a certain type and what Dr. Drake's industry has made so is to be inferred? Nothing very defimany of the interesting subjects of nite surely, and nothing is to be made Boston history its object that the title of the succession of small, odd events of Miss Mary Carline Crawford's “St. that follow, during her search, and the Botolph's Town" by no means suggests reader is kept in ignorance to the last the bulk of interesting information to moment, for it is the illogical ignorance be derived from its pages. In her of a selfish woman that turns the lives preface, the author says that Colonial of the characters aside from their nat. history did not interest her in her ural course, and its very foolishness school days, because so many persons conceals it. The reader can see that were presented only as their careers the hero and heroine make a pretty

and a good contrast to the scheming old morrow men would still visit the place woman and her sister, and the dishon- beneath which lay Jacob's pillow and est uncle who links together all the the spot immortalized in Addison's persons in the little comedy, and if the lovely words. The volume has five youth be less active than the ordinary colored illustrations and a great numNew Yorker, he is none the less a fine ber of photographs, all original, and fellow. Mr. George Brehm really aids sketches in the text show many a preone's imagination by his beautiful por- cious small bit. The chapters are so trait of the heroine, and his atrocious arranged that it is possible for a travpicture of the villain. He excels in eller to follow in the author's footdrawing eyes that haunt one, long after steps if he choose, but the real place one has turned the page upon them. to read him is among one's own books, Small, Maynard & Co.

for the reading will enrich a surprising

number of them with marginal notes Mr. Henry C. Shelley's “Untrodden to be a delight in future days. Little, English Ways" is not to be classed with Brown & Co. books about England written by the travelled American, but rather with The novel written for the bookishi, those of Mr. Edward Thomas and other although a well-defined species is so English journalists who, stepping a limited in number that the bookish little aside from the beaten track, have have no difficulty in reading each one shown their countrymen unsuspected of them as it comes, and Mr. E. V. beauties in their island home; but he is Lucas's “Over Bemerton's” is so preno imitator. They, writing for their cisely adapted to their desires that own countrymen, have aimed at beauty long before the year is closed they will of style, and at the discovery of the have fallen upon it and carried it off picturesque. He, writing for Ameri- for that searching perusal of which cans, has striven to revive the memo- only they know the delights. The ries clinging about every clod and very title-page has a motto exciting pebble of his native earth. Mr. Kip- the curiosity of the man not - so - bookling puts Sussex associations into story ish as he . wishes - he was by its form; Mr Shelley wanders about the credit to “Observer's Corner"; each island, straying into a city now and chapter head is a delight in itself, a then, and calls up the ghosts of their long, tempting sentence promising expast, to tell their own tale. Keble, cellent things in the space beneath, but Keats, Dick Turpin, Cromwell, Burke, giving no clue to the course of the Waller, "Little Billee,” Queen Mary, story and in the very first chapter one the beautiful Stuart of England, not the finds Bemerton, second-hand bookgrim Tudor, Thackeray, Isaac Watts are seller, “with the suggestion of holy only the beginning of the long list, of George Herbert in his name.” At whose haunts he speaks, making each Bemerton's, the hero, Kent Falconer, a place to be noted for future pilgrim- buys "A Chinese Biographical Dicages. His method seems preferable tionary,” paying two solid English to that of the Englishmen who dis- pounds for it, and acquiring sufficient course on natural beauties, for a new unfamiliar edifying literature to amuse railway or a landslip may in a mo- him for many a long day, and also ment destroy the subject of their elo- three "bed books" as Mr. Bemerton quence, but the memory of humanity calls collections of good stories, and survives even such changes.

If an

from these the most fascinating fragearthquake whelmed Westminster to- ments are given and also bits of the

best of all knowledge, the perfectly scape. He is careful, almost at the useless. It is from one of these books outset, to remind the reader that the that Kent learns that Philip Melanc- sunshine is not always brilliant on the thon was brother to the great grand- Rivieras and that there are days in mother of Nicholas Mercator, maker which the prevalent grayness is duller of the maps that look as if they had than any effect to be found on Scottish gone under a garden roller. Also he shores, and thus he prevents the disreads of him who wrote “Farewell re- appointment that might fall upon travwards and fairies" quoted again and ellers unwarned that there are excepagain in Puck of Pook's Hill. It was tions to the brilliant coloring of his Bishop Corbet of Oxford and Norwich pictures, of which twentyfive are reand he wrote it in 1612, Pocahontas's produced in color, an equal number of year to the good American. While text pictures in black and white showKent is reading and occasionally trav- ing places and objects of minor imporelling, and pleasantly wasting his days tance. he is unconsciously, ut very evidently This volume is the first of a new to the reader, playing the part of lover series intended to perform the same in a pretty little drama and when he office for countries and districts which is made aware of his state, the book the "Mediæval Towns" series has perends with the quaintest chapter in formed for cities, and will be followed modern fiction. This is not a story to later by others describing Greece, take from a circulating library. It is a Palestine and Egypt. The second volbook to keep and read; perhaps even to ume issued almost simultaneously use as a bed book when many readings with the first, is entitled “Venetia and have made it familiar. The Macmil. Northern Italy," and is written by Mr. lan Co.

Cecil Headlam, to whom Mr. Home

dedicates his own book. The pictures In Mr. Gordon Home's opinion, the in the second volume are his but nearly Riviera is not properly appreciated by all the subjects are architectural or urEnglishmen, inasmuch as it is their ban, and their subjects were evidently habit to neglect everything East of chosen by Mr. Headlam. The covered Alassio, and in his “Along the Rivieras bridge at Pisa; the Ponte Lungo and of France and Italy' he describes all the Towers at Bologna; Milan Cathethe places along the coast from Mar- dral; St. Mark's, Venice and the Piazza seilles to Pisa, omitting only a few dei Cavalli, Piacenza; San Marino towns near Genoa, made uninteresting and the Campanile and Baptistry at by factories. Dividing his three hun. Parma are among the pictures. Mr. dred octavo pages into three sections, Headlam, struck by the strong indiThe Côte D'Azur, The Italian Riviera viduality of the Northern Italian cities di Polente, and the Italian Riviera di has described a large number in the Levante, he selects the most interest- text, considerably abbreviating the ing parts of the history of each and space used by Mr. Home for each one, the most attractive legends, but but not omitting the romantic stories chooses the subjects for his paintings of the Visconti, the Sforza and similar and sketches chiefly with reference to worthies, or the great artists to whom their natural beauty, and even in his Italy owes so much, and his book, alviews of noble buildings or picturesque though diverse, harmonizes well with towns, subordinating their man-made his friend's. The Macmillan Co. attractiveness to wide sweeps of land

OBVENTB SERIES
VOLUME XLI.

No. 3362 December 12, 1908.

PROM BEGINNING
Vol. CCLIX.

CONTENTS
1. Harvard and American Life, By Van Wyck Brooks

CONTEMPORARY REVIEW 643 II. The Problem of Aerial Navigation. A Reply to Professor Newcomb.

By Major B. Baden-Powell NINETEENTH CENTURY AND AFTER 649 III. Hardy-on-the-Hill. Chapter VII. By M. E. Francis (Mrs. Francis Blundell). (To be continued.)

TIMES 555 Some Recent Archæological Discoveries. By D. G. Hogarth

FORTNIGHTLY REVIEW 660 The Box Office. By His Honor Judge Parry CORNHILI MAGAZINE 873 VI. Walden. By Edmund Candler

BLACKWOOD's MAGAZINE 681 VII. Merrie England.

NATION 690 VIII. Victorien Sardou.

OUTLOOK 693 America and Her Ex-Presidents.

SPECTATOR 696

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X. Instead. By Celia Congreve .

WINDSOR MAGAZINE 642 XI. The Old School. By Thomas Burke

NATION 642 XII. The First Sight of Troy by the Greeks, By E. Keppel Bennett

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