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would be kept which must be otherwise con- it can neither be commanded nor described. & Williams), was first printed in 1830, and stantly in her way. "C'est un dop, pas un

Mr. Stedman may select well among his Victo- | is now reprinted as a tribute to a man who mérite'; and when my mother spoke to her, on the last day, of her hope that, after having rian poets, or even criticise well; but when he combined the merits of being a Scotchman, a now successfully overcome the difficulties of gives a course of lectures to enunciate the man of genius, and an apgler. The power of tep years, she was for the future safe, 'Par la positive laws of poetry, he succeeds no better the book in its phrasing and cadences is per. grâce de Dieu,' she said, 'oui.'”

than the rest. Even the laws of painting and fectly undeniable. It is curious to note how In the United States Stanley, notwithstand sculpture are far less elusive. The much de-prolific Scotland has been in men of genius ing some misgivings, had a good time, found rided defence of the ignorant, “I know what manqués, each of them imperii capax nisi imthe hotels not bad and the society pleasant. pleases me," becomes, when sublimated, the perâsset, just falling short of the crown. StodHe met the potabilities, Winthrop, Phillips essence of most of the criticism of the wise. dart belonged to this class, as clearly as did the Brooks, Longfellow, Endicott, and others, “Toute discussion littéraire revient à ceci; j'ai Sydney Dobell and Alexander Smith of a later and saw the historical places. He also studied plus de goût que vous." How can the critics day; and Mr. Lang's critics would perbaps preAmerican bistory for the first time in his life be expected to agree about the poets wben the dict that another name might yet be added to enough to be able to tell the meanings of poets do not agree among themselves? How can the list. The story itself has, as the editor Democrat and Republican. “Democrat," he the critics assign their position when the poets himself points out, “ leprosies and lunacies" informs his sister, "is Liberal, and Republicannot ? Southey ranked his Madoc' with enough; and Professor Wilson rated it, on its can is Conservative; and, at the time of the the Odyssey' and “Coriolanus," and thought first appearance, somewhere between “the war, Democrat was for slavery and Republi. that his poetry was to that of Wordsworth as weakest of Shelley ani the strongest of Barry can against it." He was particularly struck turtle soup to “sparagrass with plain butter. Cornwall," although the analogy to this last by some speeches which be heard at Salem, Matthew Arnold, in his letters, assigns himself author is not clearly manifest. Those who were in which the political follies and corrup- a place between Tennyson and Browning, with brought up on Graham's Magazine may retiods of the United States were denounced certain advantages over either. Even in his member this fearful poem as audaciously rewith a vigor that he would have thought im- judgment of individual poems, the author's printed by Louis Fitzgerald Tasistro, under possible, amidst a profound attention which preference usually traverses that of the pub. bis own name, in that magazine for January, seemed to him even more significant than the lic or of the critics. Dr. Emerson tells us 1842 (and following), with the title " Agathè, a burst of enthusiasm. It is singular that the that his fatber was with difficulty induced to Necromaunt"; tbe theft being discovered by sight of the free.church system operating per- retain in his volume those fine early verses, Poe, who condemned it, while praising the fectly well in the United States should have “Goodbye, proud world, I'm going home"; poem, although it beat bim in his own line of had no effect in curing bim of the inveterate and Whitm in looked askance at his one poem

horrors. establishmentarianism which he inherited from wbich comes nearest to a classic, "O Cap Whatever may be said for good or evil about Arnold, though both of them were latitudi- tain ! my Captain !” and did not like to be asked the various men whose poems emanate from narians, and wbich be carried to the length of to copy it; it doubtless seemed to him too much the Bodley Head, there can be no doubt wbathalf-sympathizing with a persecuting estab- of a concession to the ordinary laws of metre ever about the high quality of the women. lishmentarian like "bloody Mackenzie.” In and rhythm.

Vespertilia' (London and Chicago) offers no America he might have seen the churches All this is worth remembering in presence ballads of such extraordinary power living peacefully side by side, and even co- of a row of new volumes of verse, when we those printed in The Bird Bride' under the operating in good works, without the state consider how much each meant to the author, name of Grabam R. Tomson-although “The control which he apparently believed to be in- and what a different thing it may represent Wrecker of Priest's Cove" comes near them; dispensable not only to harmony but to order, to the reader. In William Watson's new vol. but the new book bas the special quality which though in his own country it was too lainly ume, for instance, 'The Father of the Forest, it shares with 'A Summer Night,' by the same leading not only to unseemly litigation, but and Otber Poems' (Chicago: Stone & Kimball), author- that of making the London streets sometimes to indecent strife. American readers will note chiefly the coura

thoroughly and essentially poetical. This, for Stanley's Life having already appeared, Mr. geous sonnet in wbich be called England to ac- instance (p. 43) : Prothero and his coadjutors have judiciously count for the forsaking of Armenia (p. 45)-a

NOCTURN. given the greatest space in this volume to let. sonnet which lost bim the laureateship, as an O the long, long street and the sweet ters of general interest. Yet there is enough apocrypbal rumor said, and thereby forfeited

Sense of the night, of the Spring!

Lamps in a glittering string, to recall to the minds of the few survivors of for him the honor of singing the glory of the Pointing a path for our feet. Stanley's circle his personal lovableness and Jameson raid. Yet the rest of the tbin volume Pointing and beckoning-where? social charms. If any one could bave effectu- offers little to vindicate the early hopes which

Far out of thought, out of view.

Deep through the dusk and the dew : ally poured oil on the waters of theological Watson created and which were enhanced per

What but seems possible there! strife, Stanley would have done it; but the baps by his period of illness; and the final

O the dark Spring nigbt and the bright waves were running too high. In fact, his own Apologia shows a morbid consciousness rather

Glint of the lamps in the streer!

Strange is their summons, and sweet, indifference to dogmatic (if not to definite) tban that simple joy of living which a chaste O my beloved, to-night! conviction led him to underrate the value set and bealthy.minded young poet should feel.

This lady inscribes her volume "to Alice upon it by others. Nor could he understand A now English poet, C. W. Daimon, in bis Meynell"—formerly Alice Thompson--and the the natural alarm of Protestants at the at- Song Favours' (London : John Lane ; Chi.

latter, also from the Bodley Head, issues a tempt of Newman and his followers to convert cago: Way & Williams), bas a good deal of

reprint of her remarkable early volume · Prea national establishment into an engine for the flavor of his immediate sect, and also of ludes,' with some additions and subtractions, restoring the dominion of the priest. At that wbich belongs, ever welcome, to English | under the general name of “Poems' (Lon. length he was himself, as a leading Liberal, country lanes. But he also has a stroke that

don: John Lave; Boston: Copeland & Day). inevitably drawn into the fray, in which he must rather astonish Americans when, in cele

The two poems that drew especial attenfought as hard as the rest, though ways like brating young English poets, “The Sussex

tion to ber on their earlier publication are a Christian and a gentleman.

Muse” mentions Richard Reall, and thus cu. Stanley's "Gipsies" is the best of all the Ox. | riously mistakes his position (p. 55) :

both here. Rossetti pronounced ber“ Re

nunciation” to be one of the three most per: ford prize poems, Heber's “ Palestine" not ex

"Realr I loved too, and fondly hoped that he fect sonnets ever written by a woman. It cepted ; but the specimens of bis later poems in- Would sing for me alone, and in my name

Please all the world, but very soon he left

has, however, been quoted so often that we will cluded in this volume, while they show his grace My arms to go and seek another fame;

cite by preference the beginning and end of and feeling, do not fulfil the early promise.

Leaviny me of my latest bard bereft.

what Mr. Ruskin called, with some exuberance,
And I was proud, wben in America,
He struck for liberty with old John Brown, "that perfectly heavenly ‘Letter of a Girl to

Fighting beside bim when he took the town
of Harper's Ferry, In Virginia."

Her Own Old Age'"--a conception so wholly EMERSON once wrote to a youth who had dar.

imaginative and tender as to recall some of the The peculiar inappropriateness of this appears ingly submitted some verses to him for the last

verses of that unique and fascinating child of to be that Richard Realt was not with Brown genius, the Ellen Hooper of the old Emersonian volume of the Dial, They have truth and at Harper's Ferry. earnestness, and a happier bour may add that

days—she who wrote “I slept, and dreamed The endless love of variety which marks Mr.

that life was Beauty.” The Eoglish poem ruus external perfection which can neither be com- Andrew Lang has now brought back to light thus (placed with an appropriateness, perhaps manded por described.” The perpetual conun- one of the most utterly frightful books that

accidental, on pp. 17-20): drum, What constitutes a good poem or deter- ever appeared in print and then dropped out mines which poem should be called good? never of it. "The Death-Wake, or Lunacy, a Necro

A LETTER FROM A GIRL TO HER OWN OLD AGE. came nearer solution than by this seemingly maunt in Tbree Chimeras,' by Thomas T. Stod- Listen, and when thy band this paper presses, vague formula. The merit which constitutes 'dart (London: John Lane, Chicago : Way What thy thio Angers touch, with her curenses,

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O mother, for the weight of years that break thee! ley (Cleveland: Burrows Bros.). Mr. Bradley's may be called bi patriotic ; and perhaps, after o daughter, for slow time must yet awake thee, And from the changes of my heart must make thee. long black-and-white women, although a shade all, the function of such verse is as essential

less brutal in expression than Mr. Beardsley's, as that of genius. Mr. Charles Roekie, who o fainting traveller, morn is gray in heaven. Dost thou remember how the clouds were driven?

are not less ugly; and it will be a standing was born in Scotland, is also pleasantly bi. And are they calm about the fall of even?

wonder, a few years hence, that such beauti. patriotic in his · Day Dreams' (New York: L. Pause near the ending of thy long migration,

ful typography should have been thus dis. D. Robertson & Son). For this one sudden hour of desolation Appeals to one hour of thy meditation.

figured. The letter-press of the book is a bit of It is due to Mr. Cawein to say that he has Suffer, O silent one, that I remind thee

wbim, like the illustrations, the “tales in taken the very best way to remedy his own of the great bills that stormed the sky behind thee,

verse" being written as prose. It contains early defects by cultivating the habit of transof the wild winds of power that have resigned thee.

many pretty descriptions, but the mode of lation, and especially by dealing with German Know that the mournful plain where thou must wander

printing does nothing to enhance them, except lyric poetry, as in his volume, The White Is but a gray and silent world, but ponder

in the few humorous ones at the end. The misty mountalns of the morning yonder.

Snake, and Other Poems,' translated in the

American critics are now disposed to take original metres (Louisville: Morton). The title. Oh, hush: oh. hush! Thy tears my words are steeping. the view that, while babits and manners tend poem fails to interest us, but the other translaOh, hush, hush, hush! So full, the fount of weeping? Poor eyes, 80 quickly moved, so near to sleeping?

to assimilate in the different English-speaking tions show ability, and as the class of poetry

countries, we must expect, at least for a time, with which be deals is usually simple and brief, Pardon the girl ; such strange desires beset her. Poor woman. lay aside the mournful letter

"a continued divergence in our literatures." it is a capital discipline. Yet we find still betThat breaks thy heart; the one who wrote, forget her.

This was the pbrase used by Mr. Warner, a ter translations from a wholly different source. The one who now thy faded features guesses,

dozen years ago, in an acute paper on England | Bishop Spalding of the Peoria (Ill.) diocese, With Allal fingers thy gray hair caregses, With morning tears thy mournful twilight blesges. in the Century magazine, the opinion being whose prose work has long had more of the

based on the steady accumulation, on this side literary note than that of any Roman Catholic Fleet Street Eclogues,' by John Davidson

of the Atlantic Ocean, of a body of asso- ecclesiastic in this country, has published ‘Songs, (Dodd, Mead & Co.), is a reprint of a book first ciations, traditions, and studies of nature chiefly from the German’ (Chicago: McClurg), published two years ago; and it now comes to

which no Englishman who has not lived long The poems are varied, and though he has had us in a form so simple and attractive exter

in America can even comprebend. Other au. the indiscretion of publishing many new atnally, with such quiet distinction of paper,

thors, as Lowell, Higginson, Howells, Scudder, tempts at the old untranslatable Heine favor. typography, and presswork, as instantly to

and Matthews, have at different times com ites, yet many are both new and good. Some suggest to the prejudiced mind a London ori.

mitted themselves to similar statements. If are from Hugo, too; and there is shyly ingin, until a further glance reveals the imprint,

we were asked by an Englishman to show bim serted at the very end this sonnet, apparent. now quite as trustworthy, of the University Press at Cambridge, Mass. The poetry itself

the latest American volume that illustrates lg untranslated, and well worth quoting:

this view, we should select without hesita. has a more disappointing London flavor-that

SUBLIME FOLLY. tion the Poems' of Ernest McGaffey (Dodd, slipshod and whimsical handling now so com

Sublimest folly!- from their camps uprise Mead & Co.). It is not that the author writes Two mighty armles, eager for the tray; mon there. Yet the conception is good enough -and writes well-of crow and meadow-lark

The drumbeat rolls, the brazen trumpets bray, -a long series of conversations, on or before

And guns and bayonets flash against the skies. holidays, among a group of young journalists, that he describes Indians and frontiersmen; instead of nightingale and skylark; it not

Now shall be shown on which side victory lles; some longing for the country, some bound re

Swords gleam, the booming cannon hurl dismay, but that there is a broad outlook as over prai

The quick, sharp rifle-shots for death make way, lentlessly on toil. Here and there are charm.

On high the bird of evil omen cries. ries and sierras, a wideness, as between ocean ing bits of wayside landscape, like this (p. 107): and ocean, a vast inland flavor, unmistak- Men fall as in the held the full ripe grain

Where bending reapers swing the sickle's blade. " Brian-who has been out of London ?

able as the smell of the sea. The author's very In ranks they fan, never to rise again Basul-Once in June

But wherefore the dread holocaust thus made ? Upstreams I went to hear the summer tune

naine is new to us—there is no key to his dwellThe birds sing at Long Ditton in a va'e

That past all doubt man may make this truth plain. Sacred to him who wrote his own heart's tale. ing place except one poem which seems to

On honor, more than life, his heart 18 stayed. of singing birds that hollow is the baunt: Never was such a place for singing in! place it in Missouri; the volume has some of

In Messrs. Copeland & Day's new “Oaten The valley overflows with song and chaunt,

the crudeness of a first book, but also of its Stop Series " the first volume is handicapped And brimming echoes spill the pleasant din. High in the oak trees where the fresh leaves sprout, frankness and freshness. Mr. McGaffey is free by a self-contradictory name. •Dumb in June' The blackbirds with their oboe voices make The sweetest broken music all about

from tbe turgidness and imitativeness of Mr. The beauty of the day for beauty's sake."

is a bit of complaint that would be piquant Cawein, and from the self-conscious pose wbich enough for a verse or two, but becomes de Then we slip into such sing-song as follows, is spoiling the fine promise of Mr. Garland; pressing when carried at the head of every which is at least interesting to Americans (p. but he has the sense of American atmosphere other page through even a miniature volume; and American life, and produces somethiog

we feel at last that the poet bas been dumb too "Sandy-And when the soul of England sleptindigenous and true. Moreover, wbat he

garrulously. The poems themselves are medi. Basil-St. George for foolish England then- writes is terse, and leaves a picture on the tative, sometimes arcb, always neat, and occaSandy-Lo!

Wasbington and Lincoln kept America for Englisbmen!

retina, as in this example (p. 244): Basil-Hurrah! The English people reigns

sionally graceful; under a more felicitous name Across the wide Atlantic flood! It could not bind itself in chains!


they might even have a charm when collected. For Yankee blood is English blood!"

A treeless stretch of grassy plains,

This is a good example (p. 29) :

Blue bordered by the summer sky;
Another admirable piece of typography from
Where past our swaying, creaking stage,

YESTERDAY. the Cambridge University Press is · Esther,

The buffaloes go thundering by,
And antelope in scattered bands

My friend, he spoke of a woman face;
A Young Man's Tragedy: together with the

Feed in the breezy prairie-lands.

It puzzled me and I paused to think.
He told

of her eyes and mouth, the trace Love Sonnets of Proteus,' by Wilfred Scaweb Far down the west a speck appears,

of prayer on her brow, and quick as wink Blunt (Boston: Copeland). There are no love.

That falls and rises, on and on,

I said : Oh yes, but you wrong her years. An Instant to the vision clear,

She's only

a child, with faiths and fears sonnets in the English language, since Shak

A moment more, and it is gone

That childhood it. I tell thee nay:
And then it dashes into sight,

She was a girl just yesterday." spere-not even Rossetti's—finer, profounder,

Swift as an eagle's downward flight.

"The years are swift and sure, I trow" or of pobler cadence than some of these by

(Quoth he). “You speak of the long ago." Proteus, and they deserve their sumptuous

A ring of hoofs, a flying steed,
A shout-a face-a waving hand-

Once I strolled in a garden spot setting. Whether they speak of longing, of

A flake of foam upon the grass

And every flower upraised a head
That melts-and then alone we stand,

(So it seemed), for they, I wot, happiness, or of remorse, such poems as those

As now a speck against the gray

Were mates of mine; each bloom and bed.

The pony-rider fades away. entitled “Op a Lost Opportunity,” “To One

Their hours for sleep, their merry mood,

The lives and deaths of the whole sweet brood, on her Waste of Time," “ Sibylline Books," To this theory of diverging literatures Mr.

Were known to me; It was my way

To visit them but yesterday. “Morte d'Arthur," and “What have I done? | Wallace Bruce would not be a convert. With

Spake one red rose, in a language low: what gross impiety !" are entitled to this a name of double-barrelled Scotch patriotism,

“We saw you last in the long ago.' praise. It is to be regretted that they are combined with a Yale diploma of Bachelor of prefaced by the sonnets called “Esther, A Arts and four years of residence in Edinburgh,

"Tis the same old tale, though it comes to me

By a bundred paths of pain and glee, Young Man's Tragedy,” wbich are on a dis- he is surely that "star-spangled Scotchman"

TIL I guess the truth at last, and know

That Yesterday is the Long Ago. tinctly inferior plane, though not without wbom Mr. Black created out of another genmerit.

tleman similarly situated. One of his poems The second volume of the Oaten Stop Se We cannot say so much for still another was read at the Scotch-Irish celebration at ries is ' A Doric Reed,' by Miss Zitella Cocke; superb piece of bookmaking from this same Columbia, Tennessee ; he addresses verses it has the attraction of some good Southern press, "Fringilla, or Tales in Verse,' by Rich- equally to Longfellow and Blackie, and strikes landscape, with a local coloring quite fresh to ard Doddridge Blackmore, M.A. Oxon., with an average between the Hudson and the us; indeed, her “Sunrise in an Alabama Canesundry decorative picturings by Will H. Brad. I Tweed. His verse is not inspired, but is what' brake” has much of the flavor of Lanier,


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while this child picture is graceful enough for fatality that follows any literary man much from an early stage in it, young men looking Austin Dobson (p. 63) :

beloved and admired, in the immediate publi for army commissions have sought instruction WHEN POLLY TAKES THE AIR.

cation and exaggerated praise of his slightest io subjects connected with a military career. A little wicker basket rolls

works. In this case the ‘Echoes from a Sabine Modern authorities in military science are of Along the pavement walk,

Farm' (Scribners), by himself and his brother, one accord in assertiog that generalship is to And at the sight the young and old Begin to laugh and talk,

is reprinted in costly style, with illustrations be learned only in a diligent and intelligent And wave falr bands, and kisses throw, And cry: “Look here!" "dee there!

-a dress, in short, which reveals the intrin- analysis of military history. More than one "This way it comes!"--and all because Sweet Polly takes the alr!

sic poverty and triviality of these parodies course of lectures upon this subject have been

on Horace, which might have been far more delivered by university teachers, and Mr. HorsThe newsboys run and shout with glee, And follow on behind;

tolerable if seen, a scrap at a time, in the burgh's book is the outgrowth of such a course The coachman and the footman gaze As If they bad a mind

corner of a Chicago paper. We might then, upon the campaign of 1815. To do the same; the good old priest

by a bare possibility, have found some fun in His aim, as he tells us, has been to give, in a Stands still with solemn stareAs down the shady avenue

the following, which we take at random and form easily intelligible to the ordinary reader, Sweet Polly takes the air!

which is founded on Horace's “Persicos odi" a comparative study of the events of the Wa(I. 38):

terloo campaigo, with the criticisms of com. And all the while sweet Polly site In dainty gown and hat,


mentators upon them, reaching his independAnd smlles on one she loves the bestHer pretty Maltese cat

Boy, I detest the Persian pomp:

ent conclusions when he fiods expert authori. And softly coos, wben pussy purrs,

I bate those linden-bark devices; Without a thought or care

And as for roses, holy Moses!

ties in collision. The task has been performed How all the town turns upside down

They can't be got at living prices!

with admirable temper and judicial spirit. When Polly takes the air.

Myrtle is good enough for us-
For you, as bearer of my flagon;

The author's knowledge of the principles of *Under the Pines,' by Mrs. Lydia Ann

For me, supine beneath this vine,
Doing my best to gei a jag on!

strategy is sound, and as be differs or agrees Cooley (Chicago: Way & Williams), has some

with one or another of the critical historians good touches of local coloring here and there might it not permissibly stop this side of the If there is fun in the slang of the bar-rooms,

he gives weighty reasons for his conclusions. from East to West, and also, rather unexpect

The presentation, therefore, of a candid and edly, a Harvard class-day poem in honor of masterpieces of the world's literature? the author's son. She has also this bit of terse

To revert once more to the Bodley Head, competent summing up of the latest opinions philosophy, worth more than many that are Miss E. Nesbit, before well known by her

in a great controversy wbich has lasted eighty longer (p. 15): 'Lays and Legends,' gives us a volume under years, will find a welcome among all who love

historical investigation, whetber they be spe the title of 'A Pomander of Verse' (London:

cial students of the military art or of history Why bowest thou, O soul of mine,

John Lane; Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co ),
Crushed by ancestral sin ?

in general. American students will particua fairly pretty conceit, yet not quite substanThou bast a noble heritage

larly enjoy it because the author joins issue, That bids thee victory win. tial enough for a volume containing so many

on several of the burning questions of the The tainted past may bring forth flowers

good things. These she classifies under the As blossomed Aaron's rod.

several ingredients of Ambergris

, Lavender, campaign, with Mr. Ropes, whose book has alNo legacy of sin annuls Heredity from God. Rose, Rosemary, Myrrh, Musk, and Bergamot; tribution to the great debate. They will be

ready taken rank in Europe as a notable con. • Pebbles and Shells,' by Clarence Hawkes

and we close with one of her gayer touches, (Northampton: Picturesque Publishing Co.), which must chime with the impulse of many able to compare with great ease the arguments

on both sides of such points of controversy, is remarkable as being the work of a young feminine fellow-sufferers (p. 83):

and, as both books are full of statements of blind poet, who, of course, speaks of " seeing"


the ground taken by other authorities, a very nature with that curious and touching fa. Love, through your varled views on Art

lucid understanding of the whole discussion miliarity the blind employ. The portrait and

Untiriog bave I followed you,
Content to know I had your heart

may be got from these two works alone. biography precede, the latter expressing an And was your Art-ideal, too; admiration which the reader perhaps cannot As, dear, I was when first we met. wholly follow, even if assured that “the

('Twas at the time you worshipped Leighton, Rambles in Japan. By H. B. Tristram, D.D.

And were attempting to forget merits of some part of its (the book's] contents Your

Foster and your Noel Paton.)

Fleming H. Revell Co. 1895. have been so signal as to elicit an autograph "Loves rhymes with Art," said your dear volce,

BEYOND the allotted period of three-score letter of approbation from Hon. Robert T.

And at my crude, uncultured age,
I could but blushingly rejoice

years and ten, but full of that sunny philosoLincoln, ex-Secretary of the Navy." Mr. J. E That you had passed the Rubens stage.

pby which comes from long travel in many Hayes's book "The Old Fashioned Garden' When Madox Brown and Morris swayed

lands, the Canon of Durham, whose name we

Your taste, did I not dress and look (Philadelphia: Winston) comes dangerously

Like any Middle Ages mald

associate with the Land of Moab, bas visited but perhaps unconsciously-near to trespass

In an illuminated book?

the Land of the Rising Sun. In modest and ing on the title of a volume by Mrs. Deland; I wore strange garments, without shame,

upassuming style he tells us of bis rambles

or formless form and toneless tones, it has pleasing descriptions, a tranquillity as I might have stepped out of the frame

over what for the most part are well-beaten of the Society of Friends, and is inscribed to or a Rossetti or Burne-Jones.

tourist tracks. Like the average writer on Swarthmore College. 'Nature in Verse,' by I stole soft frills from Marcus Stone,

Japan, he describes "some parts of the country

My walst wore Herkomer's disguise, Mary I. Lovejoy, is a rather meritorious My slender purse was strained, I own,

seldom visited by foreigners,” and, of course, “Poetry Reader for Children” (Silver, Bur. But-my silk lay as Sargent's lles.

he “bad special advantages," etc. The value dett & Co.).

And when you were abroad-in Prague

of the book does not consist in any povelty of

Mid Cherets I had sbone, a star; Mr. William W. Newell, in his Words for Then for your sake I grew as vague

experiences or observations, but is welcome Music' (Cambridge: Sever), gives a vivid bit of

As Mr. Whistler's ladies are.

and important because Canon Tristram is a local coloring in what follows (p. 45) :

But now at last you sue in vain,

naturalist. He loves life in all forms, whether

re a life's submission ends;
Not even for you will I grow plain

of plant, fish, bird, beast, or man. His daugh.

As Aubrey Beardsley's "lady friends." A flame, a wandering fire,

ter, a missionary, was his cicerone and interWith wavering desire Here I renounce your hand-unless

preter. His simple, limpid style makes his ten From bough to bough,

You find your Art-ideal elsewhere;
Thou winged, wondrous thing!
Ircill not wear the kind of dress

chapters pleasant and easy to read. A lamor glad, of golden spring

That Laurence Housman's people wear!

bent humor plays over his pages. Wben a A flame, a wandering fire.

native gentleman given to tall stories tells of Thy etrange, thy scarlet gleam

the growth of bamboo, as discernible between will glisten through my dream

Waterloo: A Narrative and a Criticism. By measurements made before and after bis breakThe livelong year; O pure, O holy May !

E. L 8. Horsburgh, B.A., Queen's College, fast on the same morning, the Canon suspects I travel bere!

Oxon. Londop: Methuen & Co. 12mo, pp. that clogs bave been changed for sandals, and A flame, a wandering fire. 312 with maps.

that the case was one of human shrinkage Dr. Frank W. Gupsaulus of Chicago issues a The study of military history at Oxford is one of stature rather than of vegetable growth. volume, 'Songs of Night and Day' (McClurg), of the interesting features of university do. There are not a few inaccuracies of statement which is, like his previous volumes, thought velopment. The demand would naturally arise and some mistakes in the book, but these are ful and cultivated, as well as high in tone, bat out of the zest with which educated English. of no consequence, for, with the wisdom of the which has not, perhaps, enough of free and men have taken hold of their volunteer system, genuine scholar and keen observer, the Canon lyric movement to justify its title. “Between as well as from the fact that a university edu. builds no high towers of speculation on scant Mine Eyelids and Mine Eyes” (p. 86) has per- cation helps to open the door to places in the observation of facts. haps the most of this desirable quality. regular army. In conformity with the modern The work is liberally illustrated by Edward

The late Eugene Field has undergone the tendency to specialize one's course of study 'Whymper, from sketches and photographs.


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Some of tbese provoke in the reader the delight' tep.pouvd book for “thruppence," and the claimed the English protectorate. His duties of novelty and are very effective. Others, finding of a rare tract in the sixpenny box as resident were of the most varied kind. Thus, though we are bound to say but few, are old outside “Old Brown's door" after the pro- he not only had to go campaigning against stagers upon which the curtain ought long prietor had stated that he possessed po copy Kaba Rega of Unyoro, who has given so much since to have been rung down. Mr. Whym- and that it was very dear. Curious if sadden- trouble to every European in these regions per's fault is that of Anglicizing the faces of ing anecdotes are gathered together under the from Sir Samuel Baker down; he also in UganJapanese in a way that will certainly please heading "Book Thieves, Borrowers, and da itself had to put pressure on the wretched any native Anglomaniacs who may be strut. Knockouts," but these are in no way more ex- King Mwanga, besides with difficulty preventting around Tokio or Osaka-which latter city traordinary than the stories which any olding the outbreak of a new religious war between the Canon calls “the Manchester of Japan.” bookseller can tell from his own experience. the Catholic and the Protestant factions of the The naturalist will enjoy the book for its many Under “Humors of Book Catalogues” we country. He had by turns to act as judge, diinforming references to birds, shells, flowers, come upon the following entry :

plomat, house builder, general-in short, in the and fauna. The Canon explodes false theories

various capacities demanded of a European

"Shelley-Prometbeus, unbound, etc. as well as adds knowledge of facts. Showing

-another copy, olive morocco, etc." ruling over inferior races, and requiring all the that resemblance is not identity, he pricks the

qualities which Englishmen have shown to so

A very considerable number of illustrations high a degree in building up their empire. He bubbles of rhetoric and science so called. The

are inserted in the volume, some of them “por-has narrated his experiences and adventures shells on the shore of the Sea of Galilee and in Japan are not the same. Much of interest is traits” which no man could recognize, but under these circumstances in a very breezy » told about the missionary and native Christian sonie, also, interesting pictures of interiors and

manner. If at times the wit is a little elabowork in the empire. The Canon, like a true shows that there are a few hall-tone portraits enough. Here is the account of his first ar

exteriors of shops. Further examination rate and fatiguing, it is generally amusing philosopher, believes there is no real anti

which must look something like the originals, rival in his province: Christian popular sentiment in Japan, but only an antipathy to things foreign and to a Cbris- and one of Mr. Quaritch that certainly does so.

"As we descended into the valley on the

The same author's 'Rare Books' is tastetianity that smacks of the Yankee, Briton, and

farther side of which Kampala fort is situated, Frenchman, rather than of the Christ himself. fully printed and bound, and is pleasant to I saw the troops turning out ready to receive

me; and feeling that I was not looking my best, The book has a tolerable map and index. It handle and to read. Fifty pages are devoted

either as regards clothes or features, began is well worthy of its excellent ink, paper, print, to the book market and as many to pictures,

polishing myself up as well as I could, and was old and new. Pottery and porcelain have half just beginning to feel that, although I was not and binding. The cover decoration in gray and silver, dashed with red, reminds one of a

as much space, and postage stamps occupy as exactly smart, an imaginative man might

The preface states

guess at the possibility of better things beneath pretty Quakeress with enough color on her much space as ceramics.

the dirt, when my horse gave a flounder in a that parts of the different chapters have ap- boggy stream which I had been too preoccucheeks to blend all tints into a unity of charms.

peared in the Fortnightly Review and the pied to notice, and landed me fair on my head Nineteenth century. So small a book cannot in a pool of black mud. Two minutes after

wards, with bugles sounding, drums beating, The Book-hunter in London: Historical and be asked to serve as an encyclopædia of prices,

and the troops presenting arms, I entered the Other Studies of Collectors and Collecting even of those obtained at auction sales. The headquarters of my command, 'returning the With numerous portraits and illustrations.

chapters are essays on the subject of the con. salute with what dignity I could, and then By W. Roberts. Chicago : A. C. McClurg stantly changing money value of works of art hurriedly rushed into Arthur's hut and plunged

my head into a basin of clean water." & Co. 1895. Pp. xxi, 333.

and curiosity, a subject very interesting to

many people, and rather closely connected In his campaign against Unyoro the only Rare Books and their Prices : with Chapters with the real or intrinsic value of those ob- reliable portion of his troops were on Pictures, Pottery, Porcelain, and Postage jects. It is agreeable to find that our author

Sudanese : Stamps. By W. Roberts. Longmans, Green

never forgets to insist upon real value as dis- " When about an hour's march from the & Co. 1896. Pp. xxviii, 156.

tinguished from price, and the personal cha- fort, I came upon the band of the Sudanese LONDON is so important a book-market, and racter of many of his criticisms, although they regiment drawn up along the roadside. After has been for 250 years such a place of resort may have the air of obiter dicta, or opinions Uganda), they turned to the right and followed

presenting arms (bandsmen carry rifles in for all who have books to sell or to buy, that for which he was not asked, adds immensely to me, whacking their drums and tvotling on any treatise on the subject is sure to contain a the interest of the book. The opinions tbus their old cracked bugles at their loudest. I great deal which will be interesting to any set forth will command attention as being

wish I could have seen that procession-it

must have been a very funny one. First, a reader. Such a treatise is hard to arrange in well founded and based upon a large know

big Sudanese soldier carrying a Union Jack; any logical way, and almost as hard to indexledge of the subjects under consideration. The tben a very seedy.looking Englishman in an in a satisfactory manner. The reader, there only exception we should take is to the dissatis- old karkee coat, dilapidated breeches and fore, fiods that he must dip into it bere and faction which Mr. Roberts expresses at bigh gaiters, bis feet bandaged in dirty rags, limp

ing along with the help of a walking stick; there, that he cannot select with certainty the prices for rare pieces. It seems to him that a tben a small Sudanese boy laden with a fieldchapter be desires to examine, and that this Gubbio plate at a thousand pounds is a case of glass, a camp-stool, and a big bunch of badesultory way of reading has its own reward. misunderstood valuation. But the great ease

panas: and lastly the full band of the regiment Many curious bits of information which exwith which a thousand pouods is gathered in importance which only comes to those whose

in single file, swaggering on with that sense of actly answer some of his requirements will by many a "captain of industry," and the good stars lead them in the way of hitting come in his way in the course of his casual absolute impossibility of duplicating, in any drums." reading of Mr. Roberts's ' Book.hunter' which really complete sense, the Gubbio plate, go to Later he was enabled to add to them some it would never occur to him to look for. make the bargain less absurd than the bare recruits who had been in the service of the This is the good side of a book composed statement of it may sound. Why should not

Congo Free State: like the present one, but it is also necessary the Mazarin Bible bring four thousand dollars ?

“I have said before that our troops presented to state that the 'Book-hunter' is rambling Many more people have the money to spare

a curious appearance, and although I bad got enough. The author keeps close to the subject than can possibly own the book. On the other accustomed to rather strange turn-outs, I conof bis chapter, the subject be bas announced, band, Mr. Roberts's remarks on the exact fess I was fairly startled by the bewildering whether " Book auctions and sales," or "Book amount of good sense there is in the broad. variety of these warriors costumes, equipa

ments, and appearance. To begin with, they bunting localities," or another ; but beneath margin craze and the first-edition craze are

were of all possible ages, colors, and sizes such title almost anytbing may be written most judicious. It need not be said that the doddering, grey-bearded old men, fine strapdown. Thus, in the chapter on book auctions, book is extremely entertaining.

ping youths, and pigmies, apparently from

Stanley's forest, Abyssinian, Egyptian, and we are reminded tbat the first one known to

pure-blooded begroes, and strange crusses of have taken place in London was held on the

each and all of them. The variety of their last day of October, 1676, or, in other words,

The Land of the Nile Springs. By Colonel | clothing was ipfinite, ranging from the nearest just at the time when King Philip's war was

Sir Henry Colville. New York: Edward approach to nothing in which a military. past, for the American colonists, and when


minded person will appear before his com

manding officer, to cherry-colored trousers and Charles II. was feeling rich with the first in- The literature about Uganda is considerable blue frock-coats with gold braid. And then stalment in his pocket of the pension which and increasing, but additions to it are still

their arms! breech-loaders, muzzle-loaders, Louis XIV. bad to agree to pay him. welcome, especially when they are as well writ- locks and some without, all were duly brought

double-barrelled scatter' guns, some with The chapter on Book-stalls is the natural ten as the present one. Col. Colville succeeded to the present on my arrival, and all their own. place for anecdote, and accordingly anec- to the special mission of the late Sir Gerald ers seemed equally satisfied that they were in dotes abound in it. The favorite, of course, Portal as representative of Great Britain in possession of highly effective weapons." is the one which relates the purchase of a Uganda, and it was be who definitely pro- Col. Colville has not attempted to produce


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