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The King's Treasuries of Literature. Tales of Travel and Exploration. Edited by Dr. R. WILSON. (Is. 9d. net. Dent.) Modern Prose. Chosen and arranged by G. N. PocoCK. (IS. 9d. net. Dent.)

"Tales of Travel and Exploration," one of the most attractive volumes in the series, it should be welcome to the teacher of English for the literary value of its selections, for its truthful introduction to widely varied forms of life, and not least for its appeal to the spirit of adventure in an age that has a strong tendency to play for safety. It should be welcome too as a subsidiary adjunct to the study of history, geography, and natural history, for it ranges from Herodotus to Shackleton, from pole to pole, and through bird, beast, and flower. Its main theme is of course human endeavour and human endurance, in every clime and in every (historical) age, and its chief merit is that the selections are well calculated to set these qualities clearly before the mind.

"Modern Prose" is

a companion volume to the above. As Dr. Wilson's chief concern is the world of action, Mr. Pocock's is the world of imagination and reflection. Both booklets are literary, but in "Modern Prose" the literary element takes pride of place; its appeal is to the student of English Literature. And it has this advantage that its prose is really modern and therefore likely to give pleasure to boys who are not distinctively literary. The subjects are exceedingly varied and numerous. With some forms a little judicious selection will probably be advisable. But over all there is an atmosphere that is refreshingly unlike that of a consciously concocted "reader," and is the chief tribute to the skill of the compiler. Without enrolling ourselves as partisans of the view that the working man's attitude of suspicion of literature is altogether ill-founded, we may cordially welcome every sincere attempt either to convince him that the position of labour in literature has been more respected than he imagines or to influence contemporary writers to restore to labour the dignity it has partially lost since the days of Piers Plowman. Dr. Wilson's anthology should help both aims, though we may forecast that its effect, if widely read, may be more pronounced in the latter direction. It will surprise most boys (and many adults) to discover that labour has bulked so honourably in literature, and may therefore quicken that sympathy the absence of which is primarily responsible for the present state of affairs. With the possible exception of Tennyson's "Northern Farmer, New Style,' we think the passages ably selected, and in sympathetic hands the book should be of real service in school -and out of it.




1. The Reverberator, Madame de Mauves, A Passionate Pilgrim, and Other Tales. 2. Lady Barbarina, The Siege of London, An International Episode, and Other Tales. 3. The Author of Beltraffio, The Middle Years, Greville Fane, and Other Tales. 4. The Lesson of the Master, The Death of the Lion, The Next Time, and Other Tales. By HENRY JAMES. 7s. 6d. each. These volumes are recent additions to the series of the thirty-five in which Messrs. Macmillan are publishing the novels and stories of Henry James. The text is that of the "New York" edition, and the volumes are prefaced by the introductory matter contained in the American issue. Those who begin with the prefaces will find them hard reading, for to the uninitiated they have an almost Meredithian subtlety and allusiveness. The tales themselves, long short-stories, present no such difficulty and are possessed of genuine charm. Henry James's greater novels and his place in literature are too well-known to need comment, but it may be said that the stories told in these volumes give a good idea of his themes as a whole and of his style. He is no romancer but a realist ; characterization interests him rather than plot. There can be no skipping" in the reading of his works; their charm lies in the deftness of his strokes, in the fine etching of his characters. This edition of James's works, it need scarcely be said, is beautifully and attractively got up, which, with the undoubted worth of the contents, may reconcile one to the somewhat stiff price of 7s. 6d. per volume. The World's Classics. Letters of Edmund Burke: A Selection.

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Edited, with an Introduction, by H. J. LASKI. (2s. 6d. net ; 49. 6d. net in leather. Milford: Oxford University Press.) Living as he did in an age of letter-writers, it would have been strange had Burke not shared with them the practice of a correspondence which has in so many cases proved of more than ephemeral interest. Yet perhaps few, except close students of Burke, know him as a writer of letters, whilst most associate him with his great political works alone. But his letters, even those that have been published, must be the bulkiest of his

volumes, and they deal with the marvellously varied topics that engrossed his versatile and scholarly mind. Those that Mr. Harold J. Laski has selected for this volume of The World's Classics are, however, more limited in range; for personal and literary correspondence has been purposely and rigidly excluded. The letters as here given form a valuable supplement to his political writings, throwing as they do many sidelights on his views of constitutional and other topics. Some are addressed to old and dear personal friends; others, wise of counsel, to his sons; and most to the great men of his party, such as Lord Rockingham. These last are, of course, of special interest, and exhibit not only Burke's masterly grasp of the situations to which they refer, but also the friendly and even intimate terms on which he stood with his chiefs. It is strange that a thinker of so much insight should have written as near the outbreak of war as September, 1774, "The American and foreign affairs will not come to any crisis, sufficient to rouse the public from its present stupefaction, during the course of next session. I have my doubts whether those at least of America will do it for some years to come." And yet six months before this was written Franklin and Lee were in England presenting the Massachusetts petition against Governor Hutchinson ! One must express admiration for the work of the editor, which errs, if at all, on the side of restraint. The few brief, but useful notes, are printed on the page where they are needed, instead of being relegated to the end of the book. There is a full index. Essays and Studies by Members of the English Association. Vol. VIII. Collected by G. C. MOORE SMITH. (7s. 6d. net. Clarendon Press.)

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Most Roman histories end too soon. Some close down at 27 B.C.; others at A.D. 14, 96, 180, 284, or 395. A few carry on to A.D. 476, but scarcely any go beyond that date. Prof. Boak boldly and wisely continues the story to the death of Justinian and thus completes the bridge from the Old World to the Middle Ages. This book will be found useful by students of both classical and medieval history; it shows to the former the sequel to the Latin civilization; it reveals to the latter the antecedents of the

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It may be said without undue paradox that Mr. Dunlop has attempted and has achieved the impossible. He has essayed to write, and in a marvellous manner has succeeded in writing, an impartial history of Ireland. I have no theory to serve, he says, "historically, Ireland is as remote to me as ancient Egypt; my only concern is to get at the truth." So successful is he in maintaining this detachment of mind that it is certain that politicians of all schools who go to his pages for ammunition will come away exasperated. They will get it, but it will explode in their hands. It is to be hoped, however, that politicians will go to it not for ammunition but for healing medicaments. Because the wide knowledge here conveyed, and the kindly wisdom here manifested, would go far to remove the misapprehensions and suspicions which have been the curse of Irish politics for generations past. The book is a short one-only 208 pages. It might with advantage have been made longer, not by the writer but by the printer. The pages are too much crowded, the margins are inadequate; there are neither bibliographies nor footnotes, neither illustrations nor maps. For a volume produced in this imperfect manner the price of 7s. 6d. is far too high.

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This is a good elementary text-book of English History. Its 524 pages make it look a great deal bigger than it actually is. It treats only of the more important events; but it handles these with a fullness sufficient to make them interesting and memorable. It gives very few dates, and a surprisingly small amount of precise information of any sort, in the course of its narrative; but yet it succeeds; by means of tables, maps, plans, and charts, in conveying the general impression of the orderly movement of events. In these days, when school life has to be made pleasant, and when the brain must not be taxed in such a way as to interfere with sport, this gentle introduction to English History should be widely welcomed.

The Story of the British Navy. By H. F. B. WHEELER. (Ios. 6d. net. Harrap.)

Mr. Harold Wheeler, author of a dozen or more historical works, has a genius for popularization, and his publishers, Messrs. Harrap & Co., have a peculiar gift for producing attractive and well-illustrated volumes. The present book, therefore, should make a strong appeal to every properly constituted British boy. It tells with vivid simplicity the story of the navy from the earliest times to the present. Later periods are treated more fully than earlier. The Great War of 1914-1918, indeed, occupies no less than ten chapters out of the total thirty-three. Sixteen coloured illustrations by Mr. Ellis Silas add charm to a fascinating work.

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Prof. Oechsli, of Zurich, was, at the time of his death in 1919, quite the foremost of Swiss historians. During the periodmore than a quarter of a century of his professoriate he distinguished himself by the wealth and importance of his discoveries in the modern history of his country. In 1911 he was invited by Sir George Prothero to write this volume for the

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Alumni Cantabrigienses. By Dr. J. VENN and J. A. VENN Part I, to 1751. Vol. I, Abbas-Cutts. (1st Volume'

£7 10s. net. Cambridge University Press.) The President of Gonville and Caius and the Gilbey Lecturer in the History and Economics of Agriculture have indeed set themselves a monumental task in compiling a bibliographical list of all known students, graduates, and holders of office in the University of Cambridge from the earliest times to 1900. The first volume alone comprises some 20,000 names; in most cases the birthplace, parentage, and school are mentioned; and in many, the subsequent careers as well. The work of compilation would have been comparatively simple if the matriculation records provided all the details; but these did not begin until 1544, and it used to be common for students to refrain from matriculating. Oliver Cromwell is a case in point. Hence the authors have been driven to consult college registers and many other sources of unpublished information.

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"Ste-Beuve a traversé tous les milieux, romantisme chrétien, XVIII siècle sceptique, sciences médicales, saint-simonisme; rien ne l'arrête; dès qu'il a compris, il échappe." So says Lanson, in his slashing manner. Bonapartism was one of the phases so traversed. Ste-Beuve had a bad attack of it in his youth, but he shook it off very successfully. M. Déchamps, who is a lecturer at East London College, has made a careful study of this aspect of Ste-Beuve's character and those who are interested in the great critic will find their account in his pamphlet, which contains also some curious information about the wave of Napoleon-worship which swept over France, and indeed beyond France, during the thirties and forties, and the odd forms that worship occasionally assumed.

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To the compilation of books on the teaching of Spanish, there is no end in number nor limit in style. Mr. Cozens Elliott has written a very readable handbook to the Spanish language which is definitely written for adults and adolescents, but which could be used with advantage in schools with the guidance of a good master. The vocabulary is wide and good opportunity is given for oral work. We should have liked to have seen more stress given to composition and to grammatical revision. Bilingual Series. Introduction to Spanish. By R. O. WALker. (Is. 6d. net. Harrap.)

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We have thoroughly enjoyed this book which presents side by side literary extracts in English with Spanish translations. Many of the latter are from the pens of writers such as Andrés Bello, Rafael Ponbo, and Miguel de Anamuno, and reflect admirably the spirit of the original writings. This is a book which we may recommend to teachers of advanced Spanish. A New Spanish Grammar. Containing the Rules governing the Employment of Words in General Use in Social and Domestic Life, and Selections dealing with the History, Geography, Literature, and Commerce of Spain. By CARMEN Prieto. English Text by E. WOOLINGS. (6s. Hachette.) The claim that this grammar is written on entirely original lines cannot be conceded. It is a mixture of Ollendorffian phrases: The ugly old master has a handsome son," "The old man's pants are very old," and modern grammatical practice in Spanish. The plan of the book is not bad but it has not been well worked out. The accentuation is weak.


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Mariucha: Comedía en Cinco Actos. Por B. P. GALDÓS. Edited

with Introduction, Notes, and Vocabulary, by Prof. S. G. MORLEY. (3s. 6d. Heath.)



Galdós is a novelist-historian rather than a dramatist. all his plays El Abuelo " is the most successful but even that was a success of subject rather than of treatment. As a dramatist Galdós had few gifts and overloaded his characters. "Mariucha" has for its theme the regeneration of Spain through opposition to the accepted "cliqueism" political and religious, which has kept it in the rear of the march of progress. Prof. Morley has given us a scholarly presentation of this play, but students of the standard for whom such a play is intended have no need of an elementary vocabulary.

Practical Spanish Grammar. A Course of Lessons carefully

Graduated and Arranged on the Most Modern Lines Combining Simple Grammatical Rules with Selected Vocabularies and Exercises and Conversational Sentences. By G. R. MACDONALD. (3s. 6d. net. Pitman.)

Mr. Macdonald's claim to have arranged his book on the most modern lines can hardly be substantiated. The vocabularies which precede the exercises are as full as the exercises themselves, which are of the English-Spanish, Spanish-English type. There is no oral or grammatical practice. For the private student the book will provide a good vocabulary.

Chants de France: Choix de Chants Patriotiques et Populaires avec Accompagnement de Piano. Notes Historiques et Explicatives et Vocabulaire par Prof. R. P. JAMESON et Prof. A. E. HEACOX. (7s. 6d. net. Heath.) The modern language teacher knows that among the auxiliaries to his work singing occupies a high place. An occasional song will freshen up his class; it serves to confirm a good pronunciation; it may be welcome in the French "cercle"; and it throws light on the spiritual life of the foreign nation. The present selection comes to us from America, being the work of two professors at Oberlin College. They present us with sixty-one songs, arranged in ten sections and very varied in their appeal. There are patriotic songs and "chansons de poilus," including the famous" Madelon"; old favourites like "Auprès de ma blonde" and Cadet-Rousselle"; modern ballads like Partant pour la Syrie "; some Canadian songs; and, in conclusion, carols and hymns. Historical notes are prefixed in many cases, and there is a glossary of difficult words, as well as short biographies of the authors and composers. A welcome feature is that piano accompaniments have been added throughout, and that most of the pieces are arranged as part songs. Altogether this is a very attractive and well-edited book. The University of Chicago Italian Series.

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Il Risorgimento. By Prof. J. VAN HORNE. ($1.40. University of Chicago Press.)

It was a happy thought to give an account of the Italian struggle for freedom and unity by bringing together six famous writings linked by short historical sections. The book contains Mazzini's famous letter to Carlo Alberto of Savoy; the first act of Rovetta's play "Romanticismo"; the "Inno di Garibaldi," by Mercantini; an account of the expedition of the Thousand, taken from Garibaldi's memoirs; Cavour's speech in the Chamber of Deputies on March 25, 1861; and Carducci's on Garibaldi's death. All difficulties are well explained in the notes, and there is a vocabulary. The book makes an admirable reader for those who have been through a good first course in Italian.

Junior Course in French Accidence and Syntax. By J. P. PRIOR. (3s. Harrap.)

This helpful little book starts with a good phonetic introduction on modern lines contributed by Mr. A. E. Titley, the only weak point in which is the absence of a section on intonation, no longer so difficult to treat as it would have been ten years ago. The main facts of French accidence and syntax are well stated, though some objection might be made to the arrangement. A classified vocabulary supplies lists of useful words, with English renderings, under such headings as "le corps humain," noms abstraits," &c.; here, too, the arrangement might have been better: it is a little disconcerting to find under Dignités, professions, &c." such words as long,' "l'éponge." More sub-divisions would have improved the vocabulary. Finally there are "materials for conversation," a number of idiomatic French sentences with phonetic transcription and English rendering.





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A Study of Kant. By J. WARD. (12s. 6d. net. C.U.P.) D. There are few students of philosophy in this country, whether Cambridge men or not, who would not acknowledge a debt of gratitude to James Ward, and who will not regret that at his time of life his systematic treatment of Kant's philosophy is not likely to appear. But they will be grateful for this" study,' consisting of a selection of notes made as a preliminary to the work that had been projected. Systems of philosophy have their day, but Kant, occupying the central place in the history of modern philosophy, and now in the neo-Kantian movement holding a renewed lease of influence, has by no means had his day. Dr. Ward's "study," with its happy blend of exposition and criticism, is strongly recommended both to the young student of philosophy and to older readers who desire a fresh and stimulating means of revision.


The Poetical Works of Leigh Hunt. Edited by H. S. MILFord. (78. net. On India paper, 7s. 6d. net. Milford: O.U.P.) For half a century it has been matter of complaint that, but for a few poems in the anthologies, Leigh Hunt has been known mainly as an essayist. Mr. Milford has, therefore, done good service in this judiciously chosen and carefully edited selection, and may justly claim that he has given "once for all a fairly complete view" of Hunt's poetry. A chronological table of his times and an apparatus criticus, giving variant readings, enhance the value of the edition. The closely printed Contents bespeak the range and variety of the poems, and even a hasty perusal of the latter reveals the wide scholarship and fine appreciation of the author. It has been claimed for Leigh Hunt that he is the greatest master of the heroic couplet since Dryden, and that one must revert to Milton to find a masque equal to his "Descent of Liberty"; nevertheless he is not likely to be ranked higher than a star of the third magnitude. He excels in love of nature, in pictorial power, in narrative, in the dainty humour of things like On seeing a pigeon make love," in the exquisitely tender feeling of such verses as those addressed to "T. L. H." Cheerfulness is his predominating mood: he is

One of the spirits chosen by heaven to turn The sunny side of things to human eyes. He has no " lyrical cry," as have his friends and admirers, Byron, Shelley, and Keats, by contrast with whose high intrinsic merit his poetry may be said to have been killed. Perhaps his chief fault is lack of condensation. A. C. Benson's beautiful idyll, My Will," for instance, gives in five stanzas all that Yet is best in the two hundred couplets of "The Choice." Leigh Hunt's poetry deserves to be better known, and Mr. Milford's volume supplies the means.

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The Concise Guide to the Junior Lessons (Junior Standard Graded Course for Scholars aged 9 to 11, prepared by the British Lessons Council). By E. H. HAYES. (9d. net. The Livingstone Press.)

The Primary Concise Guide (Beginners' and Primary Standard Graded Courses, prepared by the British Lessons Council). Vol. II, No. 5. Edited by E. H. HAYES. (9d. net. Livingstone Press.)

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