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life. The quieter tragedies of men-and particularly of womenare very real to her; but real also is the nearness of God, the pity of his gracious Mother, and the watchful angels. “The Waiting Love" is characteristic in its blending of divine and human love, as also in its severe simplicity and absence of imagery or metaphor. Devotional and meditative poems predominate in the collection, although there is a charming blankverse narrative of St. Wenceslaus, and the sonnets are, as a rule, excellent. That entitled “The Poet”

Most Godlike man of men ! upon thy heart

The woes of all the world are graven deepis one of Miss Logue's best pieces of work, and makes us hopeful of her poetic future.

The Toiler,' a new volume by the Canadian author of Songs of the Wayside, brings with it a message of cheer and sympathy and earnest courage. Dr. Fischer has a true love of humanity and of natural beauty; but in metre and in diction he might well be more fastidious. From a critical standpoint “ June Mornings” is far better than the title poem ; it has in fact more precision of form and more originality of conception than almost any other in the collection.

A new Christmas story in special holiday dress and ornamented pages, entitled The Little City of Hope,t by F. Marion Crawford, has just been published by The Macmillan Company. The tale, as with all of Mr. Crawford's work, is admirably done from the viewpoint of writing; but why it should be called a Christmas story, save that it is published for the holiday time and mentions Christmas, we are at a loss to know.

All admirers of that inspiring singer, Sidney Lanier-and we urge those who know him not, to become acquainted with his writings—will give an enthusiastic welcome to a new edition of his Hymns of the Marshes. I The volume is admirably printed, and the photographs which it contains, taken from the marshes themselves, are a pleasant aid in the interpretation of the songs.

The Toiler. And Other Poems. By William J. Fischer. Toronto: William Briggs.

+ The Little City of Hope. By F. Marion Crawford. New York: The Macmillan Com. pany.

Hymns of the Marshes. By Sidney Lanier. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.

This new volume,* from the pen of Henry Van Dyke, is made up of sketches, descriptive and narrative, which endeavor to illustrate the pleasure and benefit to be derived from days spent out of doors, in touch with the joys that nature offers in wood and stream and mountain. The volume also includes some short stories, done in the easy, pleasant style of Dr. Van Dyke, which are wholesome and refreshing. The technical work on the volume and the illustrations are well done.

Daily attendance at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is the subject of a valuable little pamphlet f which, in an interesting way, presents to the reader considerations on the mysteries of the Holy Mass, and the abundant graces which it offers as a means of our sanctification.

A small, handy edition of the New Testament | just published should serve well to promote a more frequent reading of Holy Scripture among the faithful. Considering the small price of this volume, no one can have an excuse for not having a copy of the New Testament.

* Days Off. By Henry Van Dyke. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.

| Daily Mass; or, the Mystic Treasures of the Holy Sacrifice. By Rev. J. McDonnell, S.J. Dublin : Irish Messenger Office.

1 The New Testament. New York: The C. Wildermann Company.


The latest Encyclical of the Holy Father on

"Modernism” is too extensive for publication in The CATHOLIC WORLD. Desirous that it should be obtainable in handy form, we have issued a complete English translation in pamphlet, and will mail it to any address on the receipt of twenty-five cents, postage free. Address, The CATHOLIC WORLD, 120 West 60th Street, New York City. The Tablet (26 Oct.): Statistics concerning the American pa

rochial school system are advanced in reply to certain
English Catholics who have asserted that here we ap-
prove, at least tacitly, of the secular schools. The of-
ficial stand of the Church on this question is shown to
be identical in both countries.-Fr. Thurston, S.J.,
continues his discussion of the Elevation in the Mass.
The main question considered is liturgical, that is, con-
cerning the practice of showing the Host to the congre-
gation. Although Socialism is characterized by Lady
Lovat as "a dream impossible of realization,” she says
that “the first thing that must strike the reader of arti-
cles on the subject of Socialism is the weakness of the
arguments in refuting it.” A refutation is not attempted
here. The writer simply urges Catholics to oppose the
Socialist propaganda.
(2 Nov.): Rev. George Angus ventures to break a lance
with Bishop Ingram apropos of various remarks made by
the latter here in America. For example, the Bishop of
London is quoted as saying that “the special function of
the Anglican Communion is to preserve exact truth"-
yet how is it, asks Rev. Angus, "that she can do this and
tolerate within her comprehensive bosom good men who
teach exact opposites.”—Fr. Thurston points out how
an abuse crept into the devotion of laymen at Mass; they
came to consider that the mere sight of the Host at the
Elevation was sufficient to fulfil the obligation of hear-
ing Mass. In regard to the attitude of the faithful dur-
ing the Elevation, the opinion is expressed that "the
usage which prevails among the good Catholics of one's
immediate neighborhood is the safest arbiter of right and
wrong in all those rubrical questions in which ecclesias-
tical authority does not speak plainly.”—Promise is
made of two more historical romances from the prolific
pen of Father Hugh Benson. Rev. Spencer Jones con-
cludes his study on “Corporate Reunion Regarded as a
Science.” A double contrast is drawn between matters of
dogma and matters of discipline. In the former he shows
that it is impossible for the Catholic Church to change,
since it is committed to its “de fide” pronouncements,
while he contends that other churches can and have
changed in dogmatic teaching. In disciplinary matters all
communions might change and adapt themselves to cor-
porate reunion. The writer notes that the great majority
of non-Catholics are opposed to the Church simply be-
cause of certain disciplinary rules, e. 8., church service
in Latin, celibacy of the clergy, etc. It is on these
points that he suggests compromise.
(9 Nov.): Contains a statement of the dispute between
Mr. Williams on one side, with Fr. Norris of the Oratory
and Abbot Gasquet on the other, in regard to Newman
and the recent Encyclical.-In the Literary Notes the
article by Fr. Clifford in THE CATHOLIC WORLD of Octo-
ber is quoted with approval. The present-day unrest so
frankly recognized by the American writer is said to pre-
sent a "curious contrast to the picture of perfect peace and
unanimity fondly imagined by some amiable optimists.”
(16 Nov.): The Roman Correspondent states that " never
for a moment did the Roman authorities think of asso

ciating the name of Newman with Modernism." The Month (Nov.): Rev. Sydney F. Smith gives an exposition of

the Encyclical on “ Modernism.” He aims at an elucidation of the tenets of Modernism which will enable Catholics to appreciate better the application of the Encyclical to doctrines. The common a priori conviction that Papal injunction is detrimental to progress appears to be the justification of critics, however insufficient their knowledge or deficient their judgment. The Pope's rig

The Pope's right to legislate concerning a matter antagonistic to the fundamental dogmas of Catholicism needs no vindication. In the article "Science and its Counterfeits," by the editor, attention is called to the distinction between theoretical and practical science. The vast horde of would-be scientists, purveyors of exploded theories, oracles of sensational journalism, have sinned against theoretical science. In opposition to the true scientific discretion of Huxley, Darwin, and Wallace, who acknowledged the impassable gulf between the organic and inorganic, we have the unwarranted assertion of Mr. Edward Clodd, a popular scientist, that the origin of life presents no greater problem than the origin of water. Rev. Joseph Keating, in his “Apology for Parody," says that the manifest prejudice


against parody is ill-founded. Many great poets have not
disdained to be parodists. Parody becomes objectionable
when employed in a malicious or irreverent spirit. The
skilful and experienced parodist keeps without the pale

of poetry while in the field of burlesque.
The National Review (Dec.): "Episodes of the Month " deals

particularly with the attitude that England ought to as-
sume toward Germany. Alfred Austin contributes a
poem: “How Can One Serve One's King?"-"Some
Unpublished Pages of German Diplomacy,” by Ignotus,
states that England has many times of late escaped war
with Germany only by a hair's breadth, and that Ger-
many must eventually wage war with England.

William Cecil in “Missions of China ” reviews the en-
deavor to Christianize the Chinese Empire, and pays a
glowing tribute to the Catholic missionaries' work there.
He states that, alone, they are inadequate for the task.
-“The State and the Family,” by St. Loe Strachey,

is a paper in which it is emphatically charged that the

object of the Socialists is the destruction of the family. The Expository Times (Nov.): Professor Sanday on the Apoca

lypse. He would like to think that its author himself
was a sufferer in the Neronian Persecution.- Rev.
Charles S. Macalpine writes of the Sanctification of Christ,
basing his discussion on the exegesis of the texts: "Him
whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world"
(John X. 36) and “For their sakes I sanctify myself, that
they themselves also may be sanctified in truth” (John
xvii. 19). —The Cambridge Modern History is recog.
nized as the best example of what is now understood by

the writing of history.
The Irish Monthly (Nov.): The sixth of the Little Essays on

Life and Character is a narrative about the adventures of
the writer during boyhood, in the world of books, the
friends he met there, and the influence they exert in
shaping character. - Alice Furlong's description of the
interior peace which reigns in a certain holy monastery
will awaken responsive echoes in the hearts of those who
have ever visited Mount Mellary Abbey.-" The Tower
of Religious Perfection," is a sermon preached by the
late Fr. Bridgett, C.SS.R., at the profession of a Re-
demptorist nun.

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