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this valuable quarterly, which is just entering upon its Two “ Lark Classics” are the sonnets of Shakespeare

ninth annual volume. and a selection from the lyrics of Mr. Swinburne. They “ The Stories of My Four Friends" is a little book are trim little volumes published by Mr. Doxey, New of nature studies for children, left in manuscript by the York.

late Jane Andrews, and now prepared for publication The Chicago “ Daily News Almanac” for 1901, com- by her sister, Mrs. Margaret Andrews Allen. This piled, as for many years past, by Mr. George E. Plumbe, small volume, pleasantly written and charmingly illushas just been sent to us, and is a welcome addition to trated, is published by Messrs. Ginn & Co. the reference shelf.

The American branch of the Oxford University Press • The Rigveda," by Mr. E. Vernon Arnold, is a new has arranged with the Rev. F. N. Peloubet, D.D., pamphlet in the series of popular studies in mythology,

author of « Peloubet's Select Notes on the International romance, and folklore which Mr. David Nutt has been Lessons,” to issue a Teachers' Commentary on the New publishing from time to time.

Testament. The work will be complete in ten volumes, Messrs. G. P. Putnam's Sons publish a third edition,

the first of which, a Commentary on Matthew, will be

issued at once. considerably enlarged, of “Cabin and Plantation Songs as Sung by the Hampton Students.” A few Indian “ The Etiquette of Correspondence," by Miss Helen songs are also comprised within the collection.

E. Gavit, is a publication of the A. Wessels Co. From “ The Book Hunter," by Mr. John Hill Burton, is a

it one may learn how to write properly all kinds of letbibliographical classic that needs no description at

ters, and obtain at the same time much useful informathis late day. The J. B. Lippincott Co. have just repub

tion respecting such incidental matters as heraldry, lished the work in an edition that is both neat and inex

postal regulations, the use of abbreviations, and of forpensive.

eign words and phrases. " Rouen,” by the Rev. Thomas Perkins, and “Char

“On Southern Poetry prior to 1860,” by Mr. Sidney tres," by Mr. H. J. L. J. Massé, are the two most

Ernest Bradshaw, is a doctoral dissertation presented recent additions to the series of “ Bell's Handbooks to to the University of Virginia. It is a conscientious Continental Churches,” issued in this country by the

piece of investigation, and adds one more stone to the Macmillan Co.

cairn to which the twentieth century historian of our "A New Greek Method," by Mr. William James

American literature will have recourse when he lays

the foundations of his work. Wooster, Obio. It is a modest little book, intended to

“ The Historical Development of Modern Europe,” provide beginners with as short a cut as possible to

by Dr. Charles M. Andrews, has now been before the their “ Anabasis."

public for three or four years, and has approved itself “ Moore's Meterological Almanac and Weather to judicious students of history. Messrs. G. P. Putnam's Guide” for 1901, is published by Messrs. Rand, Mc

Sons now reissue the work, two volumes in one, and Nally & Co. It bears the name of Professor Willis L.

call it a “student's edition." There are nearly a thousMoore, but we marvel that he should have authorized and pages in the volume, and the price is moderate. so unscientific a title.

“ A Short History of French Literature,” by Messrs. Two volumes of biographical and critical interest, L. E. Kastner and H. G. Atkins, is published by Messrs. to be issued shortly by Mr. M. F. Mansfield of New Henry Holt & Co. It provides a convenient manual York, are a life of Samuel Ricbardson, by Miss Clara

for examination candidates, and at the same time a L. Thomson, and an account of “J. M. Barrie and his readable conspectus of the whole of French literature, Books,” by Mr. J. A. Hammerton.

down to the latest (or next to the latest) of the decadent Messrs. Frederick Warne & Co. call our attention

writers of to-day. These closing chapters, indeed, while to the fact that their “ Nuttall Encyclopædia,” recently

the most questionable, will probably be found the most mentioned in these pages as "reissued,” is an absolutely

useful in the book, for it is not always easy to obtain new work, although the title-page does not make this

even such meagre information as is here offered conaltogether clear. We cheerfully make the desired cor

cerning the French poets and novelists of the younger

school. rection. Professor T. N. Toller's “Outlines of the History of

Following up the edition of Dante's “ Paradiso " the English Language," published by the Macmillan

issued in the series of “ Temple Classics ” (Macmillan) Co., is a serviceable text-book for students, whether in

a few months ago, we now have the “ Inferno" in simor out of school. It is essentially a treatise on Old

ilar satisfactory form. The Italian text and the wellEnglish, although three chapters are devoted to the

known translation of Dr. John Aitken Carlyle are Middle and Modern periods.

presented on alternate pages, with the necessary edito

rial material supplied by Mr. H. Oelsner. Other volProfessor Simon Newcomb's “ Elements of Astron

umes in the same series that have come to us during omy,” published by the American Book Co., is a small

the past few weeks include Vol. VII. of Caxton's book but a comprehensive one. It is particularly well- “Golden Legend,” Vols. IV. and V. of Macaulay's fitted for use in such high schools and academies as are Essays, Vol. III. in Mr. F. S. Ellis's edition of “The unable to devote more than a three or four months'

Romance of the Rose," and Vols. IV. to VIII. in Mr. course to the subject of astronomy.

A. B. Hinds's translation of Vasari's Lives, The removal to New York of Professors Trent and pleting all four of these editions. Last of all may be Wells has devolved the editorial conduct of “The mentioned the reprints of La Motte Fouque's “SinSewanee Review” upon new hands. The work will tram” and “ Aslauga's Knight," with illustrations by now be taken up by Professors Henneman and Ramage, Mr. Charles Robinson, and Miss Mitford's “Our Vilof Sewanee, and we have no fear that they will do any- | lage.”

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