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fully light volume, with its soft paper and commends itself to every true American. Mr.
clear, large print. The author's work, how- Brooks's books need not from us the com-
ever, hardly matches the publishers'. These mendation already given them by our juvenile
are days of dramatic description from such friends.
writers as Dr. Smith and Miss Scidmore, and

Children of the Revolution. By Mabel Humfrom the missionaries to China now on fur

phrey. Full-Page Color: Plates after Paintings in lough in this country. Hence we have a right Water-Color by Maud Humphrey. The Frederick to expect peculiarly brilliant and colorful work A. Stokes Co., New York. 9x11 in. 74 pages. from any one who essays to tell us about Choosing a Lifework. By Lewis Ransom China in general and about Peking in particu- Fiske, LL.D. Eaton & Mains, New York. 5x72 lar. Nevertheless, this book possesses much

in. 227 pages. 90c. merit in extending the information from first Christianity in the Nineteenth century. (The hand concerning China, and it is to be recom- Boston-Lowell Lectures, 1900.). By George C. Lorimended to all serious students of affairs in

mer. American Baptist Publication Society, Phil

adelphia. 519x8 in. 652 pages. $2.25. that distressed country. Much of the book Half of this volume exhibits the progress of consists of the diary kept by the author in

Christianity during the century; the remainder China in 1865 and 1866.

deals with various subsidiary topics. With Beryl. By Mrs. Aken Douglass. Scroll Pub- the record of progress goes also a running

lishing and Literary Syndicate, Chicago. 54/4x7% critique upon its phases, and a clear exhibiin. 256 pages.

tion of various shortcomings and failures. Bible School Pedagogy. By A. H. McKin- The lecturer's style is marked by a sermonic

ney, Ph.D. Introduction by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut, tone, which frequently transports the reader D.D. Eaton & Mains, New York. 5x734 in. 78 from the Institute Hall to the Tremont Tempages. 40c.

ple. While this will be found both a thoughtBlank Leaf Between the Old and the New ful and an interesting book, it does not give

Testaments (The). By Jenkin Lloyd Jones. Unity what some may look for under its titlema con-
Publishing Co., Chicago. 5x712 in.' 112 pages. 20c.

tinuous view of the historical movement, with Chloris of the Island. By H. B. Marriott

a clear presentation of its stages and turningWatson. Illustrated. Harper & Bros., New York. 5x7', in. 283 pages. $1.50.

points. Dr. Lorimer's address is popular and A romance of the last century in England. discursive, but rather lacking in discrimina

tion of the more from the less relevant. Dr. The story opens with an elopement. The young woman is a ward in Chancery; the young distinguished theologian; his significance as

Bushnell, for instance, is simply named as a man picks a quarrel at the Inn where they pause for refreshments on their way to the

a bridge-maker from mediæval to modern theseacoast to take ship, and is killed. The rest

ology is unnoticed; while pages are devoted of the story is taken up with the adventures

to considering why people break away from of a friend of the murdered youth and his

the church. Dr. Lorimer is a pronounced slayers-well-born desperadoes and smugglers permitted by the unsectarian foundation of

Protestant and evangelical, to the very limit and lords of an adjacent island. Their beautiful, untamed sister gives name to the story.

his lectureship. His sympathy with the social It is full of sword-play movement, desperate dominant commercialism of the day are a fruit

spirit of Christianity and his antipathy to the adventure, and all the paraphernalia of oldschool romance. It is skillfully told, but the

of this century's ethical renaissance of which atmosphere is repellent.

his subject required a more clearly drawn

account. Christmas Sermon (A). By Robert Louis Stevenson, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York.

Cobbler of Nîmes (The). By M. Imlay Taylor. 41,xila in. 23 pages. 50c.

A. C. McClurg & Co., Chicago. 412x192 in. 277 A short essay whose quaint and often pathetic

pages. $1.25. humor does not conceal the earnest endeavor

A love story with historic setting. It depicts after what is beautiful and what is true, per

the struggle of the Huguenots of Languedoc haps nowhere better expressed than where the

for the religious liberty denied them by Louis author says: “ There is an idea abroad among birth. The former is a Huguenot confessed,

XIV. The hero and heroine are of noble moral people that they should make their neighbors good. One person I have to make whose family have been ruined and slain. good: myself. But my duty to my neighbor

The heroine and her grandmother, alone and is much more nearly expressed by saying that

unprotected, appear to conform to the estabI have to make him happy-if I may."

lished order, but are heart and soul with the

proscribed ones. The story has incessant Century Book of the American Colonies (The): play of action. The pictures are of fanatical

By Elbridge S. Brooks. Introduction by Frederick
J. De Peyster. (Issued under the auspices of the

cruelty. Nothing of the political machinery Society of Colonial Wars.) Illustrated. The Cen- which worked in those days under the guise

tury Co., New York. 7x634 in. 233 pages. $1.50. of religion is shown or even indicated, and This profusely illustrated volume, the fourth this makes the human ferocity appear the in its series, carries Uncle Tom Dunlap and more unaccountably revolting. The pictures his party of young folk on a pilgrimage to the are somewhat redeemed by the hunchback historic points of our colonial history from cobbler, whose trade atfords him access everyMaine to Louisiana. Its object of interesting where, and who, though a Catholic, uses all our boys and girls in the eventful story of the his influence and finally gives his life for the beginnings of American history, and the strug persecuted ones. The priest, Père Ambroise, gles that cleared the way for the achievements also aids in their escape. Through such examof the Revolutionary and the later times, ples of human nature rising above environ

ment, we see how the persecuted on either page, one might easily have imagined that this side survived in days of yore.

tale of Essex witch-hunting, white magic, and College Administration. By Charles F. smuggling was the work of Mr. Baring-Gould, Thwing, LL.D. The Century Co., New York,

for the subjects are precisely of the uncanny, 512X834 in. 321 pages. $2.

semi-antiquarian kind in which the latter auBy his books and his fugitive papers in the thor delights. Many readers will be surprised journals President Thwing has gained atten- to find that such things flourished in England tion for whatever he may have to say on as late as 1854. As a story this book is slight educational subjects. The chapters of this and will not greatly add to the reputation volume, the first book published on the admin- gained by Mr. Morrison's “ Tales of Mean istration of the American college, deal with Streets" and " A Child of the Jago." the fundamental questions which interest a

Counsel upon the Reading of Books. By H. very large constituency of college alumni, in

Morse Stephens, Agnes Repplier, Arthur T. Hadley, structors, officers, and benefactors. The largest Brander Matthews, Bliss Perry, Hamilton Wright space is given to the “ Financial Relations" Mabie. Introduction by Henry van Dyke. Houghof the college in an instructive discussion of

ton, Milin & Co., Boston. 5x7, in. D6 pages.

$1.50. facts, conditions, and methods. The“ Admin

A volume of essays on the reading of history, istrative and Scholastic Problems of the

of memoirs and biographies, of sociology, of Twentieth Century” are presented on the

fiction, of poetry and of essay, by Professor basis of a critical estimate of present deficiencies and maladjustments. The greatest of

Morse Stephens, Miss Agnes Repplier, Presi

dent Hadley, Professor Brander Matthews, present needs is affirmed to be in better-trained

Mr. Bliss Perry, and Mr. Mabie, delivered doctors and lawyers. Of the latter it is de

as a series of lectures before the Society clared, upon evidence furnished to the Ameri

for the Extension of University Teaching can Bar Association, that the profession of the

in Philadelphia for the purpose of indicating law is not an instrument of justice in any such

to readers the best lines of reading in the degree as is right to demand of it. Discussing different departments, and of presenting the the recently agitated question of academic

best material for intelligent study. The chapfreedom in teaching what may be obnoxious

ters vary in importance, and there are differto special interests, President Thwing affirms

ences in the point of view of the contributors that it is “ more often a question of good breed

to the volume, of which Dr. van Dyke takes ing than it is of liberty.” The chapter on “ The College President” is one of rare inter- entertaining preface. Miss Repplier touches

pleasant advantage in his very interesting and est, in which the experienced will read much

her subject lightly, but with a sure knowledge between the lines. These meager notes suffice

and in the entertaining fashion which is her to introduce to readers who take an active

own. interest in college work what is likely to be for practitioner, as a student, and as a teacher ;

Professor Matthews knows fiction as a some time the standard work on its subject.

Mr. Perry is an accomplished literary scholar Commodore Paul Jones. By Cyrus Townsend who has long been engaged in the study of

Brady. With Portrait and Maps. (The Great
Commanders Series.)

poetry; Professor Stephens is a teacher of D. Appleton & Co., New Vork. 52.712 in. 480 pages. $1.50.

history who knows his subject at first hand The appearance of this biography almost and who has a trenchant' style : while Dr. coincides with that of Mr. Buell's life of the Hadley's clear knowledge and sanity in dealfounder of our navy. While Mr. Brady's has ing with economic questions qualify him to Peale's portrait of Paul Jones as a frontispiece,

put in brief compass suggestions to students and some fair outline maps, it lacks even the

in this wide and ever-widening field. painfully few illustrations which added to the Dollar or the Man (The)? Pictured by Homer interest of the other work. A distinguishing Davenport. Selected and edited with an Introducmerit of both biographies is that Paul the

tion by Horace L. Traubel. Small, Maynard & Co.

Boston. 1144x8 in. 126 pages. Sailor, like Paul the Apostle, has been permitted to speak for himself. Mr. Brady has

Ednah and Her Brothers. By Eliza Orne evidently especially made it a rule to accept

White. Houghton, Mifflin & Co., Boston. Said

in. 143 pages. sl. Jones's own statements unless they were controverted by adequate evidence. We would

A pleasantly written account of the children

of an artist in their father's studio in the councall particular attention to the biographer's

try and in New York. A wholesome, wellspirited disposal of the old charge that Jones written book. was a pirate. Some other imperfectconceptions of the sailor's character are dispelled by Mr.

Elements of German (The). By H. C. BierBrady's book-as, indeed, is the case with Mr.

wirth, Ph.D. Henry Holt & Co., New York. 3x8

in. 277 pages. $1.25. Buell's admirable volumes; the name of John Paul Jones has certainly been too long the

Elizabeth and Her German Garden. New prey of fiction. Mr. Brady's biography, as a

Edition, with Additions. The Macmillan Co. New

l'ork. 494x7 in. 179 pages. 50c. whole, is excellent, and is a worthy addition to a series which already includes such notable Experimental Chemistry. By Lyman C. New

ell, Ph.D. Illustrated. D. C. Heath & Co., Boston. volumes as those by General Johnson on

5x7?, in. 410 pages. $1.10. Washington and by General Greene on the Revolutionary General Greene.

Folks in Funnyville (The). Pictures and Verses

by F. Opper: R. H. Russell, New York. 9x1 in Cunning Murrell. By Arthur Morrison. Dou

38 pages. $1.50. bleday, Page & Co., New York. 5x8 in. 288 pages.

Few illustrators and caricaturists of the pres. $1.50).

ent day have so great a popularity as that If Mr. Morrison's name were not on the title enjoyed by Mr. Opper. His many admirers

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will be glad to know of a volume which in- circles, are introduced to illustrate what he cludes not only some of his best pictures, but described as “A Manual of Manners for also some of his cleverest rhymes.

Polite Infants.” The rhymes are clever, and Fourth Generation (The). By Sir Walter

the illustrations as irrational and eccentric as Besant. (Second Edition.) Frederick A. Stokes

they ought to be. Co., New York. 5x799 in. 357 pages. $1.50. Sir Walter undertakes here to deal with the

Gospel of Wealth and Other Timely Essays

(The). By Andrew Carnegie. The Century Cion ever-recurring and fundamental problem of New York. 5122x8!4 in. 305 pages. heredity. The subject is one which has always Together with the already well-known essay had an interest for its author; but in this story, under this title, the compiler of the present more than ever before, he undertakes to offer volume reprints ten others from the British a partial solution to the question why and how and American journals in which they originally far the innocent must suffer for the follies and appeared. An introductory paper, “ How Í sins of their forefathers. The answer indi. Served my Apprenticeship,” is also reprinted cated is that heredity entails consequences from the “ Youth's Companion.” The subrather than punishments

, and that, to quote jects of these essays concerning capital and the author's phrase, these consequences are sabor, foreign relations and national policy, those " which can only affect the body or the are still of present interest. Mr. Carnegie's mind or the social position of the descendants. views are already known to our readers, and They may make ambition impossible; they we need not speak of them here. may make action impossible; they may keep a

By Frances man down among the rank and file ; but they Granny's Wonderful Chair.

Browne. Ilustrated. E. P. Dutton & Co., New cannot do more.” In this story these influ- York. 5x784 in. 192 pages. $1.50. ences of heredity are allowed by some of the A book of charming fairy tales. The story of characters to drag them down, while others “ The Christmas Cuckoo," who brings the use them as a means to rise. As a story." The golden leaves and the merry leaves to the two Fourth Generation” has interest, but hardly brothers, Scrub and Spare, is one of the most the charm and power of Sir Walter's earlier beautiful we have seen. The illustrations are novels.

good. Fra Angelico. By Langton Douglas. Illus- Half-Hearted (The). By John Buchan. Hough

trated. The Macmillan Co., New York. 642X9 in. ton, Mifflin & Co., Boston. 5x8 in. 367 pages. $1.50.

206 pages. $5. This is an important book to the student of Fra

There is careful, thoughtful work in this novel.

Yet the reader is tempted to apply to the Angelico's pictures, as it shows how much the

author the adjective applied in the book's title painter's studies of nature and of antique art affected his work. Saint as he was, he did not thoroughgoing literary art, gets us well ac

to the hero. Mr. Buchan, with deliberate and trust only to dreams and visions. The book will find notice in a later issue of The Outlook.

quainted with an interesting set of characters

and a milieu of English life, and then drops Golden Book of Venice (The). By Mrs. Law- them suddenly and finally, and whisks his hali

rence Turnbull. The Century Co., New York. hearted hero away to the Kashmir borderland, 5x78. in. 399 pages. $1.50.

there to foil a Russian invasion through a This is a historical romance of many admirable qualities, but defective in dramatic unity and

secret pass and to die a splendid death. Both development of plot. The movement of the

parts of the book are strong, each in itself, but

the line of cleavage is too sharp. Mr. Buchan story is serenely slow-an over-fastidious critic might even think it sluggish ; but all readers ability, but in construction his hand is uncer

in this and his previous work shows marked will agree that Venice invites a placidly smooth

tain and his methods are vague. treatment rather than staccato strokes. The author has a great wealth of information Hard-Pan. By Geraldine Bonner. The Cenwhich she uses pleasantly from page to page,

tury Co., New York. 5x799 in. 279 pages. $1.50. and the book may take its place with the other Primarily a love story, it also gives some books which one wants to read before visiting graphic and realistic pictures of San Francisco Venice, or while there, in order to fit himself society of to-day-a materialistic, money-loving the better into the delicious atmosphere of society to the core. The style is good, crisp, the most magical city in the world. As may clear, easy; even the society slang is made to be expected, there are many Italian names in sparkle. As to the love story of John Gault the book; we are surprised to find the con- and Viola Reed, it is wholly clean, and the stant repetition, however, of the French word young woman is somewhat idyllic in character. Abbé, instead of the Italian word Abbate, in

His Wisdom the Defender. By Simon Newparagraphs where may be found the Italian

comb. Harper & Bros., New York. 5x79, in. 329 Fra, Don, etc. There is an occasional mis

pages. $1.50. print, as, for instance, San Annunziata for This is the first venture into novel-writing of Sant' Annunziata.

a notable astronomer and mathematician, and Goops, and How to Be Them. By Gelett is certainly a most unusual story; a "fairy Burgess. Illustrated. Frederick A. Stokes Co.,

tale of science” of startling and enthralling New York. 8x 101, in. 88 pages. $1.50.

interest. The writer undertakes no less than One of the entertaining nonsense books of to outline the mode of invention and subselast season was “ The Lively City o' Ligg ;" quent workings of the air-ships of the future, its author now offers his public an illustrated or, as he calls them, “ motes." He lets loose quarto in which the “Goops," whose charac- his imagination to play upon the possible attiteristic is that they are entirely made up of tudes and feelings of the various great military

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nations as they come to discover the possibility searches of a “few true observers ... we of destroying by science all their carefully may fairly conjecture that we may be on the constructed warlike defenses—unless they verge of something like a demonstration that promise to preserve the world's peace and let the individual consciousness does survive the each people govern themselves. We are called death of the body by which it was nurtured." to witness the destruction of the military In a valuable chapter Dr. Shaler discusses power of Germany. Its Emperor, still refusing “ The Relation of Society to Death," for the to make treaty with the inevitable, is carried abatement of the excessive drain upon its reup in a “mote,” and thus held captive, like sources caused by unnecessary deaths. In Mohammed's coffin, 'twixt heaven and earth. another “ The Period of Old Age " is conThe humor being maintained with scientific sidered for the benefit accruing to society by stateliness makes it the more delicious. These a larger number of “the able-bodied and able. scenes are laid in the year 1941, and are minded aged." We dismiss this profoundly brought to pass by a Harvard professor. ethical fruit of natural science with the com

ment that a true individualism is fundamental Hugh Wynne. By S. Weir Mitchell, M.D. Ilustrated by Howard Pyle. 5x7, in. 567 pages.

to a true socialism. $1.50. No novel of recent years has better deserved

In Nature's Realm. By Charles Conrad

Abbott. Illustration by Oliver Kemp. Albert Brandt, its popularity than Dr. Mitchell's delightful New York. 5x9 in. 309 pages. $2.50. story of the Revolution. It is now issued in A new book by the author of U'pland and a single volume, bound in buff with a some- Meadow” is sure to be welcomed by the inwhat too elaborate cover design in colors, and creasing number of readers who appreciate with Mr. Howard Pyle's illustrations.

the studies of nature made now by a BurIdiot at Home (The). By John Kendrick roughs, now by a Miall, now by a Fowler, and Bangs. Illustrated. Harper & Bros., New York.

to-day by Charles Conrad Abbott. The charm 444X7 in. 314 pages. $1.25.

of such books as these lies in their essential Admirers of Mr. Bangs will welcome this simplicity and naturalness, but the special account of the “ Idiot's ” home talks, and his value of Dr. Abbott's lies in the fact that he management of dinner parties and hired men. never becomes so absorbed in the study of Illustrative Notes on the International Sunday- component parts as to fail in an adequate

School Lessons, 1901. By Rev. Thomas Benjamin comprehension of nature as a whole.
Neely, D.D., LL.D. and Robert Remington Doherty,
Ph.D. Eaton & Mains, New York. 5124 894 in.

In the Hands of the Redcoats. By Everett 302 pages. $1.25.

T. Tomlinson. Illustrated. Houghton Mifflin &

Co., Boston. 5x734 in. 370 pages. $1.50. Indian Giver (An). A Comedy. By W. D. Howells. Houghton, Miffin & Co., Boston. 342x6 in the worth of the historical novel toward the

In the development of the historical novel and in. 99 pages. 50c. Individual (The). By Nathaniel Southgate

better understanding of history, we have to Shaler. D. Appleton & Co., New York. 5x7 in.

consider not only the valuable contributions 351 pages. $1.50.

made by notable men, from Manzoni, Grossi, The old, old question, uttered in the cry of the Balzac, Dumas, Scheffel, Scott, Thackeray, Hebrew psalmist, “What is man?” is an- Dickens, George Eliot, to Foggazzaro, Meyer, swered in these profoundly thoughtful pages Gras, Stanley Weyman, Weir Mitchell, Winfrom the point of view of an accomplished ston Churchill, and Paul Ford. We must naturalist. In these the organic history of the

not lose sight of the no less suggestive conindividual man is so presented as to give him tributions made by purveyors of literature for a vision of himself undreamed of in a less young people's reading. In this class the scientific age. As the most recent product books of Mr. Henty and Mr. Tomlinson take of countless generations of life, he finds him- high rank, although for widely different reaself already possessed of an impersonal im

Mr. Tomlinson's latest novel, “ In the mortality, and a unique unit in a universe of Hands of the Redcoats," is so cleverly conindividualities. It is well for our self-posses- structed as to appeal with equal force both to sion, as Dr. Shaler thinks, that the vision of young and to old. The scene is laid in New man's long ascent in life to what he now is is Jersey, and, as may be fancied, it is a story of shut off from us. But we are not thus shut Revolutionary times. It should add new lusoff from a vision, however darkened by igno- ter to the author's well-earned fame. rance, of an ascent leading further on. In giving to the problem presented by death the James Martineau: A Biography and Study.

By A. W. Jackson, A.M. With Portraits. Little largest share of his pages, Dr. Shaler leaves Brown & Co., Boston. 544x894 in. 459 pages. $3. faith and metaphysics to speak for themselves, This is less a life of Dr. Martineau than a while he speaks simply as a naturalist from portrait; and less a portrait than a study of study of the facts of nature. These, he says, him as a preacher, teacher, and philosopher. cannot be explained "except on the supposi- In Dr. Martineau's case these words must be tion that a mighty kinsman of man is at work regarded as almost synonymous ; according to behind it all.” On one hand, the phenomena his own explanation of the function of a of death justify no well-trained observer in preacher, he was primarily a teacher in the concluding that the mind does not survive. pulpit; and certainly in all his public teachOn the other hand, the phenomena of the ing the practical and ethical issue of his transmission of life "raise the presumption teaching was never absent from his sub-comthat matter in forms far simpler than the nerv- sciousness. Mr. Jackson is an undisguised ous system can contain the germs of an indi- pupil and admirer of Dr. Martineau, and com vidualized intelligence.” And from the re- fessedly makes this study of his great teacher

sons.

season.

an occasion for the exposition of his own phi. Men of Marlowe's. By Mrs. Henry Dudeney. losophy. But that philosophy is so borrowed Henry Holt & Co., New York. 5x712 in. 289 from Ďr. Martineau and so imbued by his pages. $1.25. spirit that it is not easy to discriminate be

Here is a series of short stories told with such tween the interpreter and the author whom cleverness of style, diction, and condensed he interprets. For one who desires to get the

force that one halts before condemning utterly spirit of Dr. Martineau's teaching in brief because of unwholesome flavor. The stories compass, and has not time or opportunity to

are all told by a looker-on, and concern the life study directly the author's three great works,

episodes of men, lodgers in a certain Inn of A Study of Religions,” “ The Seat of Au-: Courts in London. Most of the stories are thority,” and “ Types of Ethical Theory," we

tragic, and those that are not so have an underknow of no volume comparable to this.

current of mocking humor. The tone is that

of the cynical man of the world to whom the John Thisselton. By Marian Bower. Henry play of human emotions is merely an intellectHolt & Co., New York. 5x7%in. 402 pages. $1.50.

ual study. A somewhat long-drawn study of the life and soul history of a youth brought up in seclu

Old Gentleman of the Black Stock (The). By sion and under a cloud, the cause of which he

Thomas Nelson Page., Illustrated by Howard

Chandler Christy. Charles Scribner's Sons, New does not understand. His father dies, and a York. 5x712 in. 170 pages. $1.50. posthumous document reveals that his mother This is not only one of the most characterishad been insane before his birth, had remained tic and charming of Mr. Page's studies of and died so. This completes his social isola- Virginia character, but it is a story which tion; he fears to marry. Finally, an early readily lends itself to illustration, and espefriend, now a high medical authority, and a cially to the kind of decorative illustration rival between him and the woman he loves, which Mr. Howard C. Christy has given it in rises above selfishness, and relieves the man a series of drawings in color. Mr. Christy by showing on scientific grounds that he has has succeeded in getting the atmosphere of nothing to fear, and is making his own misery. Old Virginia domestic architecture; and A good deal of literary skill is displayed in the wherever he can introduce this background telling, and some interesting play of character he has been very successful. The printing is is revealed. Yet the general effect is not con- well done, and the book can hardly fail to find ducive of mental cheer.

its place as one of the most attractive of the Josey and the Chipmunk. By Sydney Reid. Illustrated. The Century Co., New York. 41/

271/ Papacy in the Nineteenth Century (The). By in. 301 pages. $1.50.

Friedrich Nippold. Translated by Laurence Henry A prettily made book with enticing covers and Schwab. G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York. 6x914 with a free play of fancy in the account which

in. 372 pages. $2.50. is given of the adventures of Josey in Animal

Students of church history who are not familLand, where she holds easy conversations with

iar with German will welcome this excellent giants, fairies, monkeys, elephants, lions, bears,

translation. We reserve it for notice in a and birds. The story is somewhat fanciful.

later issue. King's Deputy (The). By H. A. Hinkson. Pathfinders of the Revolution (The). By WillA.C. McClurg & Co., Chicago. 5x749 in. 332 pages.

iam E. Griffis. Illustrated. W.A. Wilde Co., Boston. $1.25.

5x734 in. 316 pages. $1.50. This has a duel in every chapter, as befits a

This story, dealing with the great march tale of the Viceroy's Court in the Dublin of through the wilderness and lake regions of the eighteenth century.

central New York by Major-General John

Sullivan and his Continental soldiers in 1779, Life of Frederick Froebel (The). By Denton

by which was broken up forever the power of J. Snider. Sigma Publishing Co., Chicago. 572X8 in. 470 pages. $1.25.

the Iroquois Confederacy, is a valuable piece

of historic fiction, dealing as it does with a Lobster Catchers: A Story of the Coast of Maine. By James Otis. Illustrated. E. P. Dutton

war episode very little known. The author & Co., New York. 512X8/4 in. 308 pages. $1.50. asks, Why is the whole subject so slurred A boy who is brave and honorable becomes over or ignored by the average historian? . , the skipper of a little steamer, the Sprite, in

In truth, he did his work so well that those which to cruise along the coast of Maine and

who write history and love too well its merely buy lobsters. While doing this he rescues a

dramatic side have been unfair to this able shipwrecked yacht, has other exciting adven- officer.” The lasting services rendered by tures, and earns well-deserved rewards.

General Sullivan and his five thousand men in Love ard Mr. Lewisham. By H. G. Wells.

opening up the State of New York and breakThe Fiederick A. Stokes Co., New York. 43. X7, in.

ing forever the power of King George's allies, 323 pages. $1.50.

and their return again for the work at YorkThis is the story of a very young couple who town, are finely depicted in this story. The meer by chance, fall in love, and are blown book is further enriched by a good deal of into marriage by the wind of circumstance. Iroquois folk-lore and legend. Most of the story takes place after marriage, Poetry of the Psalms (The). By Henry van and is simply a record of the mistakes, fallings Dyke, D.D. Thomas Y'. Crowell & Co., New York. out, and making up of an inexperienced pair, 5X71, in. 25 pages. Onc. handicapped for want of money: It is well A brief but attactive introduction to the study written, brightly portrayed, harmless in effect, of the Psalms as poetry, and an exhibition of and quite different from Mr. Wells's former the artistic literary form in which the Hebrew work. The scene is London,

spirit uttered itself,

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