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the “Study of the · Last Things,'" of which of description of David moved from its interthe reckoning of 3,996 years from the creation ruption of the Moses story back to its own of Adam to the birth of Christ is a specimen. place. Friendly Year (The): Chosen and Arranged History of Political Parties in the United States
from the Works of Heary van Dyke. By George (A). By, J. P. Gordy, Ph.D. (Second Edition, Sidney Webster. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. 417x7 in. 185 pages. $1.25.
Thoroughly Revised.). "In 4, vols. Vol. I. Henry
Holt & Co., New York. 5x74, in. 598 pages. $1.75. This volume is very felicitous, not only in its In this, the second edition of his work, Pro. contents, but in its arrangement. The selec- fessor Gordy abundantly justifies the view tions from Dr. van Dyke's prose and verse expressed in his preface, that the political have been made with sympathetic intelligence; philosophy of Hamilton was held by only a they are printed in broad column, but on a small minority of the Federalist party, and that much broader page, and with side-titles the great body of Federalists differed but which are keys to the contents of the para- little with the democratic views championed graphs. The author of “ The Foot-Path to by Jefferson, Madison, and Gallatin. The Peace" is singularly happy in his gift of putting complete collapse of Federalism, so soon after wise thoughts into brief and telling sentences. its first defeat, can be explained only on this The range of his interests, the ripeness of his basis, and only on this basis can we account wisdom, and the poetic quality of his insight for the Federalism of New England, which are disclosed in this volume, which is very was so strongly democratic prior to and durtastefully made.
ing the Revolutionary War. The Federalist Gay Lord Quex (The): A Comedy in Four Acts. leaders, by reason of their ability, scholarship,
By Arthur W. Pinero. R. H. Russell, New York. and social prestige, were able to direct the 512x89% in. 186 pages. $1.25.
policy of their party, but Hamilton probably Indisputably clever, and put together for the- mistook the temper of the common people of ater use with deft skill. Equally indisputably, all parties and all sections when he claimed Mr. Pinero's view of society is dishearteningly that public opinion was steadily progressing pessimistic, and his treatment of the vice of away from the democratic ideals of the Revosensuality Aippant and dangerous.
lution. In his own influential circle there was Glimpses of Three Nations. By G. W. Stee. doubtless progress" of this sort, but the
vens. Edited by Vernon Blackburn. Dodd, Mead rank and file of the Federalists remained fun
& Co., New York. 5x712 in. 295 pages. $1.50. damentally democratic in faith and feeling. Mr. Steevens had long intended to write a book about London. The chapters on Lon
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Ten years' repeated visits to the superb scenmany. In peace as in war, Mr. Steevens was ery of the Grand Canyon have provided Mr. an alert observer and a brilliant word-painter. James with most intimate knowledge of local These sketches, slight as they are, merit pres
history, with the most complete appreciation ervation in book form. Mrs. Steevens writes
of the natural wonders of the country, and a brief preface.
with varied and extensive pictorial material.
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We find in this story that peculiar mingling of this form of these two works lies in an intro
man-of-the-world cleverness and the goodduction which Mr. Allen has prepared, and
humored cynicism of a detached looker-on which has a delightful note of autobiography
which gives its note of distinction to the work running through it. Without a touch of ego
of this author. The characters are all out of tism, and in a style worthy of " The Kentucky
the common trend. They affect us as the Cardinal,” Mr. Allen sketches the birth of
possessors of highly stimulated brains rather observation and the unfolding of imagination
than of healthy blood and good digestions. in his childhood. The introduction is a bit of
Some of them are obviously cold-blooded, and charming literature.
some have been too long in training as poseurs
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reader to do his own guessing. There is no tells of the experiences of " Poor Simon Ken
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motive, it is to show that people possessed of tice and neglect in the early days of pioneer life. The story is full of that sort of interest
sive quality we call genius, would do better to
remain unmarried, and so have no rival between which quickens the sympathies while giving a
them and art. good deal of information as to the practical conditions of early national life.
Magic Moments. By Clifton Bingham. IllusLife of Edward Fitz-Gerald. By John Glyde.
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to select such as would “serve as guide to the chosen line, and gained for her the blessing
rich harvests about the universe of visible invoked upon Rebekah as “the mother of
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which are ripe for gleaning in John Ruskin's Mr. Stead has done con amore, without the complete works.” The quotation is given bethrill that comes of seeing what one devoted
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in their calling. Their personal lives are Notes of an Itinerant Policeman. By Josiah touched on lightly, and the tone of criticism
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a rather higher note than, that of the Sunday In this volume the author supplements the
newspapers concerning these popular stage observations of tramps' life he made from
favorites. within when “tramping with tramps,” by those which he made from without when employed Problem of Asia (The) and Its Effects upon on the special police force of a railway com
International Policies. By A. T. Mahan, D.C.L..
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the weakness of the human heart which is, to Most of the twenty discourses in this volume
say the least, unusual. It is evidently intended follow the order of the Christian Year from
to be a novel with a purpose; many readers Christmas to Whitsuntide. They exhibit “ the
will dub it a problem novel. It presents an Path of Life" along the highway of common
unmerciful study of the life-history of a whole things and experiences, and exhibit the clear
family of the farming class of New Englandinsight, the plain speaking, the pointed appli- presumably of a date somewhat remote from cation of Christian principle to the improve
the present-brought up in commonplace en. ment of Christian practice, that are character
vironment and stultified by a pitiful religious istic of the other publications of their author.
outlook. The mother dominates the whole Speaking upon " the Social Epiphany," for
family, husband included. In order to hide instance, Dean Hodges puts it thus: “ The
the result of an erring, ignorant young daughChristian manifests Christ to the Gentiles
ter's act, and baffle her neighbors, the woman when he is a democrat, not an aristocrat. An
sacrifices the rest of her family and crushes aristocrat is one who confines his interest to a
their natural affections; and, while dragooning very few people; a democrat is one who cares
them into her own conceptions of religion, a great deal for a great many people--for the
lives a lie which maims them all and ends in people.”
ruin. In picturing the blind self-will of the
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Reformation (The). By Williston Walker. Present-Day Problems of Christian Thought. (Ten Epochs of Church History, Edited by John
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York. Vol. IX. 573. in. +87 pages. $2. Three-fourths of the chapters in this book are
This is one of the best volumes in its series. fairly classed under its title. As problems
Judicious discrimination guides the selection they touch theological interest only; the socio
made from the storehouse of material; and logical is not considered. Their treatment is, on
the stages and turning-points of the move. the whole, conservative, with some advances.
ment, together with its leaders and men of It seems to us that the alternative which Jesus
mark, are clearly and appreciatingly treated. proposes in John xiv., 11, thoroughly disposes Reuben James: A Hero of the Forecastle. By of the old claim, here repeated, that Chris- Cyrus Townsend Brady. Illustrated. D. Appleton tianity stands or falls with its miracles. The & Co., New York. 31, x8 in. His pages. $1. supernatural character of Christianity is not No story, perhaps, in the Young Hero Series to be confounded with the miraculous. It will prove more pleasing to boy readers than seems to us, also, that if we are to be con- this, which pictures the bravery of a common demned as “rationalists" for accepting Chris
sailor and his devotion to the great naval tian truth simply on account of its reasonable
hero, Commodore Stephen Decatur. It is a ness, theologians are harder masters than him story of high-hearted courage, and heartily who said, " If I speak the truth, why do ye
told. Mr. Brady's knowledge of sea tactics not believe?"
and sea vernacular leaves nothing to be desired Prima Donnas and Soubrettes of Light Opera
in its graphic picturing. The story is thor.
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of course, and a similar awakening is now very exciting adventures, but this book about lauded divisions of labor involve, he thinks,
essential for our own generation. The overRoggie and Reggie tells how they took the guinea-pigs to ride, and how they hunted for workers and establishing class relationships
divisions of intelligence stupefying to the the lamb in the woods, and how they danced which are often as pitiless on the one side and in the goldfish fountain.
as servile on the other as the old relationships Rubaiyát of Omar Khayyam. Rendered into under systems of serfdom and slavery. No
English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald. Hlustrated. recent essay is so well constituted to disturb Doxey's, At the Sign of the Lark, New York. 6x822
the smug optimism which is to-day in the name Still another edition of Fitzgerald's immortal of science doing so much to chill the hearts rendering of Omar's thoughts. Miss Lund
and benumb the consciences of well-intenborg's drawings and decorations seem to us
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to those who know him only through the colThis volume belongs in the “ Art Lover's umns of the “ Evening Post”-the ability, for Series,” and presents the portraits of Shake- instance, to express a dispassionate and parspeare, together with a generous selection from tially appreciative opinion concerning Brahms. the illustrative studies of Shakespeare's char
Mr. Finck's persistent and unvarying antipaacters, the illustrations of the histories, come. thy to Brahms has always seemed to us as dies, and tragedies, the studies of Shake- narrow as the extravagant enthusiasm of the spearean themes in sculpture, portraits of so-called Brahmsites, against whom he wages actors who have identified themselves with a not altogether unjust war. Mr. Finck's Shakespearean characters, a bibliography, and choice of Schubert, Franz, Grieg, and Macan index. The text bears evidence of sympa
Dowell as his favorite song-composers is one thetic and even enthusiastic study; the illus- that will interest singers and song-writers. trations are very uneven in quality.
Souls in Pawn: A Story of New York Life. Sister's Vocation and Other Girls' Stories. By Margaret Blake Robinson. The Fleming H. By Josephine Dodge Daskam. Charles Scribner's
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the centuries intervening picturesque figures meetings, North and South, are enriched by step across Mr. Wilkinson's stage-Goethe illustrations drawn from reading in many
and Scharnhorst, the archdukes Charles and fields, and observations in many schools of Albrecht, Nelson, and Osman Pasha. Both higher and lower grade. They abound in ju- evolutions and revolutions in warfare are dicious criticisms and counsels for teachers, accomplished. To an American, however, of and carry an interest for all thoughtful readers.
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