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may finally harmonize reason and Rev. intelligent, who in the end, if not at elation. That search is going on cease- first, will carry away with them large lessly in the Roman Catholic as in the sections of the general mass. This is Protestant Churches, and to be brought just the time when an obscurantist sharply up by an impasse in the shape Pope who is also a virtuous and upof a charge of heresy is to investigating right man may do incredible injury to minds intent on that great task of rec- his Church, and it is such a Pope that onciliation almost unendurable. In many farseeing Roman Catholics fear Germany, America, and England such they will find in the otherwise admirobscurantism will not be borne, but will able Pontiff Pius X. be evaded by the silent secession of the

The Spectator.


The letters of Henrik Ibsen are being ment Facts and Higher Critical Fancollected with his sanction for imme- cies." diate publication.

Maude Wilder Goodwin's story of A new work by Maurice Maeterlinck American Life, “Four Roads to Parawill soon be published simultaneously dise,” which has been running as a in English, French and German. It serial in The Century, has now been is entitled "The Double Garden."

published in book form by the Century

Company. The volume on Adam Smith in the Macmillan “English Men of Letters" E. P. Dutton & Co. are soon to pubseries, is to be written by Mr. Francis lish a new edition of "A Journey to W. Hirst, and the volume on Sydney Lhasa and Central Tibet,” by Sarat Smith by Mr. G. W. E. Russell.

Chandra Das. This is one of the most

trustworthy accounts of Lhasa that has Judge O'Connor Morris, who has been published, and its re-issue is espewritten volumes upon Napoleon and cially timely. Hannibal in the series of "Heroes of the Nations" has promised a volume The executive committee of the Lecky for the same series upon Wellington.

Memorial have decided that the most

suitable recognition of him would be Mr. Morley has abandoned his inten- a bronze statue on a site within the tion of writing a life of Chatham in precincts of Trinity College, Dublin. the Macmillan series of "Twelve Eng. Trinity College has undertaken to prolish Statesmen.” The volume has been vide the site, and nearly half of the undertaken by Mr. Frederic Harrison, $7,500 which will be required for the

statue has already been raised. A volume which promises refreshment to readers of conservative theo- The Macmillan Company announce logical views is that which Professor that Mr. Stephen Phillips' new drama, Sayre has written for the Religious which will be published next autumn, Tract Society under the title “Monu. is at present called “The Sin of David." This is the second title chosen by the Carlyle's contempt for autograph poet and there will be time for another hunters found expression in an autochange before the book finds publica- graph recently sold in London which tion.

ran thus: “Here is the autograph. May

it do you far more good than I expect. The autobiography of Professor T. Carlyle." Another document disCampbell Fraser, which is to be issued posed of at the same sale showed the soon, is likely to be enriched by anger which Browning felt with Gladconsiderable interesting gossip about stone after the introduction of the Irish conspicuous figures in the Victorian Home Rule bill: “This week," wrote era. Professor Fraser was well ac- the poet, in July, 1887, "I have twice quainted with Carlyle, Matthew Ar- excused myself from dinners because nold, Herbert Spencer, John Stuart Gladstone was to be present. How, Mill and many others.

years ago, I used to like the notion that

so many of my friends were in the habThe new classified re-issue in twelve

it of asking me to meet him, and now volumes of Mr. Arber's "English Gar.

the meeting handshake would be too ner" is to be completed by the public painful. 'Oh, world! where all things cation of two volumes containing fit

change and nought abides!'' teen collections of Elizabethan Sonnets. Mr. Sidney Lee, in his introduction to the volume, which embodies a large graph, which appears in The Academy,

To judge from the following paraamount of original research, deals with

it would seem that certain newspaper the dependence of the Elizabethan son

tendencies which are deplored in the net on foreign examples which he

United States are hardly less conspicutouched on in his "Life of Shake

ous in England: speare." He shows that a mass of Elizabethan sonnets hitherto regarded

Will the present halfpenny papers

affect the prices of those journals as original are literal translations from

which are still fixed at one penny? Will the French and Italian.

“The Standard" and "The Daily Tele

graph," for example, ever announce Sir Edwin Arnold, whose recent death

a reduction of price? Also, when will has removed a well-known figure from competition cease ? Will a farthing London journalism and literature kept daily be the next move? Will the up an unfailing courage through his

time come when readers will be paid last years, which were full of physical

to take in a daily paper the proprietors

of which will reap their harvest solely affliction. Not long before his death

from the advertising columns? he wrote: “My condition would be a

Seriously, does this keen competition sad one without patience and resigna- tend toward the dignity of journalism? tion. I am now totally blind and able We were wont as a nation to be proud to work only with assistance; but I that our newspapers were not as never despair, but go on with my work

other nations' are, but soon we may thanking Heaven for my unimpaired

find that comparisons will be odious. powers." Up to a few days before his

Startling headlines and "written up"

news are not the be-all and end-all death he was writing upon the Japan

of journalism. Newspapers, too, often ese Russian

and his intimate

have a disastrous influence in diplo knowledge of Japanese affairs enabled macy. him to illuminate the present situation.

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