11 APRIL 1891, Page 23

While the Journal of Philology is necessarily intended for, and

thoroughly appreciated by, a very limited circle of readers, there is almost invariably something in it which interests laymen who, having once had a genuine enthusiasm for philology, still like occasionally to sniff its aroma. Such can hardly fail to appreciate one or two things in the latest number of the Journal, and especially Mr. Haskins's paper on "Homeric Fishing-Tackle." 'The controversy, carried on with all the courtesy of Versailles, between Mr. Malden and Mr. Ridgeway as to the exaet landing- place of the Romans when they invaded England, is of even more general interest.