14 JULY 1866, Page 22

--e-- —These sketches, which originally appeared in the Field newspaper,

are The We.sentinster Review. July, 1866. (Trubner.)--Tho articles really very good. The author (who, it appears, met with a fatal accident that will attract most attention in this number are the review of Ecce just before the publication) gave up his profession to turn sportsman, and Homo and the paper on the "Origin of Language." The reviewer for nearly twenty years wandered about the north of Europe and agrees with everybody, except Lord Shaftesbury nod the Quartet* in Australia, devoting himself in the end to the life of a working naturalist.. thinking that the effect of Ecce Homo will be most beneficial in making He seems to have had a keen eye both for nature and human nature, and Christians more Christian, from " the sympathetic intensity with which considerable dramatic power. Hence hia descriptions are graphic and the author has grasped the chief points in the character and work of his stories well told. The book is much above the average of such Christ, and the flowing and fervid eloquence with which he has im- collection; and mast people will find something to interest them in it. pressed them on his readers," but maintains also that its.influence on the The subjects range from horse-and-gun matters in England to duck critical mind will be inconsiderable, on account of the magnitude of the shooting in Sweden, bear hunting in Norway, and bush life in Australia,. aeaumptions and the absence of discriminative criticism. Perhaps both and include some useful notes on the landscape, fauna, and agriculture reasons have something to do with the bitterness that it has excited in of the countries visited. But the grooms, keepers, poachers, et id genus certain quarters ; there are people who love their form of religion as omne, who figure in these pages, are drawn to the life, and constitute the much as the old churchwardens their whitewash, and are not half so prominent attraction.