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At last the Poet Laureate's long-expected volume has appeared. The IDYLLS OF THE KING are four poems, each comprising an episode of the great Romaunt of King Arthur. This is not the place to enter into any detail of their merits. It is enough for the present to say that they are worthy of the poet who wrote " Morte d'Arthur."

Mr. Walter White, the pedestrian tourist, who knows how to choose his (ground so well, and has such a happy knack at working it, has brought back a budget capitally filled from the North. His NORTHUM- BERLAND AND THE BORDER is a volume of as pleasant reading as one need wish for on a summer day.

Mr. Dana, the well-known author of "Two Years Before the Mast," has written a spirited account of a vacation voyage To CUBA AND BACK. He seems by no means desirous that the island should be an- nexed to the United States. Le jeu ne voudrait pas in chandelle. Cuba, he says, "has been called the key to the Gulf of Mexico. But the Gulf of Mexico cannot be locked. Whoever takes her is more likely to find in her a key to Pandora's box."

Every man who smokes, and many of those unfortunates who would fain smoke but cannot, will find a great fund of amusement in Mr. Fair- holt's book on TORACCO : ITS HISTORY AND ASSOCIATIONS. It is a work of much research, is carefully written, and very prettily illustrated.

Though caring little for chess, even we have felt our interest excited

an lively and agreeable account of Pam, Monpuvr, THE CHAMPION.


Idylls of the King. By Alfred Tennyson, D.C.L., Poet Laureate. Northumberland, and the Border. By Walter White.

To Cuba and Back. A Vacation Voyage. By Richard Henry Dana, jun., Author of " Two Years before the Mast," &c.

Tobacco, its History and Associations. By F. W. Fairliolt, F.S.A., &c. With 100 Illustrations by the Author.

Paul Morphy, the Chess Champion. An Account of his Career in America and

Europe, with a History of Chess and Chess Clubs, and Anecdotes of famous Players. By an Englishman.

The Three Gates. In verse. By Chimney Hare Townshend. A Handy Book on the Lam of Husband and Wife, ¢c. By James Walter Smith, Esq., LL.D., Barrister-at-law.

Gilbert Marlowe, and other Poems. By William Whitmore. With Preface by the Author of " Tom Brown's School Days."

The City of the Dead, and other Poems. By John Collett. Poetry for Repetition. Edited by the Reverend Henry TivelLs, M.A. Brercises in Mensuration with their Solutions, forming a Key to all the Ex-

ercises in Part III. of Lund's Geometry and Mensuration. By Frederick Calder, M.A. .

How to Brew Good Beer; to which are added Practical Instructions for Making Malt. By John Pitt.

The Odes of Horace • Literally Translated into English Verse, with Notes. By Henry George Robinson. In two volumes. Volume II.—Part II.

Inquiry into the Original Language of St. Matthew's Gospel. By the Re- verend Alexander Roberts, M.A.


Handy Book on Property Law; in a Series of Letters by Lord St. Leopards. Seventh edition, with Additions, and an Index.