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Some anthologies may be mentioned together :—The Dublin Book of

Irish Verse, 1729-1909. Edited by John Cooke. (11bdges, Figgis, and Co., Dublin. 7s. 6d. net.)—There are five hundred and twenty-six poems collected in this volume, together with twelve without author or date. It is to be noted that very few belong-to the eighteenth century. In fact, there are but three which come. strictly within that limit, and these are by Olives Goldsmith. Goldsmith is followed by George Ogle, E. P. Curran R. B. Sheridan, W. Drennan, and others who were born in the century. But of these Thomas Moore, Aubrey de Veit, and Wolfe, not to mention less famous names, really belong to • the nineteenth. Ireland has certainly become much more articulate since the Union. About nineteen-twentieths of the collection belong to this period: It seems to have been very'well done. But couldnot room hem been found for a specimen by Mrs. Tighe, whose "Cupid: and Psyche" was once famous P'—The Word Garland : an Anthology of Prose and Verse, Chosen by Oona H. Ball (Sidgwick and Jackson, 2s. 6d.), describes itself. A very pretty book hr every way, which all lovers-of Oxford should have.

Yet a third appears under the title of Daily Readings in Prose and Verse, Selected by E. Chemey (John Long, 3s. 6d. net).