18 JANUARY 1873, Page 23

Briefs and Papers : Sketches of the Bar and the

Press. By Two Idle Apprentices. (H. S. King.)—Both sets of papers contain some curious information little known to the outside world. The revelations of the interior of a newspaper office, of the editorial council-chamber, and of the other arcana belonging to it, will probably be read with peculiar interest. All that we have read seems correct and free from exaggeration, but then we do not profess to know much about the sub- ject,—the author, it must be understood, dealing with the "dailies." We can say anyhow that the sketches, those that concern the "Bar" as well as those that reveal the secrets of the "Press," are lively and readable.