18 MAY 1912, Page 24

The Robert Browning Centenary Celebration at Westminster Abbey,, May 7th,

1912. Edited by Professor Knight. (Smith, Elder and Co. 2s. net.)—This is a collection of the addresses recently delivered in connexion with the Browning Centenary in West- minster College Hall. Especially interesting is Bishop Boyd Carpenter's paper on "The Oral Interpretation of Browning."

While admitting that "Browning does not belong to that high choir of lofty spirits who sing, and 'singing in their glory move,' " he nevertheless urges that he possesses qualities which can beet be appreciated when his works are read aloud. The book is supplied with an introduction by Professor Knight.