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Birds, Beasts, and Fishes. Drawn by Harrison Weir. With Prose

and Poetry by Mrs. Sale Barker. (Routledge and Sons.)—The illus- trations, of course, are excellent, and the prose sufficiently good ; but the poetry might be better.—From the same publishers we have three volumes copiously adorned with illustrations, Father's Boat, Topsy, and Going to the Party, all described as " Stories for Little People."