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The Cayme Press have published Matthew Green's The Spleen, of

which Horace Walpole said " that it has-the wit of Butler with the ease of Prior." Here are two extracts which have charmed us :

" Hunting I reckon very good

To brace the nerves and stir the blood, While spleen lies soft relaxed in bed Or o'er coal fires inclines the head ; Hygea's sons with hound and horn And jovial cry awake the morn," •

and " Laugh and be well ; monkeys have been Extreme good doctors for the spleen."

We can recommend this volume " to cure the mind's wrong biass," for the modest sum of 6s.--far, far less than the fee Of

a ' psycho-analyst. * * * *